Why You Should Visit Gdansk
Boasting a rich history as an ancient seaport for over 1,000 years, Gdansk is a beautiful city lined with classical architecture and many fascinating heritage sites. The best place to start your adventure in the city is to head down to the Old Town, locally known as the Stare Miasto – here many of the city’s finest historic buildings and museums are to be found. However, Gdansk is not just a city for sightseers and cultural enthusiasts as it offers much more with its vibrant bars and clubs, boutique shops and beautiful coastline. Although the sea is cold at the best of times, there are many beaches lining the coast where you can soak up the summer sunshine or enjoy a meal at a seaside café. Families with children will find plenty to do to keep the kids entertained – one fun day out for all the family is a visit to Gdansk Zoo, one of Poland’s largest.
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Arriving In Gdansk
Gdansk Airport, known in full as Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport, is situated just 10 km from the city and ranks as the third busiest airport in Poland. Once you have arrived to the airport, one of the easiest ways to reach the city is to catch the train from the station just outside the terminal building, although there are also buses and taxis available. The city itself is served by a comprehensive public transport system consisting of buses and trams, while many leading car rental companies can be found at Gdansk Airport. Within the airport you will find all of the essential amenities and services you would need including a few restaurants and cafés alongside duty-free shopping. In addition to this, you can also connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network for up to 15 minutes and have the option to purchase more time.
Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Gdansk will have to make a stopover somewhere as there are no airlines providing direct flights from anywhere in the UAE. There are flights available to Gdansk from many leading European airports including Amsterdam and Frankfurt so it is possible to make the journey from the UAE with only a single stopover.
Gdansk Travel Information
As Poland is a part of the Schengen Area you do not need to worry about getting a visa if you are a UAE national. Although the weather in Gdansk can be pleasantly warm over the summer with average highs of around 20 degrees, it gets very cold over the winter months and temperatures regularly drop below freezing.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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