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Address: Djibouti, Djibouti
Description: This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some...
This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some other buildings.
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Ok shopping district

Djibouti City can be so much better if people took more pride and cleaned it up. It has so much potential to be a nice tourist destination but needs the community to realize it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Djibouti City can be so much better if people took more pride and cleaned it up. It has so much potential to be a nice tourist destination but needs the community to realize it.

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Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Menlik square is where you can get anything done and find almost anything. Its the central square in Djibouti City and is very small. Nice selection of Kenyan tourist shops but you're not in Kenya! Good place to exchange money on the streets from the old ladies - most trustworthy people ever.

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nothing remarquable to see there, but it is Djibouti's main square. You can find shops, restaurants and banks there.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Menelik Place and square are the epicenter of Djibouti tourism spots, and for that reason, a bit more pricey than the outskirts. I would encourage all to go, experience, and then share their thoughts.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This hotel is beautiful. I enjoyed every opportunity to visit. The pastries were wonderful, and the cafe was very night.

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Djibouti, Djibouti
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The centre of the city with lots of shops. Tourist information centre located here. Loads of Night clubs located in and around square with a vibrant night life on Thursday nights.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Menelik Square is the active center of Djibouti city. There are many shops in and around this square and bartering for goods is encouraged. Two favorite restaurants are Pizziola and La Chemier. La Chemier (not sure of spelling) is on the corner and the outdoor terrace is a nice place to sit, have some snacks, and just people watch. Prices... More 

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Northport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Place Menelik is a small square in the center of town. Very colonial in look and feel. Restaurants and shops in the several block vicinity. Djibouti has limited options; the square is ground zero for many of them. A couple good places to eat here but keep your expectations under control

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

it is a nice dining place. Staff is very good but it is a little expensive. Overall i like the place

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Dubai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

My original destination was Somaliland. I spent 10 wonderful days there but, unfortunately flights out of Somaliland had become very difficult. My quickest option was to catch a Daallo flight from Somaliland to Djibouti, my final destination was Dubai where I live. The flight to Djibouti was uneventful and I reached JIB airport, I had to get a visa to... More 

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Address: Djibouti, Djibouti
Location: Africa  >  Djibouti  >  Djibouti

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