Why You Should Visit Zanzibar
Zanzibar is located just off the coast of mainland Tanzania and offers many exciting possibilities for travelers. In the old part of Zanzibar City, known as Stone Town, you can find a huge array of historic buildings and important landmarks such as the House of Wonders built over a century ago or the expansive Hamamni Persian Baths. On the northern coast of the island is Nungwi, a small village surrounded by unspoilt beaches and clear blue waters. As well as relaxing in the sun on the beach, more adventurous visitors can find many exciting pursuits such as diving, snorkeling and fishing. Also well worth a visit is Kendwa which is just 3 km from Nungwi where you can find full moon parties and much more.
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Arriving In Zanzibar
The main airport in Zanzibar is Abeid Amani Karume International Airport which is located just 5 km from the capital. The airport itself consists of two passenger terminals and offers only a small variety of amenities and facilities, so you are best off bringing everything essential you need with you. However, there is a café and restaurant on-site so you won’t go hungry while you wait for your flight.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Zanzibar, the only airline currently operating on this route is Flydubai, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport. Getting to the airport from central Dubai is easy as it is directly connected to the Dubai metro network.
Zanzibar Travel Information
Various nationals including those from the UAE can obtain a visa upon arrival when flying to Tanzania. The weather is Zanzibar is hot all year round, although temperatures do not quite reach the scorching highs that you are used to in the UAE over the summer. However, you can expect highs between 28 to 33 degrees over the course of the year, with the hottest period falling between November and March.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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