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Guide to Dhaka

In comparison with Mumbai, Karachi and Kolkata, Dhaka is a quiet place with a pace of life that is practically pedestrian. The capital of Bangladesh is renowned across South Asia as a city where you can enjoy all the exotica of the East without any of the drawbacks. There is plenty to see in Dhaka including the famous pink palace, and the many riverside bars and cafes where you can watch life go by around you. A popular twin centre with Dhaka is Cox’s Bazaar – one of the best beach destinations in the region.

Dhaka Sight Seeing Guide

Leave time to explore Dhaka and see some of the sights Dhaka top attractions include the Ashan Manzil is great to see for yourself. The Lal Bagh Fort are definitely worth exploring! Dhaka’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Dhaka tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Dhaka based guides who will show you Dhaka’s less well known attractions.

Dhaka Sports Information

It often seems as though Dhaka’s population are all followers of Cricket. The best-known team is National team at their home: Bangabhandu National Stadium. Each year, the biggest event in Dhaka’s sporting calendar is International tests, which you can see at the Bangabhandu National Stadium - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Dhaka Sight Seeing Guide

Leave time to explore Dhaka and see some of the sights Dhaka top attractions include the Ashan Manzil is great to see for yourself. The Lal Bagh Fort are definitely worth exploring! Dhaka’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Dhaka tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Dhaka based guides who will show you Dhaka’s less well known attractions.

Dhaka Weather

Easily pinpoint the best time for going to Dhaka courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Dhaka. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Dhaka over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Dhaka.

Dhaka Driving Tips

To drive in Dhaka, make sure you get an International Driving Permit valid for Bangladesh. You can book them with the AA, before going to Dhaka.

When you drive in Dhaka, in common with the rest of Bangladesh, you should always keep to the left.

We cannot offer car hire in Dhaka for your trip, there are many attractions around Dhaka, so try and see as much as you can!

Dhaka Airport Information

Dhaka-Zia International Airport can be found 13 miles north from Dhaka. The international IATA code for the airport is DAC - flights take 13 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Dhaka is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Dhaka-Zia International Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Dhaka if you want something to remember your visit.

British Embassy in Dhaka

If you get into trouble in Dhaka, or just need some advice, the Dhaka British Consulate is the place to go.

British High Commission
United Nations Road
Baridhara
Dhaka 1212

Telephone: (880) (2) 882 2705

The Facts About Dhaka

City Name: Dhaka
Country: Bangladesh
Language: Bengali
Currency: Bangladeshi Taka
Time Difference: GMT + 6
Electricity Supply: 220/240V AC 50Hz

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