Reasons To Visit Abidjan
Although it is not the capital of the Ivory Coast, Abidjan is its largest city and home to most of the country’s finest cultural institutions and attractions. Be sure to check out many of the excellent museums within the city like the National Museum and the National Library of the Ivory Coast, while architecture lovers must see the beauty of St. Paul’s Cathedral in person. Walking around Abidjan is an experience in itself with its many bustling marketplaces and street food stalls offering a perfect insight into local life, while the more adventurous traveler may consider venturing out of the city and visiting the stunning Parc du Banco Rainforest with its diverse fauna and flora.
Arriving In Abidjan
The main airport in Abidjan is Port Bouet Airport which is also the busiest airport in the Ivory Coast. The airport is located roughly 15 km from the center of Abidjan and offers a range of regional and international flights. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Abidjan it is not possible to make the trip directly, although Emirates (How to beat the Emirates baggage allowance rules) provides a service involving a brief stopover at Accra, Ghana. This flight currently departs from Dubai International Airport, the main airport serving Dubai.
At Port Bouet Airport you will find a small range of amenities and facilities to meet the needs of travelers. Onsite at the airport you can choose from a few different fast food outlets and eateries, while there is also duty-free shopping available to help pass the time. When you have arrived at the airport, the best way to get around is to hop in a metered taxi just outside of the terminal building.
Abidjan Travel Information
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UAE nationals looking to travel to the Ivory Coast will need to apply for a visa first before making the trip. In Abidjan the hottest time of year is between November and April which sees average highs exceeding 30 degrees, although the weather is still warm throughout the rest of the year. You may want to avoid visiting between May and July when the region experiences its heaviest rainfall. In the Ivory Coast the currency used is the West African CFA franc, while you will need to put your clocks back four hours when you land to get on local time.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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