Leave Birmingham behind
Birmingham Airport is one of the biggest in the UK. It is easy to access and close to the bustling city centre, which can provide lots to see and do. The great value flights Birmingham Airport offers to are available to travellers from all parts of the country, as the airport is located close to a hub of the motorway network.
Car parking is plentiful for flights from Birmingham, with three large long stay areas and a drop off zone. Make sure you book online to save money. Advance bookings start at £3.99 per day. If you would rather not worry about parking, it may work out cheaper to get the train to Birmingham International and hop on the brilliant Air Rail Link. This free train service whisks passengers directly to the airport from the platform. The airport is also well served by long distance coaches from a variety of cities.
The modern terminal has everything the business traveller needs, with Wi-Fi hotspots and facilities such as photocopying and meeting rooms available. If you are feeling peckish, you can sit down for a bite to eat at one of several restaurants including Frankie & Benny's and The Meriden. Picking up some last minute shopping before boarding will also save you some money, thanks to the duty free shopping facilities that are available. The number of flights from Birmingham to Dhaka is increasing all the time, and you can find the best deals on flights, accommodation and vehicle hire at ebookers.com.
Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport
Shahjalal International Airport, located in Dhaka, is the largest airport in Bangladesh. Shahjalal serves as the home base for all Bangladeshi airlines including GMG Airlines, Regent Airways, United Airways, and Biman Bangladesh Airlines. The airport is located within the city sprawl of Dhaka, about thirteen miles from downtown. Be sure to visit ebookers first to find the best flight deals available.
Ground Transportation in Dhaka
There are a number of ways to get to town from the airport, including taxis, buses, government rentals, and autorickshaws. A taxi ride will average around BDT 400 and should take about half an hour, depending upon the traffic. The Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation offers a fleet of government taxis, cars, microbuses, and Jeeps. For a unique experience, consider taking a ride in an autorickshaw. While they are not allowed at the terminal, you can find them close by. Fares to town should range from BDT 70 to 100 and are negotiable.
The Weather in Dhaka
The climate in Bangladesh is tropical. That means the summer monsoon season is hot and humid, with temperatures averaging 33°C to 36°C. July and August are the rainiest months, so if you're visiting then, be sure to bring rainwear. Winter months are a little cooler, with highs generally around 30°C.
A Bustling Metropolis
The greater Dhaka area is home to over eighteen million residents. The streets are filled with people and the atmosphere is wonderfully frenetic. There are more cycle rickshaws here than anywhere else in the world, and they are the most popular way to get around. The city itself is very historic and features many significant religious sites. Baitul Mukarram Mosque is the national mosque of Bangladesh and is one of the largest in the world. Holy Rosary Church is a venerable Portuguese-inspired sanctuary built in 1677. Visit the 1857 War Memorial, the Mausoleum of National Leaders, and the National Poet's Graveyard. Check out a majestic royal Bengal tiger at the Dhaka Zoo or discover new wonders at the National Museum of Science and Technology. Art lovers will appreciate the magnificent National Museum. As you'd expect, a city this size has nearly limitless cultural and entertainment opportunities. When you're ready to plan your trip to Dhaka, let ebookers help you find the best possible deals.
Richmond Hotel & SuitesHouse-02, Road-10, Sector-01, Dhaka 3.5 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Jamuna Future Park, Baridhara Park, and Baridhara Central Mosque. United Hospital and Gulshan ...
Tropical DaisyHouse no. 31/B, Road No. 35, Dhaka 3.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gulshan Circle 1 and Gulshan South Paka Market D.N.C.C.. United Hospital and Gulshan Ladies Park ...
The Westin DhakaMain Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka 5.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Dhaka hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Gulshan Circle 1, Gulshan South Paka Market D.N.C.C., and Gulshan Ladies ...
Hotel 71176, Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam Sarani, Dhaka 3.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Dhaka, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Mary's Cathedral and Baitul Mukarram. Bangabandhu National Stadium and Curzon Hall ...
Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka107 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka 4.5 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Dhaka, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bashundhara City Mall, Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban, and Curzon Hall. Dhakeshwari Temple ...
Le Meridien Dhaka79/a Commercial Area Airport Road, Dhaka 5.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this luxury resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Baridhara Park, Baridhara Central Mosque, and United Hospital. Jamuna Future Park is 2.9 ...
Radisson Blu Dhaka Water GardenAirport Road, Dhaka 5.0 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Dhaka hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Jamuna Future Park, Baridhara Park, and Gulshan Ladies Park. Baridhara Central ...
Hotel Orchard SuitesHouse #90, Road #13/A, Block C, Banani, Dhaka 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of Dhaka, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gulshan Ladies Park, Gulshan South Paka Market D.N.C.C., and United Hospital. Gulshan Circle ...
Six Seasons HotelHouse 19 Road 96 Ghulshan 2, Dhaka 4.5 out of 5.0
This family-friendly Dhaka hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of United Hospital, Baridhara Park, and Baridhara Central Mosque. Gulshan South ...
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