Your flight from Dubai to Geneva will take you to the heart of a truly global city. As both a financial centre and the headquarters of a number of the United Nations agencies, Geneva is at the forefront of many important legislative movements for countries around the world. But it’s also the little things that make flying to Geneva so worthwhile. Renowned as some of the world’s finest watchmakers and chocolatiers, the people of Geneva have brought the world magnificent timepieces and mouth-watering chocolate for hundreds of years.
Geneva, like most of Switzerland, is quite simply beautiful. The clean air, snow-capped mountains, crystal clear waters and delightful architecture make for a truly picturesque holiday.
When you fly Emirates to Geneva, you’ll get to see some of the most breath-taking and intricately designed water features in the world; ranging from the spectacular Jet d’Eau blasting over 140 metres into the air above the famous Lake Geneva, to dancing water fountains throughout the city centre. Complementing the water features are a huge variety of hand-carved statues and monuments scattered throughout the city, giving travellers an insight into Geneva’s culture and history.
For those who want a little more than just a sense of Geneva’s human history, the Natural History Museum’s 8,000 square metres of exhibit space is waiting to be explored, offering a glimpse into Switzerland’s prehistoric past. Another must see, is the famous Place Bourg du Four at the heart of old Geneva. With coffee shops and fashion boutiques lining the ancient square, there are few better places in Geneva to relax and unwind, either with a coffee or a little retail therapy.
A few miles outside Geneva is the world-famous CERN science institute. Birthplace of the internet and home to the latest scientific experiments, a tour of this incredible facility will leave your head spinning and your eyes wide open as you marvel at the latest experiments in particle physics set to change the world.
Adrenalin junkies also have plenty to keep them occupied with dozens of ski slopes to fly down in the winter and spectacular mountain-bike trails and hiking in the summer.
The local cuisine of Geneva is among some of the finest in all of Europe. With over 1,000 restaurants, the city is the undisputed capital of cuisine in Switzerland. Local specialties include fondue, raclette, lake fish dishes, smoked sausage and a variety of casseroles. As an international city, Geneva also offers visitors the chance to sample food from around the world. Although many of Geneva’s most refined gourmet restaurants are quite pricey and formal, diners can enjoy Geneva’s more relaxed café culture at more reasonable prices.
With a rich heritage, intriguing culture, clean living and breath-taking natural beauty, Switzerland is a picture-perfect destination just waiting to be explored. Nestled between the Alps and the Jura mountain ranges, Switzerland is host to many sleepy mountain towns and villages as well as a number of thriving metropolises that its population of just under eight million call home.
Zurich is the financial powerhouse located in central Switzerland at the north-western tip of Lake Zurich. The city is home to a large number of historical sites, museums and galleries along with one of the most important German speaking theatres in the world. Emirates also offers double-daily flights between Zurich and Dubai.
Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland and found where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. Basel is a major industrial hub for the entire country as well as a social melting pot and educational capital. Basel is widely considered to be the cultural centre of the region with a large amount of theatres and museums, including the world famous Museum of Fine Arts. Ferries are still a widely used method of transportation when crossing the two shores of the city and a must do if looking for a relaxing way to get around.
Lausanne is found in a French-speaking region of Switzerland in the heart of a superb wine-making region. The city is the home of the International Olympic Committee and is home to a 28-station metro system, making it the smallest city in the world to offer a rapid transit system. Lausanne is also renowned for a number of prestigious music festivals throughout the year, culminating in the world famous dance festival, the Prix de Lausanne.