Why You Should Visit Lisbon
The beautiful coastal capital of Portugal is known for its diverse range of architecture comprising various styles, while the city is also full of many interesting museums perfect for cultural enthusiasts. One of the most popular neighborhoods in the city is Belem which is home to the famous Belem Tower which offers unrivalled panoramic views over the city. If you plan on exploring some of Lisbon’s museums then you won’t want to miss the National Museum of Ancient Art which houses many important Portuguese works of art. Lisbon is also a city that comes alive at night with its many bustling bars and pubs as well as spontaneous street festivals and concerts.
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Arriving In Lisbon
Lisbon Airport is the busiest airport in Portugal located only 7 km from Lisbon. The airport itself is comprised of two passenger terminals and offers plenty of facilities and services to meet the needs of travelers. Once your flight has arrived in the Portuguese capital you can reach the center of the city by public transport, with metro and bus services available. As well as a wide selection of eating and drinking establishments, the airport is home to many retail shops and offers extensive duty-free shopping. In addition to this, you can connect to free Wi-Fi during your stay to easily get online.
Those looking to book flights from the UAE to Lisbon can make the journey with Emirates, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport. However, those looking to travel to Lisbon from other areas of the UAE can easily take a short flight or drive to Dubai and then make a transfer. Read our guide to the Emirates baggage allowance.
Lisbon Travel Information
The weather in Lisbon is hot over the summer, although it does not get as hot as you are used to in the UAE. As Portugal is part of the Schengen Area you won’t have to apply for a visa in order to travel to the country. Lisbon itself is served by an extensive public transport system which includes a metro network as well as buses and trams, so you can easily get around the city without needing a car. However, if you did want your own vehicle to explore the wider region, there are plenty of car rental companies at Lisbon airport.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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