Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increased Security Awareness October 18, 2017

United States Embassy Dakar, Senegal
Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Security Awareness
October 18, 2017

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to be vigilant when visiting establishments and staying at hotels frequented by Westerners due to a credible threat related to potential terrorist activity in Dakar.

U.S. Embassy personnel are not permitted to stay at seaside hotels in Dakar until the first week of December.  U.S. citizens should expect to encounter increased levels of security screening while traveling around Dakar.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s website, for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Senegal.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. embassy in Senegal, located on Route des Almadies, at +221 33-879-4000, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +221 33-879-4444.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increased Security Awareness October 18, 2017

Young, fashionable and made in Dakar

Three young fashion designers on being creative and running fashion houses in Dakar.

Aissatou Sene, Fatimatou Sarr and Lydia Likibi are young fashion designers, each running successful fashion houses in Dakar, Senegal. The creative industry in Dakar is getting bigger and bolder, which these creatives love.

“The creative scene here is just huge. I started my brand with just $100, and I had left a very good and well paying job. But I just believed in what I wanted to do and I did it. And we have a lot of young people in Dakar who have that mentality- who can just go and do what they want,” says Sene, founder of Beyla.

Sene, who started her brand in 2012, hand-makes clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. Sene applies artistic designs to traditional African style, colours and patterns and then combines this with contemporary western fashion.

Creating authentic African pieces is something that these creatives pride themselves on. “We don’t follow trends. We like to keep it sexy for women and manly for men but we always follow the African identity, be it in the fabrics we use or in the cuts,” says Sarr, co-founder of Nomades.

Nomades is an ethical fashion brand created by Sarr and Mariam Diop. The two went on a road trip throughout Senegal, Mali, Mauritian and Guinée to find inspiration for their brand. The brand has showcased in Miami, London and Accra Fashion Weeks.

Originally from Congo, Likibi, the third in the trio founded Lyds Designs and makes handbags for women. In one of her collections, Women You Are, she gave each bag an inspirational name such as “smart” or “strong” to encourage women to be proud of themselves.

A common thread between the brands is that they create functional pieces that cater for everyday people. The three designers make sure to create African pieces for Africans.

This video is part of the Design Indaba, Africa. Now. series. In the latest iteration, Design Indaba journalists investigate design and creativity in Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.

Dakar Airport Car Rental

SIXT # Dakar Airport DKR Léopold Sédar Senghor Int. AP 221 Dakar 14.744975, -17.490409 +221-777-805099 +221-338-201595

SIXT # Dakar Airport DKR

Léopold Sédar Senghor Int. AP
221 Dakar
Phone +221-777-805099
Fax +221-338-201595
Your way to Sixt: The Sixt branch is located outside the airport lobby. Coming from the gate you will go directly to the right direction and will see the Sixt sign.
Sixt parking: The Sixt parking lots are located in the car rental parking area (Parking location de voitures).

Out of hour pickup possible. Pick-up out of opening hours is possible for an additional charge. This service is bookable on request. Please provide your flight number, e-mail address and mobile number.

Out of hour return possible. Return out of opening hours is possible for an additional charge. This service is bookable on request. Please provide e-mail address and mobile number.


Certaines choses doivent être vues pour y croire. Le Radisson Blu Hotel, Dakar Sea Plaza en est le parfait exemple. Situé sur la paisible presqu’île du Cap Vert, cet hôtel sophistiqué et moderne est implanté sur un site remarquable, dans le quartier prisé et chic Fann Corniche. Les 241 chambres et suites entièrement équipées de cet élégant hôtel ont pour caractéristique un design contemporain et de superbes équipements, dont la climatisation individuelle et l’accès Internet haut débit sans fil gratuit. Le Dakar Sea Plaza compte 3 restaurants et un bar pour votre plaisir. Venez découvrir le remarquable restaurant L’Avenue, où les chefs s’inspirent de la cuisine sénégalaise aux influences historiques notables, empreintes de l’Afrique, des Pays-Bas et de la France pour donner à leurs plats une touche authentiquement méditerranéenne. Décompressez dans notre piscine extérieure à débordement tout en sirotant un cocktail rafraîchissant servi au bar de la piscine, ou goûtez aux plats servis au restaurant de la piscine. Vous serez séduit à coup sûr par les fruits de mer fraîchement pêchés et grillés de notre nouveau restaurant Galuchat qui fait face à l’océan Atlantique. Profitez-en également pour déguster les saveurs explosives du Little Buddha Dakar où les styles éclectiques du pourtour de l’océan Pacifique se marient pour créer une expérience culinaire unique de cuisine asiatique fusion. Le centre de remise en forme et le spa de l’hôtel sont l’endroit idéal pour vous maintenir en forme et passer un moment de détente totale. Si vous êtes à Dakar pour affaires, les 12 salles de réunion modernes de l’hôtel et la sublime salle de bal sont parfaites pour accueillir une conférence productive ou un gala de prestige.

Route de la Corniche Ouest Fann Residence BP 16868 Dakar Sénégal

+221 (33) 8693333  |  Email de l’Hôtel

Onomo Dakar airport

A great place to stay in Senegal!

A very modern and well furnished hotel with helpful and friendly staff. Mostly French spoken but there are always at least one staff member that can speak English. Stayed one night, enjoyed the restaurant and the coffee bar. Rooms are tidy and the air conditioning modern and efficient. Beds, shower and room clean and well laid out. Lights work on an automatic timer that turns off if you leave the room (you have to slot your keycard into an electronic pad to activate the electricity in the room). The breakfast was great with wide variety, Westerners will enjoy some recognizable food. 😉 All in all, the stay was great! Which is stark contrast to the airport itself, so coffee and food up before continuing your flight.

Landing at Dakar – Senegal

Onomo Hotel Dakar Airport

Hôtel Onomo Inside

Seyni – Chef de cuisine Hôtel Onomo Dakar Airport

Bar Hôtel Onomo Dakar Airport

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