Book a flight to Rostov-on-Don with flydubai and discover a thriving Russian city just a short, smooth journey away.
With a wide range of fares and flights, Rostov-on-Don is easier to reach than ever. Book an Economy Class seat with us and enjoy maximum legroom, with Recaro-designed seats shaped to fit the contours of your body. As you settle in, you’ll be able to explore hundreds of movies, TV shows, music and games, all packed into your personal touchscreen.
Stock up on snacks and drinks from our inflight bites menu and stay refreshed as you fly. Flights over 90 minutes offer a varied selection of great hot food. Whether you’re with us for breakfast or in need of a hearty supper, pre-order a hot meal when you book or up to 24 hours before you fly to arrive full and ready to explore.
We’ve got everything covered when you choose to fly Business Class with flydubai. Even before your flight, our dedicated Business Team is on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist with flight queries, bookings, seat selections, meal choices and even questions about the movies on show so you can be well prepared for your flight.
Stay on top of work during your flight to Russia in Business Class. You’ll be pleased to find your leather seat transforms into your own personal office, complete with fold-out desk and award-winning Wi-Fi so you don’t have to lose touch with the office while you jet to Rostov-on-Don.
Featuring 14 pools, an array of waterslides and themed sauna baths, H2O is a perfect way to keep kids and big kids alike entertained. The waterpark is beautifully illuminated throughout, cleverly lit in ambient lighting and speckled with palm trees and giant decorative jellyfish hanging from the ceiling. Whether you’re swimming in a lagoon or wave pool or simply lounging lazily in the sauna, you’ll leave feeling wonderfully refreshed.
Spanning almost 90 hectares, Rostov Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the whole of Russia. It’s home to more than 5,000 animals and many rare and endangered species. Watch your little one’s face light up as they lay eyes upon their first ever Asian elephant, be wowed by the power of Siamese crocodiles, fall in love with the pygmy hippos and watch in wonder as lions and tigers roam their territory.
The Don riverside could have once, possibly, been described as sleepy. It’s where famous author Mikhail Sholokhov put pen to paper, gazing over the river and drawing inspiration from all before him. A statue of the And Quiet Flows The Don writer stands on the banks today as a reminder of the city’s cultural importance, but the riverside is a little livelier than it used to be. Chilled-out tunes, carnival vibes and cool urban locals now take over, especially on summer evenings, and it’s the perfect place to spend a relaxing night, watching the world pass by as people celebrate together.
Rostov-on-Don is anything but understated. From its dazzling architecture to its lush green havens, Russia’s largest, super-cosmopolitan city is a spectacle. Its energy hums across the city - buzzing cafes, lively street performers, show-stopping art and jaw-dropping buildings. We’ve whittled it down, ready to explore.
Pace the streets, gazing up at handsome 19th and 20th-century mansions, from the grand City Duma to the curved Staro-Pokrovsky Temple. Don’t miss a photo opportunity at the Rostov State Music Theatre, which is truly unique in its design, shaped to look like an open grand piano. It’s one of the biggest musical theatres in southern Russia and worth booking tickets to a show if you have time. Museum and art buffs will be in their element at the Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts, a castle-like building housing paintings by Aivazovsky, Shishkin and Kuindzhiv. Explore through the centuries to experience the long and celebrated history of art in Russia.
The best way to indulge in Russian culture is to taste it - and local delicacies in Rostov-on-Don are a foodie’s delight. Try Russia’s version of a shish kebab, known as a shashlik. The meaty treat will have you going back for seconds and even thirds. Head across the Don for a traditional Rostov feast at Cossack-style restaurant Kazachiy Kuren for a truly authentic dining experience.
The green jewel of the Don, the iconic Gorky Park is a tranquil urban paradise, providing a wholesome refuge from the city’s buzzing streets. Gorky is ripe for exploring, bursting with colourful blooms, cafes and all sorts of activities. Whether you’re in the mood for a game of chess, a spot of yoga or even a silent disco, there’s always something happening. If you’d prefer a quiet break, settle down in the shade of the trees with a book or watch the world go by as you relax with a frothy coffee.
Depending on which country you’re travelling to Russia from, you may need a visa to enter. Contact your embassy to find out what you need and discover more about Russian visas from the national tourist office.
The currency in Rostov-on-Don is the Russian Ruble (RUB). The capital uses a range of notes in the following denominations: 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, while frequently used coins include 1, 2, 5 and 10.
You’ll mainly hear Russian spoken throughout Rostov-on-Don. While this is the official language, there are over 100 languages spoken across the country.
Expect cold winters and hot summers in Rostov-on-Don. Its humid continental climate sees average lows of -2°C in January and average July highs of 29°C.
Explore Rostov-on-Don by bus - they’re extremely efficient, inexpensive and highly reliable, although they can be tricky to understand. Familiarise yourself with the routes and stops - a GPS-equipped smartphone can be a great asset here. Alternatively book a taxi.
Rostov-on-Don Airport is just eight km north east of the city centre. Taxis and private transfers are plentiful at the airport and if you’re looking for a low-cost option, take a marshrutka (minibus). If you want your own four wheels, you can hire a car from flydubai or major car hire companies at the airport and enjoy the city at your own pace.