Flights to Dublin with Qatar Airways will introduce you to a city that’s famous for its charm, architecture, vibrant arts scene, incredible cuisine and superb shopping. Whatever you’re looking for from your break, you’re sure to find it here. Surrounded by natural beauty from both the sea and the mountains, the city has history embedded in its structure. In Dublin, you’ll find yourself captivated by beautiful buildings or a single statue. If the weather’s in your favour, you’re only a 20 minute drive from some of the area’s most spectacular beaches, such as Brittas Bay and Silver Strand.
If you want to see some truly breath taking scenery, then the Wicklow Mountains are a must. Sports enthusiasts will love the chance to visit Croke Park and maybe catch a thrilling game of Gaelic Football.
If you want to soak up a bit of local history on your trip to Dublin, there’s plenty to engage and entertain visitors of all ages. The Geological Museum will tell you all you need to know about the geological history of the region, from prehistoric fossils to modern mineral collections, while the Zoological Museum offers a fascinating and interactive look into natural history.
However, if you want to learn about one of Dublin’s most famous sons, then the George Bernard Shaw Museum is the place to go. A celebrated wit, playwright and poet, Shaw lived in the building that now acts as an extraordinary exhibit, celebrating his memory and influence.
If you’d like a less-static trip into the past, then pay a visit to the Piper’s Parlour where you can hear the story behind Ireland’s national instrument – the Uilleann pipes.
Travelling to Dublin with children can make sightseeing a little difficult, so it’s worth factoring in something specifically for them. Dublin Zoo and the National Sealife Centre are both fantastic family days out and will definitely be a highlight of your trip to Dublin.
One of the best ways to take the temperature of a local culture is to immerse yourself in its arts scene. No trip to Dublin would be complete without visiting the Abbey Theatre, which was founded over 100 years ago and still puts on some of the best shows in the country. While it still stages some of the great classics, you’ll also find it producing plays by new and budding writers from the region.
The National Gallery houses European and Irish fine art in an impressive building, while you’ll find The Dublin Gallery playing host to contemporary art and a reconstruction of the studio of Francis Bacon.
The Great Outdoors is as important to the city as its beautiful architecture and rich history. You can’t travel to Dublin without taking a trip to see some of its outstanding natural beauty spots, such as the Wicklow National Park. Here, you’ll find moss-strewn mountains, fast-flowing streams and hidden lakes and forests.
Good food is an integral part of the Irish culture and you’ll find plenty of excellent places to eat. There are the usual fast-food outlets, but it’s worth hunting out some of the more exclusive restaurants, where you’ll be treated to outstanding cuisine, created from local produce, fresh vegetables and the world-famous Dublin Bay Prawns. For a true taste of the Emerald Isle, your trip to Dublin ought to see you sampling Irish Stew; a heart, autumnal meal of lamb, potatoes and vibrant vegetables.
'Champ' is an immensely savoury starter, usually served beside meat dishes, and made of mashed potatoes mixed with spring onions, butter and black pepper. Closer to the sea, you’ll find plenty of restaurants serving fresh seafood, where you can enjoy the fresh taste of proper Dublin Oysters.
If you’re travelling to Dublin you ought to set some time aside to explore the myriad of shops and markets.
The city’s most famous shopping area is in Grafton Street, where you’ll find high-end businesses housed in iconic, Irish buildings. You’ll also find plenty of impromptu entertainment, as Grafton Street is something of a playground for street entertainers and a platform for musicians.
When you book a flight to Dublin with Qatar Airways you will travel on a Qatar Airways operated flight to London Heathrow and connect to Dublin with our partner airlines.
Flights to Dublin land at Dublin Airport, about five miles north of the city itself. It is well served by public transport and taxis and has excellent car rental facilities.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. So before you fly to Dublin please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type G
Language: Irish / English
International dialing code: +353
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