Dubai’s Top 5 Family-Fun Adventures

Dubai is a stylish, up-scale city in the UAE, suiting all types of holidaymakers, especially families. The city is frequently considered as one of the best family destinations in the world, with year-round sun, as well as boundless exciting adventures to embark on, from theme parks to aquariums and beaches with water sports activities, offering fun for everyone in the family. Brightsun Travel offers cheap tickets to Dubai from UK, so you can book and plan the ultimate family getaway. Check out the below attractions which make for an epic day out on a trip to Dubai.

1. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums home to 140 species, including the world’s largest collection of Sand Tiger sharks. Here you can enjoy highlights such as glass bottom boat tours, shark encounters and stingray feeding. The aquarium is located inside Dubai Mall, so you can make a day of it here with over 1300 retail shops to browse, over 200 food and drink outlets to choose from and various entertainment options.

1. Dubai Aquarium

2. Wild Wadi Waterpark
If you like the sound of a carefree day out with the kids, then head to Wild Wadi Waterpark, offering a welcome respite from the Dubai heat with 30 water rides and attractions. There’s something for the whole family here… You can ride a thrilling water rollercoaster, slide down one of the 100ft waterslides, take the little ones to the children’s waterpark or relax on the lazy river. There’s also a fun simulating surf experience to enjoy at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

2. Wild Wadi Waterpark

3. Jumeirah Beach Park
Jumeirah Beach Park is a series of lush green hills spanning 12 hectares which overlook the beautiful Arabian Gulf, right next to Jumeriah Beach. The tourist-friendly park offers a wide range of recreational facilities and activities such as picnic tables, volleyball courts, children’s play areas, barbeque facilities, food kiosks, cafeterias, a swimming pool and an array of beach facilities. Jumeriah Beach Park is a popular spot for locals, too.

3. Jumeirah Beach Park

4. Dubai Parks and Resorts
Featuring three theme parks and a water park, the epic Dubai Parks and Resorts is the largest integrated leisure park in the Middle East, offering endless thrill-seeking experiences and over 100 indoor and outdoor rides. Explore the likes of Legoland, Motiongate and Bollywood Parks, as well as a central plaza offering plenty of entertainment and dining options. Dubai Parks and Resorts can be enjoyed across a few days with a stay at the Lapita Hotel, which is situated on site.

4. Dubai Parks and Resorts

5. Kite Beach
Kite Beach comprises of a beautiful stretch of sand with plenty of fun-filled adventures and activities, including a skate park, kite surf shows, an outdoor trampoline park, a children’s play area and water sports activities to enjoy, including wakeboarding and paddle boarding. This glorious beach is also home to an array of food trucks and restaurants, and often hosts a small market selling local crafts and beach goodies. Kite Beach makes for a perfect day out with the kids!

5. Kite Beach

Whichever type of holiday you are looking for, Dubai definitely will not disappoint.  browse our Dubai flights deals with world-renowned airlines including Emirates, a world-class airline which was awarded with World’s Best Inflight entertainment at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018 – this is great news for families with children, who can keep occupied with over 100 inflight games on-board.

Enjoy These Four Amazing & Easy Day Trips from Hyderabad, Telangana

Hyderabad is the dynamic capital of Telangana home to everything from majestic palaces and shimmering lakes to lush gardens and parks, all which make it the perfect holiday choice. After spending your time exploring the captivating attractions of this city, you could enjoy an adventure to some amazing places in Hyderabad’s close vicinity. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights deals to Hyderabad, so why not see what this fantastic city has to offer for yourself? We have put together a list of four destinations within easy reach of Hyderabad where you should definitely go for a day trip.

5.Nehru Zoological Park

Nehru Zoological Park

Venture out to the Nehru Zoological Park spread over 380 acres which is set within an hour’s drive from the city. This awesome park organizes safari trips and hosts feeding sessions and educational shows daily. You can spot more than 100 species of animals here, including Asiatic lions, Royal Bengal tigers, Indian elephants, panthers and leopard cats in their natural habitat.

6.Nagarjunasagar Dam

Nagarjunasagar Dam

The incredible Nagarjunasagar Dam is within easy reach of Hyderabad, and we recommend that you extend your trip here. This is one of the world’s tallest dams constructed on the Krishna River, offering awe-inspiring panoramic vistas. Take a boat ride to visit Nagarjuna Konda, set in the middle of Nagarjunasagar to discover ancient Buddhist excavations.

