The Saharan city of Nouakchott was a small fishing village until 1957, when Mauritania attained independence. The new capital city of a young country, Nouakchott has changed quite a bit since the Sixties, with mosques, government buildings, and street markets rising up out of the desert sand. Spread out over land that constantly being encroached upon by massive dunes, and inhabited by a nomadic people that don't keep their tents pitched in one place for very long, the city is always in flux.
Restaurants in Nouakchott
4 based on 90 reviews
This has become my favorite beach. I grew up in Southern California and know good Beaches. The Beaches of Bermuda are lovelier with their pink sand, and the Beaches on the north shore of Oahu are remote and lovely, but the solitude here is unparallelled. Today i walked the beach at 8am by myslef. Not a soulmin either direction for miles. Frieldybdogs run up and down, following you playfully. Excellent seafood at Sultan and Oceanides. Its like tour own private heaven. Oceanides offers cozy bungalows for the night.
4 based on 87 reviews
Fishermen return from the sea each evening and sell their fresh catch at this portside fish market.
This place is great for an afternoon out and some interesting views and scenery. A typical African fish poet and market but very enjoyable to visit.
4 based on 25 reviews
4.5 based on 14 reviews
Contemporary art and design, jewelry, fine handicraft. Working directly with local artists, artisans and creators. Monthly Exhibitions. A local food market in the garden twice a month. Fair trade.
What a find! There was a farmer's market on the Saturday i was there. A wonderful, varied selection of silver- and nickel-decorated ebony boxes, jewelry, clothing, food products, and unique t-shirts. Do not miss this when in Nouakchott.
4 based on 22 reviews
After beeing warmly welcomed by the lovely owner you will enjoy one of the best food at the best price.Quickly served,excellent service.I recommend it to all the visitors of Nouakchott whatever their purposes are.The restaurant is located in the cultural area of the french embassy so you can also have access to conferences,expositions,concerts,and a library.
4 based on 7 reviews
This is not a mall !! It's more like a shop (not even very large) selling overpriced items for the vey few in Mauretania !
No clients , nothing interesting to buy , and only a few staff who are bored to death - and that's it !
I don't understand the positive reviews of this 'mall' !!!
3.5 based on 17 reviews
This is a place meant for the locals to do their shopping, hence it is crowded. I visited the place during Ramadan, adding more pressure for the festival shopping.
If you are looking for chinese goods to local stuff, this is the market to visit.
Dont expect comfortable shopping, but you could actually ending up having a good bargain, if you have decided to buy.
Knowing Arabic would certainly help.
I was here more on a curious trip than to do any buying
4 based on 3 reviews
Traditional Street Market
If you want a khaima (traditional tent of the area) this is the place to go. The many market stalls make it a challenge to choose. I learned a valuable lesson while buying a carpet at the Egyptian Market in Istanbul. Before you go know the size, basic pattern and colors you want and stick to it otherwise you will spend hours (which isn't bad if you have the time) I went in and just started. I don't know the local language or French but that wasn't a problem because I knew what I wanted. After an hour or a bit more and several cups of tea we realized the khaimas all started looking the same. We went back to our original plan and quickly choose the one we wanted. Happy with our choice and price. We knew a head what we should pay. We left with what we came for, greatly enjoyed the experience, and if family or friends ever come to visit we will take them here. Well worth the experience.
3 based on 2 reviews
I wasn't dressed correctly to enter the mosque but got some great photos of it and the surrounding area. Be discrete when taking photos. Nice area to walk around and take photos. I felt safe and was not bothered while going around the area. I did go during the day.
3 based on 8 reviews
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