Why You Should Visit Dakar
Dakar is the capital of Senegal and the home of many of the country’s finest cultural institutions, while you can also revel in the city’s vibrant atmosphere with its many street markets, restaurants and bars. If you fancy exploring the city’s heritage and its many cultural attractions, consider visiting the African Renaissance Monument or spending a day exploring the Museum of African Arts. If sightseeing is more your thing, there are a number of beautiful examples of architecture around the city such as the Dakar Cathedral, while there are plenty of outdoor activities available for adventurous travelers including a visit to the famous Lake Retba, known for its rich pink hue.
Arriving In Dakar
Dakar Airport, known in full as Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport, is situated just outside of Dakar and has long been the city’s primary airport, although the construction of a new airport has recently been finalized and will replace Dakar Airport. The airport itself is housed within a single terminal complex and offers a small variety of restaurants and cafes, although there are plenty of retail shops available alongside duty-free shopping. Although there are bus services available to get around, you may prefer the convenience of a taxi to reach your destination directly.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Dakar you will be able to make the journey out of Dubai. Currently Emirates is the only airline operating on this route, with all flights departing from Dubai International Airport. Read our guide on Emirates baggage allowance information.
Dakar Travel Information
Many nationals including those from the UAE will be able to enter Senegal on a visa free basis for up to 90 days at a time. In Dakar the weather is warm throughout the year, with the hottest period falling between July and October when you can expect average highs of over 30 degrees. In Dakar it is possible to get around by relying on the city’s extensive network of local buses, although you may prefer to visit one of the car-rental agencies at the airport to get your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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