7.Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma Palace

The Falaknuma Palace, famous as a ‘jewel amongst the clouds’ was designed by a British architect William Mard Marret in 1894 with a blend  of Italian and Tudor styles of architecture. This grandeur structure spread over 32 acres is set within an hour’s drive from Hyderabad’s city centre. The Falaknuma Palace features lots of rare Venetian chandeliers, paintings, manuscripts, furniture and statues. It’s the ideal sightseeing spot.

8.Mrugavani National Park

Mrugavani National Park

The Mrugavani National Park is the region’s most fascinating wildlife attraction spread over 850 acres, which is set at 25km from Hyderabad. Take a day trip to this popular attraction to spot various animal and bird species, including foxes, wild boars, civets, warblers and Indian vipers. The Mrugavani National Park also has a jungle resort which allows you to relax amidst breath-taking nature.

Brightsun Travel offers Hyderabad flights from UK, so get booking and look forward to an awesome trip filled with lots of fun and local charm.

4 Must-Do Amazing Experiences in Brisbane

Brisbane is a vibrant cosmopolitan city in Queensland which is home to extraordinary natural landscapes in the form of snow clad mountains, breath-taking beaches, waterfalls, colourful coral reefs and lush vineyards. This dynamic capital of Queensland is also home to beachfront resorts, excellent shopping centres, charming neighbourhoods, imposing museums and ground breaking art galleries. Brightsun Travel offers an excellent choice of cheap flights deals to Brisbane from UK and we have put together 4 of our favourite things to do in Brisbane.

1.Discover Exotic Wildlife

Discover Exotic Wildlife

Brisbane is an ideal travel destination for wildlife lovers with many superb wildlife attractions. The most famous among them is the Australia Zoo, spread over 28 hectares where you can cuddle a koala, hand feed a red panda and spot some of the world’s most endangered animals, including Tasmanian devils, cassowaries and kangaroos.

2.Visit Moreton Island

Visit Moreton Island

Moreton Island is one of the world’s largest sand islands and an awesome tourist destination. This captivating island is home to pristine beaches, crystal-clear lakes and lagoons which you can admire. Exciting opportunities in Moreton Island include feeding wild dolphins, quad biking and snorkelling to discover lots of colourful marine species, including stingrays and eels.

3.Enjoy Adventurous Activities

Enjoy Adventurous Activities

Brisbane is one of Australia’s leading outdoor activity hubs offering plenty of fun adventures, including scuba diving, sky diving and kayaking. The Kangaroo Point Cliffs is a notable spot which offers an incredible opportunity for abseiling down a 20-metre high cliff. Other fun activities in Brisbane include whale watching in Hervey Bay and hiking to the top of Mount Coot-Tha.

4.Take a Day Trip to Lamington National Park

Take a Day Trip to Lamington National Park

The World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park is the region’s most prominent bird watching attraction which is set under a one and a half hour drive from Brisbane. Here you can enjoy a treetop canopy walk and get up close and personal with various bird species, including Australian king parrots, Albert’s lyrebirds, bowerbirds and wedge-tailed eagles.

Book cheap air tickets to Brisbane from the UK through Brightsun Travel to enjoy this land of unique attractions.

Top 4 Thriving Night Spots in Sydney

Sydney is a cosmopolitan city in Australia which should definitely be added to your bucket list. This majestic city is renowned for its happening nightlife with plenty of chic bars and thriving nightclubs. There is so much evening entertainment here, from casinos and dance festivals to live music bars and theatres which make it an ideal getaway for wild nights on the town.

Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Sydney from UK allowing you to explore its dynamic night venues, some which are open all night long. We have compiled a list of the top 4 must-visit spots in Sydney which allow you to revel in the city’s world-class nightlife.


1. Tunnel Nightclub
Situated in the city’s Kings Cross suburb, the Tunnel Nightclub is an underground venue which is an all-time favourite of those interested in urban and hip-hop music. This happening nightclub offers a wonderful blend of friendly ambiance, exquisite drink menus and local and international DJs playing party hits until the early hours of the morning.

2. Home Nightclub
This vibrant destination is one of the most popular nightlife spots in Sydney located on the waterfront. The Home Nightclub plays pulsating electronic tunes with excellent sound systems, impressive dance floors and great views of Sydney’s famous Darling Harbour. The night club also hosts live music performances and late night parties.


