Why You Should Visit Newcastle
An exciting city situated in the northeast of England, Newcastle is particularly famed for its vibrant nightlife scene but also offers plenty more in terms of history and modern attractions. There are many stunning architectural wonders located around Newcastle such as the Tyne Bridge or the ancient Roman fort at Segedunum, while the city is also home to many interesting museums and art galleries like the Great North Museum and the contemporary Shipley Art Gallery, so culture lovers will find plenty to add to their itinerary. There are many cultural events held around Newcastle throughout the year and the city also boasts a number of top-quality institutions like the Sage Music Center which hosts concerts both classical and modern. If you fancy experiencing the famous Newcastle nightlife then one of the best places to start is on the Diamond Strip around the Central Station area.
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Arriving In Newcastle
Newcastle International Airport is situated less than 10 km away from the city center of Newcastle and consists of a single passenger terminal. Inside the airport you can find everything you would possibly need including retail and duty-free shopping, restaurants and cafés and free Wi-Fi for up to 45 minutes. Although you can easily flag down a taxi to get into Newcastle from the airport, you can use public transport if you would prefer on the local metro network or by bus. Car rental in Newcastle is also an option.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Newcastle you can make the journey out of Dubai. The only airline currently operating from Dubai to Newcastle is Emirates, the national airline of Dubai, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport.
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Newcastle Travel Information
As a UAE national, you can apply online for an electronic visa waiver in order to travel to the UK. The weather in Newcastle is cold over the winter and relatively mild for the rest of the year, so you will need some warm clothing with you. Remember that in the UK the currency utilized is the Pound Sterling and not the Euro like many other EU nations, so make sure you change up the right money before your journey.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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