Favourite airline: Emirates
The most popular airline for flights from London to Dhaka is Emirates.
Emirates
18 %
Qatar Airways
13 %
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
2 %
Tip: book 6 months before departure
The best time to buy tickets is 6 months before the flight. Pay only £421.00.
179 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: e.g. Friday
The cheapest flights on this route are operated on Tuesday and Friday.
Direct flights are more expensive
Compared to flights with a stopover, direct flights are £17.00 more expensive on this route.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
11h 50min
13h 50min
25h 55min
£453
£436
£485
Favourite connection: via Doha
23 % of tickets booked on this route are for flights via Doha.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Doha
13h 50min, from £436
23 %
1 stopover Dubai
14h 30min, from £454
20 %
1 stopover Istanbul
30h 40min, from £436
13 %
Return from £436.00
For the best flight deal, book the outbound flight on 05/11/19 and return flight on 19/11/19.

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Dhaka, a buzzing, ancient capital

Full of Mosques, old palaces and temples dating from the days of the Moghuls and beyond, Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka has a timeless quality. However, in recent times, technology has seen some fast changes, and the city now has some striking modern architecture and sculptures too. It's still the seat of government and has a very lively, colourful pace.

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Dhaka throughout the year

Dhaka is hit by the monsoon season from June to September, and stormy weather from April to June. The best time to go is therefore from mid September to March when it's dry and warm. Try February, when the Dhaka Art Summit and World music festivals take place, or January when, Chobi Mela happens (photography festival). Islamic and Hindu festivals celebrated include, Eid el Fitr and Adha, and Kali Puja (dates vary).

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Before you get to Dhaka

British passport holders need a visa. These are obtainable from the Bangladesh High Commission.

Visitors should ensure that passports are valid at least till the end of their holiday. Make sure you're up to date on inoculations for Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid, and consider Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies depending on where you're going. Luckily, the risk of malaria in Dhaka is low.

Bengali is the main language here, with Urdu and Hindu also spoken, and some residents speak English too. Day to day costs are also very much lower than in the UK, and eating out costs about Tk 60. Try the Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara districts for good restaurants.

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Getting about Dhaka

Note, that the airport departure tax of BDT300 is mostly included in flight ticket prices. Dhaka's airport, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, is 20 km north of Dhaka. The public Airport Bus from the Airport Road is 5 mins walk from the terminal and will cost around BDT 10 to Gulistan Bus station. Be aware, however, that  buses are overcrowded, so avoid if you have bulky or heavy luggage. A taxi will charge about BDT 400 (set price first) and this takes about 30 minutes to reach central Dhaka. Cheap hotels are about Tk 60 per night, and medium priced rooms can be found for roughly Tk 4,100. Cycle rickshaws for short hops (15 mins.) are between about Tk 30 to 50 (negotiate). Auto rickshaws are normally metered and prices set: 8 km for about TK 150-250 (Tk 25 for first 2 km then Tk 7 per km). Taxis are also metered and cost from Tk 25, but check fares with the driver. Yellow cabs have air conditioning. Buses are usually very crowded and slow due to traffic, and passengers should buy tickets at bus counters beforehand.

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