Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts. But there’s so much more to Mauritius than the beach when it comes to attractions. Enjoy the endless possibilities of bird-watching, hiking in the forests and mountainous interior or world-class diving and snorkelling. A holiday to Mauritius will allow you to immerse yourself in a diverse cultural mix blending Indian, European, Chinese and Creole influences.

mauritiusMauritius At a glance

Mauritius was named after the Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau.
Capital : Port Louis
Area : 2,040 square kilometres, including Rodrigues and the outer islands.
Population : 1.2 million, including Rodrigues and the outer islands.
Time : +4 hours Greenwich Mean Time; +3 hours mid-European time.
Language : English is the official language. French and Creole are commonly used. Hindi & Bhojpuri are also spoken.


MoneyMoney and Costs

Currency : Mauritian rupee
Change counters are available at the airport. Foreign currency notes, drafts and travellers’ cheques may be carried to Mauritius without restriction.
1 AED =9.24 Rs.


fun_factsDid you Know

Mauritius is the most densely populated country in Africa and the 17th most densely populated country in the world. Among all developing countries, Mauritius has the highest life expectancy at 73 years. The legendary dodo bird was found only in Mauritius before it became extinct and remains the national animal. Inspired by the Dodo, an endemic species of bird in Mauritius, Lewis Carroll wrote the famous book “Alice in Wonderland” in 1865. While many countries consider it polite to receive gifts with both hands, Mauritians prefer to receive things with the right hand only.

SeasonsBest time to visit

The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. Expect some of Africa’s best beaches, fresh seafood and long, sundrenched days on a Mauritius holiday. Even in winter, from May to October, the temperature drops from hot to balmy. During summer, from November to April, the days are hot and humid.

High season roughly runs from November to April, with a Christmas–New Year peak, although other factors (French school holidays for example) can also cause spikes in prices and visitor numbers.

must seeMust See’s & Must Do’s

Black River Gorge is the country’s only national Park in the south of the island and home to dense forest and hundreds of plant and bird species. Tamarin Falls and the Pamplemousses Royal Botanical Gardens are also worth a visit. Don’t miss the hustle and bustle of the shops and markets in Port Louis, the island’s capital. Chamarel is a small village in Mauritius and a major tourist draw. What makes this place unique is the seven coloured layers of sand! Climb up the observation deck and marvel at the hue of colours, ranging from yellow, red, brown, violet, purple, green and even blue.On your way back, stop by the Chamarel Waterfalls for another great photo shoot.

visaVisa Information

Mauritius e-visa is not required for citizens of United Arab Emirates. Initial entry is granted for a maximum of three months and proof of a planned and paid-for departure is required, although not always asked for. Find more information on the government Website




Airlines                                  Direct flights from Dubai to Mauritius
Avg.Flying time              
ETD from  Dubai                    ETA at Mauritius                      
Emirates EK  701 4:10 am  10:50 am 6:40 hrs
Emirates EK  703 10:15 am  4:55 pm 6:40 hrs
 Last updated on March 2, 2016



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