Reasons To Visit Surabaya
As Indonesia’s second largest city it is fair to say there are endless opportunities and experiences to be had in Surabaya. Situated in East Java and with a history stretching back centuries, Surabaya is filled with many interesting historical landmarks such as the Masjid Cheng Ho Mosque and the colonial House of Sampoerna, making it the perfect destination for sightseeing enthusiasts. Those who like to stay active will find plenty to do around the city like the family-friendly Ciputra Waterpark or even an excursion out to the volcanic Mount Bromo. The local cuisine is famous in Indonesia so be sure to try out the rujak cingur salad, while those who like going out in the evenings can hop between bars and clubs for a memorable night out.
Arriving In Surabaya
The main airport in Surabaya is Juanda International Airport which is located roughly 10 km from the city. The airport handles a broad range of flights, although there are not currently any direct flights available from anywhere in the UAE. However, the airport’s excellent connections makes it is possible for UAE-based travelers to fly to Surabaya with just one stopover.
Juanda International Airport is comprised of two passenger terminals, with international flights handled at Terminal 2. At the airport you can enjoy a meal at a restaurant or grab a quick drink at a café, while there is also duty-free shopping available alongside a couple of other travel shops. You can also connect to free Wi-Fi during your time at the airport or wait for your flights in one of the airport lounges. When your flight has arrived at the airport there is an airport bus which can take you into the city, or you can arrange for a prepaid taxi once you have landed.
Surabaya Travel Information
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UAE national traveling to Indonesia can enter the country visa free for up to 30 days. In Surabaya temperatures are relatively consistent over the course of the year with average highs between 30 to 33 degrees. You may want to avoid visiting between December and April during the height of the rainy season, with much drier weather falling between July and October. Remember to change up your money to the Indonesian rupiah, while Surabaya is three hours ahead of the UAE.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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