This is one amazing country when it comes to diversity, and being the sixth largest country in the world it’s not surprising. Australia has every sort of natural landscape possible – from desert to coral reef, rainforest to snow-tipped mountain, all dotted with outcrops of multicultural cities, most of which hug its coastlines. Sydney is a blend of beaches, cafés and beautiful people, whilst artistic Melbourne is famous for off-the-beat culture.
At a glance
Capital : Canberra
Time Zone : GMT +10
Language : English
Currency : Australian Dollar
Dialling code : +61
Must See’s and Must Do’s
Canoe Nitmiluk Gorge, Dive the Great Barrier Reef, Drive the Gibb River Road, Explore Melbourne, Fly over the Bungle Bungles, Get arty in Adelaide, Give Tasmania a try, Go west to Perth, Go wild swimming in Litchfield, Head to the Blue Mountains, Hike the Flinders Ranges, Marvel at Kakadu National Park, Ride the Ghan, Sink into Sydney, Travel the Great Ocean Road, Visit Uluru, Witness New Year’s Eve at Sydney Harbor
Money & Costs
Australian Dollar (AUD; symbol A$) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of A$100, 50, 20, 10 and 5.
1 AED =0.35 A$
Did you know
The longest fence in the world is in Australia, and it runs for over 5,530 kilometers.
An Australian man once tried to sell New Zealand on eBay.
More than 80% of Australians participate in gambling of some kind.
Australians developed a fake animal to further scare tourists.
Australia’s first police force was made up of the most well-behaved convicts.
Best time to go
High Season (Dec−Feb)
Summertime: local holidays, busy beaches and cricket. Prices rise 25% for big-city accommodation. Outdoor rock concerts, film screenings and food festivals abound.
Shoulder Season (Mar−May & Sep−Nov)
Warm sun, clear skies, shorter queues.Easter (late March or early April) is busy with Aussie families on the loose. Autumn leaves are atmospheric in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
Low Season (Jun−Aug)
Cool rainy days down south; mild days and sunny skies up north. Low tourist numbers; attractions keep slightly shorter hours. Head for the desert, the tropical north or the snow.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival (March – April)
Anzac Day (April)
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival (May)
Hamilton Island Cup (June)
The Great Barrier Feast (July)
Mount Isa Rodeo (August)
Darwin Festival (August)
Perth Royal Show (Sept-Oct)
Melbourne Cup (November)
Margaret River Gourmet Escape (November)
Applicants from United Arab Emirates can submit their visa applications at any of the Australian Visa Application Centers as mentioned below:
Australian Visa Application Centre in Dubai
Wafi Mall, 3rd Floor, Falcon, Phase 2, Umm Hurair 2
Australian Visa Application Centre in Abu Dhabi
Shining Tower, Level 25 King Khalid Bin Abdel Aziz 26th
Street Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall – Abu Dhabi-
Website : www.vfs-au-gcc.com
Helpline Number: +971 4 2055900
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