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Major cities and airports in Somalia
- Mogadishu – Aden Adde International Airport (MGQ)
- Hargeisa – Hargeisa Egal International Airport (HGA)
- Bosaso – Bender Qassim International Airport (BSA)
- Kismayo – Kismayo Airport (KMU)
- Galkayo – Abdullahi Yusuf Airport (GLK)
Time and Communication
Somalia operates on East Africa Time (EAT, UTC+3) and does not observe daylight saving time. The main mobile operators in the country are Hormuud Telecom, Telesom and Golis Telecom Somalia. Coverage is generally good in urban areas, but may be limited in remote areas.
Money and shopping
The official currency of Somalia is the Somali shilling (SOS). The exchange rate to the US dollar varies. While credit and debit cards are accepted in some places, cash is often preferred, especially in more remote areas. Working hours of currency exchange offices typically coincide with regular business hours.
Common modes of transportation in Somalia include buses and taxis in urban areas. Domestic flights are common for long-distance travel within the country. Due to the country’s coastline, boat travel is also quite common.
- Laas Geel – Known for its neolithic rock art, Laas Geel offers a glimpse into the ancient history of the region.
- Lido Beach – Located in Mogadishu, it’s one of the most popular beaches in Somalia.
- The Great Mosque of Mogadishu – An iconic 14th century mosque, notable for its architectural style.
- Shanghai Old City – An old quarter in Mogadishu, filled with traditional Somali houses, known as hawlwadaags.
- Kismayo National Park – The largest national park in Somalia, home to a variety of wildlife.