Gold and silver jewellery, woven fabrics, basketry, meerschaum and wood carvings. Shop opening hours: Sat-Thurs 08.00-12.30 and 16.30-19.00.
Ritual dances, music and folk songs are integral parts of the numerous festivals.
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Local specialties include lobster, crab, squid, fresh tuna, Somali bananas, mangoes and papayas. A traditional Somali dish is grilled young goat with spiced rice. Otka is dried meat (preferably camel) fried with butter and spices. Injera is a large, fluffy pancake. Black and brown tea from China and chai are popular drinks.
Mogadishu and Hargeisa offer international standard hotels. Other hotels are located in Afgoi, Berbera, Borama, Burao, Kismayo and Marka.
100% Sunni Muslims.
Social Rules of Conduct
Cultural traditions, dance, song and handicrafts are preserved despite increasing modernization. Casual attire is accepted. One should respect regional manners. Tipping: 10-15% in hotels and restaurants.
Best travel time
Four Seasons. The hot and very dry Jilal begins around January. The first rainy season Gu lasts from March to June. Hagaa in August brings hot, dry monsoon winds and dust clouds. The second rainy season, Dayr, lasts from September to December.
Area (sq km)
15,893,222 (Source: homosociety)
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