Why You Should Visit Tirana
Tirana, the capital of Albania, is home to many of the country’s finest heritage sites and cultural institutions, ensuring visitors to the city will have a huge range of things to do. Be sure to check out some of the city’s beautiful architecture and cultural landmarks like the Clock Tower which is next to the Et’hem Bey Mosque. You can also further explore the interesting heritage of the city in one of its many excellent museums like the National Historic Museum or the National Archaeological Museum of Albania. In Tirana you will be able to enjoy many different festivals and events over the course of each year – some of the finest festivals on offer include the Tirana International Film Festival and the 3-day long Tirana Art Days.
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Arriving In Tirana
Tirana International Airport is located just over 10 km away from the capital of Albania and is housed within a single terminal. When you have landed at the airport you can catch the airport bus to travel into the city in around 30 minutes, although there are also taxis available if you would rather travel to your destination directly. Inside the airport you will find everything you would need including a few dining and drinking choices, retail and duty-free shopping as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.
Those looking to travel from the UAE to Tirana will not be able to travel directly as there are no airlines providing nonstop flights. However, Tirana International Airport has connections to airports that handle direct flights from the UAE so it is conveniently possible to make the journey with just a single stopover.
Tirana Travel Information
As a UAE national you are entitled to enter Albania without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. You can expect relatively hot weather over the summer in Tirana with average highs exceeding 30 degrees, although you may need to bring something warm if you are visiting during the winter. Don’t forget that Albania is not a part of the EU so do not make the mistake of changing up your money to Euros – instead you will need to change to the Albanian lek. If you are looking for your own vehicle during your visit then there are plenty of car rental companies operating at Tirana airport.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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