Why You Should Visit Bratislava
Bratislava is Slovakia’s largest city known for its beautiful historic center but also offers plenty more for the modern visitor with its vibrant nightlife and excellent shops and restaurants. The best place to start off your journey in Bratislava is to head into the historic center where you will find some of Slovakia’s most stunning works of architecture like Bratislava Castle or St Martin’s Cathedral. Once you are done exploring the city’s architecture, you may want to head to one of its museums or art galleries or even catch a show at the Slovak National Theatre. There are many activities available for families with children like a visit to the Bratislava Zoo or a day out in the park. If you are visiting over the festive period then be sure to explore the Christmas market by the Old Town Hall to bring home some memorable keepsakes.
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Arriving In Bratislava
Bratislava Airport, also known as Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport, is the primary airport serving Bratislava and also the busiest airport in Slovakia located just under 10 km from the city center. When you have touched down at the airport you can use public transport to get into the city, although taxis are also readily available if you would prefer a direct journey to your destination. Inside the airport you will find everything you would need for a pleasant journey including duty-free shopping and a variety of cafés and eateries. The airport also provides travelers with free Wi-Fi so you can easily get online.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Bratislava you will be able to travel out of Dubai. Currently the only airline operating on this route is flydubai, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport, the primary airport in Dubai.
Bratislava Travel Information
As Slovakia is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals traveling to the country need not worry about applying for a visa. In Bratislava the weather can get very cold over the winter with temperatures often getting below freezing, although you can expect warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine during the summer with average highs of around 27 degrees. Although the city center is compact enough to get around on foot, the city has an extensive public transport network and there are also plenty of car rental companies at Bratislava airport available.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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