Djibouti - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Not really. There is a surprising lack of handicrafts. Most of the cultural items to buy are actually from Yemen or Ethiopia. - May 2022

Not really but when I was there you could still find beautiful Yemeni antiques. - Sep 2020

Not really, but Kenya has some great handicrafts. - Apr 2018

You won't find a ton of great artwork and handicrafts in Djibouti. Other countries in the region do this much, much better. There are some local baskets, keychains, purses, etc but many of the Djiboutian "souvenirs" are imported. My husband bought a goat skull encrusted in salt from Lac Assal (impulse buy!) and that will be staying here... - Jun 2016

Scuba excursions. - Feb 2013

Nothing really. Most curios are from other countries in East Africa (namely Kenya). - Apr 2010

Djibouti is not known for local handicrafts. Woven palm baskets are about it locally. You can buy neato handicrafts from Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya, but nothing is low-priced. - Aug 2008

Nothing. - Apr 2008

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