Reasons To Visit Quebec
Quebec City is the capital of Canada's Quebec province best known for its incredible Old Town which has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site, while there are also many more memorable things to do in the Quebec province including winter sports and many festivals. You will need a couple of days at least to take in all of the breathtaking works of architecture, especially the centuries-old colonial buildings around the Old Town like the Chateau Frontenac. There are many cultural events and festivals hosted around the city each year such as the buzzing Winter Carnival in February and the Festival d’ete in July, while there are an endless array of cafés and restaurants serving up cuisine from around the globe.
If you're considering exploring more of this vast country check out our guide to the top places to visit in Canada.
Arriving In Quebec
Quebec City Airport, also known as Jean Lesage International Airport, is located just 10 km from the center of Quebec City and handles a range of flights including direct flights from Europe. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Quebec you will not be able to make the journey directly, but there are a couple of flight options available where you would only need a single transfer which makes things easier.
Quebec City Airport is set within a single terminal complex and offers a broad selection of amenities and services to keep travelers satisfied. There are several restaurants, cafés and eateries on site where you can enjoy a meal, while there are also additional amenities available including free Wi-Fi and a VIP lounge. Upon landing at the airport there are a few ways that you can get into the city including by public bus, while metered taxis are available just outside of the terminal. As well as this, many hotels in the region offer a complimentary shuttle service, so check with your hotel before catching your flight. Alternatively, you could consider a rental car in Quebec City if you want to explore the beautiful country at your leisure.
Quebec Travel Information
Where to stay: Ratings and booking information for the best hotels in Quebec for every budget
As a UAE national flying to Canada you will need to make a visa application first before your journey, so be sure to do so with plenty of time to spare. In Quebec the weather gets extremely cold during the winter and snowfall is heavy, although over the summer you can enjoy average highs in the mid-20s between June and August. In Canada the currency you will need is the Canadian dollar, while Quebec is nine hours behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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