Why You Should Visit Katowice
Although Katowice is a relatively new city having been founded in the 19th century, the city boasts an excellent collection of classical architecture such as St. Mary’s Church or the Monopol Hotel, so sightseers will find plenty of architectural gems on their adventures. One of the best places to start your trip off is to head down to the market square - along with many historic sites, there are many bars and cafés to be enjoyed both day and night. Travelers interested in learning more about the history of the city can visit some of its excellent museums like the Katowice Historical Museum or the Silesian Museum, while art lovers will find many quality galleries around like the private Wilson Shaft Gallery exhibiting modern art work alongside frequent concerts and balls.
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Arriving In Katowice
Katowice International Airport is located 30 km from the city of Katowice and ranks as the fourth busiest airport in Poland. The airport itself is comprised of three passenger terminals, with Terminal A handling all non-Schengen flights and Terminal C dedicated to arrivals. When you have arrived at the airport there are a number of bus services available that can take you into the city, or you can hop in a taxi if you prefer the convenience. Within the airport there are a large number of restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets so you have plenty of culinary choices available, while there are also a few retail and souvenir shops alongside duty-free shopping.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Katowice you will be able to make the journey from Dubai, with flights available from both of Dubai’s airports. Enter Air provides charter flights out of Dubai International Airport, while you can also make the journey with Wizz Air from Al Maktoum International Airport.
Katowice Travel Information
UAE nationals flying to Poland don’t need to worry about applying for a visa as the country is in the Schengen Area, allowing UAE nationals to enter on a visa free basis for up to 90 days. Although the weather in the city over the summer is pleasantly warm with average highs of around 23 degrees, it can get very cold over the winter period and often drops below freezing. Katowice has an efficient bus and tram network which makes it easy to get around and explore the city, while there are car rental companies available in the airport if you want a vehicle when you land.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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