Reasons To Visit Mashhad
Mashhad is the second largest city in Iran and is also known as the holiest place in the country due to its many shrines, mausoleums and tombs. Undoubtedly the most famous attraction in the city is the Imam Reza Shrine Complex, the largest mosque in the world and a truly stunning work of architecture. Along with its many other holy sites and historical landmarks, Mashhad is well known for its beautiful parks and gardens along with its street sculptures dotted all over the city. If you fancy doing a bit of shopping then visit one of the bazaars such as the Bazaar-e Reza, while you will also want to sample some of the local cuisine with all kinds of restaurants and cheap eats to be found in this thriving city.
Arriving In Mashhad
Mashhad International Airport is the second busiest airport serving Iran situated just 5 km from the center of Mashhad. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Mashhad, you will be able to make the trip out of Dubai or Sharjah. If you are flying from Dubai you can catch flights with Emirates, flydubai and Mahan Air, with all flights leaving from Dubai International Airport, the main airport serving Dubai. In addition to this, it is also possible to fly to Mashhad from Sharjah with Air Arabia.
At Mashhad International Airport there are three passenger terminals, with international flights handled at Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. The airport offers a decent range of amenities and services for travelers to enjoy including a couple of cafés and eateries and a few shops to get any travel essentials you need. Getting from the airport into central Mashhad is quick and easy as there are buses available, although you can also hop in a taxi if need be.
Mashhad Travel Information
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A UAE national traveling to Mashhad will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival, so there’s no need to make a visa application before your journey. In Mashhad the weather gets hot over the summer with average highs in the mid-30s between June and August, although it gets very cold during the winter so make sure you pack warm clothing with you. In Iran the currency you will need is the Iranian rial, while Mashhad is just 30 minutes behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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