Reasons To Visit Irkutsk
Located in Siberia, Irkutsk is one of the most interesting cities in Russia best known for its unique architectural landmarks and plentiful cultural attractions. There are some truly stunning works of architecture around Irkutsk, with perhaps none finer than the Prince Vladimir Monastery. Be sure to check out some of the excellent museums in the city like the City History Museum and the Irkutsk Regional Museum exploring the interesting heritage of the region, while art lovers must visit the Sukachev Art Museum which is said to be one of the finest in Russia.
Arriving In Irkutsk
International Airport Irkutsk is located just outside of the city of Irkutsk and handles a wide range of flights. If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Irkutsk, it is possible to make the journey out of Dubai. Currently Pegas Fly is the sole carrier providing flights to Irkutsk from the UAE, with all flights departing from Al Maktoum International Airport on a seasonal charter basis.
At Irkutsk Airport you will find all of the essential facilities and services you would need including a couple of dining options to satisfy your appetite. In addition to this, the airport is home to a couple of airport lounges if you would rather wait for your flight somewhere luxurious. When your flight has touched down at the airport there are a number of options available to you in order to travel into the city including by bus and tram if you don’t want to take a taxi.
Irkutsk Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Russia, you’ll have to apply for a visa first before catching your flight. In Irkutsk the weather is extremely cold over the winter and snowfall is heavy, although temperatures get surprisingly warm during the summer with average highs in the mid-20s between June and August. Don’t forget that Irkutsk is four hours ahead of the UAE, while you can generally expect prices in the city to be a bit cheaper compared to those in the UAE.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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