Dire Dawa
in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
9.593 and 41.866 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 9° 35' 35" and E 41° 51' 58"
Currency and Currency Code:
Birr - ETB
Spoken languages:
Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:28 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:02 am and 6:11 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-9.740 and -138.923 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Nahoe
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Ethiopia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 2,9 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Ethiopia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ethiopia. Last Update: 2019-09-16 07:23:42

Discover Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa in Dire Dawa with it's 252,279 citizens is a city in Ethiopia about 216 mi (or 348 km) east of Addis Ababa, the country's capital city.

Local time in Dire Dawa is now 06:28 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Addis Ababa with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Dire Dawa. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 4 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Ethiopia is Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town in a distance of 27 mi (or 43 km), South-East.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Harar, Jijiga, Baki, Dikhil and 'Ali Sabieh. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 23°C / 73 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 20°C / 67 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 58%
Air Pressure 1011.1 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Wednesday, 18th of September 2019

24°C (75 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Light rain, calm, clear sky.

Thursday, 19th of September 2019

23°C (74 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Friday, 20th of September 2019

23°C (73 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Delight Hotel Dire Dawa

Published: October 17, 2011
Length: 55:45 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: leoDire

Delight Hotel Dire Dawa is truly a place of delight. This hotel has made a real difference in the quality and service of the sector.


Babile and on to Dire Dawa Carolerich's photos around Dire Dawa, Ethiopia (babile ethiopia)

Published: December 07, 2010
Length: 25:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Carolerich's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/carolerich/1/1264478477/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod...


nostalgic- leaving Dire Dawa

Published: November 27, 2012
Length: 38:21 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: E VANI DIVAKARA SASTRY

This is a film shot from Ethiopian Airlines flight leaving Dire Dawa. Get the aerial views of Dire Dawa town and terrain.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa is one of two chartered cities (astedader akabibi) in Ethiopia (the other being the capital, Addis Ababa). This chartered city is divided administratively into two woredas, the city proper and the non-urban woreda of Gurgura. Dire Dawa lies in the eastern part of the nation, on the Dechatu River, at the foot of a ring of cliffs that has been described as "somewhat like a cluster of tea-leaves in the bottom of a slop-basin.

Located at 9.6, 41.8667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Dire Dawa, Regions of Ethiopia, City-states

Haramaya University

Haramaya University (formerly known as Alemaya University) is one of the oldest universities in Ethiopia. It is located 5 km from city Alemaya, a town in the Misraq Hararghe Zone, about 17 kilometers from the city of Harar and 40 kilometers from Dire Dawa. The university was founded with the help of Oklahoma State University (OSU), accepting its first students in 1954, and the new campus was opened in January 1958 by Emperor Haile Selassie.

Located at 9.425, 42.0333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 16 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities and colleges in Ethiopia, Dire Dawa, Educational institutions established in 1954, 1954 establishments in Ethiopia

Dechatu River

The Dechatu River is a river of eastern Ethiopia. It rises in the Ahmar Mountains to flow north through the second largest city in the country, Dire Dawa towards the Awash River, entering the city at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:9|35|N|41|52|E||| |primary |name= }}. It is unclear if either its flow or river bed eventually reach the Awash. The river appears to lose itself in the Cantur Plain (Buren Meda) north of Dire Dawa.

Located at 9.58333, 41.8667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Ethiopia

Shinile

Shinile (also transliterated Ghinièle) is a town in eastern Ethiopia. Located in the Shinile Zone of the Somali Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:09|41|N|41|51|E|region:ET-SO_type:city(13132)|| |primary |name= }} with an elevation of 1079 meters above sea level. The first station of the Addis Ababa - Djibouti Railway east of Dire Dawa is at Shinile.

Located at 9.68333, 41.85 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Somali Region

Dire Dawa Stadium

Dire Dawa Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. It is currently used mostly for football matches, on club level by Dire Dawa City of the Ethiopian Premier League. The stadium has a capacity of 18,000 spectators. It also hosted six matches during the 1976 African Cup of Nations.

Located at 9.58194, 41.8581 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Ethiopia


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Daredawa, Dirediua, Diré-Daoua, D’ire Daua, Dire Daba, Dirdabò, Dire Dewa, Direaoua, Dirē Dawa, Dire Dawa, ድሬዳዋ, ديرة داوا, דירה דאווה, DIR, 디레 다와, Dire Daua, Диредавы