3. The Basement
The Basement is a popular spot for party animals situated in the heart of Sydney’s charming Central Business District which offers the ultimate Sydney night out with live jazz. This unique night club also offers a range of eclectic dining opportunities and a delightful selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.


4. Candy’s Apartment
This is an underground hideaway which is one of the pioneers of the city’s insane nightlife, set on Bayswater Road. The Candy’s Apartment is very quirky with antique-style furniture, trendy bars and a laid back atmosphere. Here you can enjoy hip-hop tunes and choose from several dance floors to party the night away with the DJs.

Book cheap air tickets to Sydney and explore one of the most charming Australian cities that really doesn’t ever sleep.

5 Reasons Why Philadelphia Should Be Your Next Travel Destination…

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania that has emerged into a must-see tourist destination. It’s very overlooked compared to America’s other major cities, but there is just so much to explore and discover here. Brightsun Travel offers cheap tickets to Philadelphia from UK, taking you to the centre of this charming city. Here are 5 particularly awesome reasons why you should visit Philadelphia real soon…

It’s the Garden Capital of America

There are over 30 public gardens, parks and nature spots in and around Philadelphia as well as wineries and waterways, so pretty nature is boundless here. Fairmount Park is the place to be with over 2000 acres of beautiful trails, hills, gardens, woodlands and waterways, as is Longwood Gardens which features local wildlife and stunning plant and flower displays across gardens and meadows.

1.It’s the Garden Capital of America

Stunning Art

Philadelphia is a city that is passionate about art, with plenty of museum and gallery spaces including the Philadelphia Museum of Art which has a collection of over 240,000 art masterpieces and the Barnes Foundation which displays one of the finest collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world. There are also colourful murals adorning the walls and buildings of Philadelphia.

2.Stunning Art

Captivating History

Philadelphia is a historic city that has been a host to significant events over the centuries. This is evident at iconic landmarks which are dotted around, including the Independence Hall where America’s Declaration of Independence was signed and the Liberty Bell monument, also symbolic to this key period in American history, both which are situated at the Independence National Historic Park.

3.Captivating History

It’s a Foodie’s Paradise

Philadelphia is a thriving culinary centre with boundless dining options, including fine-dine restaurants run by renowned chefs, bring your own bottle eateries, delis and markets. Signature Philly dishes include the Philly cheesesteak sandwhich, soft pretzels and hoagies, and the city’s food hub is the Reading Terminal Market which has a wide variety of restaurants and vendors serving fresh local produce.

4.It’s a Foodie’s Paradise

Excellent Nightlife

There are lots of dynamic nightspots in Philly that will keep you entertained, whether you like low-key evenings or wild nights on the town. Choose from swanky clubs, intimate lounges, pubs with beer gardens, comedy clubs, live music venues and rooftop bars to spend the night. South Street is the city’s nightlife hub with a great number of entertainment options.

5.Excellent Nightlife

Secure Philadelphia flight deals with Brightsun and tick this amazing city off your travel list this year…

Win Exciting Gifts with the Brightsun Travel Digital Advent Calendar

We at Brightsun Travel have launched our 2019 digital advent calendar that offers incredible prizes for 24 days in the run up to Christmas Eve. Each new day of this calendar comes with exciting new prizes and Christmas holiday offers that includes flight tickets, an Apple smart watch and various other travel goodies.


This advent calendar is brought to you by our major partner airlines, including Malaysia Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Air China, Emirates, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air and our hotel partner St James’ Court, a Taj Hotel – one of the most luxurious hotels in England.

Visit to stand a chance of winning two flight tickets to Lisbon courtesy of TAP Air Portugal with this festive competition. This spectacular capital city of Portugal is a dream destination for many visitors mainly because of its Mediterranean climate and its number of excellent sightseeing spots, like the São Jorge Castle and Belém Tower.

You can also win an Apple watch courtesy of Malaysia Airlines and a hamper of Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines branded goodies as part of this digital advent calendar. Other interesting prizes up for grabs includes a goody bag of Gulf Air branded items courtesy of Gulf Air, a Lufthansa Universal Collection cabin trolley courtesy of Lufthansa and an Amazon echo courtesy of Thai Airways.

