Why You Should Visit Dresden
Dresden is a historic place with a thriving cultural heritage and many world-class museums to explore, while the city also offers plenty for the contemporary visitor with its many lively bars, top-quality restaurants and shops. This beautiful city has done incredibly well to restore many of its historic buildings destroyed by bombing during World War II, with its historic old town one of the most beautiful in the entire country. Be sure to check out the rebuilt Frauenkirche church or visit one of the city’s excellent museums and galleries like the Albertinum Museum and the Dresden Kunsthaus. There are many interesting festivals and events held in Dresden each year – if you are visiting in June be sure to enjoy the annual Bunte Republik Neustadt street festival which runs through the night.
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Arriving In Dresden
Dresden Airport is located less than 10 km from the city center of Dresden and is housed within a single terminal complex. There are plenty of ways to travel into the city when you have touched down including by bus, train and tram, so you don’t have to pay for a taxi if you don’t want to. Inside the airport travelers can look forward to an extensive range of facilities and services including duty-free and retail shopping, many restaurants and cafés as well as complimentary Wi-Fi for up to 30 minutes.
Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Dresden will not be able to make the trip directly as there are no direct flights available. However, Dresden Airport has connections to a few leading airports around Europe such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Munich, so UAE travelers can make the journey with just one transfer.
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Dresden Travel Information
As Germany is within the Schengen Area, UAE nationals are able to visit the country for up to 90 days without a visa. The city of Dresden itself has an excellent public transport network which makes it simple to get around, although you can find plenty of car rental companies at Dresden airport to rent your own vehicle once you have arrived. The weather in the city can get very cold over the winter, although during the summer Dresden enjoys warm temperatures with average highs of around 24 degrees.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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