Looks like I will be in Dubai for a month in February, but I am looking to take 2 short trips of 5-6 days each during that month.
Jordan (Petra in particular, with maybe a night in Wadi Rum) is definitely one of the two - and it is even possible I will consider the entire time there (then would include Jerash). However, I may need to break the time up into 2 trips - with the decision made somewhat last minute. Israel is close, I know, but I wouldn’t try it in the length of time I have.
So I am looking for an interesting destination no more than about a 5 hour direct flight, with relatively inexpensive flights. In playing with Google Flights, I have come up with some possibilities that I have done no research on yet (I haven’t even yet researched entry requirements). Some I know more about than others.
So thought I would take the first easy way out and ask who has been, thoughts, & comparisons. If it makes a difference, I would be traveling alone, with 2 days allotted for travel and 3-4 days in the city - and it will be February. Possibilities for a first round of consideration are: Istanbul, Tbilisi, Bucharest, Baku, Kyiv, and Sofia.