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Address: Djibouti, Djibouti
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This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some other...

This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some other buildings.

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You can buy fridge magnets here cheap in a nice shop

In the centre Some interesting shops You can't avoid it really Djibouti is a fun city for a Muslim place Have a look around Many hustlers though Don't go in the clubs as they... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
samboDublin
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Tralee, Ireland
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Tralee, Ireland
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558 reviews
287 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the centre Some interesting shops You can't avoid it really Djibouti is a fun city for a Muslim place Have a look around Many hustlers though Don't go in the clubs as they are a certain rip off Beer is 900 minimum for a small bottle About 5 euro

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Thank samboDublin
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a dirty part of town. The main square itself is simple enough and non-descript but as always I like to go walking further out to explore the side streets and laneways. Sometimes this leads to finding charm parts of a city or town but in this face the reward is pretty much only squalor. The side streets are... More 

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Thank Alan S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Thank David G
Bulgaria
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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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2 Thank Stacyanderic
Paris, France
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2,030 reviews
1,567 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 792 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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Thank sipivu
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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2 Thank Chris B
Beavercreek, Ohio
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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1 Thank zayah0916
Djibouti, Djibouti
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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5 Thank 753Paul
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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4 Thank jdport
Northport, New York
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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