Why You Should Visit Dortmund
As a city over 1,000 years old, Dortmund has an interesting heritage as a center of industry and has now developed into a modern metropolis with a thriving cultural scene. There are many fascinating museums located around the city like the Museum of Art and Cultural History exploring life in Dortmund over the centuries or the Museum of Natural History which is an exciting place for all the family. Dortmund is also known as one of the finest shopping destinations in Germany, especially around the center of the city which boasts many high-end shops as well as the Their-Gallerie shopping mall. Be sure to check out some of the interesting architectural works in the city like the Opernhaus Dortmund opera house and the 800 year old Reinoldkirche church.
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Arriving In Dortmund
Dortmund Airport is located around 10 km outside of Dortmund and primarily handles budget flights around Europe. Once you have landed at the airport you can hop on the shuttle bus which can take you into the city, although you may opt for the convenience of a taxi to reach your destination directly. The airport offers all of the essential amenities you would expect including cafés and restaurants, duty-free shopping and a paid Wi-Fi service to get online.
If you are looking to fly from the UAE to Dortmund you will need to make a transfer as there are no airlines providing direct flights. Dortmund Airport has regular flights from Munich and Vienna which would allow travelers from the UAE to make the journey with only one stopover.
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Dortmund Travel Information
As a UAE national traveling to Germany you will not need to apply for a visa for stays of up to 90 days as Germany is a part of the Schengen Area. Dortmund enjoys pleasantly warm temperatures over the summer with average highs of around 22 degrees, although be prepared for very chilly temperatures if you are visiting over the winter period. Although Dortmund has an efficient public transport network to help travelers get around and explore, there are a number of car rental companies at Dortmund airport for those looking for their own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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