Below is all the information that may be relevant to your trip.

Venue Information:

Djibouti Ayla Grand Hotel
Salines Ouest, Port De Pêche
Near Djibouti Bawadi Mall
Tel: +253 2131 8111
Email: [email protected]

Badge Collection:

To be issued a conference badge, all participants must be duly registered.

Access to the meeting venue is subject to the presentation of a valid conference badge. Conference badges will be issued at the registration counter located at the pre-function area of the main ballroom at the Ayla Hotel on the 12th of May 2024.

Delegates should present an ID document, such as a valid passport or a nationally approved identification card for the issuance of a badge.

For subsequent visits to the venue, once participants have their badges, they may access the venue directly through security, without stopping at the registration desk.

Immigration and Visa Requirements:

No matter your country of origin, you'll need a visa to enter Djibouti. To apply for your eVisa, you'll need to follow strict Djibouti visa requirements. You'll need a passport with at least six months of validity from the planned date of stay, your flight reservation, the invitation letter, an accommodation address and a credit card.

For more information and to apply for the e-visa, please visit the official e-visa website: www.evisa.gouv.dj.

Once registered we will be able to send you and official letter to facilitate the visa application which is generally issued within 72hrs (three working days).

Hotel Accomodation:

Participants are kindly reminded that they must make their own hotel reservations as soon as possible.
Hotel rooms are available at special rates for attendees staying at the hotels listed below.

Hotel Contact Information Distance from venue (min) Rating Room Rate
Ayla Grand Hotel Djibouti Salines Ouest, Port De Pêche
Tel: +253 2131 8111
Email: [email protected]
Event Venue 5 Stars Single - 235 USD
Discount available when booking with code: DJFRM
Kempinski Hotel Ilot du Heron, Djibouti
Tel: (+253) 2132 55 55
Email: [email protected]
9 min 5 Stars Single - 220 USD
Discount available when booking with code: Djibouti Forum
Sheraton Hotel BP 1924, Plateau de Serpent
Tel: (+253) 2132 80 00
Email: [email protected]
8 min 5 Stars Single - 230 USD
Discount available when booking with code: Djibouti Forum
L'Escale International Rue de Venice, Avenue Georges Pompidou
Tel: (+253) 2132 78 78
Email: [email protected]
5 min 4 Stars Single - 140 USD
Discount available when booking with code: Djibouti Forum

Health Requirements:

Yellow Fever Vaccination

There is no risk of yellow fever in Djibouti. The government of Djibouti requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine.


If you require emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 18 and ask for an ambulance. You should contact your insurance/medical assistance company promptly if you are referred to a medical facility for treatment.


Ambouli Airport is the largest airport in Djibouti. There are 8 airlines with flights to and from Djibouti: Air France, AirAsia Japan, AlMasria, Ethiopian Airlines, flydubai, Qatar Airways,Turkish Airlines and Yemenia.

Most Common Direct Flights to Djibouti:

  • Ethiopian Airlines: 13 times a week, with an average of 2 flights per day
  • Turkish Airlines: 5 times a week (Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sat, Sun)
  • Qatar Airways, 4 times a week (Thurs, Sat, Mon, Tue)
  • FlyDubai: 3 times a week (Sun, Tue, Thurs)
  • Air France, once a week (arrival Thurs morning; deparing Thurs evening)

Additional Information:

Arrival at Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport:

All participants will be met upon arrival at Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport and will be directed to the hotel shuttles. Please note that this is only for partner hotels: Kempinski, Sheraton and Escale Internationale. An information desk will be placed at the arrival hall, and our ushers will provide the necessary information on the shuttles.

General Information on Djibouti

With an area of approximately 23,669 km², the Republic of Djibouti is located on the borders of Africa and Asia, at the southern end of the Red Sea with an outlet to the Gulf of Aden. It is located at the Horn of Africa and shares its land borders with Somalia to the south, Ethiopia to the southwest and Eritrea to the north. The east of the country is occupied by the Red Sea. Djibouti has 372 km of coastline and a maritime area of approximately 7,200 km2. Located on one of the most traveled sea routes in the world, the Republic of Djibouti benefits from an indisputable geostrategic position at the crossroads of three rifts. Its relief is largely made up of volcanic rocks and subject to significant tectonic activity, drought and occasional cyclonic disturbances from the Indian Ocean. In the sub-region, the Republic of Djibouti is at the crossroads of the Arab world, Asia and Africa; which gives it a leading strategic role. This role of liaison between the African continent and the countries of the Arabian Peninsula is also reinforced by the country's membership in regional bodies such as the Arab League, IGAD and COMESA.

Chief of State:

His Excellency Ismaïl Omar Guelleh


1.139 million (2021 est.)


The official languages of Djibouti are Arabic & French.


The average temperature in Djibouti in May ranges from a high of 35°C (95°F) to a low of 28°C (82°F). AC is available at the venue and at the hotels.


The official currency of Djibouti is the Djibouti Franc (DJF). ATM machines are available in the hotels.


Djibouti observes Eastern Africa Time all year UTC/ GMT+3. There are no Daylight Saving Time clock changes.

Power Outlets:

Djibouti adheres to following power plug conventions:

  • 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada typically use 110-120 Volts).
  • Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko
  • Multi-voltage appliances (laptops etc.): Plug Adapter