Why You Should Visit Kazan
As the capital of Tatarstan in Russia, Kazan is a city with a rich cultural heritage known for its incredibly high standard of living, making it an ideal destination for people of all tastes. There are some truly stunning landmarks in the city, none finer than the pristine white Kazan Kremlin, or you may want to see some of the lesser-known gems of the city like the Palace of Agriculture. There are various museums dotted around the city definitely worth exploring such as the quirky Soviet Lifestyle Museum, while the city is known for its busy cultural calendar with many festivals, concerts and theatrical performances available.
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Arriving In Kazan
Kazan International Airport is located just 25 km away from the city of Kazan and is comprised of three passenger terminals. When you have touched down at the airport you can hop on the Aeroexpress train network to reach the center of the city in just 20 minutes, although there are also taxis available. Inside the airport you will find plenty of cafés and restaurants to satisfy your appetite, while there is also retail and duty-free shopping available. Additionally, the airport is home to a couple of airport lounges and also provides travelers with free Wi-Fi throughout.
If you’re looking to travel from the UAE to Kazan you will be able to make the journey out of Dubai with a number of carriers. Currently flydubai is the only airline providing a regular service, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport. Additionally, you can catch seasonal charter flights with Nordwind Airlines and Ural Airlines from the same airport or fly out of Al Maktoum International Airport with Azur Air.
Kazan Travel Information
UAE nationals looking to travel to Russia will have to arrange for a visa first before making the trip. In Kazan you can expect freezing temperatures and a lot of snowfall if you visit over the winter period, although during the summer temperatures soon heat up with average highs in the mid-20s between June and August. At Kazan airport you will find a couple of car rental agencies available, so it is straightforward to rent your own vehicle as soon as your flight has landed.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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