Why You Should Visit Faro
Faro is located along the southern coast of Portugal and offers travelers many beautiful beaches, stunning architecture and plenty of modern attractions to keep everyone happy. There are many historical landmarks and heritage sites dotted around the city exploring its interesting history, many of which are located in the Old City which is composed of a fusion of Islamic and Portuguese architectural styles. If you fancy a day out on the beach underneath the Portuguese sunshine then take a trip to the Praia de Faro beach which stretches over several kilometers and offers both busy and peaceful areas. The city also boasts many restaurants and cafés and stays alive during the evening – visit the Rua do Prior street where you will find many of the city’s most lively bars and clubs.
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Arriving In Faro
Faro Airport is located just 4 km outside of the center of Faro and is set within a single passenger terminal complex. If you would rather use public transport when you have landed there are bus services that can get you into the city, although taxis are also readily available just outside the terminal building. During your time at the airport you will find all of the amenities you would need including cafés and eateries, retail and duty-free shopping as well as additional luxuries such as a rest zone for sleeping and free Wi-Fi throughout the airport.
Faro Airport primarily handles flights from European destinations on a seasonal basis. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Faro you will need to make a stopover as there are no carriers offering direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. Faro Airport has year-round connections to leading airports around Europe such as Frankfurt and Amsterdam so it is possible to travel from the UAE with a single stopover.
Faro Travel Information
Portugal is within the Schengen Area so UAE nationals are able to travel to the country without a visa for up to 90 days. The weather in the country is relatively warm for the majority of the year with average highs of close to 30 degrees during the summer and comfortably cool temperatures during the winter. There are plenty of bus services in the city to help travelers get around, while those who are looking for a vehicle will find a number of car rental companies available at the airport once you have arrived.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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