Why You Should Visit Faisalabad
As Pakistan’s third largest city, you can expect to find plenty of exciting opportunities in Faisalabad, while the surrounding natural landscape also offers many adventures for the intrepid traveler. During your stay in the city be sure to visit the area around Ghanta Ghar, the oldest in the city and home to many of its most interesting buildings. You can also find a thriving marketplace here to pick up some memorable keepsakes and experience the buzz of the city. Check the city’s cultural calendar when you visit as there are always festivals and cultural events on - one of the most memorable is the Rang-e-Bahar flower festival over the spring at Jinnah Gardens.
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Arriving In Faisalabad
Faisalabad International Airport is located only 10 km from Faisalabad and consists of a single passenger terminal. Although the variety of choices are fairly limited, you can find all of the basic amenities you would expect including a few shops and snack bars, while you can also connect your electronic device to the airport’s free Wi-Fi service.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Faisalabad is possible to fly out of either Dubai or Sharjah. Currently the only airline providing flights out of Dubai is flydubai, while Air Arabia and Shaheen Air both offer flights out of Sharjah.
Faisalabad Travel Information
Most nationals including those from the UAE will be required to arrange a visa in order to travel to Pakistan, although if you are traveling to the country on business purposes you can obtain a visa upon arrival. In Faisalabad the weather gets very hot over the summer with highs of around 40 degrees to be expected, although it does cooldown to pleasant temperatures outside of this period. One of the most interesting ways to make your way around the city is by rickshaw just as the locals do, although you can find bus services available. In addition to this, there are car rental companies operating at Faisalabad International Airport so you can easily get hold of your own vehicle during your visit.
If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, find some inspiration with our guide to the most beautiful places in Pakistan.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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