Sleeping

Dire Dawa has no shortage of quality accommodation options, with a wide range of well-run, business-like ventures offering loads of facilities. Reliable budget digs are harder to find. Most of Dire Dawa's accommodation is concentrated in the centre, but there are also several good midrange places on the road to the airport.

When celebrations are taking place in Kulubi (around 26 July and 28 December), hotels here are booked out months in advance.