The country’s capital, Djibouti City (pop. 529.000 according to 2013 census), is located on the coast of Tadjoura. Its strategic location at the entrance to the Red Sea and its busy shipping lanes has contributed to a thriving city and a booming economy.
Before heading out to the hinterland visitors can explore the lively fruit and spice markets in the African quarter and pass by the iconic Hamoudi Mosque with its spectacular minaret. The European quarter in turn, houses a mix of Arabic and French influences and is a great place experiencing an eclectic mix of fine cuisines.