Reasons To Visit Semarang
Semarang is the capital of Central Java and a large city known for its stunning range of architectural works and many fascinating cultural attractions. You will want to see some of the main landmarks in the city like the Sam Po Kong temple complex and the Gejera Blenduk, or visit the Koa Lama district which is the old part of town and take in the atmosphere. Families visiting Semarang with the kids will find many fun attractions available including many amusement and water parks and Mangkang Zoo, or you can choose to spend your days relaxing on the beach. Semarang can be a very vibrant and colorful place when festivals and cultural events are going on like the Dug Der Festival and the Semarang Fair, so be sure to check what’s going on when you’re in the city.
Arriving In Semarang
Semarang Airport, known officially as Ahmad Yani International Airport, is the main airport serving Semarang located less than 10 km from the city. Although the airport handles a range of international flights, there are not currently any direct flights available from the UAE to Semarang. However, the airport has extensive connections in the region, enabling UAE-based travelers to make the journey with only a single stopover.
Semarang Airport is set within a single terminal complex divided into domestic and international sections, while plans are well underway to construct and open a brand-new terminal. The airport offers a sizable range of amenities and facilities to keep travelers happy. There are a number of restaurants and cafés available to satisfy your appetite along with plenty of shops to browse through as you wait for your flight. When you have arrived at the airport there are metered taxis available to take you where you need to go, while those on a budget may opt for a local bus instead. Alternatively, you could consider renting a car in Semarang.
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UAE nationals traveling to Indonesia will be able to enter the country visa free for up to 30 days. In Semarang temperatures are fairly consistent over the course of each year with average highs from 29 to 32 degrees. There is a strong rainy season in the region which begins in November and continues until April, while the driest time of year is from June until September. You can generally expect prices in Semarang to be a lot less pricey for things like travel, accommodation and food compared to the UAE, while you will need to put your clocks forward by three hours to get on local time.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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