Reasons To Visit Makhachkala
Makhachkala is the capital of the Republic of Dagestan in Russia and has plenty of interesting things to see and do for travelers. One of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Grand Mosque of Makhachkala, one of the largest mosques in Russia and a prominent part of the cityscape. Makhachkala enjoys an ideal location along the Caspian Sea, enabling visitors to the city to soak up the summer sunshine on the beach and even enjoy some water-based activities like fishing and sailing. Another popular attraction in the city is the Makhachkala Bazaar, a thriving marketplace where you can pick up some authentic local trinkets and see how the locals live.
Arriving In Makhachkala
Makhachkala Airport, also known as Uytash Airport, is located around 20 km from Makhachkala and handles a range of domestic and international flights including direct flights from the UAE. Travelers looking to fly from the UAE to Makhachkala will be able to make the journey directly out of Dubai. Currently the sole airline providing flights on this route is flydubai (flydubai baggage allowance and fares explained), with all flights leaving from Dubai International Airport, the main airport serving Dubai.
Makhachkala Airport is a fairly small airport and offers only the essentials when it comes to amenities, so bring anything you absolutely need with you in order to avoid disappointment. Once you have arrived at the airport, your best bet of reaching the city center is to hop in a taxi or to prearrange for a private transfer before your journey.
Makhachkala Travel Information
Where to stay: Hotels in Makhachkala
As a UAE national traveling to Russia, you’ll have to have a visa so remember to get an application complete before your journey. In Makhachkala the weather gets quite hot over the summer with average highs in the high 20s from June until August, although over the winter period you can expect very cold temperatures and some snowfall. The currency you will need in Makhachkala is the Russian ruble, while the city is only one hour behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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