Dar Es Salaam ( DAR )


City Guide, Dar Es Salaam

Dar es Salaam- "house of Peace" formerly Mzizima, is the largest city in Tanzania. Dar es Salaam lost its official status as capital city to Dodoma in 1974; it remains the center of the permanent central government bureaucracy and continues to serve as the capital for the surrounding.

Dar es Salaam is classified into three districts - Kinondoni, IIala and Temeke. The downtown area in the city is the major commercial hub in Dar es Salaam.

Tourist attraction

There aren't a lot of major attractions, but if you've been on the road for a while, Dar offers the chance to get some good food, stock up on supplies and swim in a nice hotel pool. Take a walk in the older parts of town to check out the German and British colonial buildings. Shopping for cloth and t-shirts is fun in the Asian district northwest of the main drag Samora Avenue. Arts and craft shops are plentiful too, check out Nyumba ya sanaa (the Mwalimu Nyerere Cultural Center).

Culture and entertainment

Dar es Salaam Culture.With its unique location on the eastern coast of Africa, just a ferryboat ride from Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam is a true cultural melting pot. Visitors are just as likely to hear Arabic as they are English or Swahili. African tribal influences are prevalent in food and art, but so are those of India and the Middle East. Visit one of several museums such as the National Museum and Village Museum, and get to know better the nuanced characteristics that make Dar es Salaam so special.

As a thriving center of commerce and government, it's no surprise that Dar es Salaam is also a flourishing hub of entertainment. A growing expatriate community brings the benefits of international cuisines and customs. Those who love to shop will find dozens of opportunities to take home a Tanzanian treasure from the open-air market bazaars to the upscale, chic shopping centers. And it's all just moments from Best Western Coral Beach Hotel

Food and drink

Travelers and expatriates favorite pub is either O' Willie's or the Slipway pub. The best rooftop bar is the "Level 8" on the roof of the Kilimanjaro Kempinski Hotel. You can get all kinds of cuisines in Dar es Salaam, good Ethiopian at Addis in Dar and upscale Indian food at Nawabi Khana (but there's lots of good Indian food to get in the Asian neighborhood for cheaper). Japanese/Thai food is excellent at theOriental. Traditional dances are held at the Mwalimu Julius K Nyerere Cultural Center every weekend.


From upscale shopping malls to traditional crafts markets, Dar es Salaam is a shopper's paradise. One is able to find just about any sort of product in Tanzania's thriving city, including African textiles, jewelry, and gifts. The bustling Shoppers Plaza and the Slipway Shopping Center, with their Western-style shopping mall arrangements, are each only one mile from Best Western Coral Beach Hotel. When you sign up for our Tanzania Shopping Vacation Package, you receive all the benefits of our staff's firsthand knowledge of the best shopping destinations for bargains on shops, bazaars, malls, and restaurants.

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Dar Es Salaam Map

City Office
City: Dar es Salaam
Address: T.D.F.L Building,  Upanga street, Dar Es-Salaam
Mailing address: P O BOX 3187
E-mail: darcto@ethiopianairlines.com,

Phone: (255-22) 2117063-4-5/2125443, (255-786) 285 899
Working hours: Mon - Fri 08:30-16:30 
Sat 08:30-13:00

Airport Office
Airport: Julius Nyerere International Airport
Address: Ethiopian Airlines  1st Floor Rm No 1003
Phone: (255-656)620 990, (255-786) 285 898, 255 22 2844211-2
E-mail ALLDARETAirportStaff@ethiopianairlines.com
Working hours: Mon - Sun: 11:00-18:00

City Office
City: Arusha
Address: Boma Road
Mailing address: P.o.Box 93 Arusha, Tanzania
E-mail: jrocto@ethiopianairlines.com, arkres@ethiopianairlines.com, 
FitsimtD@ethiopianairlines.com (Manager)
Phone: Reservations: (255 - 27) 250 4231 or (255-27) 250 6167
Manager direct line: (255 - 27) 250 9904
Working hours: Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00, Sat 08:30 - 13:00

Airport Office
Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport
Address: Departure lounge
E-mail: JROapt@ethiopianairlines.com
Phone: (255) 2554159
Working hours: Mon - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

For Reservations, Sales, arrival/departure, ShebaMiles, and other enquiries
Ethiopian airlines Global call center  (+251) 116656666)  
24 /7 throughout the year

City Office
City: Zanzibar
Address: Malindi street, Opposite Friday Mosque Zanzibar
Mailing address: P.O Box 3074 Zanzibar, Tanzania
E-mail: infomarhaba@zanzinet.com
Phone: Office: (255-24) 2231527/8, 2232958, 
Mobile: 255(0) 777 667 665
0713903433 Nadya (Supervisor)
0754710570 Mohammed(Sales Manager)
Fax: (255-24)223152
Working hours: Mon - Thu 08:30-13:00 / 14:00-17:00
Fri 08:30-12:00 / 14:00- 17:00
Sat 08:30-12:30

Airport Office
Airport: Abeid Amari Karume International Airport
Address: Kisauni Area
Mailing address: P.O Box 3074 Zanzibar, Tanzania
E-mail: AllZNZETAirportstaff@ethiopianairlines.com, 
Phone: +255 (0) 774417070
Fax: (255-24)223152
Working hours: Mon - Sun: 10:00 -18:00

Cargo request:
E-mail: Zatcargo@gmail.com
Phone: +255 773 86 4052 /778839562
Lost and found:
E-mail: ZAT LL baggagetracingznzapt@gmail.com 
Phone: +255773772200

GHA Manager  Mr Hassan 255 777410114 in case of emergency.




(255-22) 2117063-4-5/2125443, (255-786) 285 899

(255-22) 2117063-4-5/2125443, (255-786) 285 899

(255-22) 2117063-4-5/2125443, (255-786) 285 899


Julius Nyerere International Airport Map

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