About Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Lying at the junction linking up Harar, Addis Ababa and Djibouti, lies Dire Dawa the second largest city in Ethiopia. The city is located in the east central part of Ethiopia along the eastern edge of the Rift Valley. Dire Dawa city is administratively divided into two woredas which consists of the city and the non-urban woreda of Gurgura. It is the second largest city in country, a major industrial centre and has several markets. It is home to Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport, Dire Dawa Railway and Haramaya University.
Dire Dawa is a commercial hub housing many market places. The city became the major market centre for Harar trade with the development of railroad terminus in Dire Dawa. Textile making, cement factory, coffee and meat canning are some of the commercial boost to the economy of the city.
Best Dire Dawa Hotels
If you plan on staying in Dire Dawa, you can get the best accommodation by choosing to stay in one of the many Dire Dawa hotels.
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Things to do in Dire Dawa
There are a number of ethnic groups in Dire Dawa. There is not much to see in Dire Dawa but explore the train station for a feel of the 19th century. The sunset and sunrise at the Dechatu river is a must see. At the market, you will find African spices, souvenirs and Harar coffee that you must taste.
Getting around in Dire Dawa
Getting into the city is by air, there is the Aba Tebba Dejazmach Yilma International Airport in Dire Dawa that serves both international and domestic flights to and from the city.
There are buses from Addis Ababa and Harar to Dire Dawa. To get around in Dire Dawa, there are also Bajajs (motor rickshaws).