Why You Should Visit Kaliningrad
The city of Kaliningrad has undergone many transformations over the ages and still boasts a fine collection of old heritage sites and architectural gems which are well worth exploring. In modern times the city has become something of a center of culture in Russia with its many world-class museums and theaters like the Museum of History and Arts or the Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theater, so travelers can catch a production or explore many of its museums. The city is also known for its many beautiful parks and green spaces which offer a serene escape from city life, while there are a few family-friendly attractions available such as the Kaliningrad Zoo for the kids.
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Arriving In Kaliningrad
Khrabrovo Airport is located around 25 km from the city of Kaliningrad and is housed within a single terminal complex. When you have touched down at the airport you can find bus services which can take you into the city in around 45 minutes, although you may opt for the convenience of a taxi instead. The airport offers only a limited range of amenities and facilities, so you are best off bringing everything essential you need with you.
Khrabrovo Airport primarily handles domestic flights but also serves a few routes from European destinations. If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Kaliningrad you will be able to make the journey directly as no airlines provide nonstop flights. However, the airport has regular connections to a couple of airports with direct flights from the UAE including Moscow, so you will be able to make the journey with just a single stopover.
Kaliningrad Travel Information
Any UAE national looking to travel to Russia will have to apply for a visa first before making the journey. In Kaliningrad temperatures drop below freezing over the winter, although over the summer you can expect average highs in the mid-to low 20s. The city itself is served by a comprehensive public transport network consisting of buses, trams and trolleybuses, while there are a few car rental agencies operating at Kaliningrad airport for those looking to acquire their own vehicle during their visit.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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