Karachi is in a process of developing Cruise Terminal at its Manora Island. The terminal shall be planned to include 700 m of quay wall with capability to handle the latest cruise liners.
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There is much to do in Karachi, a city of 18 million people is unlikely to be short on activities!
Simply let yourselves be overwhelmed by this city, its size and scope, its heart breaking disparity between rich and poor, and its breath taking sights and sounds. Karachi isn't a city, it is a world unto itself.
Most visitors take cruise organized excursions, partly because of safety concerns.
You can shop to one's hearts content, in the massive range of markets and bazaars that dot the city, or one can shop at one of the many modern shopping malls that are found across the city's more affluent sectors, namely Defence and Clifton.
The Pakistani currency is the Pakistani Rupee.
Most large department stores and souvenir shops, as well as all upscale restaurants accept major credit cards. Some small shops may choose to pass on their 2-3% service free on to you should you choose to use a credit card, but this is negotiable so don't hesitate to haggle.
Cyber-cafes will be seen in virtually every street corner and the rates are as low as Rs.15-20 per hour.
February 20 Ashoura
March 23 Pakistan Day
August 14 Independence Day
November 3-5 Eid al-Fitr
November 9 Allama Muhammad Iqbal Day
December 25 Quaid-e-Azam's Birthday
Note: Islamic religious holidays are determined by the cycle of the moon and other factors, with no fixed date for any of the observances.
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