Seychelles is unsurprisingly a choice place for newlyweds. But for those looking for more than a suntan or romance, this archipelago offers a number of high-energy distractions. 

seychellesAt a glance

Full Name: Republic of Seychelles

Capital City: Victoria

Area: 455 sq km (176 sq miles)

Population: 79,330

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +4 ()

Languages: English (official),French (official)

Country Dialing Code: 248

MoneyMoney and Costs

Currency: Seychellois rupee

 One Rupee = 100 cents.While many local establishments are happy to take Euros or U.S. Dollars in payment, there are still many places where it is easier to make your transactions with the local currency.

1 AED =3.58 Rs.

fun_factsDid you Know

The Seychelles was once a pirate hideout. It is believed that famous pirate Olivier Levasseur hid a treasure worth more than $160,000 that remains unfound.

Moyenne Island in Saint Anne Marine National Park is believed to be haunted by a spirit that stands guard over buried treasure.

Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, is the smallest in the world and can be easily explored on foot in less than a day.

James Bond author Ian Fleming visited the Seychelles in 1958 looking for adventure and inspiration for his then-latest collection of stories, For Your Eyes Only.

SeasonsBest time to Visit

April to May and October to November, which are normally calm and windless, are ideal for visiting. From December to March, the trade winds bring warmer, wetter air streams from the northwest and from June to September the southeast trades usher in cooler, drier weather but the winds whip up the waves and you’ll want to find protected beaches. The rainfall varies considerably from island to island and from year to year. Mahé and Silhouette, the most mountainous islands, get the highest rainfall.

must seeMust See’s and Must Do’s

Visitors can hike mountain trails, bask on the ravishing beaches, rock climb, photograph the unique flora and fauna, and dine on mouth watering Créole cuisine. Aquatic pursuits abound in the clear azure water. Diving, snorkeling, surfing, and sailing are all world class, and the Seychelles boast some of the richest fishing grounds in the world.Recently voted as one of Tripadvisor’s Top 10 Beaches in the World, Anse Lazio is a perfect example of Seychelles’ powder white sand and clear, calm waters. If you’re looking for a little more action and a beach bar vibe then head to Beau Vallon on Mahé with its bars, cafes and water sports. 


visaVisa Information

Citizens of United Arab Emirates do not require a visa to Seychelles. On arrival, travelers will need to provide evidence of onward or return transportation, confirmed accommodations, and proof of sufficient funds, and will then be issued a Visitor’s Permit valid for a stay of up to 30 days. Duration of stay can be extended in Seychelles through the Department of Immigration in 3 month increments, up to a total stay of 1 year.

 


FLIGHTS BETWEEN UAE AND SEYCHELLES

Airlines          Direct flights from Dubai to Seychelles
Avg.Flying time 
ETD                             ETA                        
Emirates 2:30 am  7:05 am 4:35 hrs
Emirates 9:50 am  2:30 pm 4:35 hrs
                             Direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Seychelles
Etihad 2:20 am 7:15 am 4:55 hrs
Etihad 9.15 am 2:00 pm 4:55 hrs

Last Updated on March 3, 2016


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