About Addis Ababa


Let's have a look around into background of Addis Ababa
  • Region: Addis Abeba
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Latitude: 9.03
  • Longitude: 38.74
  • Time zone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Weather in Addis Ababa

  • Climate: Oceanic Subtropical Highland Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: September to April

Location

Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. It has a population of 3,384,569 according to the 2007 population census. As a chartered city (ras gez astedader), Addis Ababa has the status of both a city and a state. It is where the African Union is and its predecessor the OAU was based. It also hosts the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and numerous other continental and international organizations.

Distance from Addis Ababa center to Airport

The closest major airport to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD / HAAB).

  • Driving Distance: 6 miles / 10 km
  • Driving Time: 11 Minutes
  • Languages: Amharic followed by Oromo being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
  • Rail: Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway.
  • Road: Bus: Anbessa City Bus Service Enterprise

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 5 Br - 10 Br
  • Housekeeper: 5 Br - 10 Br

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 10 Br

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Sebeta,
  • Sendafa,
  • Addis Alem

Emergency Contact Numbers in Addis Ababa city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 998/999/997
  • Airport: +251 11 665 6666 (Addis Ababa Bole International Airport)
  • Hospital: +251 11 629 5422 (Myung Sung Christian Medical Center)

Events

  • The Ethiopian Christmas
  • Feast of Epiphany
  • Ethiopian New Year

Tourist Attractions

  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Tiglachin Monument
  • "Red Terror" Martyrs' Memorial Museum

Theatre & Concerts

  • Ethiopian National Theatre
  • Hager Fikir Theatre
  • Alem Cinema

Visit Top Restaurants in Addis Ababa

  • Gusto Restaurante
  • Abucci Restaurant
  • Castelli Restaurant

Top Shopping Centers in Addis Ababa

  • Morning Star Mall
  • Dembel City Center
  • Zefmesh Grand Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Ethnological Museum
  • Modern Art Museum
  • National Museum of Ethiopia

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Falafel – llan's Falafel
  • Burger – Roomi Burger
  • Guacamole – Acapulco Mexican Grill and Bar

Sports Club

  • Ethiopian Coffee F.C. – Football
  • Saint George S.C. – Football
  • EEPCO F.C. – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 29.28 Br
  • Taxi: 29.28 Br (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 41,583.93 Br
  • Cheap meal: 70.28 Br
  • Gasoline: 21.31 Br / litre
  • 3 course meal: 468.55 Br

 

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