Why You Should Visit Porto
The beautiful city of Porto is the second largest in Portugal where you will find everything from beautiful old buildings to modern designer stores and bohemian cafés. One of the best places to start off your journey is to visit the Ribeira district along the river, one of the most beautiful areas in the city. You can find many world-class cultural institutions around Porto such as the Casa da Musica, while there is always something exciting going on in the city with many festivals and events held throughout the year. Be sure to check out some of the stunning architectural sights around Porto which is known for its many unique landmarks like the She Changes sculpture and the beautiful Kadoorie Synagogue.
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Arriving In Porto
Porto Airport is situated roughly 10 km outside of Porto and ranks as the second busiest airport in Portugal. The airport itself is housed within a single terminal complex and offers an excellent range of amenities and services to keep you happy. Once you have landed at the airport there are plenty of ways to travel into the city including by metro or on the AeroBus service, although the distance is relatively short so many travelers opt for a taxi when they have arrived. There are also plenty of leading car rental agencies at Porto airport so you can easily rent your own vehicle as soon as you have arrived. You will find an excellent range of retail shops alongside duty-free shopping, while there are also plenty of choices available when it comes to dining and drinking. You will also able to connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network during your stay to get online.
Travelers looking to book flights from the UAE to Porto will not be able to make the journey directly as there are no carriers providing direct flights from the UAE. However, Porto Airport is well-connected to various leading airports around Europe so you can easily make a trip involving only a single stopover.
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Porto Travel Information
If you are visiting Porto over the summer you can expect average highs of around 25 degrees and plenty of sunshine, although temperatures can get surprisingly cold over the winter period. Given that Portugal is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals are able to enter the country on a visa free basis for a period of up to 90 days.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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