Known as the cultural capital of Pakistan, Lahore is home to many wonders celebrating its history as a thriving center of culture for over a thousand years such as the Walled City of Lahore and the impressive Badshani Mosque, once the largest in the world. Sports and outdoor activities are popular in Lahore - the famous Lahore Polo Club still remains active after centuries, while families are able to enjoy a day out at one of the many amusements parks in the city. There are numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be found in Lahore and the surrounding region including Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens which has made the city one of Pakistan’s most popular tourism destinations. Check out the best things to do in Lahore to make the most of your time there. Pakistan might not be on everyone's must-visit list but there is plenty of beautiful scenery to enjoy - our list of the prettiest place in Pakistan is a good place to start.
When to Visit Lahore
The Lahore weather remains hot for most of the year, although it does experience cooler temperatures between December and February for those not used to the heat. The rainy season in Lahore falls between July and August, while the rest of the year experiences very little rainfall at all. Those who enjoy the heat may find either side of the rainy season to be the best period to visit, while travelers looking for a cooler climate may consider visiting over the winter. Cheap flights to Lahore tend to be available all year round so be sure to book early and get the best fares.
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Flights to Lahore
Allama Iqbal International Airport is the main airport in Lahore located 15 km outside of the city. There are direct flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport offered by Airblue, Etihad Airways and Pakistan International Airlines. There are also direct flights via Dubai International Airport with Emirates, Airblue and Pakistan International Airlines. Alternatively, you can also fly direct to Lahore from Ras al Khaimah with Air Arabia and out of Sharjah with Airblue. Allama Iqbal International Airport has two passenger terminals, although one of these terminals is dedicated exclusively to Hajj flights.
Lahore Travel Information
Almost all nationals including those from the UAE will be required to obtain a visa before arriving in Lahore. However, UAE nationals are also entitled to a business visa upon arrival if visiting solely for business. The currency in Pakistan is the Pakistani Rupee, so be sure to change your money before arriving or at the airport. Be advised the Pakistan is 1 hour ahead of the UAE so change your clocks to avoid confusion before flying.
Where to stay in Lahore
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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