Reasons To Visit Des Moines
Des Moines is the capital of Iowa and offers everything you would want whether its historic buildings and fascinating museums or exciting festivals and family-friendly attractions. Be sure to go on a sightseeing tour of the city and see some of its finest works of architecture like the Capitol Building and Salisbury House, or spend a day in the beautiful Des Moines Botanical Center. The city is also the home of one of the country’s most popular fairs, The Iowa State Fair, which brings in over 1 million visitors each August. If you are traveling with the kids then there are plenty of amusement parks and sports teams in the region, while the city boasts a varied culinary scene so there are plenty of dining choices on offer.
Arriving In Des Moines
Des Moines International Airport is located only 5 km away from central Des Moines and handles a range of domestic flights. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Des Moines you will not be able to make the trip directly, but the airport has plenty of connections which makes it possible to travel from the UAE with only a single transfer.
When you have arrived at the airport there are public buses available which you can use to travel around if you don’t want to pay for a taxi. In addition to this, there are plenty of car rental agencies available on site, so you can conveniently rent a car straight after landing. There is a food court area in the airport where you can grab a bite to eat, while there are also a selection of fashion and convenience shops available. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi for up to 45 minutes so you can access the web without paying anything.
Des Moines Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to the United States you will have to apply for a visa first before making your journey. In Des Moines the weather gets warm over the summer with average highs of close to 30 degrees between July and August, although it gets very cold over the winter period with subzero temperatures and plenty of snowfall. Don’t forget that Des Moines is a significant 10 hours behind the UAE, while you will need to change up your money to the United States dollar when visiting the country.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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