Why You Should Visit Aberdeen
As Scotland’s third-largest city, visitors to Aberdeen will find a wonderful range of things to do encompassing everything from cultural and historical sites to vibrant nightlife and exciting festivals. Be sure to check out some of Aberdeen’s excellent museums like the Aberdeen Maritime Museum celebrating the city’s long maritime history or the stunning Aberdeen Art Gallery. If you like exploring new cities on foot then head down to Old Aberdeen with its beautiful old buildings and landmarks, or take a stroll down to Aberdeen harbor and take in the scenic sights. There are a number of interesting festivals held in Aberdeen over the course of the year like the Aberdeen Jazz Festival and the Aberdeen Writers Festival, so there’s always something exciting going on.
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Arriving In Aberdeen
Aberdeen International Airport is situated less than 10 km outside of the city center of Aberdeen and is comprised of a single terminal complex. When you have landed at the airport, you can find bus services to journey into the city if you would rather not pay for a taxi. Inside the airport there are a variety of retail shops alongside duty-free shopping, while you will also be able to enjoy a bite to eat at a restaurant or fast food outlet while you wait for your flight. In addition to this, the airport provides free Wi-Fi for travelers so you can easily get online.
Those looking to catch flights from the UAE to Aberdeen will not be able to make the journey without making a stopover somewhere as no carriers provide nonstop flights from anywhere in the UAE. However, Aberdeen International Airport has connections to a number of leading destinations around Europe such as London Heathrow Airport and Frankfurt Am Main Airport so it is possible to make the journey with only a single stopover from the UAE.
Aberdeen Travel Information
UAE nationals looking to travel to the UK will be able to apply online for an electronic visa waiver before making the journey. In Aberdeen the weather gets fairly cold over the winter with temperatures often dropping below freezing, while over the summer it stays relatively mild with average highs of around 18 degrees. Once you are in Aberdeen there are bus and train services available to navigate around the city, while there are various car rental companies operating at the airport for those who wish to have their own car.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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