Dakar

Living and
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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. "

Make the most of living and working in Dakar

Expat living in Dakar raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Senegalese authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺIs there a good alternative to the relatively costly CASINO supermarket chain in Dakar?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend language schools in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Dakar takes a lot of time. Our Dakar expat guide is there to make your relocation to Dakar as easy as possible. Starting with culture and sights to information about culture & sights, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Dakar.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Dakar. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Shanghai to living in Amsterdam.

Top Articles in the Dakar Expat Guide

  • 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.

Information on the Expat Life in Dakar

Are you looking specifically for doctors and dentists in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Senegal? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Dakar provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Dakar. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Dakar expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Dakar and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Salut & salam alaikum among our expats living and working in Dakar.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Dakar? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Rome or living in Zurich!

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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