Perhaps the world’s most instantly recognizable city, New York is a place offering endless possibilities whether it’s catching a show on Broadway, taking a tour of the famous Statue of Liberty or shopping along the exclusive Fifth Avenue. Many visitors flock to New York to explore its wealth of culture which includes world-class museums and art galleries, performing arts venues and historic sites, while modern visitors can bask in its limitless selection of restaurants, cafes and shops. The city also has a lot to offer families with its many attractions including the vast Bronx Zoo or the laid-back atmosphere of Central Park. From the thriving metropolis of Manhattan to the diversity and flavor of Queens, New York has something to offer for everyone.
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When to Visit New York
While New York retains its unique charm all year round whether it’s a swelteringly hot summer or a snowy winter, there are periods of the year when the weather is a bit milder for those who want to avoid the extremities of summer and winter. Many choose to visit New York from April to June when the weather is pleasantly warm but not too hot, or just after August through to October as autumn comes. However, there is such a variety of things to see and do in New York that visiting the city any time of the year is going to be a rewarding trip.
Cheap Tickets to New York
There are three different airports in the city of New York - New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark and New York La Guardia. The largest airport and the busiest in the entire United States is New York John F. Kennedy which handles over 56 million passengers every year. The airport is located in the borough of Queens and is comprised of 8 terminals, although some are now marked for demolishment and not currently in use.
Getting from the airport into central New York is quick and easy with the JFK AirTrain which runs at all hours, taking around 1 hour to get to Manhattan. There are direct flights from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai to New York John F. Kennedy via Etihad Airways and Emirates.
Those flying from Dubai are also able to arrive at New York Newark with Emirates. New York Newark is an international airport handling up to 40 million passengers each year, while New York La Guardia is a dedicated domestic airport serving over 28 million passengers a year.
New York Travel Information
All travelers flying to New York are required to possess a valid visa in order to enter the United States except nationals of countries that are a part of the Visa Waiver Program. Nationals from the UAE are not eligible for this program so will need to arrange a visa in order to visit New York. The currency used in New York is the United States Dollar, so be sure to change currency before flying or once you land at the airport.
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