Why You Should Visit Bourgas
The city of Bourgas lies along the Black Sea Coast in Bulgaria and ranks as the country’s fourth largest city. Although the city is perhaps best known as a coastal getaway due to its good weather and plenty of resorts, Bourgas also boasts an interesting heritage and has been inhabited for thousands of years. The city is surrounded by three lakes which draw in many visitors who flock there to go fishing, camping or swimming, so there are many things to do for outdoor enthusiasts. You will want to set aside a day or two to explore the city’s excellent museums such as the Ethnographic Museum or the Historical Museum, or lovers of art can visit one of the many galleries around the city such as the Gallery of Fine Arts.
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Arriving In Bourgas
Bourgas Airport, also known as Burgas Airport, is the second busiest airport in Bulgaria located only 10 km away from the city of Bourgas. The airport is made up of a single passenger terminal and offers a decent range of amenities and facilities to meet the needs of travelers. Once your flight has touched down at the airport it is possible to journey into the city by bus if you are on a budget and would rather not pay for a taxi. Inside the airport there is a decent selection of dining and drinking choices in addition to duty-free shopping, while the airport also offers travelers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.
The large majority of flights handled at the airport are on a seasonal basis, with only a select few regular connections. If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Bourgas you will not be able to do so directly as there are no nonstop flights available, so you will instead need to make a stopover in order to complete the journey.
Bourgas Travel Information
As Bulgaria is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals will be able to travel to the country on a visa free basis for up to 90 days at a time. The weather in Bourgas can get warm over the summer with average highs of up to 29 degrees, although you will need to pack warm clothing with you if you’re visiting over the winter period. Although the city itself is served by an excellent bus network, there are car rental agencies at Bourgas airport if you would rather drive your own vehicle around.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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