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5-star service, refined sophistication and total comfort – this is what you can expect when you book luxury flights from Dubai to Dar Es Salaam with Qatar Airways. Discover the reason why our service has won awards, as you sit back and enjoy the pinnacle of 5-star air travel, including top-quality in-flight entertainment and delicious cuisine. Whether you are travelling to this Tanzanian city for business or pleasure, arrive in style when you fly with Qatar Airways.
Dar Es Salaam is not only one of Tanzania’s most important economic and commercial centres, it’s also the gateway to some of Africa’s most beautiful natural landmarks too, including Mikumi National Park and Mbudya Island. This vibrant metropolis is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa and is considered a key regional economic hub, home to the fourth largest port on the African continent.
Dubai International Airport is the second-busiest in the world, and the main air transport hub in the Middle East. The airport is an architecturally-striking building that ensures passengers have everything they need to make their journey as comfortable as possible.
Flights from Dubai with Qatar Airways take you from this incredibly busy international hub to destinations all over the world.
Transportation and parking
Short-term car parks are situated just a few metres from the terminal’s entrance, while longer-term parking is accessible in a nearby location. Public buses are available to take passengers from long-term parking facilities to the main terminals.
The clean and efficient Metro trains run roughly every 10 minutes to and from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, and there are plenty of taxis available. Drop-off points are located outside the main terminal entrances.
Buses arrive and leave from stands opposite Terminal 1, 2 and 3, but you will need to buy a Nol card in advance as the drivers do not take cash.
Arriving at Dubai International Airport
Qatar Airways flights from Dubai depart from Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport. However, Qatar Airways also flies from the new Dubai World Central Airport, so it is important to check which departure point your flight is leaving from.
To save time, visitors from countries that are granted automatic visas on entry to Dubai may find it useful to purchase an E-gate card to speed up immigration formalities. The E-gate card office is situated in the upstairs food court area of the Terminal 1 departures concourse.
Facilities and amenities
A 30-minute free Wi-Fi service is available for passengers, and longer access to the network is available for a small charge.
A comprehensive business centre offers a wide range of corporate services, and there are plenty of other facilities on offer including prayer rooms, baby care rooms, banks and medical services.
An excellent selection of retail outlets provide you with everything you could want from luxury leather goods to books and perfumes, while a choice of cafés and restaurants serve international cuisine, quick snacks and coffee.
Exotic Tanzania has become a firm favourite with visitors wanting to experience something a little different from their holidays, as well as business travellers visiting its thriving commercial centre. Dar es Salaam is a gateway to the riches of this incredible country, and is a warm and welcoming city used to catering to the flood of safari tourists that pass through on their way to the country’s wide open spaces.
Book a flight to Dar es Salaam with Qatar Airways and you’ll find that it’s well worth pausing for a while before you travel on into the heart of Africa. This is a city that’s full of energy – an eclectic mix of African, south Asian and Muslim influences, giving it a unique personality and character that charms everyone who experiences this location.
Tanzania celebrates both its diversity and its culture. The Makumbusho Village Museum is a great place to start to find out more about the culture of this country, with a collection of tribal houses reconstructed in every detail, and regular dance displays. The National Museum goes into greater detail, and also has exhibitions of Tanzanian artworks, photographs and artefacts.
One of the most inspiring attractions is Wonder Workshop. Started a few years ago with the express notion of providing Tanzanians with physical and mental handicaps a chance to express themselves and develop new skills, it is now a wonderful example of artistic creativity, where they create beautiful works of art out of recycled materials. Their metal crafts in particular are internationally renowned for their inspiration and innovative design.
Tanzania is best known for its beaches, and the best one in Dar es Salaam is the beautiful Kigamboni or South Beach. A five-minute ferry crossing will take you over to the beaches, but be aware that there is a charge to access many of them.
Flights to Dar es Salaam with Qatar Airways land at Julius Nyerere International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Dar es Salaam please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type D / G
Language: Swahili / English
International dialing code: +255
More Information: Read our Dar es Salaam Travel Guide