Reasons To Visit Chittagong
Chittagong is a port city in Bangladesh offering plenty of exciting landmarks and attractions for visitors to enjoy. If you enjoy being out in nature you can spend some time on the beach or visit the beautiful Foy’s Lake which even has its own theme park and zoo for family days out. The city itself is known for its vibrant atmosphere where you can stroll through bustling marketplaces or enjoy some authentic street food, while there are also some fascinating historic landmarks around the city like the Shrine of Baizid Bostami and the Baitul Falah mosque well worth seeing.
Arriving In Chittagong
Shah Amanat International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Chittagong and also Bangladesh’s second largest international airport handling a range of flights including direct flights from the UAE. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Chittagong it is possible to travel directly out of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. If you are based in Dubai you can catch flights with Biman Bangladesh Airlines and flydubai, while those coming from Abu Dhabi can make the trip with Biman Bangladesh Airlines. In addition to this, you will also be able to travel out of Sharjah with Air Arabia.
At Shah Amanat International Airport there is any a limited range of amenities and facilities, so bring any essential items you need with you. However, in the international section at the airport you can find duty-free shopping and there is also a snack bar on site to keep you happy. The airport itself is around 20 km away from the center of Chittagong - once your flight has touched down, the most convenient way to reach the center is to hop in a taxi just outside of the terminal.
Chittagong Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Bangladesh you will be able to get a visa upon arrival which is valid for stays of up to 30 days. In Chittagong the weather is warm throughout the year with average highs between 26 to 32 degrees, with the hottest time of year falling between April and October. However, be advised that there is a significant rainy season in the region beginning in May and continuing until September. Remember to put your clocks forward two hours to get on local time when you arrive in Chittagong, while the currency you will need in Bangladesh is the Bangladeshi taka.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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