Why You Should Visit Zurich
Switzerland’s capital is a place full of life and culture all year round offering the perfect blend of historic sites, cultural institutions and beautiful outdoor spaces. The city’s many museums, art galleries and architectural gems are ideal for those who love exploring new cultures and cities, while the spectacular natural beauty of Zurich’s parks, promenades and riverside spots further add to its appeal. The city also hosts many interesting events and festivals over the course of the year including the famous Streetparade techno festival in August, while over the festive period travelers can stroll through Christmas markets complete with street food and craft stalls to pick up some memorable keepsakes.
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Arriving In Zurich
Zurich Airport is located just over 10 km from Zürich and is home to three passenger terminals. The majority of flights to and from non-Schengen nations are based at Terminal E, although some routes are based at Terminal B. Once you have landed at the airport you can use public transport to get into the city with tram and bus services available if you don’t want to take a taxi. Car rental in Budapest is also an option. The airport itself is home to plenty of amenities including retail and duty-free shopping as well as a range of dining and drinking choices, while travelers can also connect to free Wi-Fi for up to two hours at a time.
If you are looking for flights from the UAE to Zurich you can travel out of either Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Those coming from Dubai can catch flights with Emirates and Swiss International Air Lines from Dubai International Airport, while travelers from Abu Dhabi can fly with Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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Zurich Travel Information
Switzerland is a part of the Schengen Area so there is no need to worry about applying for a visa if you are a UAE national. Remember that Switzerland has its own currency, the Swiss franc, and does not use the Euro like many other central European nations, so make sure you change the correct currency before traveling. If you are visiting Zurich over the winter then the weather will be a significant change from what you are used to in the UAE with temperatures regularly dropping below freezing and frequent snowfall. However, temperatures over the summer can be pleasantly warm with average highs of around 24 degrees between July and August.
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* This information is correct as of September 2017
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