On a natural harbor on the eastern coast of the Indian Ocean is Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city and former capital.
Dar es Salaam, which means “Abode of Peace” in Arabic, is home to a diverse population and community.
It began as a fishing village in the mid-nineteenth century and has since developed into a thriving metropolis renowned for its beaches, islands, seafood, and nightlife. Read on for more information on this busiest and most prominent Tanzania’s city.
Local Africa serves you the best in breaking local news, new jobs and vacancies, sales ads and the latest updated weather forecast for the city.
Dar Es Salaam News
Find local breaking news in business, economy, health, politics and sports. Stay updated with latest events, entertainment, culture and travel. Read updated COVID-19 / Corona pandemic information and news about vaccines and testing.
- NDTV Dar Es Salaam ndtv.com/topic/dar-es-salaam
- Times FM Radio News Dar Es Salaam tunein.com/radio
- Independent UK Dar Es Salaam independent.co.uk/topic/dar
- Associated Press Dar Es Salaam apnews.com/hub/dar-es-salaam
The best and most popular national Tanzania news:
- The Citizen thecitizen.co.tz
- Daily News dailynews.co.tz
- Al Jazeera Tanzania aljazeera.com/…/tanzania
- BBC Tanzania bbc.com/news/topics/…/tanzania
- News in Swahili
Jobs in Dar Es Salaam
Find newly posted jobs, vacancies and services for hire locally. Most sites allow you to post a profile and get e-mail notifications about new jobs that apply to you.
- Jobweb Tanzania Dar Es Salaam jobwebtanzania.com/…/dar-es-salaam-jobs/
- Careerjet Dar Es Salaam careerjet.co.tz/dar-es-salaam
- Zoom Tanzania https://www.zoomtanzania.com/jobs/dar-es-salaam
- Star Classifieds the-star.co.ke/classifieds/dar
Search for jobs and vacancies in the best and biggest job sites in Tanzania:
- Great Tanzania Jobs greattanzaniajobs.com – large portal with 18,000 vacancies
- Ajiriwa ajiriwa.net – 8,000 vacancies in Tanzania
- JobWeb Tanzania jobwebtanzania.com – 1,100 vacancies
- CareerJet Tanzania careerjet.co.tz – 900 vacancies
- Job Search Tanzania jobsearchtanzania.com
- Ajira Online ajiraonline.co.tz
- Tanzajob tanzajob.com – 80 vacancies
On the best and most popular job sites you will find vacancies in all categories of employment: Management, production, maintenance, quality, service, project management, IT, Health and social professions, transport, logistics and HR, but also postings in training, accounting, controlling, finance, marketing and communication. You can filter vacancies by industry such as production, manufacturing, software & IT, education, temporary work, agriculture, mining, engineering, health, pharmacy and hospitals.
Also check out the most popular classifieds sites. Classifieds sites almost always have a jobs & vacancies section, and a place to post your own resume.
For sale in Dar Es Salaam
On classifieds sites, you will find almost anything for sale – and you can post your own item to learn an extra income. Search and filter by categories or by location. Find the best deals in your city as well as nation-wide.
- Zoom Dar Es Salaam zoomtanzania.com – 35,000 listings
- JiJi Dar Es Salaam jiji.co.tz/dar-es-salaam – 16,000 listings
- Jumia Deals Dar Es Salaam www.jumia.co.tz – 6,600 listings
The best and most popuylar classifieds and sales listing sites in Tanzania are (2021 listing numbers):
- Zoom Tanzania zoomtanzania.com – 40,000 listings
- JiJi Tanzania jiji.co.tz – 20,000 listings
- Jumia Deals Tanzania www.jumia.co.tz – 7,000 listings
- Car Tanzania cartanzania.com – 2,900 cars for sale
- Bongofree bongofree.com
On most classifieds and sales listings sites you will find items for sale in many categories. Most typical are Mobile Phones & Tablets, Electronics, Vehicles, Cars & Trucks, Real Estate, Fashion & Clothes, Jobs & Trainings, Business & Services and Beauty & well being. You will also find available job listings and seeking job / CVs, service ads, repair and construction and commercial equipment and tools.
Weather in Dar Es Salaam
Here you will find updated and accurate local forecasts for the city. Please check the hourly forecast as well as the daily forecasts. We also recommend a good mobile weather app like Weather Channel, AccuWeather or Radarscope to keep you constantly updated.
