Why You Should Visit Dar Es Salaam
Dar Es Salaam is a bustling city offering plenty to do for travelers. As well as the city’s various sights, many come to the city as a base to go and explore some of the spectacular natural scenery that Tanzania has to offer. Within the city travelers can explore the local culture, with the National Museum one of the most popular places to go to gain an insight into the region’s history. There are also plenty of sandy beaches around the coastline where you can soak up the excellent sunny weather and lay back and relax. The crystal clear waters off the coast are also very popular with scuba divers, or you may consider a visit to the idyllic Mbudya Island with its beach bars and hiking trails.
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Arriving In Dar Es Salaam
Julius Nyerere International Airport is the main airport in Dar Es Salaam situated just over 10 km from the city. The airport itself consists of two passenger terminals which are located separately, so on your way back make sure you arrive at the correct terminal. The easiest way to get to the destination once you have arrived is to flag down a taxi, although you could check with your resort or hotel as many in the area will provide transportation themselves. Renting a car in Dar Es Salaam is also an option. The airport itself offers only a limited range of facilities but you can find a couple of shops and snack bars on site for any essentials.
If you are looking to fly from the UAE to Dar Es Salaam you can catch flights from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. If you are coming from Dubai you can travel with Emirates or flydubai, while Etihad Airways offers flights from Abu Dhabi. Be advised that all flights from the UAE are based at Terminal 2 so make sure you get to this terminal when you are flying back.
Dar Es Salaam Travel Information
The weather in Dar Es Salaam is hot all year round with highs between 29 to 32 degrees all year round. The driest period in the city is between June and September when temperatures are also a little cooler, while April and May see the most rainfall. Many nationals including those from the UAE are able to obtain a visa upon arrival so there is no need to apply for one before you travel.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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