Travel to one of Russia’s most intriguing cities when you book flights to Yekaterinburg with flydubai. You’ll find multiple flights per week to Yekaterinburg from a number of global airports so, whether you’re travelling with colleagues for business or visiting with friends, you’ll find a fare to suit your needs.
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Sink into your ergonomically-designed chair in Economy Class. This is designed to fit to the contours of your body for ultimate comfort while maximum legroom enables you to stretch out. Connect your phone or tablet to WiFi and you can browse the web throughout the flight or take advantage of your personal HD touchscreen TV. There are hundreds of Hollywood movies, TV shows, music and games which will ensure you don’t have time to get bored.
If you want to treat yourself to an upgrade, book into our Business Class cabin and you’ll head straight through check-in and security to a premium lounge where you can relax ahead of your flight. Once in the air, recline in your Italian leather chair and enjoy the entertainment of 2,000 hours of TV and movies on your personal touchscreen, keep in touch with those on the ground with our in-flight WiFi, or simply get some rest.
Pre-order an internationally inspired dish if you want a hot meal during your flight, or buy snacks and drinks from our onboard menu, as well as browse a wide selection of duty-free products during the flight.
You’ll find the iconic and attention grabbing Church on the Blood nestled close to the Dinamo Metro station. Built in 2003, this church sits on the site where Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed. The home which originally stood here was demolished in 1977 but the basement remained and is now part of the current church, which dazzles with its pristine white walls and its dazzling golden domes. Every year ‘Tsar Days’ are celebrated here and during Easter week, visitors are allowed to ring the bell.
Follow the ‘Red Line’, a tourist route that takes you through the centre of the city. You’ll pass the Residence of the Governor of Sverdlovsk Oblast, Sevastyanov House, the Water Tower and Metal Shop Exhibition, all of which allow you to wander through the centuries and get a taste for what life was like in Yekaterinburg in times gone by. You’ll also see the Monument to Tatishchev and De Gennin, the founders of the city, and the Slanted House for even more insight into Russian culture.
Experience the tallest building outside Moscow when you head up Vysotsky Skyscraper. As you reach the observation deck on the 52nd floor you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views across the city. From here you can look down on many of the city’s famous landmarks and grab a picture of the impressive skyline, much of it far below, to wow your Instagram followers.
Situated right at the border where Europe meets Asia, the streets of this Russian city are lined with history and culture from both sides of the divide. In fact, so important is Yekaterinburg to the history of both that UNESCO previously named it one of the world’s 12 most ideal cities.
Soak up the atmosphere in Russia’s fourth largest city before discovering the wider Ural region.
Yekaterinburg is located in the heart of the Ural Mountains. Escape the city and visit the surrounding national parks where you can experience the thrill of skiing, horseback riding, paragliding, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. Breathe in the fresh air among the towering trees of the lush forests, slow moving river and lakes.
There are around 60 museums and art galleries scattered throughout the heart of the city, each vying to give visitors their own twist on the history of Yekaterinburg. Explore the literary side of the city at the Municipal Museum of Ural Writers where you can find out about the lives of 19th and 20th-century Russian writers including Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak, Fyodor Reshetnikov and Pavel Bazhov. There is also the Ural Mineralogy Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Beatles were a huge influence on the USSR underground music scene. Today you’ll find a wall sculpture and mural monument to the Fab Four thousands of miles from their Liverpool home, which can be seen on the Red Line tourist route. Music is very important to the city, and there are a number of gritty, edgy clubs and venues that help celebrate the scene and its important place in history. Yekaterinburg is also home to one of the oldest theatres in the country, the Opera and Ballet Theatre, which opened in 1912 and still hosts performances to this day. It’s worth a visit if you’re lucky enough to bag a ticket.
Before you travel to Yekaterinburg, check with your embassy to see what visa requirements are necessary.
The currency is the Russian Ruble. Notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 5,000.
Russian is the most commonly spoken language in Yekaterinburg.
The summers are warm but can be cloudy while the winters are often snowy and overcast. The colder months are January, February, March, November and December. July is the hottest month but it’s also the wettest. Temperatures vary from 19°C to -14°C.
The centre of the city can easily be covered on foot but there are plenty of options when it comes to public transport. The train station is located 2.5km north of the city. There are two main bus stations, a metro and taxis.
You’ll fly in and out of Koltsovo International Airport (SVX). It is located 16km south east of the city.
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