Why You Should Visit Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a lively city where you can always find something exciting on, especially over the summer when all kinds of festivals are on such as the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s biggest arts festival. The arts are also celebrated throughout the year at Edinburgh’s many world-class venues where you can see everything from a classical musical performance to an avant garde play. Edinburgh is a city with a rich history which makes it perfect for sightseeing tours – be sure to start off in the Old Town where most of the city’s historic landmarks can be found. Along with its many cultural and historical attractions, Edinburgh also boasts a vibrant nightlife scene with its many bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
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Arriving In Edinburgh
Edinburgh Airport is situated less than 10 km from Edinburgh and consists of a single passenger terminal. Once your flight has landed at the airport you can get into central Edinburgh by public transport with buses and trams available, although taxis are also readily available just outside the airport. Inside the airport you can look forward to plenty of amenities and services with retail and duty free shopping available alongside a decent choice of places to eat and drink. Additionally, you can connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network to get online easily.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Edinburgh it is possible to fly out of Abu Dhabi, while those coming from elsewhere in the UAE can easily make a transfer at Abu Dhabi to get to Edinburgh. Currently the only airline flying to Edinburgh is Etihad Airways, with all flights departing from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Read our guide to Understanding the Etihad airways baggage allowance rules .
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Edinburgh Travel Information
UAE nationals will be able to enter the UK without requiring a visa, although you will have to apply online first for an Electronic Visa Waiver before making the journey. In Edinburgh the weather gets very cold over the winter so make sure you bring plenty of warm clothing, while during the summer you can expect highs of just under 20 degrees. Once you are in Edinburgh you can rely on the city’s extensive public transport network to make your way around, although you will also be able to find many car rental companies at Edinburgh airport if you want your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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