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As hardworking as OFWs might be, they also seek some well-deserved rest and relaxation. More and more UAE-based OFWs who have the knack for travelling even for a weekend getaway are now taking advantage of the visa-on-arrival destination of Armenia as featured in this week’s edition of TFT Lifestyle TV. Here are the destinations you shouldn’t miss during your short visit there.


Khor Virap
Built during the 5th century, Khor Virap is one of Armenia’s oldest monasteries that still holds regular church services.


Khor Virap is located on the northern part of Armenia near the border of Turkey and has a magnificent view of Mount Ararat.


Areni Winery
In the Armenian village of Areni, tourists may go to the local Areni Winery to taste and maybe bring home some of Armenia’s finest wines.


Noravank
While its name may mean “new monastery”, Noravank was built in during the 14th century located near the town of Yeghegnadzor, Armenia. The monastery is known for its two-storey church where the only means of getting up and down the monastery is via the narrow staircase made out of stones.


Wings of Tatev
Filipinos who have a thrill for high places and cable cars should not miss a ride at the Wings of Tatev which is currently the Guinness World Record holder for the longest reversible aerial tramway and the longest non-stop double track cable car.


Tatev Monastery
The Tatev Monastery was known during the medieval period of the 13th century as the location of the University of Tatev. The University of Tatev was recognized for its expertise in science, religion, reproduction of books, and miniature paintings.


Yerevan
Tourists shouldn’t miss experiencing to drive around Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, which is also considered as one of the world’s oldest cities.
With structures and views going back to the 8th century, tourists will marvel at the rich culture which is still evident to date.


Lake Sevan
The largest lake in Yerevan and the whole of Armenia, Lake Sevan is one of the country’s sources for livelihood as they cultivate fish in the lake used for export purposes.


Sevan Monastery
After climbing more than 200 steps from the base of Lake Sevan, tourists will reach the Sevan Monastery. The Sevan Monastery in Armenia has been widely believed to have been built in the middle of a lake, but as centuries have passed by, the waters surrounding the monastery has receded, transforming what was once an island, into a peninsula.


4 things tourists should know when planning to travel to Armenia
Filipinos and Philippine passport holders are granted 21-day visa-on-arrival.

The Armenia visa costs only Dh 20-25.

The local currency is Armenian Drams.

AFC Holiday packages start at Dh 1299 for a package of 4 days and 3 nights. Those who are interested may email [email protected] or visit their office in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

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