As the Eid break approaches, there’s no better time to venture out to discover the rich and diverse cultures across the Asia-Pacific. Cathay Pacific’s flights will take passengers to some of the most beautiful and fascinating destinations across the continents, immersing them in vibrant local traditions and customs.

From the bustling streets of Hong Kong to the serene beaches of Philippines, there is no shortage of amazing places to explore. Whether travellers are looking to indulge in some delicious street food or learn about the fascinating history of the regions, Cathay Pacific’s wide list of destinations has something to offer everyone. And with the airline’s exceptional service and comfortable cabins, passengers will arrive at their destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore.

The carrier has also curated its own list of must-visit destinations this year:


Australia is one of most alluring travel destinations, especially during April, as it marks the beginning of autumn – a season that brings milder temperatures and vibrant foliage to many parts of the country. The cooler climate is perfect for outdoor activities whether it be hiking in the Blue Mountains, cycling along the coast, or simply taking a leisurely stroll in one of the many parks.

Flight fares to Sydney start from AED 6065.


Whether travellers are interested in the country’s culture, nature, or urban vibe, China has something to offer everyone during this time of year. The weather makes this an ideal time to check out China’s many outdoor attractions, such as the Great Wall or the gardens of Suzhou, without the extreme heat or cold of other seasons. Other activities to immerse in the Chinese culture include traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, visiting local markets, trying regional specialties, and learning about the country’s rich history and heritage.

Flight fares to Shanghai start from AED 2065.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong in April offers enjoyable weather, ideal for outdoor activities like exploring the city’s parks and gardens in full bloom, including cherry blossoms and rhododendrons. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the city’s unique blend of Chinese and Western culture by experiencing traditional festivals and cultural performances. Food enthusiasts can indulge in Hong Kong’s diverse culinary scene, from street food to high-end restaurants, and enjoy the city’s legendary shopping scene with seasonal sales and a wide range of products.

Overall, April is the perfect time to visit Hong Kong, and with the exciting offer brought to you by Cathay Pacific and MTR Corporation Limited, it’s even more enticing. Booking online allows travellers to avail a 20 per cent discount on their Airport Express tickets, making their travel to Hong Kong seamless and budget-friendly.

Flight fares to Hong Kong start from AED 3875.


Springtime is one of the most beautiful and exciting months to visit Japan, making it a popular time for tourists to experience the country’s rich culture and stunning natural beauty. This is when cherry blossoms take over the entire country, filling it with stunning shades of pink and white. Another key reason to visit Japan is their renowned cuisine, and a visit during April means visitors can try the sakura mochi, a traditional rice cake wrapped in cherry blossom leaves, and fugu, a type of blowfish that is only available during this time of year.

Flight fares to Narita start from AED 4915.


With over 7,000 islands, the Philippines is known for its beautiful beaches, and April is the best time to dive in and explore on land and underwater. Some of the country’s best beaches include Boracay, Palawan, and Siargao, which offer crystal-clear waters, white sand beaches, and plenty of opportunities for water sports and relaxation. Alternatively, the Philippines is home to many natural wonders, such as the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, the rice terraces in Ifugao, and the underground river in Palawan. Springtime is a great time to explore these attractions, as the weather is ideal for hiking, trekking, and exploring.

Flight fares to Manila start from AED 2015.

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