Why You Should Visit Sochi
The beautiful resort city of Sochi shot to global recognition in 2014 as the host of the Winter Olympics but has long been a favorite haunt with Russians over the summer. The spectacular beauty of the region with its rugged coastline and beaches has transformed it into a thriving coastal getaway filled with busy restaurants, bars and resorts. Along with this, travelers can explore some of the interesting historical landmarks around such as Stalin’s Summer Residence and various monuments like the Zavokzalny War Memorial. There are also many exciting outdoor adventures available in the vast natural landscape around Sochi – visit the Sochi National Park and enjoy everything from hiking and camping to swimming in waterfalls.
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Arriving In Sochi
Sochi International Airport is located just under 30 km away from the center of Sochi and is comprised of a single terminal complex. When you have arrived at the airport there are plenty of taxis available to reach your destination, although if you are on a budget you can find bus services too. Inside the airport you will find all of the essential services and facilities you would need including a couple of cafés and restaurants, duty-free shopping and complimentary Wi-Fi.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Sochi it will not be possible to make the journey nonstop as there are no direct flights available. However, the airport has direct connections to destinations handling direct flights from the UAE such as Istanbul and Moscow, so travelers based in the UAE will be able to make the journey with just a single stopover.
Sochi Travel Information
As a UAE national you will need to apply for a visa if you are traveling to Russia. In Sochi the weather over the summer is excellent with average highs in the mid-to high 20s between June and September, although it does get rather cold over the winter period and snowfall is to be expected. Sochi has an excellent train network as well as plenty of bus services which makes it convenient to get around without your own car, although there are a few car rental agencies operating at Sochi airport if you would rather have your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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