Reasons To Visit Bishkek
Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and is a fascinating planned city which makes up for its lack of historical landmarks with many top quality cultural attractions. One of the most popular attractions in the city is Dordoi Bazaar, the largest bazaar in Central Asia, while the vibrant Osh Bazaar is also worth a visit. The city is home to many fine museums and cultural centers like the State Historical Museum and the M Frunze Museum, while it is also known for its world class spa centers offering a rejuvenating day out. Trekking is one of the most popular pastimes in Kyrgyzstan with many hiking and walking trails around the region, or you can take a tour out and experience the nomadic heritage of the locals.
Arriving In Bishkek
Manas International Airport is located roughly 25 km from the capital Bishkek and ranks as the busiest airport in Kyrgyzstan. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Bishkek it is possible to make the journey directly out of Dubai. The only carrier providing flights from the UAE to Bishkek is flydubai (Flydubai baggage allowance and fares explained), with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport.
Manas International Airport is a relatively small airport but offers all of the essentials you would expect to make your stay pleasant. The airport offers a broad selection of places to eat and drink whether it’s somewhere to have a quick bite or a proper meal, with a number of establishments open 24 hours a day. Along with this, there are a few different shops available as well as duty free shopping so you can browse through a variety of goods to help pass the time. The airport offers travelers free Wi-Fi and is home to a couple of airport lounges offering more exclusive surroundings.
Bishkek Travel Information
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UAE nationals are able to enter Kyrgyzstan without a visa for up to 60 days, so there’s no need to make a visa application before your journey. In Bishkek it gets hot for 3 or 4 months out of the year with average highs exceeding 30 degrees from June until August, although be prepared for freezing temperatures and snowfall if you visit during the winter. In Bishkek you will need to put your clocks forward by two hours when traveling from the UAE, while the currency is the Kyrgyzstani som.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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