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Address: Djibouti, Djibouti

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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Open late for a cold beer

When we first arrived in Djibouti it was late, 1:30 am, and we were hot and not yet ready to turn in. The only place open was the Menelik. You walk down stairs into the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we first arrived in Djibouti it was late, 1:30 am, and we were hot and not yet ready to turn in. The only place open was the Menelik. You walk down stairs into the basement to find a dim lit bar/disco where locals hang out. Little to no ambiance. That being said, the beer was cold and a welcomed... More 

Thank lindamari0
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1,031 reviews
462 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Palace Menelik, in Menelik square are I'm assuming named after King Menelik. We went there late one evening. The place seemed deserted, almost like a ghost town. There were just a couple of shops and a shady restaurant open in the area. Here we saw Palace Menelik. I'm not sure if it's an old palace and maybe it's a hotel... More 

Thank percyvakil
Tralee, Ireland
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612 reviews
315 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 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

1 Thank samboDublin
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

1 Thank Alan S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

2 Thank David G
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

3 Thank Stacyanderic
Paris, France
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2,025 reviews
1,563 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 840 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.

Thank sipivu
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

2 Thank Chris B
Beavercreek, Ohio
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

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.

5 Thank 753Paul

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