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Top Attractions in Dakar

Over the past few years, Dakar has grown popular both within and outside Africa as one the best places to check out the local music scene. Though these arts are definitely among the top lures for travellers, the scenic beauty and numerous cultural attractions here also play a key role in making the city a popular destination for globetrotters. Top cultural attractions in Dakar include the African Renaissance Monument, IFAN Museum of African Arts, Grand Mosque, Dakar Cathedral and Ile de Goree. Nature lovers booking tickets on Dakar bound flights can ill-afford to miss out on a visit to the amazing pink-tinted Lake Retba.

Dakar Airport Information

Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport in Dakar, one of the largest and busiest airports of Senegal, acts as the principal international entry point to the city and its nearby regions. The airport currently handles both international and domestic flights that allow passengers to connect with leading destinations within the country. This popular airport is located only a short drive away from the city centre and well-connected to the neighbouring areas by cheap taxi services. Leading passenger amenities available at and near the airport include duty free shops, banks, tourist information kiosks, post office, money changer, conveniently located taxi stand/car rental booths as well as airport hotels.

Flight Tickets to Dakar

Having emerged as a popular tourist destination in Eastern Africa, Dakar is well connected to the rest of the world by international flights. Britons seeking flights to Dakar often prefer to book with UK's national carrier British Airways due to the higher frequency of their operations. Leading Europe-based airlines that offer holidaymakers tickets to Dakar from key UK airports include KLM Royal Dutch, Iberia, Air France, Air Portugal, Swiss Airways and Lufthansa. Other options for those seeking to reserve tickets on the London to Dakar route include Iberia Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, China Airlines and SATA International.

Dakar Accommodation Options

The continued popularity of Senegal in general and Dakar in particular has led to the mushrooming of numerous hotels in the city suitable for travellers with various budgets. Top rated luxury hotels for international tourists visiting the city include Meridien, Radisson Blu, Al Afifa Hotel, Pullman Teranga, Seneganne, King Fahd Palace, Terrou-Bi and others. There are also numerous budget hotels in Dakar and those offering affordable luxury include Hotel Farid, Oceanic, Auberge Kingz Plaza, Auberge Poulagou, Hôtel du Phare Les Mamelles, Onomo Hotel and Oceanium. There are other cheap accommodations in the city too but they provide very basic facilities.

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