About Dhaka


Let's have a look around into background of Dhaka
  • Country: Bangladesh
  • Latitude: 23.7230556
  • Longitude: 90.4086111
  • Time zone: Asia/Dhaka
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +6 hours

Weather in Dhaka

  • Climate: Tropical Savanna Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: September to March

Location

Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. The name of the city was spelled as Dacca, which was an anglicisation name until the current spelling was adopted in 1983 to match with Bengali pronunciation.  It is one of the world's most populated cities and within OIC countries, with a population of 17 million people in the Greater Dhaka Area.

Distance from Dhaka center to Airport

The closest major airport to Dhaka, Bangladesh is Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC / VGHS).

  • Driving Distance: 11 miles / 18 km
  • Driving Time: 17 Minutes
  • Languages: Bengali followed by English being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport
  • Rail: Bangladesh Railway.
  • Road: Bus: Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 5 – 10 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: ? 20 - ?30
  • Housekeeper: ? 20 - ? 30 per Day
  • Concierge: Between ? 100 - ? 200

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: ? 20 - ?30

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Narayanganj,
  • Tongi,
  • Tungi

Emergency Contact Numbers in Dhaka city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 999
  • Railroad: +880 1711-691602
  • Airport: +880 2-7911042 (Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport)
  • Hospital: +880 2-9140333 (BRB Hospitals Limited)

Events

  • Rathayatra
  • Eid ul-Fitr
  • Durga Puja

Tourist Attractions

  • Lalbagh Fort
  • Ahsan Manzil
  • Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban

Theatre & Concerts

  • Blockbuster Cinemas
  • Star Cineplex
  • Mukti Cinema Hall

Visit Top Restaurants in Dhaka

  • Izumi
  • Bunka
  • Seasonal Tastes

Top Shopping Centers in Dhaka

  • Jamuna Future Park
  • Bashundhara City Shopping Complex
  • Metro Shopping Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Bangladesh National Museum
  • National Museum of Science and Technology
  • Chandrima Uddan

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Burger – Takeout Dhanmondi
  • Korma – Nirob Hotel Restaurant
  • Kebabs – Star

Sports Club

  • Dhaka Dynamites – Cricket
  • Sheikh Russel KC – Football
  • Team Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 340.00 ?
  • Taxi: 60.00 ? (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 38,115.38 ?
  • Cheap meal: 200.00 ? 
  • Gasoline: 88.86 ? / litre
  • 3 course meal: 1,000.00 ?
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