Why You Should Visit Geneva
Geneva is a city home to spectacular historic landmarks alongside many modern wonders and plenty of interesting museums and art galleries for culture lovers. Many of the city’s finest heritage sites can be found in the Old Town district like the beautiful St Pierre Cathedral and the charming City Hall. Geneva is also well known for its various parks and green places like the Parc de la Grange near the Lake Geneva promenade and the Parc des Bastions offering an escape from the city atmosphere. There are plenty of interesting festivals and cultural events held in Geneva over the course of the year, one of the busiest of which is the Fete de la Musique held each June. Foodies will marvel at the array of culinary delights to be enjoyed in Geneva, with cuisine from all around the world available and many world-class restaurants offering fine dining and gourmet cuisine.
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Arriving In Geneva
Geneva Airport, also known as Cointrin Airport, is located only 4 km outside of the city and is comprised of two passenger terminals. When you have touched down at the airport, the quickest way to journey into Geneva is to take the train which takes just six minutes, although there are alternative ways soft transport including buses and taxis. The city benefits from an excellent public transport network which consists of trams, buses, trains and boats, while there are plenty of car rental agencies at Geneva airport for those who wish to drive their own vehicle during their visit. Inside the airport you will find an extensive range of shops, cafés and restaurants to help you pass the time, while you can also connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network.
Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Geneva will be able to fly out of either Abu Dhabi or Dubai. If you are coming from Dubai you can catch flights with Emirates out of Dubai International Airport, while those departing from Abu Dhabi will be able to make the journey with Etihad Airways.
Geneva Travel Information
Switzerland is a part of the Schengen Area, so UAE nationals will be able to travel to the country on a visa free basis for a period of up to 90 days. Be prepared for cold weather and snow if you are visiting Geneva over the winter, although during the summer temperatures get surprisingly hot with average highs of around 26 degrees.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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