Book a flight to Djibouti City with flydubai and pair the perfect trip with the perfect travel experience. From takeoff until touchdown, we’ll make sure you’re well-rested, well-fed and thoroughly entertained with our brilliant range of services.
You may be flying to Djibouti City solo on business, taking a romantic break with your other half, or heading off on a family adventure. Whether you’re simply passing through or holidaying for a fortnight, our frequent flights and range of fares mean you can travel at a time and cost that suits you.
Our Economy Class fares are ideal if you want to stretch out and relax - cabins are fitted with high-quality, ergonomically designed seating for maximum legroom. Pre-order a hot meal for your journey if you book your flight to Djibouti City online, through our Customer Centre or with a local travel agent. Otherwise, take your pick from the tempting range of snacks and drinks available from our inflight menu.
Once we’re in the air, you can tap into your very own HD touchscreen, with more entertainment than you could dream of. Expect the best of Bollywood, Hollywood and globally renowned movies, as well as TV shows, games, music and news.
Business Class travellers to Djibouti City can enjoy all of this and more. Whenever you need your beverages or snacks topped up, our Business Class cabin crew will attend to you, delivering your order to your seat so you can sit back and relax. We’re all about comfort, which is why we’ve designed our Italian leather chairs to recline into a flatbed position. Lie back and glide through the clouds restfully before arriving at your exciting destination feeling fully refreshed.
Arguably one of the most intense landscapes you’ll ever experience, Lake Assal is the lowest point in Africa and the third-lowest point on Earth. Gaze out over a setting that feels almost surreal, where vast bodies of water and desert vistas sit side by side. You'll need to hire a car to get there, and along the way keep an eye out for Devil’s Island with your camera at the ready - prepare for jaw-dropping views which need no Instagram filter.
One of the most popular markets in Djibouti is Les Caisses Market - a colourful extravaganza that perfectly sums up life in the city. It’s very walkable, with lanes framed by thriving stalls, selling everything from intricate wood carvings to colourful handmade clothes scattered along Blvd de Bender. Make sure you try the food before you leave the market. The trick is to experience every morsel you can: a custard apple here, a sugary black tea there, and a little time out to digest the astonishing blend of culture you’ve taken in.
Djibouti may have a heavily arid climate, but dive under its waters and you’ll find dizzyingly deep, crystal clear reefs bursting with life. The Gulf of Tadjoura beckons with beauty - paddle through untouched waters, snorkel to your heart’s content, kayak into the sunset or simply do nothing as you soak up the sun, laying back on one of the the city’s pristine beaches.
Africa makes the heart race. With its golden desert landscapes, lush green slopes and huge sparkling lakes speckled with the vibrancy of native pink flamingos, it’s a treasure trove for the avid traveller. Right in the Horn of Africa sits Djibouti, a small-but-mighty city that allows you to experience the country’s down-to-earth pace, fascinating traditions and dramatic scenery in one easy-to-digest package.
With its exciting fusion of Arabic, African and French cultures, it can feel like every corner of this enchanting city boasts something a little different from the last. Wander into the African Quarter to experience the real soul of the city – it truly never rests. You’ll come face-to-face with Djibouti’s most iconic building - the mighty Hamoudi Mosque and its grand minaret, before stepping into the lovable chaos of Quartier 1. This labyrinth of alleyways is stuffed with all kinds of stalls flogging perfect keepsakes to take home with you.
Much like its African counterpart, the European Quarter is a place to feel the beating heart of the city. At the epicentre sits Place du 27 Juin 1977 (Place Ménélik), a bright, whitewashed square packed with shops, cafes, restaurants and bars similarly packed with excitable locals. The sprawling epicentre blends European influences with Arabic culture, bringing the east and west together as one - you’ll be surprised at how many French restaurants are in the Horn of Africa. To find some of the best food in the city, book a table at the much-lauded Chez Marco - its filet de boeuf sauce roquefort is legendary.
Stroll the causeway north-west of the centre as the sun goes down for some of the dreamiest Instagram shots of Djibouti City. You’ll start at the presidential palace, boasting marvellous Moorish architecture, then finish at the harbour of L’Escale. This is the perfect place to snap photos of gently bobbing boats against the skyline. Everything from traditional Arab dhows to basic fishing skiffs and heftier ferries that go to and from Obock and Tadjoura move lazily to and fro across the harbour.
There are moments of simple, overwhelming beauty all around Djibouti. The most surprising, perhaps, is the expanse of vibrant green on the city’s otherwise dry desert map - the darling Goda Mountains, providing a stunning contrast to the city’s typical landscape. Take at least two days to soak up the laid-back charm of this natural oasis, protected within the Day Forest National Park.
All travellers entering Djibouti City need to have a visa. Depending on your country of origin, there may be some differences in the length your visa is valid for and whether you need to arrange one in advance or on arrival. Check with your embassy to find out what you need before you travel.
The Djiboutian Franc (DJF) is the currency used in Djibouti City. Notes can be found in the following denominations: 40 (commemorative), 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000.
Culturally diverse Djibouti City has two national languages: Arabic and French. However, the latter is mainly used in business - Djibouti locals mainly speak Arabic, which is taught as the first language.
As befits a tropical desert, summer in Djibouti City can be intensely hot - July temperatures reach average highs of 41°C. The heat is often alleviated, however, by a breeze from the shores. Sun lovers can enjoy up to around eight to 10 hours of sunshine in the city every day. Even in winter, the temperature is still high, only dropping to around 29°C.
Djibouti City is nice and compact, making it a great place to cycle from attraction to attraction. Taxis are also readily available, both downtown and from the airport. Prices are fixed and fares can double in cost after dark. If you want to visit Tadjoura or Obock, there are daily ferry services which take around three hours.
You’ll be flying into Djibouti-Ambouli Airport, a short four km from the city centre. Continue your journey with us by hiring a car with flydubai or jump in a taxi - you’ll see the fixed fares displayed on the billboard at the exit as you walk towards the car park.
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