Somalia: Mogadishu Tourism

Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Mogadishu, users recommend paying a visit to Mogadishu Lighthouse, in the City Center - Shangani area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.

Discover the best attractions in Mogadishu City, including THE 10 BEST Sights & Historical Landmarks in Mogadishu, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, , National Museum of Somalia, Secondo Lido Beach, Mogadishu Cathedral, Union mosque, Govornors House Mogadishu, Hadful Mosque, Jazeera Beach, Turkish Embassy, italian lighthouse, Dhagaxtuur Statue, Hawo Tako Statue, Sayidka Statue, Ahmed Gurey Statue.

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Mogadishu Beach (Liido Beach) Jazeera Beach, Murcanyo Beach, Gobweyn Beach, Warshiikh Beach, Barawe Beach, Adale Beach (Cadale) Eyl Beach, Kismayo Beach and Xabo Beach.

Liido Beach

Lido Beach (Somali: Xeebta Liido) is a beach in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, which overlooks the Somali Sea. The name Lido derives from the Italian word for "beach". Lido is also very popular amongst locals.

The beach in northern Mogadishu was developed in the late 1930s for the Italian colonists living in the capital of Italian Somalia. In the 1950s it was fully developed.[citation needed]

After prolonged decades of war and anarchy in the capital, from 1991 the beach fell into disuse.

Today, hundreds of families come to relax on Mogadishu's coastline each weekend. People stay out at Lido Beach way past dusk to watch the beautiful night skyline and the deep blue ocean. This is a perfect place to get the fresh perspective of a rediscovered Somalia.

Somalia has the longest coastline in Africa with 3100 km along the Indian Ocean, which is home to attractive beaches valuable for tourism. To make Somalia one of the biggest entertaining and tourist destination spots in Africa, Lido Beach has seafood restaurants, hotels, and parks.

The Somali diaspora plays an important role in recovering Mogadishu, building new luxury downtown and beaches like the village, Ocean restaurant, Beder restaurant, Lido seafood restaurant, City Palace and many more that attract international tourists.[citation needed] There are many newly established businesses here

Jazeera Beach

Jazeera Beach (also known as Gezira Beach; Somali: Xeebta Jasiira or Xeebta Jaziira) is a beach which overlooks the Somali Sea near the city of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

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Here, thousands of people gather to relax on weekends as part of Somali seagoing culture. The Jazeera Beach just a few kilometres south of the capital has gained popularity with the returning diaspora with hotels, restaurants, and boat riding springing up everywhere. This employs hundreds of youth and stimulates both the local tourism industry and the economy.

nternational tourists mostly from Turkey, America, the UK, Italy, Germany, and Malaysia visit Jazeera Beach.

The beach offers tourists the chance to see the animal market in Jazeera where camels, cows, goats, sheep and wildlife are sold, as well as the salt mining processes located there.

The features of the beach include a small island which can be accessed by tourists by renting a boat.

The Indian Ocean coastline here features some of the most impressive beaches in the world. With pure sand, temperate waters and abundant wildlife, diaspora returnees and foreign investors are keen to develop this waterfront beach into a popular tourist destination.

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