Reasons To Visit Budapest
Hungary’s capital is a place teeming with life and history and fondly known as the “Paris of the East” in homage to its beautiful architecture and high quality of life. People of all tastes can find something memorable in Budapest where it’s exploring the city’s famous buildings such as the vast Hungarian National Parliament and the Royal Palace or partaking in the Budapest nightlife which is celebrated as amongst the finest in Europe.
Culture in Budapest is very much alive with festivals, classical concerts and street performers lighting up the city both day and night. After a day taking in all of the sights, travelers can explore the city’s famous markets including the Great Market Hall to pick up some memorable keepsakes.
Arriving In Budapest
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is the busiest airport in Hungary located around 15 km from Budapest. The airport is currently comprised of two operational terminals as Terminal 1 is out of use for the foreseeable future and is also home to the Sky Court center which connects the two terminals. When you have arrived at the airport there are plenty of transportation options available including buses or trains to get into Budapest, so you don’t have to rely on a taxi. Car rental in Budapest is also an option. The airport offers a wide range of shops and restaurants, many of which are located in the Sky Court center, but you can still find plenty of amenities in either terminal.
If you are traveling from the UAE to Budapest, you can catch flights out of either of Dubai’s airports – Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. If you wish to fly with Emirates you will be departing from Dubai International Airport (Terminal 3), while you will also be able to travel directly with flydubai from Dubai International Airport from 27 June 2019 onwards. Wizz Air also operates flights out of Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai’s secondary airport.
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Budapest Travel Information
As Hungary is an EU member state and a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals don’t need to worry about getting a visa to travel to Budapest. The city can get quite busy during the peak tourism months from June to August, so you may want to visit either side of this period to enjoy warmer weather without the crowds. Remember that Hungary does not use the Euro as its currency unlike most EU member states, so make sure you change up your money to the correct currency – the Hungarian forint.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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