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City CodeDKR
Popular Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates Airlines
Flight Time8~13 hours

The flight time to Dakar is approximately 8~13 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Dakar.


The city of Dakar is the capital of Senegal. Located on the Cap-Vert peninsula, Dakar has an estimate population of more than 1 million making it the largest city in Senegal. Based on the Koppen climate classification, Dakar experiences a hot semi-arid climate which is characterized as being generally warm with short rainy season. Having been a settled in the 15th century, Dakar only became the capital city of the Republic of Senegal in 1960.

Voice of Travelers to Dakar

Viewing some Art Exhibits in Dakar

I am Jennifer from New York. Lately, I have been so invested in African art. When I learned that a ticket for a direct flight to Dakar, Senegal is available, I immediately booked my own plane ticket. I availed the ticket from Delta Air Lines. On my way to Dakar, I have been comforted and relaxed thanks to the staff and crew of the plane. When I have reached Dakar, I quickly explored the place. Their arts scene was fascinating. I purchased a ticket to enter Musée Théodore Monod or the IFAN Museum of African Arts. There were a lot of great art present in the museum. I have learned a lot of interesting arts information about my visit to Dakar. I will surely book a ticket back to the city.

Art immersion at Dakar

My name is Adam from Virginia. My friends and I are so interested in African art. This is why we wanted to visit Africa in order to explore such art more. When we had the chance, we visited one city in Senegal which houses several art. We booked a ticket via South African Airways. During our trip to Dakar, Senegal, we were attended well by the staff of the plane. Their services were topnotch. When we arrived at Dakar, we briefly explored the city before purchasing a ticket to enter Village Des Arts. The place has a lot of art forms of various styles. I learned a lot from the trip to Village Des Arts in Dakar. We even visited other arts museums in Dakar, followed by immersing ourselves with local culture. It was an informative trip, we will surely book a plane ticket back to the place.

Dakar Travel FAQs

Q. How do I book a ticket to Dakar?

A. In several ways, you can book a ticket to Dakar. First of all, purchase a ticket from airline companies that are found in airports near you. In some instances, these airlines may not have an available ticket for a direct flight to Dakar. In this case, you can still avail of a ticket to Dakar, through a connecting flight. You may even secure a ticket to Dakar by asking for assistance from travel companies with regard the processing of a plane ticket to the city.

Q. Do I need a visa to enter Dakar?

A. The need of a visa is dependent on your citizenship. Citizens of the EU, the United States, and Australia, among other countries, may book a ticket bound to Dakar without the need of a visa. However, you may only be able to stay up to 90 days. For other countries, you are required to secure a travel visa to Dakar, after purchasing a plane ticket and securing a valid passport to Dakar.

Q. What are great attractions in Dakar?

A. When booking a ticket to Dakar, you should take note of significant attractions to visit. On top of the list is Île de N'Gor, an island in Dakar where a few beaches are found. You may purchase an entrance ticket to witness attractions such as Musée Théodore Monod which features interesting African art, Village des Arts which features different art forms. You may also visit attractions such as Mamelles Lighthouse and Place de l'Indépendance. Beaches such as Plage de Virage and Plage de N'Gor may also be found in Dakar.

Dakar - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport ・Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris, France) ・Brussels Airport (Brussels, Belgium) ・John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City) ・Dubai International Airport (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Flight Routes to Dakar

To guide you in booking a ticket bound to Dakar, it is vital to note the airlines that fly to and from Dakar. For international flights, you may book a plane ticket from Delta Air Lines, Emirates, and Corsair International. You may book a ticket from such airlines present in several airports across the globe. Such airlines land on Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport in Dakar.