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Cheap Flights to Dar es Salaam

Popular in December High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest in October Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price AED 1763 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from AED 1553 From Dubai to Dar Es Salaam
One-way from AED 237 One-way flight from Dubai to Dar Es Salaam
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Dar es Salaam flights by month

January
AED 1738
February
AED 1392
March
AED 1397
April
AED 1687
May
AED 1708
June
AED 1351
July
AED 1399
August
AED 1638
September
AED 863
October
AED 1464
November
AED 1233
December
AED 1791
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Dar es Salaam is September. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Dar es Salaam?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
DXB - DAR
Price
AED 863 - AED 2034
DAR
Temperature
29 - 32 °C
DAR
Rainfall
19 - 241 mm
Flying to Dar es Salaam in July is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Dar es Salaam, the warmest period tends to be January, with the wettest being April.

When is the best time to book a flight to Dar es Salaam?

Booking 44 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Dar es Salaam. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Dar es Salaam?

The cheapest day to fly to Dar es Salaam is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Dar es Salaam?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Dar es Salaam. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

When to fly

Due to its proximity to the equator, the climate of Dar es Salaam is tropical with hot and humid weather making it a great year round flight destination. In the summer months every year, Des es Salaam hosts a Charity Goat Race which provides a day of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy such as goat racing, fancy dress, live music, arts and crafts and delicious food. The races raise money for charity and the event is really special, being the largest of its kind in East Africa.

The most popular time to book a flight to Dar es Salaam is outside the rainy seasons which last from April to May and October to November, although the rainy season is the best time to find cheap flights to Dar es Salaam. The Months from December to March tend to be the hottest times of the year and this is when most visit Dar es Salaam.

Although the 7th July is a national holiday across Tanzania and many enjoy the day off work, Dar es Salaam also becomes a hive of activity with the International Trade Fair. 18 different countries across the globe attend the fair resulting in over 1500 exhibitions being displayed at the Mwalimu J.K Nverrer Trade Fair Grounds. During this period Dar experiences a high volume of visitors and locals, so avoid this time of year if you are looking for a cheap flight to Dar es Salaam.

Destination overview

Dar es Salaam is often a stop-off point for people on international flights who are on their way to a safari holiday. However, if you book a flight to Dar es Salaam, there are some interesting attractions in the city itself, including the National Museum, the Makumbusho Village Museum, Mawazo contemporary art gallery and the Askari Monument. Dhow cruises to the island marine reserve of Bongoyo are deservedly popular. Travellers seeking an authentic taste of city life may want to check out the busy fish market, Kivukoni Front and Kariakoo Market. Oyster Bay, meanwhile, is an upmarket enclave of glamorous mansions and the location of Coco Beach, a good spot for a swim, drink or lunch.

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Getting around Dar es Salaam

The public transport system in Dar es Salaam is limited. Dalla-dallas are small minivans with specific routes. They’re cheap and fairly easy to use, but a little geographical knowledge of the city helps. Taxis are privately owned (there are no official taxis) and prices should always be agreed before travelling.

Caution should be exercised, especially in busy areas such as Kariakoo Market, against pickpockets and bag snatchers, as muggings are not an infrequent occurrence in the city. Visitors should always keep money and valuables secure and out of sight, avoiding quiet areas and walking alone at night.

How to get from the airport to the city

Travellers can take a flight to Dar es Salaam by flying to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), located about 7 miles (12 km) from the city centre. When hotel pick-ups are available, they may be the best way to get into the city. Otherwise, there are taxis, where the price should be negotiated beforehand, or city buses – bus stops can be found a five minute walk from the airport.

 

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