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Preparing your trip to Djibouti City: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Djibouti 2007 1. July is considered the hottest month of the year when the daily temperature is about +43 °C. In winter, the temperature rarely falls below 27 °C, and this period is best suitable for holidays.
2. The first language for the locals is Arabic, however, some of them are fluent in French. As a rule, the staff in hotels and restaurants speaks English, so finding a common language with the locals shouldn't be a problem.
3. Currency can be exchanged at banks or specialized exchange offices. It is worth noting that banks exchange US dollars and euros only. In exchange offices, travelers can exchange absolutely any currency. Credit cards are accepted in large stores and restaurants, so it's not necessary to take large amounts of money with you.
4. It's best to call to foreign cities and countries by mobile phone. Calls via the local provider Thuraya would cost you less. Internet cafes are common in Djibouti, while Internet access is also provided to visitors to large post offices.
5. The most popular souvenirs that foreign tourists prefer to bring home as a souvenir are products made of pearls and mother-of-pearl. You can also buy local spices or handicrafts that are sold at virtually every market. Keep in mind that selling/buying products from corals is prohibited by law. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. In local restaurants, it is customary to leave tips - 10% of the bill would be quite enough. Experienced tourists note that it's better to give tips in advance, then the level of service will be much higher.
7. Travelers who wish to buy artworks or antiques as memorable gifts should take care of all the necessary documents. Receipts and certificates required for the export of art objects are only provided in large stores.
Geographically, Djibouti is located at the intersection of different countries, which became the reason that local people are distinguished by tolerance and friendliness. You can always ask … Open
8. Despite the fact that the crime rate is quite low in the city, travelers need to be careful and watch their belongings in crowded places. Try to avoid the services of individuals who offer currency exchange or valuable jewelry.
9. Divers must consult with experts and clarify the permitted dive sites. The thing is that many coastal areas are very dangerous to dive.
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Afar Depression

From the series “Amazing Land Areas Below the Sea Level”
Frequently, Afar Valley is considered as a single whole with nearby Denakil Tiefland. They belong to the unified natural formation. Only the border between two African states - Ethiopia and Djibouti divides these valleys. The numerous sea and lake deposits attract many researchers to this area. It is the worthless material that can throw on developmental features of sea fauna. … Read further

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Travelling to Djibouti City - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Djibouti City. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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