Why You Should Visit Birmingham
There are many hidden gems to be found dotted around the cityscape of Birmingham including various interesting museums, beautiful parks and green areas and plenty of vibrant restaurants and bars. Birmingham is noted for its many excellent cultural institutions such as the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Birmingham Hippodrome, the home of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, so there are many opportunities to catch a show during your visit. The city also boasts a number of museums and art galleries for culture lovers and many attractions for families traveling with children like Drayton Manor, one of the UK’s biggest theme parks. There are many things to do during the nighttime as Birmingham offers many lively nightclubs and bars as well as a diverse range of restaurants, so you can always find something to do no matter what time it is.
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Arriving In Birmingham
Birmingham Airport is comprised of two passenger terminals and primarily handles flights from around Europe alongside domestic flights. When you have arrived at the airport you can get to the city by public transport with buses and trains available, although taxis are readily available if required. The airport itself offers plenty of amenities and facilities including a wide range of restaurants and cafés as well as duty-free and retail shopping, while you can also enjoy free Wi-Fi during your stay to get connected.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Birmingham, it is possible to fly to the city 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.
Birmingham 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. The weather over the summer in Birmingham can enjoy pleasantly warm temperatures, although the weather is relatively mild otherwise and gets cold over the winter so remember to pack plenty of warm clothing. If you aren’t looking to rent a car you can rely on the city’s extensive public transport network consisting of buses, trains and a metro system in order to get around, although there are many car rental agencies operating at Birmingham airport so you can get a vehicle as soon as you arrive.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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