Reasons To Visit Accra
Ghana’s capital is a place offering an exciting range of things to do and see whether it’s exploring the city’s heritage sites or learning more about its history at one of its museums. If you enjoy visiting museums then at the top of your list should be the National Museum which is home to many ancient artifacts and fascinating exhibitions. Another excellent historic landmarks to visit is Osu Castle which was constructed by Danish settlers over 300 years ago, or you can take a stroll through the Jamestown district which is where many of the city’s oldest buildings are found. If you’d rather relax on the beach and bars in the sunshine then head down to the popular Labadi Beach which also boasts plenty of cafés and restaurants lining the seafront.
Arriving In Accra
Kotoka International Airport is the main airport serving Accra and also the busiest in Ghana handling flights from all around the globe. If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Accra, you will be able to make the journey out of Dubai. Currently the only airline operating flights on this route is Emirates, the flag carrier of Dubai, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport.
At Accra Airport you will find all of the amenities and services you would expect to meet your needs. In addition to a few cafés and eateries to satisfy your appetite, the airport also offers duty-free shopping so you can pick up some last-minute gifts. If you need to connect to the internet during your stay then Wi-Fi is available for a fee. When you have arrived in the country, the most convenient way to get into the city is by taxi and the journey is only a brief one.
Accra Travel Information
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Nationals from the UAE will need to arrange a visa first before traveling to Ghana. In Accra you can expect warm weather throughout the year, although there is a rainy season which begins in May and ends in July. If you want to visit when the weather is at its coolest then sometime between June and September would be ideal. Remember that Accra is four hours behind the UAE so don’t forget to change your clocks to local time, while the currency in the country is the Ghanaian cedi.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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