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Dhaka Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Dhaka Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Once upon a time Dhaka was known as “The Venice of the East.” At present known as “The Rickshaw Capital of the World” invoke a completely diverse form of transportation. With 600,000 cycle rickshaws, merge in and out of traffic, over major highways, and through residential societies. This vibrant country is one of Asia’s best-kept secrets – and its bustling capital is a great place to start.

What to do in Dhaka for 24h to 48h? 

The First 24 hours: Sites, Culture and Cuisine

A 7.a.m Boat Ride on the Buriganga

Bangladesh is a watery country, with 700 rivers, counting the Jamuna, the Padma (known in India as the Ganga) and the Megha. Dhaka’s river is the Buriganga, or known as the Old Lady Ganga. Everyday people cross the river by ferry, aspaddle-steamers hang around for customers and almost-submerged cargo ships come to unload their load. Sadarghat Boat Terminal is the finest place to observe this megacity in packed roll.

5 taka gets you a ride on one of the many boats plying across the Buriganga River and 60 taka gets you the entire boat.

 

If You Get a Layover of 24 hours on Friday then, 9 A

9 AM Walk in Old Dhaka is mandatory

There’s no central point in Old Dhaka, unlike say Old Delhi’s Jama Masjid or Islamic Cairo’s Al-Azhar mosque and university. Stroll around by yourself and it will be hard to find anything decrepit – in this part of the city. However you can see wonderful colonial mansions, few of them engaged as residences, while others have turn out to be shops and, and an 18th -century Armenian Church is mandatory as well.

 

Old Dhaka

Dhakeshwari Temple:  The “Goddess of Dhaka” Temple is the Holiest Hindu spot in the city. The temple complex was originally constructed in the 12th Century although it has unrelenting damaged over the years, most recently during the Muslim mob attacks in the 1980s, and has been repaired various times.

Dhakeshwari_Mandir

Lalbagh Fort: A partially finished fort during the 16th Century after the Mughals took control of the region. When Emperor Shaista Khan’s daughter, Bibi Pari died, he interpreted the death as an omen and stopped construction.

Tara Masjid aka The Star Mosque: A Mughal style mosque with a unique chini tikri cemented blue star mosaic peripheral from which the mosque receives its name. The pallid tile radiated crossways the courtyard.

 Dhaka has world-class architecture

If you’re expecting ramshackle factories and slums, think again. Dhaka has some outstanding regal architecture, though the most astonishing is the intriguing Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban (National Assembly Building). Designed by legendary American architect Louis Kahn in the 1960s, it’s best viewed from Lake Road where a reflection on the adjacent lake is guaranteed.

National Parliament of Bangladesh

Shopping in Dhaka

While Bangladesh’s garment export industry is growing each year but Dhaka is where the seconds and rejects remain. The hyperactive New Market and Banga Bazaar are excellent places to haggle hard, but if you’re not the type with the purpose to bargain, or you don’t credence yourself to judge good quality from bad – take a trip to fair trade fashion outlet Aarong (on Tejgaon Link Road in the Gulshan area). Selling the whole lot from leather bags, rugs and shawls to sandals, saris and kurtas (traditional menswear), this air-conditioned, fixed-price place is perfect for crowding a few mementos.

 

Banga Baazar

To Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore Harmony you can visit Amari Dhaka Breeze Spa

An oasis of calm amid the bustling city awaits you at Breeze Spa, on the 15th floor of the hotel. Enjoy one of their signature massage treatments or get a consultation for a programme customized to suit your needs. The holistic spa evokes a sense of renewal for the mind, body and soul.

Sooner or later you’ll start to move to its beat and truly embrace this energetically beating heart of Bengali culture.

Flight Attendants discounts in Dhaka

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crews in Dhaka . Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any Cool Experience to share in Dhaka

How was your layover in Dhaka? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

Have a great layover !

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