Why You Should Visit Hong Kong
The thriving metropolis of Hong Kong is a place of endless opportunities offering everything from world-class shopping centers and restaurants to hiking trails and beautiful beaches. One of the most popular spots in the city is Victoria Peak which looks over central Hong Kong Island - you can take a quick ride up there, but if you fancy a challenging hike you can make the trip up on foot. There are many beaches located around Hong Kong, some of which are relatively isolated and offer a peaceful escape from the busy city atmosphere. There are also plenty of hiking trails where you can push yourself to the limits and experience the natural beauty of Hong Kong up close. There are many events and festivals held throughout Hong Kong so be sure to check what’s going on in your area. For more tips and inspiration, read Top 10 attractions and things to do in Hong Kong.
Where to stay: Hong Kong hotels for every budget
Arriving In Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world handling over 70 million travelers each year. The airport is housed within a large terminal complex and is home to a wide range of amenities and services. Once you have arrived at the airport, the quickest way to get into the center of Hong Kong is to catch the Airport Express train, but there are alternatives available including buses and taxis. Renting a car at Hong Kong International is also an option. Inside the airport you can find everything from luxury and duty-free shopping to restaurants and bars, while the airport also provides travelers with free Wi-Fi.
If you are considering booking flights from the UAE to Hong Kong it is possible to fly out of Abu Dhabi or Dubai. If you are coming from Abu Dhabi International Airport you can make the journey with Etihad Airways, while travelers flying out of Dubai can catch flights with Cathay Pacific and Emirates from Dubai International Airport.
Hong Kong Travel Information
The weather in Hong Kong is generally warm for most of the year, although things can cool down a fair bit over the winter period. There is a lengthy rainy season in Hong Kong that begins in May and doesn’t finish until the end of September, so you may want to visit outside of this period for more enjoyable weather. Many nationals are able to travel to Hong Kong on a visa free basis, with UAE nationals permitted a stay of up to 30 days without a visa.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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