Why You Should Visit Ostrava
Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic well known for its wealth of culture and art in addition to many beautiful examples of architecture. Although the city has retained much of its historical charm, in recent decades it has developed into a modern city home to many exciting attractions for the contemporary visitor. In Ostrava you can visit one of its excellent theaters or performance venues to enjoy a concert or show, while the city also boasts a large number of museums such as the Ostrava City Museum offering an in-depth insight into its history. If you fancy going out in the evening and enjoying the famous local nightlife, be sure to head down to Stoldolni Street which is one of the country’s most vibrant areas for nightlife.
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Arriving In Ostrava
Leos Janacek Airport Ostrava is situated roughly 20 km away from the city of Ostrava and is made up of a single passenger terminal. There are a number of ways to travel into the city when you have landed at the airport including by train or bus if you would rather not pay for a taxi. Inside the airport there are a few cafés and eateries available in addition to duty-free shopping, while the airport also provides travelers with complimentary Wi-Fi.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Ostrava you will be able to make the journey out of Dubai. Currently the only carrier providing flights out of Dubai is SmartWings, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport, the main airport serving Dubai.
Ostrava Travel Information
The Czech Republic is a part of the Schengen Area which means UAE nationals can travel to the country for up to 90 days without needing a visa. The city itself is served by an extensive network of buses and trams which makes it straightforward to get around, while there are a few leading car rental agencies available at Ostrava airport if you need your own vehicle. The weather in Ostrava is warm over the summer with average highs in the mid-20s between June and August. However, you will need to pack a lot of warm clothing with you if you are visiting during the winter when snowfall is fairly frequent and temperatures often get below freezing.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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