Reasons To Visit Albany
The city of Albany is known for its many stunning works of architecture which will keep sightseers occupied for weeks on end, but also offers plenty more things to see and do for all the family. Be sure to check out some of the more memorable architectural gems around the city like the Albany City Hall and the New York State Capitol building, while Albany is also home to many top-quality museums like the New York State Museum exploring the history of the city and the state of New York as a whole. Around the city there are plenty of cultural attractions with its many theaters and performing arts venues complemented by a few interesting festivals each year like the Tulip Festival in May. If you're considering visiting New York City get some inspiration with our favorite things to do in the Big Apple in summer, fall, winter and spring.
Arriving In Albany
Albany International Airport is situated around 10 km away from Albany and handles a range of domestic flights from around the US. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Albany you will need to make a transfer somewhere as there are no direct flights available. The airport has regular connections from both Chicago O’Hare Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport which enables travelers based in the UAE to fly to Albany with only a single transfer.
When your flight has landed at the airport you can find buses available to take you into the city, although most visitors will rely on a taxi to make the short journey. At Albany Airport there are several car rental agencies operating on site, so it is conveniently possible to rent a vehicle once you have landed. Inside the airport itself you’ll find plenty of amenities and services to keep you happy including restaurants and fast food outlets alongside a few basic travel shops to get any last-minute essentials. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout so you can easily access the web.
Albany Travel Information
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In order to enter the US as a UAE national you will have to apply for a visa before making your journey. In Albany the weather gets freezing over the winter period and you can expect plenty of snowfall, while over the summer you can enjoy average highs in the mid-to high 20s between June and August. Remember that you will need to change up your money to US dollars when visiting the country, while Albany is nine hours behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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