About Mogadishu


Let's have a look around into background of Mogadishu
  • Region: Banaadir
  • Country: Somalia
  • Latitude: 2.0666667
  • Longitude: 45.3666667
  • Time zone: Africa/Mogadishu
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Weather in Mogadishu

  • Climate: Mid-Latitude Steppe and Desert Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: December to February

Location

Mogad is known locally as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. Located in the coastal Banaadir region on the Indian Ocean, the city has served as an important port for millennia. As of 2017, it has a population of 2,425,000 residents. Tradition and old records assert that southern Somalia, including the Mogadishu area, was historically inhabited by hunter-gatherers. These were later joined by Cushitic-speaking agro-pastoralists, who would go on to establish local aristocracies.

Distance from Mogadishu center to Airport

The closest major airport to Mogadishu, Somalia is Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ / HCMM).

  • Driving Distance: 7 miles / 11 km
  • Languages: Somali followed by Arabic being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Aden Adde International Airport
  • Road: Bus: Minibuses.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

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

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: Not Customary
  • Housekeeper: Not Customary
  • Concierge: Not Customary

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: Not Customary

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Afgoye,
  • Jawhar,
  • Wanlaweyn

Emergency Contact Numbers in Mogadishu city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 888
  • Airport: +252 61 8505489 (Aden Adde International Airport)
  • Hospital: +251 91 265 0865 (Banadir Hospital)

Events

  • Somali Cultural Festival
  • Mogadishu Music Festival
  • Somali Sunrise Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Mosque of Islamic Solidarity
  • Bakaara Market
  • Xeebta Liido - Liido Beach

Theatre & Concerts

  • National Theatre of Somalia
  • Cinema Liban, Karan Mogadishu Somalia
  • Cinema Mogadishu

Visit Top Restaurants in Mogadishu

  • Mogadishu Restaurant
  • The Village Restaurant
  • Moonlight Hotel and Restaurant

Top Shopping Centers in Mogadishu

  • Rugsan Mall
  • Mogasho Mall
  • Shuwari Fashion

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Maktabada Alxuseyni
  • Taalada Sayid Mohamed Abdulle Hassan
  • Beerta Nabada - Peace Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Somalian Rice – Mogadishu Restaurant
  • Liido Seafood - Makhayada Xeebta
  • Noodles - Posh Treats

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Taxi: 5,215.82 Sh. (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 202,837.25 Sh.
  • Cheap meal: 2,318.14 Sh.
  • Gasoline: 589.19 Sh. / litre
  • 3 course meal: 11,590.70 Sh.
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