Reasons To Visit Orenburg
The city of Orenburg is an excellent base for travelers looking to explore the vast wilderness of the Urals and also offers plenty in terms of attractions and museums. Despite only being a few hundred years old, Orenburg is home to many fascinating heritage sites like its traditional houses and the beautiful St. Nikolay Cathedral, so you can easily spend a day or two on a relaxing sightseeing trip. The mountainous terrain surrounding the region is perfect for adventurous with its many walking and hiking trails, or you can enjoy an exhilarating trip down one of the river rapids.
Arriving In Orenburg
Orenburg Airport, also known as Tsentralny Airport, is situated roughly 25 km away from the city of Orenburg and primarily handles domestic flights, although there are a few international flights available including from the UAE. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Orenburg, you will be able to make the journey directly out of Dubai. Currently the only airline providing flights on this route is Azur Air, with all flights departing from Al Maktoum International Airport on a seasonal charter basis.
At Orenburg Airport you will find a decent range of facilities and services, so you’re sure to find everything you would need. Duty-free shopping is available on site as well as other retail and travel shops to get all your basics, while you will also find a few places to eat and drink. Once you have touched down at the airport, you can find taxis fitted with meters available just outside of the terminal building to take you to your destination. You can find car rental services at Orenburg Airport, so it is easy to rent a vehicle when you have arrived in the country.
Orenburg Travel Information
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UAE nationals traveling to Russia will need to make a visa application before the trip, so make sure you do this with plenty of time to spare. In Orenburg the weather is extremely cold during the winter with subzero temperatures and heavy snowfall, although it gets surprisingly hot over the summer with average highs in the high 20s between June and August.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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