*December 2017 update
The Bawadi Mall opened on December 12, with a soft opening of three stores and an Arcade area for kids. The Mall did not make it into Welcome to Djibouti. As of December 2017, there is a Giant Casino grocery store, a toy store, and a makeup/perfume store. More information will come in the future, as more shops open.
Also, the current situation for obtaining a visa for Americans is in flux. For a while, just two weeks ago, everyone coming from a country which hosts a Djiboutian embassy was suddenly required to get a visa before coming. However, after two weeks, we have learned that immigration reverted to the former policy of being able to obtain a visa at the airport upon arrival. Please be sure to confirm before coming. I’m working on finding out something more concrete.
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