- 14 day Extended forecast for Dar Es Salaam on Time & Date
- Hourly/Daily/Monthly Forecast For Dar Es Salaam on Accuweather
- Dar Es Salaam 10 Day Forecast Weather.com
Tanzania has a dry and a wet season and enjoys a tropical climate with regional variations. The hottest and most humid part of the country is the coast, but less humid in low-lying areas like the western and southern parks. The rest of the country interior is milder and cools down significantly at night.
Weather forecasting and weather radars are the most typical ways of staying updated. Weather is typically indicated with sunny, cloudiness, rains and showers, storms and more. Most online weather apps will list the local location, temperature, precipitation, wind speed, humidty and pressure. Some might even include a UV index and what the weather “feels like” (like the chill factor). Forecasts typically look at Highs and Lows during the 24 hour day, wind, precipitation and precipitation chance.
More about Dar Es Salaam
Dar es Salaam is the most populated city in Tanzania and the fifth most populous city in Africa, with a population of over 6 million people.
In 2020 the population estimation was at 6.4 million. The city had a population of around 10% of the country’s total at the time of the 2012 national census. The city’s 5.6 percent average annual growth rate between the 2002 and 2012 censuses was the highest in the country.
Dar es Salaam is the world’s second-fastest-growing capital, with a population of 13.4 million people expected by 2035.
Dar es Salaam is the most important city in Tanzania for both business and government, with a high concentration of trade and other services compared to other parts of the country.
The Dar es Salaam Central Business District, which includes the Kisutu Kivukoni, Upanga, and Kariakoo districts, is Tanzania’s largest. Tanzania’s Central Bank, the Bank of Tanzania, the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, and the city’s vital Magogoni fish market are all in Kivukoni.
The Dar es Salaam stock exchange is Tanzania’s first and largest stock exchange.
Kisutu is home to the Dar es Salaam Central Railway Station, the PSPF Buildings, the TPA Tower, and several businesses and offices.
Brightly colored and tourist-oriented painting styles are in Oyster Bay in Dar es Salaam. Nyumba ya Sanaa (House of Art), is a Tanzanian art gallery, studio, and retail outlet dedicated to showcasing and promoting Tanzanian craftsmanship.
Entertainment divides the music scene in Dar es Salaam into many forms, with live dance music being the longest-running.
Bongo Flava, who represents Tanzanian hip-hop and rhythm and blues, has rapidly risen to prominence. Taarab, which was once popular in Zanzibar, has found a new audience, and locally produced rap music, is also available.
The National Museum of Tanzania, and the Makumbusho Cultural Center and Village Museum, are in Dar es Salaam. The National Museum dedicates Tanzanian culture, with exhibits such as Louis Leakey’s Olduvai finds.
Close to the National Museum are botanical gardens with tropical plants and trees.
Botanical gardens with tropical plants and trees are near the National Museum. Traditional huts from 16 different Tanzanian ethnic groups are on display at the Makumbusho Cultural Centre and Village Museum.
A common day trip from the city is to the nearby islands of the Dar es Salaam marine reserves, which are suitable for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing.
Dar es Salaam has the highest concentration of educational opportunities in Tanzania, with many schools and universities, including the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s oldest and second-largest public university after the University of Dodoma.
Dar es Salaam is the transportation center of Tanzania, with road, rail, sea, and air as modes of transportation.
In Dar es Salaam, the most popular modes of transportation are public minibus share taxis (dala-dala), motorcycles (bodaboda), and Metro buses. Tanzania’s busiest port, Dar-es-Salaam, handles 90 percent of the country’s cargo. MV Kigamboni ferries operate between Kivukoni in the south and Kigamboni in the north in Dar es Salaam.
The Dar es Salaam commuter rail links the city’s central and suburban areas. The central line in Tanzania runs from Dar es Salaam west to Kigoma.
Tanzania Zambia Railways Authority Tazara has its headquarters in Dar es Salaam, which was established in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The TAZARA Railway links Dar es Salaam and Zambia, and the main terminal is located west of the Dar as-Salaam Central Business District. Tanzania’s standard gauge railway is a new station currently under construction that will connect Tanzania to Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
With three operating terminals, the Julius Nyerere International Airport, situated west of Dar es Salaam’s Central Business District, is the country’s primary airport.
Dar es Salaam has developed from a quiet fishing village to a sprawling city with a population of over 4 million people in the last century.
It has grown to become East Africa’s second-busiest port and Tanzania’s commercial hub, crossing some of the world’s most significant sea routes. Despite this, the city retains a low-key, humble atmosphere.
Tip: For additional information about this city, check out local directories for information about residents, culture, businesses and tourism.
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