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What are the shopping options like in Dhaka?

eight local experts

From buying a car to purchasing groceries to following the latest fashion trends, here's what eight local experts had to say about shopping in Dhaka.

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Dhaka City has a lot of traffic jams, but it also has the best recreational places like restaurants, malls, etc.

Anyone who moves in to my city, should know that there are many things to experience here. Such as, riding bus full of people, eating street foods, visiting local restaurants, shopping from the local vendors etc. All in all, it’s a very exciting place to visit if you are looking for adventure.

Tanjeel, says: 2020

Take a rickshaw ride with the hood down on an open road on a rainy day before you die; if you don’t, you will have died without living. There are millions of rickshaws in Dhaka and the art on the back represents how most people in this city live their lives – colorful and cheap. Only in Dhaka will you see dogs and cats roam the streets as they own it, littering where they want. These animals are stray not because the people are too heartless to take them in, but because animals need to be free and the confines of assured care and food will destroy them, which the people of this city understand. The mama haleem, the chotpoti fuchka, and the jhalmuri are few of the things that define Dhaka’s street food scene (food carts can rot in hell). In the old town, there’s biryani being sold out of shops that have been there for centuries. In a way Dhaka is like Hogwarts – help will always be provided in Dhaka to those who are lucky enough to get it. The others get mugged, obviously. you could go drive around Hatirjheel at night.

Traffic jams are one of the biggest problems here. This is the bad part. The good part is in Dhaka there are many popular restaurants, shopping malls, historic places and there are some good place for living like banni, dhanmondi, etc.

Dibakar, says: 2020

It is a quite populated city. The people are very friendly. Communication to other places are easy. Rent is quite low. There are lots of shops. There are all sorts of facilities available. Lovely environment. There are parks and lakes. Transportation facilities are great. Lots of jobs available. There are playgrounds for kids. Great city all-together.

Anyone moving to Dhaka should really be prepared for the noise and infamous traffic that persists all day. However, the city life is great and they will never be bored as countless entertainment opportunities are present including malls, movie theatres and cafes. if they do not mind the hustle and bustle of city life, they should fit in just fine.

Tahidul, says: 2020

One must know about the house rent the transport system and different markets to buy the necessities of daily life. It is important to know how how are the people of this city deal with strangers. One must also understand that as a newcomer he or she should take some extra time to adjust with the place and people.

Know some of the local language here as many people don’t know English. They might also try to get you to pay more so always haggle with transporters. Try the local food, it’s delicious but avoid street food as they contain a lot of oil and spice, and are unhealthy. There are corner shops all around, so even if the supermarket is closed, small stores might have the item you need.

Riomon, says: 2020
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