Take a comfortable SWISS flight from Dubai to Birmingham (BHX) and discover Britain’s second biggest city. It is a busy city indeed and has been since it was at the center of the industrial revolution 200 years ago.
Unlike other former centers of manufacturing, Birmingham is still very much involved in making things. Once the surroundings of Birmingham was called Black Country because of the dense smoke the factories emitted. That has changed dramatically, and a getaway from the bustling city to this great destination is always a great experience.
Birmingham is known for its diverse mix of population, with the most Kashmiri outside of Kashmir and the most Rastafari outside Jamaica. This has left its mark on Birmingham: The so-called Balti Triangle is an area where Restaurants are specializing in the curry-like Balti specialty, that some claim has been invented in Birmingham. The culinary highlights of Birmingham also include four high class restaurants with a shining Michelin star.
Birmingham has also more canals than Venice, so take a boat tour through the old parts of town. Visit the Jewelers Quarter, where most of Britain’s bling and baubles are produced. The Cadbury World is a fun place all around chocolate manufacturing, or see the quirky museum “The Coffin Works”, where for hundreds of years coffin fittings have been manufactured. For a trip to the surrounding areas try Stratford-On-Avon, the hometown of William Shakespeare. Whether for business or leisure, there is something for everyone in Birmingham, SWISS will take you there.
Dubai - ZurichFlight duration: 06:50 hrs total, Frequency: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat
Departure DubaiTerminal: 1Counter opening time: 3 h prior to departure
Airbus A330-300Height: 16.80 mLength: 63.70 mSeats: 236
Crew:Pilots: 2Cabin crew: 11
Transit Zurich (ZRH)Arrival: 06:25Transit time: 0h 50m
Zurich - Birmingham, GBFlight duration: 01:45 hrs total, Frequency: 2 x daily
Arrival BirminghamDistance to city centre: 13 km