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Gilberto Vieira

Living in Dar es Salaam, from Portugal

"Finding contacts among the expats in Tanzania's tourism industry wasn't half as difficult as I had feared. "

Chen Ming

Living in Dar es Salaam, from China

"Karibu Sana, fellow expats in Dar es Salaam or 'Dar', for short! You'll probably need some tips on the 'do's & 'don't's in Tanzania."

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Get to Know Dar es Salaam's Community of Expatriates!

Karibu and welcome to your community of fellow expats in Dar es Salaam, a bustling city in beautiful Tanzania. Our aim at InterNations is to help you through the complicated process of relocation and remove any obstacles to this exciting new chapter in your life. Here you'll have access to detailed guides, insider tips, and regularly updated advice. You'll find answers to questions such as, "how safe is the city?" and "how do I access healthcare in Dar es Salaam?". We also encourage you to be an active member of our forum, where you'll find other expats in Dar es Salaam; build on their experiences and pick their brains for restaurant recommendations, education worries, and real estate tips. The members of our safe, secure community are always happy to help out a fellow expat.

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Dar es Salaam Expatriates Network

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Expat Forum Dar es Salaam

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Dar es Salaam Events for Expatriates

Attend our monthly events and activities for Dar es Salaam expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Dar es Salaam Expat Events

What Is Expat Life in Dar es Salaam Like?

Made up of three distinct districts, Dar es Salaam is the economic and bureaucratic center of Tanzania with the central government permanently seated in this busy port city. The Kinondoni district houses over half of the city's population, Ilala is the administrative district, and Temeke houses the port, industrial, and manufacturing hearts of Dar es Salaam.
The central business district is located in the Ilala region where financial services, telecommunications, IT, and energy are major industries. Shipping and transportation are also prominent as Dar es Salaam is one of the busiest locations for arrivals to and departures from Tanzania. Expats will be relieved to know that of the two official languages, English rather than Swahili is favored in the business world.

Expats who enjoy shopping will find the Kariakoo area an interesting experience with specific streets and areas specializing in only one type of product, such as electronics in Uhuru Street. Artists can try their hand at the Tingatinga style of painting specific to Dar es Salaam and beach lovers can travel to nearby Bongoyo Island or Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing away from the city.

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Don't forget that with InterNations, you also have opportunities to meet new people and connect with social groups and events in person. Join our dining out, local culture or coffee groups to start building your new network of friends in Dar es Salaam. We also organize large get-togethers and regular events so you can meet fellow expats who have traveled from all over the world. With InterNations, you'll build up a new network of friends and discover fun and exciting activities in no time!

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