Sydney is Australia’s largest city offering an incredible array of attractions, making it one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. A sightseeing paradise, Sydney is home to instantly-recognizable landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, while the rich cultural heritage of the city can be explore in its excellent museums and art galleries including the Australian Museum, the country’s oldest natural history museum. The city also offers a lot of exciting opportunities for active travelers including kayaking through its waterways or surfing the waves at famous beaches such as Bondi Beach. Sydney is filled with world-class amenities for modern visitors with all the designer shops, top restaurants and swanky bars you could hope for. Families with children will find Sydney to be a very family-friendly place with many excellent zoos and aquariums as well as opportunities to see animals out in the wild such as whale watching.
When to Visit Sydney
As the Sydney weather stays pleasant all year round it can be enjoyable to visit at any time, although temperatures do cool down a bit during the winter between May and August. The peak tourism season in the city falls between December and February, so this may be a period to avoid if you don’t want it to be too busy. Many choose to visit Sydney either side of the peak season when the weather is still warm and the crowds are a bit less hectic. Cheap flights to Sydney can be found all year round as long as you book early enough.
Flights to Sydney
Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, often known simply as Sydney Airport, is the main airport serving Sydney and is Australia’s busiest offering flights all over the world. There are direct flights from the UAE to Sydney from Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport. Flights from Dubai are offered by both Emirates and Qantas, while those coming from Abu Dhabi can fly with Etihad Airways. Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport is only 9km outside of the city center of Sydney and is linked by numerous public transport networks.
Sydney Travel Information
Anyone traveling to Australia other than New Zealand citizens will need to arrange a visa before arriving in the country. Nationals from the UAE will need to apply for an Online Visitor visa which can be done over the web - the cost of this visa is currently 365AED*. The currency used in Australia is the Australian Dollar, while Sydney is 6 hours ahead of the UAE so be sure to put your clocks forward.
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