Book flights from Philadelphia to Dhaka with Qatar Airways
Arriving in Dhaka
Bangladesh’s heaving capital Dhaka is its cultural and financial hub. A city of some 18 million people, Dhaka is frenetic, energetic, vibrant and a cultural melting pot. Despite its incredibly fast pace of life, there are still some oases of calm and tranquillity where visitors can catch their breath for a moment. Book a flight to Dhaka with Qatar Airways and you’ll also discover that this is one of the friendliest cities on earth too.
It’s also a time capsule charting the various influences in the region in its eclectic mix of architecture, from the Mogul Emperors through to colonial British rule in the 19th century. Today it also has a shining and ultra modern business epicentre, making Dhaka a treasure-trove of experiences for the visitor.
Apart from its incredibly friendly people, Dhaka’s main attractions are its buildings. The Lalbagh Fort was built by the son of Mogul emperor Aurangazeb, Prince Mohammad Azam in 1678. Surrounded by formal gardens, it also provides a little bit of green space in the heart of the city. The fort also houses a number of monuments and attractions within its walls, including the Tomb of Pari Bibi, Lalbagh Mosque, the Audience Hall and the Hammam of Nawab Shaista Khan, which also houses a museum.
Dhaka’s parks are beautifully kept and offer dazzling displays of colour all year round. Baldha Garden is a botanist’s delight, and is packed with native and rare plant species. The National Botanical Gardens offers 205 acres to explore and is right next to the city’s zoo. Ramna Green is a traditional public park surrounded by a winding lake that offers some cool respite during the heat of the summer.
If modern architecture is your passion then pay a visit to the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, or parliament building. Designed by American architect, Louis I. Kahn, it is a landmark building in a uniquely modern style. You will need to take your passport to go on a tour of the building.
Flights to Dhaka with Qatar Airways land at Hazrat Shahjalal 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 Dhaka please check the visa and passport requirements.
Useful Info About Dhaka
Currency: Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)
Voltage: 220 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type A/ C / D / G / K
Language: Bengali / English
International dialing code: +880
More Information: Read our Dhaka Travel Guide
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The Bangladeshi capital, situated on the River Buriganga, is a regional centre for trade and industry, and is steeped in culture and history that goes back many centuries. As the capital of the Mughals in Bengal, Dhaka is home to many impressive mosques and palaces from that period in the 17th century. When you fly in with Qatar Airways, don’t miss seeing the historic Lalbagh Fort and the early 18th century Khan Mohammed Mirdah Mosque on its high platform.
Flying from Philadelphia
A major air hub for the industrial heart of the United States, Philadelphia International Airport is one of the busiest in North America for both passengers and freight.
The airport has been the recipient of a slew of awards, including recognition for its contribution to the environment and the arts.
Passengers flying from Philadelphia with Qatar Airways will find that this busy airport is efficiently run by incredibly friendly and helpful staff, who are focused on providing the very best customer experience possible.
Parking and transportation
The airport is vast (in fact it has sections in both Philadelphia city and Tinicum Township), but fortunately ground transportation is very good. The Metro service operates between the city centre and the airport, with several stops along the way. Taxis are plentiful, and hotels in the city are happy to arrange limousine services for passengers.
Buses run frequently from 69th Street Transportation Centre to the airport and from the UPS hub, and the airport is also connected by road to the city by the I-95. There are more than 19,000 parking spaces in several garages and parking lots positioned directly opposite the terminals.
Arriving at Philadelphia International Airport
Passengers flying from Philadelphia with Qatar Airways will depart from Terminal A-West. This is one of the airport’s newest terminal buildings.
There are 13 gates at the terminal (A14 to A26), as well as lounge areas for first and business class passengers, and a selection of facilities and amenities for all passengers.
Facilities and amenities
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, and is currently being upgraded in Terminal 1-West. Philadelphia Marketplace at the Airport on the B/C Connector has over 30 retail outlets and a large food court.
There are also spa and wellness facilities, private suites and banking services. In the terminal itself there are a number of restaurants serving an international menu as well as lighter snacks and drinks.