Reasons To Visit Kigali
Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is the commercial and cultural center of the country offering plenty of interesting things to see and do. Many of the most popular attractions in the city are its museums and learning centers such as the Presidential Palace Museum and the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center. You will find that Kigali boasts a varied range of restaurants and eating spots comprising cuisine from across the globe, while those looking to enjoy the local nightlife should head down to the Kimihurura district.
Arriving In Kigali
Kigali International Airport is the primary airport serving Rwanda located only 5 km from Kigali. Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Kigali will be able to fly directly from Dubai. Currently the only airline providing flights from the UAE to Kigali is RwandAir, with all flights leaving out of Dubai International Airport.
At Kigali International Airport you will find everything you need for a pleasant stay, with a cafeteria area available for hungry travelers and free Wi-Fi for those looking to get online. Once your flight has touched down at the airport, the easiest way to travel into the city is by taxi. This journey should be affordable for most as the city is just 5 km away.
Kigali Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Rwanda will be able to go online and get an e-visa before the journey. In Kigali the hottest time of year is from July until October which sees average highs of 26 to 28 degrees, although it is warm throughout the rest of the year so you are unlikely to need any warm clothing. However, be advised that it rains quite frequently in the region for most of the year, especially between October to December and March to April. In general you will find that the price of things in Kigali like accommodation and dining out will be cheaper compared to the UAE, while the country is two hours behind the UAE so don’t forget to change your clocks when you land.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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