x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Travel news: New Flydubai route to South Sudan

This week's lowdown on flights and deals from around the world.

New Flydubai route to South Sudan

Fly to the capital of one of the world's newest countries next month. Flydubai (www.flydubai.com) will launch a route to Juba on April 21, with four flights a week departing from Dubai's Terminal 2. Fares start at Dh2,380 return, including taxes and 20kg of checked luggage. Lonely Planet describes Juba as a "bustling boom town full of government officials, business people, refugees, oil men, NGO workers and South Sudanese recently returned from exile abroad", and says the country's other highlights include Boma and Nimule National Park.

From Cairo to Constantinople

View some of the earliest photographs of the Middle East in a new exhibition opening in Edinburgh on March 8. Cairo to Constantinople charts a four-month trip taken in 1862 by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), accompanied by photographer Francis Bedford, the first to travel on a royal tour. The trip took the prince to Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece and the exhibition reflects the importance of the region in the Victorian age. The display will be at the Queen's Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse until July 21; it will then show at the Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace, London, from October 31, 2014, until February 22, 2015. For more information visit www.royalcollection.org.uk.

Small and affordable new hotel in Jamaica

The Cove is a boutique hotel on Jamaica's rural southern coast, near the aptly named Treasure Beach. The hotel has 12 rooms, most with sea views and balconies, a small private beach, pool and a restaurant serving authentic Jamaican cuisine. Double rooms from US$105 (Dh385) per night, with breakfast. The hotel offers a number of activities including horse riding from its own stables. For more information, visit www.thecovejamaica.com.

Tour Greek and Roman Italy with your family

Take an eight-day historical tour of Greek and Roman Naples with Cazenove & Lloyd's new trip around the Bay of Naples, specially designed for families with children. The trip departs as a group of adults and children, ages 11 and over, with expert guide Rupert Smith, whose tales at sites such as Pompeii and Herculaneum are sure to enthral youngsters. Accommodation and food are of a high standard; prices from £1,505 (Dh8,374) per person sharing, including all accommodations and meals, land transport, guiding and entry fees but not international flights. Visit www.cazloyd.com for mor details and to book.