Bahrain Confidential’s Travel Picks with Emirates Airline

Let Emirates take you on an adventure-filled holiday with these stunning destinations!

Emirates network of 161 destinations, in 86 countries connects travellers to some of the most fascinating cities and mesmerizing landscapes across the world.

Of these destinations, we take a closer look at summer hotspots across Europe, Indian Ocean and South East Asia. From stunning architecture in Barcelona, to a spiritual journey in Bali, to picturesque scenery in Mauritius – there’s something for everyone this summer.


Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia and the most avant-garde city in Spain. It is a city of culture, art, architecture and the home of FC Barcelona’s football team. From its captivating Antoni Gaudi architecture, luxury hotels, high-end restaurants, designer boutiques, more than 4 km coastline of thriving beach – Barcelona has something for everyone. Emirates flies to Barcelona with two daily flights, both serviced by the iconic A380.



Prague is the capital city of Czech Republic. Nicknamed the “city of hundred spires” – it is known for its Old Town Square, well-designed spires, colourful buildings, Gothic churches and medieval astronomical clock, which has been working continuously since the 15th century. Emirates operates 2 daily flights to Prague, one of which is served by the A380 double-decker.



For those searching for the sweet life – La Dolce Vita – look no further than Rome.  Dubbed the Eternal City, it is the oldest city established almost 3,000 years ago, with a UNESCO World Heritage Site centre. Travellers are inspired by its charm, history, beauty, culture and sprawling city life. Emirates flies to Rome three times daily.



Steeped in rich history, Edinburgh is famed for its culture, creativity, architectural attractions, gourmet food scene as well as international festivals. It is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town – making the hilly Scottish capital the second most visited city in the United Kingdom. Edinburgh is the first city in the world to be designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.  Emirates will start a daily service to Edinburgh utilising a Boeing 777-300ER on 1 October.


Indian Ocean


Its white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and mountainous scenery makes Mauritius a post-card dream destination. The unique Indian Ocean Island offers volcanic peaks, fields of sugar cane and colonial towns. The people are friendly and come from a diverse background of Indian and Creole, with Dutch, French and British colonial influences. Emirates flies to Mauritius with two daily flights, all served by the iconic A380.



Bali is a peaceful, spiritual island where you can find lush rainforests, the best surfing beaches, mesmerizing Hindu temples, rice paddies and an exquisite foodie scene. This paradise island has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in Ubud – Balis’ artistic heart with culinary treats, traditional art and crafts, and incredible spas. Visit the most sacred temple, Uluwatu, burrowed on a clifftop where you can watch the sunset. Emirates brings the world closer to this paradise island with two flights daily to Bali.



Phuket is one of the most popular destinations within Thailand. Its turquoise waters and mesmerizing beaches make it an ideal holiday destination for many. Those seeking a more laid back holiday can enjoy water sports, diving, fishing, sailing and snorkelling as well as visiting various attractions including Phuket Aquarium, Dino Park and Phuket Fantasea. Emirates operates two flights daily to Phuket.



Tokyo is a fascinating place. The “Eastern Capital” is a vibrant, metropolis city. Here you will find some of the world’s best dining experiences, shopping centres, contemporary architecture, mixed with history and tradition. The busy capital mixes the old and new, the traditional and ultramodern. You’ll find everything from large skyscrapers to charming, historic temples. Emirates connects the world to Tokyo with a daily flight to Tokyo Narita International Airport using its A380 and a daily flight to Tokyo Haneda Airport.