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Just south of the Algerian city of Oran, Ahmed Ben Bella Airport offers convenient access to the famous North African port and all its cultural idiosyncrasies. From views atop Mount Murdjajo to the regionally popular Rai Folk music, you’ll have a lot to explore. Get to know it all by booking the right ride first, whether that means going with a private lift for intimate perspectives or scheduling a meet-and-greet service for convenient drop-offs.
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About 15 minutes south of downtown, even longer if you want to reach the bay, Ahmed Ben Bella Airport makes getting to certain parts of Oran difficult, though that can easily be fixed with the help of a shuttle. Book through either executive providers or private local companies to stay on your game, enjoying relaxation the moment you get off as well as instant access to your hotel’s front steps.
Pay attention to what neighborhood you’ll be headed to before deciding to take the plunge, choosing between popular port-side areas like Hai El Marsa, renowned for its live concerts and close access to Fort Santa Cruz, or Hai Omaria, which offers quaint urban gardens as well as access to an urban greenbelt, not to mention ferry rides across the Alboran Sea toward Spain’s amazing Costa Blanca. More centrally-located areas include Hai Emir, which offers easy access to the subway as well as Palais du Bey, while Hai Sidi el Bachir is home to Iran's famous Grand Central Station, plus renowned artwork hanging at Ahmed Zabana Museum.
Let the day’s trials come easy by having a plan ready, the easiest way to do so by staying organized. Start with your shuttle reservation, printing out your confirmation email the moment it comes in, afterward storing it with other hotel bookings or sight-seeing tours in an all-in-one travel journal. Be sure to keep digital back-up of personal documentation as well, from passports to medical prescriptions, all by scanning each physical document and storing it somewhere online (email inbox, cloud service, etc…).
About Ahmed Ben Bella Airport
Enjoy what the airport’s got on-site to make delays go by fast, enjoying some local bites at Crossroads Restaurant & Cafeteria, ready-made food at Oran Airport Cafeteria, and the casual café vibes of Tea House, located within the Salon VIP International Lounge. Shopping opportunities include beauty cosmetics at Zohara Parfums, specialty goods at VIP Duty-Free, and a few other local handicrafts & souvenir kiosks set up in between. The airport is also home to an on-site mosque as well as several open-air gardens strategically placed to get direct sunlight, not to mention the large Northside Airport Park.
Have fun with what’s around the airport if you plan to stay close, especially paying attention to the nearby city of Es Sénia. Located close to the many hotels and resorts near the Airport Roundabout are a few shops and restaurants, plus the massive Liper City, a super-store with groceries, clothing, toys, and rides. Also close to the airport are the calming shores of Sebkha of Oran, a large saltwater lake known for its many hidden beaches and ethereal views of the distant peaks.
Take the kids out somewhere fun by spending the afternoon at Parc d’Attraction, home to classic carnival rides, a large rollercoaster, and an indoor circus show, also consider something more low-key at Kiddy Garden, home to a massive interconnected jungle gym, semi-private rooms for parties, and a resident clown. If the only thing you need to have fun is a quick step into nature, look no further than the nearby Canastel Forest, renowned for its deafening views from windy cliffs, afterward considering the distant northern spring of Ain Franine for a sunset you’ll remember forever. Eat at the best restaurant in Oran when you get the chance as well, looking forward to the upscale eats within the historic Royal Hotel, or delve into the classic seafood at Le Méditerranéen Oran.
Lounges at Oran Airport