Why You Should Visit Cork
Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland offering many exciting things to do whether it’s exploring the city’s ancient sites or enjoying a night out in the town. There are many beautiful works of architecture located around the city such as St Mary’s Cathedral, while one of the most interesting attractions in the city is the Cork City Gaol. Culture in Cork is very much alive with many different festivals and cultural institutions livening up the city all year round like the Cork Jazz Festival or the Cork Academy of Dramatic Art. Cork is also well known for its vibrant nightlife scene – head down to the bustling Barrack Street in the evening and spend the night in an authentic Irish pub.
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Arriving In Cork
Cork Airport is located around 6 km from Cork and consists of a single passenger terminal offering everything you would need. When you have landed at the airport you can find buses available to travel into the city, although many opt for the convenience of a taxi given the short distance. Inside the airport travelers will find a decent selection of retail and travel shops alongside duty-free shopping, while there are also a few cafés and eateries available to satisfy your appetite. In addition to this, the airport provides free Wi-Fi and also offers internet kiosks to help travelers get online.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Cork you will not be able to make the journey directly as no airlines provide nonstop flights. In addition to this, many flights to and from Cork Airport are on a seasonal basis – however, there are year-round flights available from leading airports around Europe such as London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle, enabling UAE travelers to fly to Cork with only a single stopover.
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Cork Travel Information
UAE nationals looking to travel to the Republic of Ireland are able to apply online for a visa waiver. Once you are in the city you can get around on the public bus network serving Cork, although you may prefer to rent your own vehicle - there are a few leading car rental companies at Cork Airport so you can easily get a hold of your own vehicle as soon as you have landed. The weather in Cork can get cold during the winter and stays relatively mild for the rest of the year with average highs of around 18 degrees during the height of summer between July and August.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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