Aruba is a small Caribbean island located in the southern Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Venezuela. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is part of the Lesser Antilles island group. The island is known for its pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and warm climate.
Aruba has a diverse culture and history, with influences from its native Arawak people, Spanish colonizers, and Dutch settlers. The capital and largest city is Oranjestad, which is known for its colorful Dutch colonial architecture.
The official languages of Aruba are Dutch and Papiamento, which is a creole language spoken in the Caribbean. English and Spanish are also widely spoken on the island. The primary currency used in Aruba is the Aruban florin (AWG).
The local time in Aruba is Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4). The main airport in Aruba is Queen Beatrix International Airport, located in Oranjestad. The airport's address is L.G. Smith Blvd 102, Oranjestad, Aruba.
The flight time from the UK to Aruba will depend on the airline and the route taken, but it typically takes around 10-12 hours with a stopover.