Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia and its main center of culture, is known particularly for its diverse ethnic make-up which has blessed it with an eclectic variety of landmarks and cultural attractions. Fusing together traditions, cultures and religions that have left their indelible imprint on the city over thousands of years, Tbilisi has something to offer for everyone whether it’s exploring the blend of architectural styles in the Old Town or spending a night out at the city’s famously vibrant bars and nightclubs. Shopping is another favorite pastime in Tbilisi - the city’s street markets are the perfect place to pick up unique curiosities such as antiques, art and jewelry, or those who prefer high-end shopping centers can pay a visit to the modern Tbilisi Mall which houses many internationally recognizable stores.
When to Visit Tbilisi
Tbilisi has a variable climate with very warm summers and cold winters, so be sure to visit at a time of year that suits you. Some choose to visit just before or after summer while the weather is cooler, although those used to the UAE heat won’t mind temperatures during the height of summer. If you do want to avoid the brunt of the summer heat, May, June and September are usually the best months to visit Tbilisi. Although there are many things to do in Tbilisi all year round, those who are going to be active exploring the beautiful Georgian outdoors may want to avoid visiting in July and August when temperatures are at their hottest.
Flights to Tbilisi
Tbilisi International Airport is the main airport serving the capital of Georgia. The airport is situated 17km from central Tbilisi and is linked to the city by bus and taxi. Those looking for direct flights from the UAE to Tbilisi can fly from Dubai International Airport with flydubai, while there are also flights from Sharjah Airport to Tbilisi operated by Air Arabia. Alternatively, there are also flights to Tbilisi from other Middle Eastern countries including Bahrain for those willing to make a short transfer before flying on to the UAE.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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Nationals from a large number of countries around the globe including the UAE and all EU countries are able to enter Georgia without a visa, so there are no worries about having to obtain a visa before arriving in Tbilisi. The currency used in Georgia is the Georgian Lari which only recently came into circulation in 1993 after replacing the Russian ruble.
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