Fly from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Colombo Airport with Emirates, flydubai, Mihin Lanka and Sri Lankan Airlines, from Dhs.980 return. Fly from Dubai to Mattala airport on the south coast with flydubai, from Dhs.1,000 return.
All visitors to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) before entering the country. Apply online at eta.gov.lk/slvisa. A tourist visa costs Dhs.110.
One hour 30 minutes ahead of the UAE.
Sri Lanka is at its warmest from April to August and coldest in January. Temperatures range from around 27°C in the lowlands and along the coast, to a cooler 16°C in the hill country. The south-west monsoon is from May to July and the north-east monsoon is December to January.
Sinhala, Tamil and English.
Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR).
100 LKR = Dhs.3.
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