About Dushanbe


Let's have a look around into background of Dushanbe
  • Region: Khatlon
  • Country: Tajikistan
  • Latitude: 38.56
  • Longitude: 68.7738889
  • Time zone: Asia/Dushanbe
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +5 hours

Weather in Dushanbe

  • Climate: Warm Summer Continental Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May, September, and October

Location

Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means Monday in the Tajik language. It was so named because it grew from a village that originally had a popular market on Mondays (as Dushanbe means Monday in the Persian language). Until 1929, the city was known in Russian as Dyushambe, and from 1929 to 1961 as Stalinabad. As of 2014, Dushanbe had a population of 778,500.

Distance from Dushanbe center to Airport

The closest major airport to Dushanbe, Tajikistan is Dushanbe International Airport (DYU / UTDD).

  • Driving Distance: 6 miles / 10 km
  • Driving Time: 20 Minutes
  • Languages: Tajiki followed by Russian being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Dushanbe International Airport
  • Road: Bus: Dushanbe Trolleybus System.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: Not Customary
  • Housekeeper: Not Customary
  • Concierge: Not Customary

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: Not Customary

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Boshkengash,
  • Somoniyon,
  • Hisor

Emergency Contact Numbers in Dushanbe city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 112
  • Airport: +992 474 49 4233 (Dushanbe International Airport)
  • Hospital: +992 372 21 3331 (Dushanbe Municipal Emergency Clinic Hospital)

Events

  • Falak Festival
  • Roof of the world Festival (Bam-i Dunya)
  • Didor Film Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Rudaki Park
  • Botanical Garden
  • Bulunkul Lake

Theatre & Concerts

  • Ayni Opera & Ballet Theatre
  • State Tajikistan Circus
  • State Russian Drama Theatre of V.V. Mayakovskiy

Visit Top Restaurants in Dushanbe

  • Taj
  • Rokhat Teahouse
  • Delhi Darbar

Top Shopping Centers in Dushanbe

  • Panjshanbe Market
  • Afghan Market
  • Armugon

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Museum of Tajikistan
  • Historical Local Lore Museum of Archeology and Fortification
  • Noor Art Gallery

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Hummus – Al Sham Restaurant
  • Pasta – Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Dushanbe
  • Pork – Traktir

Sports Club

  • FC Istiklol – Football
  • CSKA Pamir Dushanbe – Football
  • Barki Tajik Dushanbe – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 12.33 SM
  • Taxi: 20.00 SM (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 6,166.67 SM
  • Cheap meal: 21.96 SM           
  • Gasoline: 5.66 SM / litre
  • 3 course meal: 109.80 SM
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