Shopping

Many of the goods and souvenirs found in the shops and markets of the capital are imported from neighbouring countries. Popular items include hookah pipes, jewellery made of amber, traditional clothing, leather goods and various sculptures made of wood. One indigenous souvenir is the traditional Afar and Somali knife. Outside the capital, particularly around the Goda Mountains and Tadjoura, look out for the very attractive Afar fiddima (woven straw mats) and elaborate basketware.