Why You Should Visit Kabul
The historic city of Kabul is believed to be close to 4,000 years old and its rich history is evident in its wide range of historic sites and landmarks. The city is particularly known for its large number of beautiful gardens such as the Gardens of Babur, while there are also plenty of things to do for families with kids with attractions like Kabul Zoo offering fun for everyone. If you are interested in exploring the heritage of Kabul it is well worth visiting the impressive National Museum of Afghanistan or checking out some of the art work at the National Gallery of Afghanistan. Active travelers up for an adventure should consider taking a walk along the Kabul Wall which offers spectacular views over the city.
Where to stay: Kabul hotels
Arriving In Kabul
Hamid Karzai International Airport is located only 5 km from central Kabul and consists of two passenger terminals. When you have landed at the airport you can find taxis readily available just outside the airport to make the short trip into Kabul. The airport itself offers a small range of amenities so you can find all the basics such as a couple of shops and places to eat.
If you are looking to make the journey from the UAE to Kabul it is possible to fly out of Dubai with multiple carriers. Currently all flights to Kabul from the UAE depart from Dubai International Airport – the carriers serving this route are Emirates, flydubai, Kam Air and Safi Airways. If you are based elsewhere in the UAE you can easily make the short trip to Dubai by road or air and then fly onwards to Kabul.
Kabul Travel Information
All nationals looking to travel to Afghanistan will have to arrange a visa, so make sure you get organized and apply for a visa well in advance of your flight to avoid disappointment. In Kabul the weather is hot over the summer but not as hot as it is in the UAE with average highs of around 32 degrees. However, be advised that it can get extremely cold over the winter in Kabul with temperatures often dropping below freezing, so you will need to pack plenty of warm clothing.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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