About Dakar


Let's have a look around into background of Dakar
  • Country: Senegal
  • Latitude: 14.6708333
  • Longitude: -17.4380556
  • Time zone: Africa/Dakar
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -0 hours

Weather in Dakar

  • Climate: hot semi-arid climate
  • Best Time to Visit: December to April.

Location

Dakar  is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cap-Vertpeninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city in the Old World as well as on the African mainland. The city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45 million.

Distance from Dakar center to Airport

Airport: Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport

Driving Distance: 6 miles / 9 km

Driving Time: 35 min

Languages: French followed by English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 5% – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 1000 CFA 
  • Housekeeper: 1000 CFA 
  • Concierge: Between 1000 CFA 

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 5% – 15 % of the Bill.

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Rufisque,
  • Khombole,
  • Bambey

Emergency Contact Numbers in Dakar city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 18,17,15

Airport: Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (+221 33 869 50 50)

Hospital:  Hospital Center University Aristide Le Dantec

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Dakar.

  • Boulangerie Festival
  • Kër Thiossane
  • Cultural Tours

Tourist Attractions

  • Plage du Virage
  • Sandaga
  • Grand Mosque of Dakar

Theatre & Concerts

  • Cinéma du Seaplaza
  • Grand National Theater
  • Espace Culturel Tidiane Aw-Cinéma Christa

Visit Top Restaurants in Dakar

  • Alkimia Restaurant & Bar
  • The fork
  • At Loutcha

Top Shopping Centers in Dakar

  • Sandaga Market
  • Marché Sandaga
  • Dakar Farmers Market

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Village des Arts
  • Galerie Arte
  • Ouagou Niaye Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Alkimia Restaurant & Bar – Seafood Soup
  • The fork - “sushi
  • At Loutcha - Chicken

Sports Club

  • Health Fitness Club – Gym
  • Golf Course – Golf
  • Prism Yoga Dakar - Yoga

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer:850.00 CFA
  • Taxi:1,500.00 CFA
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 412,500.00 CFA
  • Cheap meal:5,000.00 CFA
  • Gasoline:648.33 CFA
  • 3 course meal:22,500.00 CFA
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