Well… glad that you are here to read this blog. Who lured you here? Which travel agency? Of course, I know how desperately these tour operators are boosting Armenia tour packages from Dubai. I am also someone who fell into the trap of them and visited Armenia. But, let me tell you guys, it is worth it!!! So, here you go, my Tour Guide To Armenia From Dubai- a glimpse of what I did in 3 days during my Armenian trip.
Started my journey in Fly Dubai to Armenia with my friend early morning. I was feeling elated, and we both were jumping with high spirits. But I won’t recommend Armenia for a girls trip. If you have a good budget, you can try other party capitals in the world, but our sole intention was to take a break from the routine family life. So Armenia did work for us.
After check-in and food, we went to explore the enchanting Yerevan city.
Armenia has a rich and gruesome history which is very well portrayed in the history museum. If you are a person who would love to learn the vast history of Armenia, head to the museum which has a collection of over 400,000 objects. It has Ethnography, Archaeology, Numismatics, and Modern History departments.
Guess my friend enjoyed it more than me, especially all those artifacts.
Go for a street shopping
Oh, we girls love shopping. Don’t we? And we did justice to the money given by our husbands. Stroll around the streets and indulge yourself in the Armenian culture, grab whatever you find attractive.
Bingo!!! Carrying our purse at the end was easy peasy!!
Mezzo jazz club
When the feet started getting hurt, and the clock struck 10, we decided to sit somewhere. And abruptly we heard a piece of lovely music from a distance. “Is that a pub?” Our eyes were twinkling like gold. Following the music, we ended up in a jazz club which took us to all those Hollywood movies.
Champagne and jazz music. What a night?
Hagarstin (Day 2)
The next day started with a delicious breakfast with some traditional Armenian cuisines from the hotel. And then our voyage to the inner side of Armenia commenced.
Haghartsin monastery is a hidden gem in the woods of Armenian forests.
Lunch with an Armenian family
They have cooked food for us, and they took us to their tiny farm which produces vegetables for the whole family(organic lunch after so long).
We had a great time exchanging cultures and etiquettes. And I admire the hospitality of Armenians(treating strangers like family).
Sevnavank monastery is located in the backdrop of Lake Sevan. Lake Sevan is the largest water body in Armenia and the Caucasus region.
The view from the church was awe inspiring.
My tipsy friend was very much excited to visit the winery(me too). We take wine for granted(errr… I mean ditching wine for vodka) but look at how they are made. A lot of work guys!
And the monastery was astounding which gives an eerie feeling of the 18th century. In fact, I imagined myself in all those old clothes, and I felt soooo pretty!!!
Back to Dubai and the routine hectic work life
So that was my Tour Guide To Armenia From Dubai. I almost covered all the main attractions of Armenia in 3 days with my friend. It was a purrrfect break- we fought, we laughed, and we enjoyed in Armenia. I took back a lot of memories to add fuel to move forward with our daily routines. Until my next girls “only” trip
Currency: Armenian Dram
Dressing: Be respectful while visiting monasteries
There are drinking water fountains installed everywhere in the country and it is safe to drink from them.
Visa on arrival for UAE residents.
Where to stay in Armenia?
We stayed at the Ani Plaza hotel which is located in the city center. Almost all the places are easily accessible from here.
What to eat in Armenia?
Lavash is a mandatory try. You can also try khachapuri and chakabuli along with other traditional cuisines when you are in Armenia. (Tour Guide To Armenia From Dubai)
My Armenia trip on youtube