At a glance
Full Name : Republic of Indonesia
Capital : Jakarta
Area: 1,922,570 square kilometers (742,308 square miles)
Time Zone : GMT+7
Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, Javanese, and other local dialects
Country Dialling Code: 62
Must See’s and Must Do’s
Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart, Gili islands in Lombok, Candi Borobudur, Komodo National Park, Prambanan Temple, Ujung Kulon National Park, Besakih Temple, Samosir Island, Tanjung Puting National Park. Unknown to many travellers, there are actually many things to do in Indonesia, and some of them are unique to only in Indonesia. You could enjoy shopping, immerse in history and culture, hike up and watch sunrise from/over volcanoes, diving in world’s most beautiful spots, trek in natural rainforest in search of Orangutan, Island hopping and snorkeling, swim in one of the world’s largest crater lake, Lake Toba.
Money and Costs
The unit of currency used in Indonesia is the rupiah (Rp). Try to carry a fair amount of money in bills 20,000Rp and under as getting change for larger bills is often a problem. By government decree, all businesses are required to price goods and services in Rupiah. Many tourist outfits such as hotels and dive shops try to price in dollars or euros to avoid currency fluctuations.
1 AED =3,678.13 Rp.
There are over 300 ethnic groups in Indonesia, each with their own customs, traditions, and dialects.
Indonesia exports 3,000 tons of frogs’ legs to France each year.
Every day, the country experiences three vibrations and at least one earthquake.
The country is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is home to around 150 volcanoes.
Almost everyone in Bali has had their teeth filed down
Best time to go
Low Season (Oct–Apr)
Wet season in Java, Bali and Lombok (and Kalimantan flowers). Dry season (best for diving) in Maluku and Papua. Easy to find deals and you can travel with little advance booking (except at Christmas and New Year).
Shoulder (May, Jun & Sep)
Dry season outside Maluku and Papua. Best weather in Java, Bali and Lombok (dry, not so humid). You can travel more spontaneously.
High Season (Jul & Aug)
Tourist numbers surge across Indonesia, from Bali to Sulawesi and beyond. Room rates can spike by 50%. Dry season except in Maluku and Papua, which are rainy.
Kesodo, East Java (Jan/Feb)
Galungan Day (Bali)
Nyepi, the day of silence, Bali (Apr)
Sea Festival, Thanks Giving, North Sulawesi (May-Sept)
Ramayana Ballet, Jogjakarta (May-Oct)
Temple Festivals in Bali (All year round)
Festival of the Arts, Bali (June-July)
Indonesia tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Arab Emirates for a stay up to 30 days. Tourist visa for stay over 30 days and Business visa is required.
Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Dubai
Street No.2A Al Mina Rd, Phone:+971 4 398 5666, Website : www.indonesianconsulate.ae
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