Why You Should Visit Madrid
Madrid is a historic city home to some of Spain’s finest architectural gems and landmarks, although the city also offers many exciting possibilities for the modern traveler with its busy nightlife and world-class restaurants and shops. If you plan on exploring Madrid on foot, one of the best places to start is the Puerta del Sol plaza area in the center where you will also find plenty of street performers and cafés to get your day off to a busy start. Be sure to check out some of Madrid’s excellent museums in the Museum Triangle district which is home to world-class establishments like the Museo del Prado fine art gallery. In the evenings you can find many lively bars and clubs around Madrid, while the city is also known for its fantastic restaurants serving up authentic Spanish cuisine.
Arriving In Madrid
Madrid Airport is situated just 10 km outside of the capital and consists of four passenger terminals. When you have arrived at the airport, the most convenient way to get into the center of Madrid is to catch the metro line 8, although buses are also available and renting a car in Madrid is also an option. Inside the airport there are many amenities to be enjoyed such as designer and duty-free shopping as well as plenty of restaurants and cafés. In addition to this, the airport also provides travelers with free Wi-Fi so you can easily get online.
Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Madrid are able to travel out of Abu Dhabi or Dubai. If you are based in Abu Dhabi you can make the journey with Etihad Airways, while Emirates provide flights out of Dubai International Airport.
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Madrid Travel Information
As Spain is part of the Schengen Area there is no need to arrange a visa if you are a UAE national. Remember that in Spain the Euro is the currency used so make sure you change up the correct money before your journey. The Madrid weather can be a lot cooler compared to other areas of Spain, although the city does enjoy average highs of up to 32 degrees over the summer. However, travelers visiting Madrid over the winter will be surprised that it can get fairly chilly so make sure you pack something warm.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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