Yerevan soars as popular holiday destination for GCC families

Armenia is fast proving to be a popular destination for GCC families, especially Indian citizens living in the Gulf, thanks to the latest visa-on-arrival policy that the country implemented earlier this year.

Armenia appeals to a wide spectrum of holiday-goers, from thrill seeking adventurers to those looking for more family-orientated trips, Yerevan is an exciting destination for many groups.

Situated at the centre of the natural beauty that is the Caucasus Mountain Region, Armenia’s natural surroundings make it a highly attractive option for the likes of backpackers and the more adventurous traveller.

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), commenced operations to Armenia in 2013 and, today, flies to Yerevan four times a week from Sharjah. Flight times are approximately three-hours, with the route being served by an Airbus A320.

In addition to flights, the carrier's tour operating division, Air Arabia Holidays, also offers holiday packages at affordable rates, while maintaining a level of flexibility that allows passengers to tailor their trip to their unique requirements.

A country steeped in history, Armenia features landscapes that are punctuated with breath-taking mountains, forests, lakes and waterfalls. With historic sights and ancient architecture also among its many appeals – as well as having one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world – Armenia offers countless sightseeing opportunities and cultural experiences, making it a unique holiday destination for GCC residents.

Air Arabia currently operates flights to 125 destinations in 35 countries from five hubs across the Middle East and North Africa.