Reasons To Visit Dumaguete
Dumaguete is a fascinating city known for its rich heritage and serene atmosphere, leading to its nickname as the “City of Gentle People”. Along with its many beautiful historic landmarks, the city itself is noted for its natural beauty so be sure to check out some of its most scenic areas like the Rizal Boulevard. There are many places to go outside of the city including the Casaroro Falls and Redrock Falls, so make sure you take an adventure trip out of Dumaguete during your visit. Dumaguete is also a city that loves its food, so expect to find cuisine from all around the world across the city.
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Arriving In Dumaguete
Dumaguete Airport, also known as Sibulan Airport, handles around half a million passengers every year and primarily handles domestic flights from around the Philippines. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Dumaguete, there are no airlines providing direct flights from the UAE so you will have to make a transfer somewhere. The airport has regular connections from Manila, so travelers from the UAE can make the trip with just a single stopover.
Dumaguete Airport is relatively small but offers all of the essential amenities and facilities you would need. As well as a couple of restaurants and cafés on site, you can find a few travel shops to pick up some last-minute basics. Once your flight has arrived at the airport, the easiest way to travel into the city is to hop in a taxi which is affordable for most given the short distance of just 3 km between the airport and the city center.
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UAE nationals traveling to the Philippines are entitled to enter the country visa free for a period of up to 30 days. In Dumaguete temperatures are relatively consistent over the course of the year with average highs of 29 to 32 degrees. While it rains quite often in the city all year round, there is a period of increased rainfall from June until December, with a drier period coming between February and May. The time zone in Dumaguete is four hours ahead of the UAE, while prices in the city will generally be cheaper compared to those you are used to in the UAE for essentials like travel, dining out and accommodation.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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