Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes, jungle sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. Culturally, Indonesia fascinates with her rich diversity of ancient temples, music, ranging from the traditional to modern pop, dances, rituals and ways of life, changing from island to island, from region to region. Yet everywhere the visitor feels welcomed with that warm, gracious innate friendliness of the Indonesian people that is not easily forgotten.

indonesiaAt a glance

Full Name : Republic of Indonesia
Capital : Jakarta
Area: 1,922,570 square kilometers (742,308 square miles)
Population: 221,932,000
Time Zone : GMT+7
Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, Javanese, and other local dialects
Country Dialling Code: 62

must seeMust 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.

MoneyMoney 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.

fun_factsFun Facts

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

SeasonsBest 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.

EventsMajor Events

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)


visaVisa Info

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 : 

 The Embassy Of The Republic Of Indonesia, Abu Dhabi
Zone 2, Sector 79, Villa No. 474 Al Bateen Street,
Phone:+971 2 445 4448, Website :