Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and the home of many of the country’s finest cultural attractions reflecting both its rich heritage and its vibrant modern culture. Some of Prague’s most famous architectural gems include the vast Prague Castle, believed to be the largest in the world, and the quirky Dancing House built in 1996. Those interested in exploring the heritage of the city more closely can visit some of its excellent museums such as the National Museum or listen to a live classical performance by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolfinum auditorium. Prague is also famed for its lively nightlife scene and boasts many bars and restaurants, while it is also very family-friendly with attractions such as Prague Zoo offering an exciting day out for all the family.
To help you plan your stay in the Czech capital, read our guide to the top attractions and things to do in Prague.
When to Visit Prague
The Prague weather can be quite cold but does warm up considerably over the summer, so those used to the heat may want to visit sometime between April and September. The busiest period for visitors to the city is in July and August, so if you want a bit of a quieter experience you may want to visit either side of this period. Even though it gets very cold, Prague can be a wonderful and charming place over the winter and snowfall is common. Cheap flights to Prague tend to be available all year round - just be sure to book well in advance for the best prices.
Flights to Prague
The main airport serving Prague is Vaclav Havel Airport Prague which is situated 10km outside of the city center. There are three different carriers offering flights from Dubai to Prague - Emirates, flydubai and SmartWings. You can also travel directly to Prague from Sharjah with Air Arabia. Getting from the airport into the center of Prague is possible by public bus, airport shuttle or taxi and only takes around 30 minutes with normal traffic, although traffic conditions can often be rather bad during the morning and evening rush hours.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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Where to Stay in Prague
Prague Travel Information
Czech Republic is part of the Schengen Area, meaning that all Schengen and EU nationals can enter into the country freely without a visa. In addition to this, nationals from over 60 countries are also entitled to visa-free access including those from the UAE. Unlike most EU member states that use the Euro, the currency used in Czech Republic is the Czech koruna and the Euro is not widely accepted. Czech Republic is 2 hours behind the UAE, so be sure to put your clocks back when you arrive.
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