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INTRODUCING ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

Qatar Airways flying 3 times-a-week to Addis Ababa commencing 18th September 2013! Award-winning hopsitality and a 5-star service await you onboard.

 

Main Attractions


Uncover Ethiopia’s rich cultures at the Ethnological Museum set within Emperor Haile Selassie’s former palace. Peruse the artefacts at the National Museum. Marvel at the outer walls encased in mosaics and paintings by Afewerk Tekle at St George Cathedral.

Explore the granite tombs of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife at Holy Trinity Cathedral; the second-most important place of worship in Addis Ababa.

 

Shopping


Shop at one of the many handicrafts shops selling beautifully embroidered items and hand-woven shawls.

For blankets and traditional clothing like a Shamma (toga) visit the Entoto Market where the locals shop or venture to Haileselassie Alemayehu for paintings, baskets, wood carvings and traditional clothes.

 

Entertainment


Head to the rooftop terrace atop Friendship Mall to unwind and take in the breath-taking sights at sunset. Soak up live Ethio-Jazz in the Piazza. Be enticed to see a traditional act perform at the National Theatre. For a lively night visit Bole Road; a fashionable area crammed with restaurants, galleries and live music venues.

Visit the Addis Ababa Lion Park, the city's oasis of green, the zoo which started with cubs donated by the Emperor Haile Selassie.


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Quick info

Currency: Ethiopian Birr (ETB)

Voltage:  220 50 Hz

Plugs:  D or J or L

Language:  Amharic

Timezone:  GMT + 3 hours

International dialing code:  +251 11

Flight time: 3 hours 25 minutes

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