Why You Should Visit Vienna
Celebrated as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Vienna is also one of the continent’s most artistically and culturally significant places where you can find everything from world-class orchestras and theatres to summer festivals and Christmas markets. Vienna is known for its large number of museums, the most popular of which is the Museum of Fine Arts on the Ringstrasse. Any visit to the city would not be complete without going into the Old Town where many of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings are found. Additionally, the famous Schonbrunn Palace is just outside of Vienna and ranks as the city’s most popular attraction consisting of over 1,400 rooms and ornate surrounding gardens. There's lot's to do in Vienna and it can be hard to know where to start - luckily, we've put together a handy guide of all the things you shouldn't miss when you visit Austria's prettiest city!
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Arriving In Vienna
Vienna International Airport is the busiest airport in Austria situated just under 20 km from the city center of Vienna. The airport itself is comprised of four passenger terminals and offers a wide variety of amenities and facilities including designer and duty-free shopping as well as many restaurants and cafés. When your flight has arrived there are many ways to travel into Vienna if you don’t want to take a taxi including on the S-Bahn network or by Railjet. Renting a car in Vienna is also an option.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Vienna then you will need to fly from Dubai if you want a direct route. Currently Emirates is the only airline offering flights to Vienna, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport. All Emirates flights at the airport are based at Terminal 3 which is directly connected to the Dubai metro network, making it quick and easy to reach the airport from Dubai.
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Vienna Travel Information
Austria is part of the Schengen Area so UAE nationals won’t have to arrange a visa in order to travel to the country. In Austria the currency utilized is the Euro just like the majority of EU member states, while the country is two hours behind Dubai. Although the weather in the city can be pleasantly warm over the summer with highs of around 26 degrees between July and August, temperatures can often get below freezing over the winter so make sure you pack plenty of warm clothing.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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