Budapest is the historical capital of Central Europe, and an impressive stately city nowadays.
And the best thing is that you can now fly there direct from Dubai at incredibly cheap prices!!!
Finally, thanks to budget airline Wizz Air, a weekend in Budapest is very affordable.
Just to put things in perspective, depending on the flights and seasons, it can cost less to fly Dubai-Budapest than to take a taxi from Al Ain to Dubai… that’s Wizz Air prices!!!
I found Wizz Air to be a fun airline, and even misunderstood by many.
You see, Wizz Air can offer such incredibly cheap prices because it does things differently from other regular airlines.
Let me tell you exactly how to travel Wizz Air like a pro and avoid frustration and the extra charges:
1. Do everything online. Get your tickets and boarding passes all printed out at home before you leave, even your return flight.
2. When you buy your ticket, pay the few Euro extra for the “large cabin bag” – it’s actually for a regular size carry-on.
3. Take only one carry-on bag within the weight limit and no luggage (if possible). If you’re over on the weight, use a waist pouch or stuff your pockets as necessary 😉
The above points will allow you to sail through the check-in procedure in mere minutes, with no hassles or extra fees, straight to the boarding gate for a super-cheap flight!.
4., and optionally, take a sandwich on the plane with you for your snack, and buy a bottled drink at duty-free to take on board. It’s only a six-hour flight anyways!
You really can’t beat Wizz Air!
And you can’t top Budapest for a fabulous European destination:
Not only is the city majestic in its public buildings, but it is teeming with exciting cultural exhibitions, museums, art galleries, symphony halls – there’s always a world-class act going on in Budapest.
And it is tranquil, if you want to relax.
And also fresh and modern.
And around Budapest, I haven’t yet explored fully, but the city is surrounded by forested hills. With Wizz Air’s super-cheap prices, I’ll be visiting the countryside in more depth on my next trip!
Hungarian National Tourism Office