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Daiki Saito

"Only a motorsports rallye? As an expat, I learned a lot about Senegal's green energy sector: InterNations lets me share my knowledge. "

Lastri Sasongko

"As an expat in West Africa, I appreciate Dakar's contemporary art exhibitions -- I love making discoveries with my InterNations friends. "

Get Connected to Our Community of Expats in Dakar!

Salut and salam alaikum and welcome to our community of expats in Dakar! InterNations is the no. 1 social network of expats around the globe and a great resource to help you get to know other expats in Dakar, as well as settle into your new life in Senegal. It can be a challenging experience to move to a new country and there might be a number of questions you would love to ask other expats who've already gone through the same process, such as "what are the most affordable housing options in Dakar?" or "which international school would you recommend in the city?". Through InterNations, you can easily get in touch and ask these expats those questions. The friendly and experienced expat community is happy to help answer your queries and give you the best advice they can about making that big move abroad.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Abu Dhabi or Brussels.

Join Our Exciting Events in Dakar

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

Find More Information in Our Dakar Expat Guides

  • Moving to Dakar

    The city is most famous for the Dakar Rally, but actually it is an underrated pearl of Africa: it has a vibrant music scene and a multicultural atmosphere, which all expats will enjoy from the very first day. Moreover, it is strategically located on the Atlantic Ocean. Check out more with the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Living in Dakar

    As the capital of Senegal, Dakar is home to a population of over one million people. Living in Dakar can be challenging, but at least it's adventurous. Expats should prepare properly before going to Dakar. Find more information about living in Dakar in the InterNations Expat Guides.
  • Working in Dakar

    The agriculture, tourism, and information technology sectors have been an important part of Dakar’s economy and offer expats employment opportunities. UMOA (West African Monetary Union) members and member citizens do not require a work visa or permit. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information.

Exchange Tips about living in Dakar

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Find Out More about Life in Dakar

The capital and largest city in Senegal, Dakar has a spectacular Atlantic coastline and a thriving music scene and culture. Its rich ancient history can be traced back within the city, with its numerous traditional remains and Old World landscape. Many expats who move to Dakar enjoy the rich history that the city has to offer, such as its narrow medieval streets, alongside the changes that modern life has brought to Dakar. By connecting with other expats through InterNations, you will gain an insight into the culture of Dakar, including highlights such as Lake Retba, an incredible and unique rose-colored lake.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Beijing, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Connect to Other Expats in Dakar with InterNations!

InterNations expat members are from all over the world. They have gone through an approval process to activate their membership in order to ensure they follow the guiding principles of InterNations, as well as the expected etiquette of interacting in a polite, respectful, and friendly fashion, both online and offline. With this in mind, you can interact safely face-to-face with expats in Dakar through InterNations. To find out what's happening in Dakar, simply join InterNations and have a look at our events overview. Here you will find out what other expats in Dakar get up to, from InterNations Official Events to member-organized get-togethers, and you can join them. From the sports and outdoor activities to live music, you don't need to leave your hobbies behind just because you're moving to a new country. Whatever your interests and hobbies are, you will be sure to find an InterNations Group you like and more importantly get to know expat locals and your new city!

Daiki Saito

"Only a motorsports rallye? As an expat, I learned a lot about Senegal's green energy sector: InterNations lets me share my knowledge. "

Lastri Sasongko

"As an expat in West Africa, I appreciate Dakar's contemporary art exhibitions -- I love making discoveries with my InterNations friends. "

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