Ouguiya (UM)

Hassaniya (Arabic), French, Fula, Soninké, Wolof

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against all travel to much of Mauritania, and against all but essential travel to the remainder of the country. Click here for more information.


Performing Arts in Nouakchott

Institut Français Mauritanie

Pick up a program for the Institut from many hotels; it's an excellent place, and one of the only venues in town for concerts by local musicians, films, talks, art exhibitions and dance lessons. An outdoor cafe...

Football in Nouakchott

Stade Olympique

The largest football stadium in the country; also where locals go for a jog in the early evening. Locals report crowd control issues here for international matches.

Live Music in Nouakchott


Hosts regular classical and traditional music concerts.