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|Destination City||Dire Dawa|
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When you fly to Dire Dawa, you will arrive in an Ethiopian city that was established in 1902. The city is clean and modern, with bright markets and bazaars to explore. Dire Dawa is divided into two sections by the Dechatu Wadi River. North and west of the river lies Kezira, the portion of the city that has been influenced by European architecture and touches. To the east you'll find the city's old town, Megala, which is a classically Muslim area with much color and vibrancy.
Along the riverfront are multiple outdoor bazaars and marketplaces, including the sprawling Kafira Market, which is characterized by Moorish arches and narrow lanes filled with vendors hawking their wares. By contrast, the Dire Dawa Market is covered and modern. Vendors there primarily sell clothing, fabrics and electronics. The African Village is filled with restaurants featuring both Ethiopian and European cuisine, and the menus offer clear explanations so you understand what you are ordering.
Most people who fly to Dire Dawa fly into the Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport, or DIR, which is located 3 miles north of the city's center. From the airport, you can get to the city via bus or rental car. Within Dire Dawa, many people opt to take the motorized rickshaws, which are very inexpensive and plentiful. Average high temperatures in Dire Dawa range from 72 degrees in January up to 83 degrees in July. The Kulubi Festival is held twice yearly and involves a large pilgrimage.
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