Dhaka At a Glance
GMT +6 hours
Greetings usually take place between members of the same sex and it is common for women to only be met within business contexts.
Gifts of money are strongly discouraged, and refrain from giving alcohol or non-halal products to Muslims.
In this religious country, the left hand is considered unclean, so you should only eat, pass dishes or drink with your right hand.
The electrical current in Bangladesh runs on a 220-volt, 50 cycle AC (the same as Britain and Australia). North American appliances will need an adaptor and a converter while dual-voltage appliances will simply require an adaptor.
The unit of currency is the Bangladeshi Taka (BDT).
Though not mandatory, you may compliment exceptional service with a 10% tip.
15% value-added tax is mandatory for all goods and services.
Shopping and Business Hours
10:00am to 8:00pm
Police – 999
Fire Station - 199
For most nationalities, a Visa is required prior to arrival in Dhaka.