Reasons To Visit Sarasota
Sarasota enjoys an excellent location along the Gulf Coast of Florida and is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches, rich cultural scene and excellent restaurants, shops and bars to offer the perfect seaside destination. Besides from spending your day soaking up the sun on the beach, you can visit some of the interesting cultural sites in the city like the Museum of Asian Art or the Siesta Key Rum distillery. If you do plan on heading to the beach then you must visit the Siesta Key Beach which is said to be one of the most pristine on the planet. As a popular coastal getaway, you can also find plenty of places to take the kids like the Parker Manatee Aquarium or the Circus Museum.
Arriving In Sarasota
Sarasota Airport, known in full as Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, is situated around 5 km away from Sarasota and primarily handles domestic flights from around the United States. Travelers looking to catch flights from the UAE to Sarasota won’t be able to make the journey directly, but the airport has plenty of connections which makes it possible to fly from the UAE with just a single transfer.
Sarasota Airport best housed within a single passenger terminal and offers a decent range of amenities and facilities, so you will have plenty of options available to choose from. Although there are only a few basic shops available, the airport offers a variety of cafés, restaurants and fast food outlets to satisfy your appetite. In addition to this, you can enjoy free Wi-Fi during your stay at the airport alongside additional amenities like an on-site aquarium and art exhibitions. Once you have arrived in the country you will be able to travel into Sarasota by public bus if you would rather not pay for a private taxi. At Sarasota Airport there are a number of car rental agencies, so you can conveniently rent a vehicle right after you have landed.
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As a UAE national traveling to the United States, you’ll need a visa so be sure to get an application complete well before your journey. In Sarasota the weather gets quite hot over the summer with average highs of around 32 degrees from June until September, although this also coincides with a rainy season. Don’t forget to put your clocks back by eight hours when you arrive in Sarasota, while the currency you will need is the United States dollar.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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