Book flights to Dar es Salaam

Delve into a wide range of flight times and low fares to Dar es Salaam with flydubai. Both in the air and on the ground, our friendly cabin crew will be there throughout your journey, while our range of onboard amenities will ensure you’re fully entertained. By the time you touchdown, refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated, you’ll be more than ready to take on your Tanzanian trip of a lifetime.

During your journey, our accommodating crew go to every length to make sure you’re comfortable. Economy Class offers ergonomically designed seating and a personal HD touchscreen to easily sink into your favourite TV shows, music, games and movies. Alternatively, log into our award-winning WiFi service to surf the web and keep in touch with family and friends - just like you would at home.

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If you book Business Class expect a speedy experience on the ground as we fast-track you through check-in and security. Up in the air, settle in to your Italian leather seat and enjoy the luxury and exclusivity of being just one of 12 passengers in your cabin.

If you’d like to buy or eat anything, our attendants are on-hand to serve you whatever you’d like from our inflight duty-free magazine or menu. Our comprehensive selection of refreshments cater to every taste, so you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll like. If you choose Business Class, you’ll benefit from an even higher level of personal service, enjoying limitless drinks from a dedicated member of staff as you fly to Tanzania.

Things to do

The fruits of the islands

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Off the coast of Dar es Salaam lies a cluster of unmissable islands, just waiting to be explored. Though no people live there, plenty of tropical creatures do - spot them gliding through the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean by snorkelling, diving and swimming close to shore. Golden beaches are in abundance too and make the perfect spot for relaxing under the equatorial sun.

Enjoy the eclectic culture 

Whether it’s by walking through colourful markets, enjoying some fresh fish or watching the city’s artists create original handicrafts, there are plenty of ways to get involved in Dar es Salaam’s local culture during your stay - or, rather, cultures. As you enjoy the city’s food, entertainment and local amenities, you’ll notice that African, Arabic and Indian cultures all shine through, while a closer look at its vibrant architecture will reveal Swahili, German, Asian and British influences.

Go beyond city limits

There’s no such thing as a dull day in Dar es Salaam. Dozens of adventures are just a short drive away from the city centre. Collect incredible memories on a safari tour, meet a local tribe, journey across land and sea or learn all about the local marine life with a cruise on the Indian Ocean. Inherently Tanzanian in their nature, each of these dazzling day trips are the very definition of ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences.

A guide to Dar es Salaam

Packed with culture, adorned with stunning islands and absolutely brimming with life, a trip to Dar es Salaam deserves a firm place on your bucket list. The only question is - what should you do first?

Sailing, snorkelling and sunbathing

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Everybody dreams of the perfect tropical island: and luckily, Dar es Salaam sits next to five. Clustered together, the Bongoyo, Pangavini, Fungu, Yasini and Mbudya islands are both a marine reserve and beach lover’s paradise. Sail around the islands’ shores or snorkel in the crisp waters of the Indian Ocean (with the help of an experienced tour guide) to spot dolphins, crabs and tropical fish at play. Alternatively, keen sunbathers should prioritise the paradisiacal Mbudya Island for a visit. There, you’ll find white beaches and tropical weather that exceeds even your highest expectations.

Experience local lifestyles

Dar es Salaam has an incredibly rich and diverse culture. Get up with the sun to visit Kivukoni fish market, where you can taste fresh fruits of the sea while watching the early morning fish auctions. As the city was originally a fishing town, this local activity is an excellent way to glimpse its (delicious) heritage. Afterwards, visit the Tinga Tinga Arts Co-operative Society to watch local artisans at work and pick up a unique souvenir. Wrap up your day of living like a local with a beach party at Coco Beach, whose mix of events offers live music, dancing and karaoke nights.

Get lost in the wilderness

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Though Dar es Salaam is a thriving commercial hub of more than four million people, some of Tanzania’s most exceptional feats of nature are just a 10-minute drive away. Glimpse lions, zebras, baboons, impalas, elephants and more on safari treks such as Waterbuck Safaris, Breakdown Safaris and Usambara Expeditions. Alternatively, get a flash tour of an entirely different way of life by visiting the Maasai Tribe, where you’ll learn all about their traditional culture, history and beliefs. Your hotel should be able to help you book any number of excursions - just let them know which ones you’d like to do.

Useful information

Visa

You’ll need a visa to visit Tanzania from most places – speak to your embassy and check out the visa page on the official Tanzania Tourism website to find out exactly what you need.

Currency

The local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling (TSh). Notes are in denominations of 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500.

Language

The official languages spoken are Swahili and English, though you’re likely to hear other dialects, too - there are over 120 different languages used in Tanzania!

Weather

Due to its proximity to the equator, the temperature rarely drops below 20°C. January is the hottest month, with highs of 36°C. You’ll find the coldest temperatures in July where the heat dips to 20°C.

Getting around

Travelling in and around Dar es Salaam is easy via taxi, bus or hired car, which you can rent through flydubai. Being a well-connected city, it’s easy to walk to all the main attractions, and the port offers plenty of boats for cruises into the Indian Ocean.

Airport information

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is just 12km southwest of the city - it takes roughly 13 minutes to get into the centre.

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