Djibouti City Flights:
Flights to Djibouti City Often known as Djibouti City though officially just named Djibouti, this city is the capital and largest of the Republic of Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa. Djibouti City is an attractive destination with European and African influences, with some lovely beaches and hotels.
The airport for flights to Djibouti City is the Djibouti-Ambouli Airport (airport code: JIB), about 5 kilometres outside the city centre. From South Africa there are no direct flights to Djibouti City, only 1 and 2 stop flights to choose from. Your 1-stop options are with either Ethiopian Airlines or Kenya Airways. They have their connections in Addis Ababa and Nairobi respectively. Egyptair also has a flight to Djibouti City that has transfers in Cairo and then also in Addis Ababa.
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The Tourist Attractions of Djibouti City:
As with the majority of settlements in the Republic of Djibouti, Djibouti City is on the coast of the country. The interior is quite a barren and unusable land consisting mainly of stony desert. There are a few interesting sights to see inland, but most tourists would concentrate their time on the coast in the major towns and cities. Djibouti City isn’t exactly well known as a tourist destination but it is a nice and attractive place that offers a good alternative to some of Africa’s busier and noisier cities. It’s home to two thirds of the country’s population, yet there’s still only around half a million Djiboutians living here, so it’s quieter and more relaxing than other places.
Djibouti City Beaches
Being on the Gulf of Aden, Djibouti City is graced with some really lovely beaches and a fabulous hot climate that’s perfect for lazy days on the beach! The waters here are warm, but still offer a cooling relief from the hot sun, and there are high class hotels in which to stay, along with restaurants and the occasional nightclub. With a majority Muslim population Djibouti City won’t be a really vibrant place, but within the tourist areas you’ll have more freedom to let your hair down!
Djibouti City is an important sea port so this part of the city is always busy. You can watch ferries and fishing boats come and go, or take a ferry ride yourself to the nearby towns of Obock and Tadjoura. These offer different scenery to Djibouti City, and Tadjoura is well known for its attractive white washed buildings and beaches.
Landmarks in Djibouti City
Djibouti City is lacking in major landmarks though the European Quarter of the city features attractive colonial architecture that’s symbolic of the country’s French connections. This is a nice part of the city to wander around, as is the African Quarter, for architecture more in keeping with the location of the city.
The Central Market is a popular place for tourists to experience life in Djibouti City as it’s always packed with locals doing their shopping, and it’s a great place to pick up all sorts of items.
When Should You Visit?:
Djibouti City in the summer is probably too hot for many visitors, peaking in July with an average high of 41C, and average low of 31C, so there’s no relief at night time! Temperatures are lower in the winter months, staying at an average high of 29C from December to February so this may be a nicer time to visit. Djibouti City is a very dry place so rainfall isn’t really an issue.