Sleeping in Airports

Djibouti Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Djibouti Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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JIB Airport Overview

djibouti airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport.

What to Expect

Djibouti Airport (code: JIB) is a military- and commercial-use airport. The commercial terminal is tiny and its facilities are limited to a single duty-free shop. Travellers report that the air conditioning is lacking, mosquitos are common (bring repellant!), and the language barrier can be significant. Bring your own snacks as we can’t confirm whether eateries are available.  Free WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are in the Djibouti city center. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Djibouti Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Djibouti – Ambouli International Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Atlantic Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Sheraton Djibouti – (12 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available ($). » Check Rates
  • Les Acacias Hotel Djibouti – (15 minutes from airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request ($). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Djibouti Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Djibouti Airport.

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, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

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, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.


Djibouti airport is served by the following airlines: Air Djibouti • Air France • Daallo Airlines • Ethiopian Airlines • flydubai • Kenya Airways • Qatar Airways • Turkish Airlines.


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.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.