Some lucky winners of our online advent calendar have already been announced, including Emma Hussain who won an Amazon voucher with Emirates, Louise Reeks who won an iPad courtesy of British Airways and Ellie Howe who received a pair of tickets to Marrakesh with Royal Air Maroc.

So do not miss out on the last few lucky days of this advent calendar and enter yourself for the chance to win a prize. Check out our Brightsun Travel Digital Advent Calendar advert at

After registering yourself for the lucky draw, you can also browse our Christmas holiday packages and deals and explore the latest Brightsun Travel Christmas offers on our website.


Take Advantage of the Brightsun Travel Digital Advent Calendar This December!

On December 1st we launched our 2019 digital advent calendar which allows you the opportunity to grab some amazing prizes in the days leading up to Christmas. This excellent and innovative digital project is sponsored by a number of our airline partners, including Air Canada, Air China, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways and Virgin Atlantic, plus our hotel partner St James’ Court, a Taj Hotel.


A traditional advent calendar would usually contain items such as sweets, chocolate, beauty products and jewellery; the Brightsun Travel advent calendar offers much more exciting prizes, with items such as IPads, Apple watches, Amazon vouchers, travel goodies and flight tickets up for grabs. All you need to do is visit every day up until 24th December to click open a window which will enter you into the prize draw for that day.

Stay peeled for some awesome prizes…There will be a pair of flight tickets to the charming Portuguese capital Lisbon courtesy of TAP Air Portugal, a rejuvenating spa day worth £300 courtesy of Qatar Airways, two tickets to the Manchester City vs. Liverpool football match at the Etihad Stadium on 4th April 2020 courtesy of Etihad Airways and a premium afternoon tea experience at St James Court, a Taj Hotel in London.

Other great prizes up for grabs include champagne and chocolates courtesy of Singapore Airlines, a £150 dining voucher courtesy of Virgin Atlantic, an Apple watch offered by Malaysia Airlines, a £200 Amazon voucher courtesy of Asiana Airlines, an Amazon echo with compliments from Thai Airways and an IPad courtesy of British Airways. The best part of this daily draw is that it’s entirely free to enter!

Not only have we launched our tempting digital advent calendar, we also have some excellent value Christmas holiday offers including holiday packages to New York, Cancun and Orlando. Feel like some winter sun? Head to our website now to browse our latest seasonal deals and don’t forget to click open today’s door for your chance to win one of our daily prizes. Take advantage of our Brightsun travel Christmas deals 2019!

Top 5 Must-Do Activities in Antigua

Antigua is a fascinating island of the Caribbean which is home to everything from mountain peaks, shimmering lakes and pristine beaches to cultural museums and heritage landmarks. This beautiful island offers lots of holiday highlights, including immense culinary experiences, exciting outdoor activities and an excellent night life. Brightsun Travel offers a range of cheap flights to Antigua from UK and we have put together a list of the island’s top 5 must-dos that make up the perfect break.

Discover Fascinating Marine Life

6.Discover Fascinating Marine Life

Antigua is renowned for its crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea which offer great visibility of the abundant marine life. Half Moon Bay is a prominent spot where you can go snorkelling and discover lots of colourful coral reefs and diverse marine species, including sea turtles and moray eels.

Sample Delicious Antiguan Dishes

7.Sample Delicious Antiguan Dishes

Antigua is a foodie’s paradise with a range of street food vendors and fine dine restaurants serving up local specialities. Popeshead Street is a popular dining spot where you can browse stalls serving authentic local cuisines, including Fungi, which is usually served with salt fish.

Experience Vibrant Nightlife

8.Experience Vibrant Nightlife

Antigua boasts lots of happening night spots, especially in its charming capital St. John’s, including clubs, cinema theatres and casinos. There are also many open-air beachside disco bars and pubs which host late night parties and live music performances.

Take a Helicopter Tour

9.Take a Helicopter Tour

Antigua boasts endless natural beauty with an array of scenic landscapes; from dazzling lagoons to miles of glorious beaches with some of the world’s most crystal-clear waters. Taking a helicopter tour around the island is the best way to admire its captivating landscapes – it’s such a thrilling experience!

Take Part in Water Sports

10.Take Part in Water Sports

Antigua is one of the Caribbean’s leading watersports hubs offering a range of adventurous activities, including diving, kite surfing, banana boat riding, sailing and stand up paddle boarding. Dickenson Bay is a popular spot in Antigua for water sports, and we recommend that you spend the day here.

Contact Brightsun Travel about booking Antigua flights from the UK and discover all that this vibrant land has to offer.

5 Must Do Experiences in Manila

Manila is the Philippines’ dynamic capital which is home to everything from landscaped gardens and parks to impressive colonial buildings and vibrant night spots. This Asian metropolis boasts a contrast of old and new attractions, with ancient monuments set alongside gleaming skyscrapers and modern malls. Brightsun Travel offers a bunch of cheap flights deals to Manila from UK, allowing you to explore this immersive city to your heart’s content. Here is a list of the city’s top 5 must-dos that make up a fantastic city break.

Discover Stunning Colonial Architecture

1.Discover Stunning Colonial Architecture

Visit the walled city of Intramuros, one of Manila’s oldest districts which is home to several buildings featuring Spanish Colonial architecture. The gigantic 15th century Fort Santiago is a notable landmark here which has an impressive façade, sturdy walls and underground dungeons.

Stroll Around the Manila Baywalk

2.Stroll Around the Manila Baywalk

Manila boasts some of the country’s best sunset viewing spots, including the vibrant Manila Baywalk promenade, a 2km stretch studded with colourful tiles and lamp balls. Discover alluring sunset views and browse several luxury restaurants, open-air bars and cafes at the Manila Baywalk.

Admire Colourful Street Art

3.Admire Colourful Street Art

Manila is home to an array of contemporary artworks displayed on bridges, walls and walkways of its vibrant neighbourhoods. The Bonifacio Global City located in the centre of Manila is a notable spot where you can admire lots of impressive street murals created by local and international artists.

Spend the Day at Century City Mall

4.Spend the Day at Century City Mall

For an amazing shopping experience, visit the Century City Mall which is one of the city’s major shopping and entertainment complexes situated in the Metro Manila region. This mega mall is home to a large number of department stores, high-end designer shops, boutiques, bars and an amazing food court.

Visit the City’s Interesting Museums

5.Visit the City’s Interesting Museums

Manila is home to many superb cultural institutions where you can learn about the city’s rich history and culture. Step inside the alluring San Agustin Museum in the Intramuros district to discover a range of religious artifacts, including a giant bell, paintings of saints, wooden statues, old photos, ceremonial dresses and manuscripts.

Book cheap air tickets to Manila from the UK through Brightsun Travel and witness the city’s diversity for yourself.

Top 5 Adventurous Things to Do in Barbados

Adding adventure to your life helps you to relieve stress and upgrade your health. So why don’t you get out of your comfort zone and receive a confidence boost whilst enjoying a spectacular trip to Barbados? This eclectic nation boasts outstanding natural scenery, awe-inspiring coastlines and lots of adventure activities which will make your holiday a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We have compiled a list of Barbados’ top adventurous experiences which you definitely shouldn’t miss on a trip here.



Carlisle Bay is a favourite spot for scuba diving and snorkeling in Barbados which is home to colorful coral formations and plenty of exotic marine life such as stingrays, barracudas, manta rays, turtles and sand dollars. A notable highlight here is the amazing underwater shipwreck of the ‘Bajan Queen’ tugboat.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

7Stand Up Paddle Boarding

The beautiful Pebble Beach set on the south-western coast of Barbados is a world-famous spot for stand up paddle boarding. You can book cheap tickets to Barbados from the UK and visit this charming beach to enjoy the thrill of hopping on a paddleboard and gliding across the dazzling waters.



Harrison’s Cave is one of the most prominent limestone caves in Barbados which was discovered in 1795 in the forest-covered highlands of the country. Venture out to this stunning destination and take a tram ride to admire a network of interconnected passages, magnificent vaulted chambers and impressive rock formations, including stalagmites and stalagmites.

Jet Blading

9Jet Blading

Barbados is a world-famous hub for enjoying the thrill seeking activity of jet blading in which you are propelled up to 3,000ft through a water propelled jet pack. You can book cheap flights to Barbados from UK to avail this eclectic opportunity and admire the breath-taking birds-eye views of the sea.

Kite Surfing

10Kite Surfing

In Barbados, the winds blow at an average of 15–25 knots which makes it ideal for kite surfing. The Silver Rock Beach is the island’s top kite surfing spot featuring small waves which is ideal for beginners, and there are larger waves at the limestone reef here where experienced kite surfers have all the fun with their wave boards.