Reasons To Visit Omsk
The city of Omsk is located in Western Siberia and has an interesting history as an important fortress and economic hub in the region before growing to become the seventh biggest city in Russia. The city is known for its charming old architecture which can best be experienced in the old town area, while the city also boasts many fine museums such as the Omsk State Museum of Local History which are worth setting aside a day to explore. You will find there are many upmarket establishments in Omsk including designer and boutique stores as well as plenty of high-end restaurants and bars.
Arriving In Omsk
Omsk Airport, also known as Tsentralny Airport, is located only 5 km from Omsk and handles a range of domestic and regional flights. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Omsk, you won’t be able to travel nonstop as there are no direct flights available. However, the airport has decent connections so there are plenty of flight options for UAE-based travelers involving only one stopover.
Omsk Airport is set within a single terminal and offers a decent range of amenities and facilities to keep travelers happy. There are a couple of cafés and eateries where you can get refreshed as well as a few travel and convenience shops to pick up some last-minute travel basics. Getting from the airport into the city is possible by public bus or by local minibus if you don’t want to pay for a private taxi.
Omsk Travel Information
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UAE nationals looking to fly to Russia will need to make a visa application first before flying, so make sure you apply with plenty of time to spare. In Omsk the weather is freezing and snowfall is heavy almost every day, although temperatures get surprisingly warm over the summer with average highs in the mid-20s between June and August. Remember that the currency in Russia is the Russian ruble, while Omsk is only two hours ahead of the UAE. When visiting Omsk you will find that most of the important sites around the city center are reachable by foot, although the wider city area is served by an extensive public transport network of buses and trams.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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