Reasons To Visit Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre is one of Brazil’s most interesting cities located in the south of the country. The city is a melting pot of Brazilian culture and European history and is home to a wealth of fascinating attractions and landmarks. One of the best ways to take in all of the important sites in the city is to hop on the Linha Turismo bus line which goes through all of the must-see regions in Porto Alegre. The city is also celebrated for its many beautiful parks and gardens offering some respite from the city atmosphere, or you can browse through the many excellent shopping centers and market places on offer.
Arriving In Porto Alegre
Salgado Filho International Airport is the main airport in Porto Alegre primarily handling flights from around the Brazil. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Porto Alegre you will not be able to make the journey directly as there are no airlines providing nonstop flights. However, you will be able to fly from the UAE to Porto Alegre with only a single stopover, making the journey a lot more convenient.
At Salgado Filho International Airport you can find a decent range of amenities and facilities to keep you occupied during your stay at the airport. The airport itself is set across two passenger terminals and is home to a few different cafés and eateries as well as duty-free shopping. In addition to this, there are other amenities available to travelers such as massage and spa services as well as free Wi-Fi, so there are plenty of things to do to pass the time. Getting from the airport into the city is possible on the local metro network, although there are plenty of taxis fitted with meters available just outside of the airport. Alternatively, you could consider renting a car in Porto Alegre.
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Porto Alegre Travel Information
As a UAE national catching flights to Brazil, you’ll have to make a visa application before making the journey as a visa waiver treaty signed between Brazil and the UAE is not yet implemented. The hottest period of the year in Porto Alegre is between December to February which sees average highs of around 30 degrees, while it still remains relatively warm from June until August but you may need to wear something warm in the evenings.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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