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Cheap flights to Mauritania

Reasons To Visit Mauritania

Located along the western coast of Africa, Mauritania is a large country offering everything from expanses of desert to beaches along the Atlantic, while there are also many fascinating wildlife and birdwatching opportunities to be enjoyed around the country. Towards the north of the country is the Adrar region, a stunning area of desert home to many fascinating natural landmarks - there are many companies operating desert excursions where you can camp out underneath the stars and see Mauritania at its wildest. The capital Nouakchott is located along the coast so visitors can easily venture out to one of the beautiful beaches along the coast, while the city itself is ideal to enjoy some authentic local cuisine or spend the day walking through busy marketplaces and getting a taste of local life.

Arriving In Mauritania

Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport is the main international airport in Mauritania located around 25 km away from the capital Nouakchott. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Mauritania, it is not currently possible to make the trip nonstop as there are no airlines providing direct flights. However, the airport has a decent range of connections which would enable UAE-based travelers to fly to Mauritania with only a single stopover.

Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport offers only the bare essentials when it comes to amenities and facilities, so don’t expect to find many options when it comes to dining and shopping. When your flight has touched down at the airport, your best option to reach your destination is to hop in a taxi just outside of the airport. However, be advised that not all taxis are fitted with meters so it would be wise to negotiate a price with your driver before setting off.

Mauritania Travel Information

Where to stay: Ratings and booking information for hotels in Mauritania for every budget

The majority of nationals around the world including those from the UAE will be able to obtain a visa upon arrival in Mauritania. In Mauritania the weather is hot throughout the year with average highs up to the mid-30s, so you won’t need a jacket with you during your visit. The currency is the Mauritanian ouguiya, while the country is four hours behind the UAE. In general you can expect prices in the country to be a lot cheaper compared to those in the UAE, so your budget may stretch a little longer than you would think.

* This information is correct as of January 2018

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