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Djibouti Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Djibouti Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with just one gate and one baggage carrousel.
  • There’s no air-conditioning, so the terminal is hot and humid inside.
  • Reviewers mentioned problems with the language barrier.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. According to reviewers, the airport is too small, hot and uncomfortable inside to even consider. Write a review to help future travelers.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Djibouti Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Djibouti Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

  • Kempinski Lounge - This is lounge is available to guests of the Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti. Details are not available.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Djibouti - Ambouli International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into Djibouti city center, as there are no hotels near the airport.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Djibouti Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs can be found Landside. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.
  • Children's Play Areas - Not available.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - A duty free shop is available.
  • Information Desk - Not available.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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As of March 2018, Djibouti airport is served by the following airlines: Air Djibouti • Ethiopian Airlines • Air France • Emirates • Turkish Airlines • Qatar Airways.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


Flat-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 13 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .