How to find cheap flights to Manila
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Airports with direct flights to Manila from the UAE
What airlines fly to Manila from the UAE?
A number of airlines offer direct flights to Manila from the UAE. From Dubai you can catch direct flights with Emirates, Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines. Alternatively, if you are traveling out of Abu Dhabi you will be able to fly directly with Etihad Airways, the sole carrier providing direct flights from Abu Dhabi.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is situated 7 km south of central Manila. The journey time by car is approximately 40 minutes. You can conveniently catch the Metrorail network directly from the airport and there are also bus services available to make the journey. Alternatively, taxis are readily available outside of Terminal 1 which is the airport’s main international terminal. An excellent array of amenities await travelers at the airport including duty-free shopping along with numerous dining and drinking spots. The airport also provides passengers with free Wi-Fi access so you can easily stay in touch with friends and colleagues. You may consider visiting one of the car rental companies at the airport if you plan on exploring the region by car.
When to go to Manila
Manila is a good all year round destination with temperatures always staying warm, although there is a rainy season from June to October to be aware of. There are a number of festivals and celebrations taking place throughout the year which are all worth visiting. There is an international film festival in December, the feast of black Nazarene in January, Chinese New Year in February and the wonderful River Festival in July. Christmas and Easter time also bring numerous colourful events and processions. Cheaper flights to Manila are usually easier to find between November and April and in the rainier season from July to October.
What's the weather like in Manila?
Manila has two distinctive seasons, a dry season which is from November to April with warm and generally dry days and a cooler, winter season from December to February where temperatures get down to around 21°C (70°F). March to May is the warmest time of the year with temperatures up to around 34°C (93°F). May to October sees heavy rain and high humidity and is typhoon season.
Where to stay in Manila
Check out the top hotels in Manila and you’re sure to find something to suit your budget and style.
What to see and do in Manila
Manila is a colourful cocktail of cultures from around the world including Asia, Europe and America. Fast paced and fun loving, the capital Manila is a bustling mix of the traditional and contemporary. Karaoke bars sit side by side old churches and ramshackle local houses while the nightlife in Manila is the envy of all its neighbours with bars and clubs pulsating until dawn. Shopaholics can visit any number of megamalls to get their fill of bargains while impressive museums give a window into the culture of Manila. Those who prefer their history outdoors can take a tour through the 16th century walls of the Intramuros where Spanish, American and Japanese all left their historical mark. Manila’s cuisine is as varied as its history with spectacular seafood restaurants and a dim sum heaven to be found in Chinatown. The open friendly locals make Manila one of the most welcoming cities in Asia with a happiness that is genuinely contagious.
Ayala Museum, Chinatown, Chinese Cemetery, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Oceanarium, Rizal Park and SM Mall of Asia. To help you plan your stay in the Philippine capital, check out our guide to the top 15 fun attractions and things to do in Manila. If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, find some inspiration with our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines and the 10 best islands.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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