Why You Should Visit Sialkot
The city of Sialkot is said to be 5,000 years old and offers a wide range of historical monuments and important landmarks. One of the most famous sites in the city is the Clock Tower in Saddar Bazar, while there are also many ancient ruins situated around the city such as the Baba Bari Sahib Sikh shrine. Travelers to the city will also find plenty of opportunities to go shopping, with various marketplaces available selling everything from the latest fashion goods to locally made arts and crafts. Sialkot is known as one of the most affluent cities in Pakistan and this can be seen in its high-quality restaurants and shops.
Arriving In Sialkot
Sialkot Airport is located around 20 km from the city and is home to a single passenger terminal. When you have touched down at the airport, the most convenient way to get to your destination is to hail a taxi, although there are a number of car rental companies operating at Sialkot airport if you would rather have your own vehicle. Inside the airport there are a few basic amenities including a restaurant and a few shops, or you may also consider waiting for your flight at the CIP airport lounge for a premium airport experience.
Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Sialkot have a number of options available as you can fly out of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah with multiple carriers. If you are looking to fly out of Dubai you can catch flights with Emirates and flydubai, while those coming from Abu Dhabi can travel with Pakistan International Airlines. Alternatively, visitors looking to travel out of Sharjah can book flights with Air Arabia or Shaheen Air.
Sialkot Travel Information
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In Sialkot the weather can get very hot over the summer with average highs of around 39 degrees during May and June, although it can get surprisingly cool over the winter period. Be advised that there is a rainy season in the region which begins in July and ends in August so you may want to avoid this period if you plan on exploring outdoors. Most visitors looking to travel to Pakistan will require a visa in order to make the journey including UAE nationals, so be sure to get a visa application complete before your flight.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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