About Algiers


Let's have a look around into background of Algiers
  • Region: Alger
  • Country: Algeria
  • Latitude: 36.7630556
  • Longitude: 3.0505556
  • Time zone: Africa/Algiers
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +1 hours

Weather in Algiers

  • Climate: Mediterran Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to August

Location

Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria. In 2011, the city's population was estimated to be around 3,500,000. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria. Sometimes nicknamed El-Behdja or alternatively Alger la Blanche for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea.

Distance from Algiers center to Airport

The closest major airport to Algiers, Algeria is Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG / DAAG).

  • Driving Distance: 16 miles / 26 km
  • Driving Time: 25 Minutes
  • Languages: Arabic followed by Berber being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Houari Boumediene Airport
  • Rail: SNTF.
  • Road: Bus: ETUSA

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

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

For Hotels:

  • Room Service:  90 DZD - 100 DZD
  • Housekeeper: 90 DZD - 100 DZD per Day

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 90 DZD - 100 DZD

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Birkhadem,
  • Cheraga,
  • El Harrach

Emergency Contact Numbers in Algiers city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 14/1548
  • Railroad: (213) 21 71 15 10
  • Airport: +213 21 50 91 91 (Houari Boumediene Airport)
  • Hospital: +213 21 23 68 84 (Mustapha Pacha hospital)

Events

  • National Amazigh Film Festival
  • Ghardaia Carpet Festival
  • Strawberry Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
  • Martyrs' Memorial
  • Notre-Dame d'Afrique

Theatre & Concerts

  • Algerian National Theater Mahieddine Bachtarzi
  • Cinéma l'Algeria
  • Movie theater Ibn Khaldoun

Visit Top Restaurants in Algiers

  • Jenina
  • Le Bardo
  • Auberge Du Moulin

Top Shopping Centers in Algiers

  • Primark Algerie
  • Areej Shopping
  • Zemzem

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museum of Modern Art of Algiers
  • Bardo National Museum
  • Museum of Antiquities

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Burger – City Burger
  • Pizza – Pizza for you
  • Pizza – La petite auberge

Sports Club

  • MC Alger – Football
  • GS Pétroliers – Basketball
  • USM Alger – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 196.11 DZD
  • Taxi: 25.00 DZD (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 54,000.00 DZD
  • Cheap meal: 400.00 DZD
  • Gasoline: 31.83 DZD / litre
  • 3 course meal: 2,150.00 DZD
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