Reasons To Visit Gaziantep
Gaziantep is one of the largest cities in Turkey and is known for its long history stretching back millennia as one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlements. There are many significant landmarks in the city and the surrounding region to be explored, while you can also gain a more in-depth understanding of its heritage at the Archaeological Museum. The city can also be a very vibrant and bustling place where you can stroll through local bazaars or enjoy a coffee with locals at a café. Families traveling with kids will be able to find plenty of fun things to do around the city, with the Gaziantep Zoo one of the most popular in the country.
Arriving In Gaziantep
Gaziantep Oguzeli International Airport is the main airport serving Gaziantep located 20 km from the city center. The airport is housed within a single terminal complex and provides all of the essential amenities and facilities you would need. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Gaziantep you won’t be able to make the trip directly as there are no airlines providing nonstop flights. However, the airport has plenty of regular connections which makes it easy for UAE-based travelers to make the journey with just one transfer.
When you have arrived at the airport there is a shuttle bus service which can take you into the city in around half an hour, although there are plenty of taxis just outside of the terminal building at your disposal. Alternatively, you could consider a rental car in Gaziantep if you want to explore the country at your leisure. Inside the airport itself there is a café and restaurant where you can enjoy a meal, while you will also find a couple of shops to pick up some last-minute travel basics.
Gaziantep Travel Information
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UAE nationals flying to Turkey can go online and apply for an e- visa before traveling which enables you to stay for up to 90 days. In Gaziantep the summer climate is hot with average highs of around 35 degrees between July and August, although temperatures drop significantly over the winter when you will need warm clothing. Gaziantep is just one hour behind the UAE, while the currency you will need in Turkey is the Turkish lira. If you're considering exploring more of this fascinating country you can find inspiration by reading about the top 10 things everyone should see and do in Turkey.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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