Dubai’s fast growing carrier, flydubai, has started today the first of three routes into Tanzania, East Africa with their daily service to Dar es Salaam, the political capital of the country.
The service from Dubai International Airport will offer passengers the option of flydubai’s Business Class service for the flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport.
Dar Es Salam, translated from Arabic to English, means the ‘haven of peace’, is the economic heart of Tanzania and very much the ‘emotional’ capital, while the official capital is Dodoma.
The services into Tanzania expand with Kilimanjaro coming on stream tomorrow, with a twice weekly service from Dubai into Kilimanjaro, operating via Dar es Salaam.
On October 19th the airline will start a twice weekly service into Zanzibar Airport, again via Dar es Salaam.
In Dubai Breaking Travel News’ Phil Blizzard spoke to Ghaith al Ghaith, chief executive of flydubai, who explained: “With the addition of these three new destinations in Tanzania we’ve doubled our network in North and East Africa this year, strengthening our commitment to serving previously underserved markets.”
Tanzania is a regional hub for tourism in East Africa and in 2013 the country welcomed over one million tourists.
According to the Tanzania Tourism Board, this figure looks set with to double with two million tourists forecast by 2017.
The country is renowned for its natural beauty and its extraordinary wildlife.
Dar es Salaam offers a picturesque seaport and a wealth of cultural and historic attractions. Zanzibar, known as the Spice Island, is encapsulated by white sandy beaches and is bursting with culture, history and endemic wildlife.
In addition, the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro welcome tourists for hiking and skiing all year round.