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The Slipway

The Slipway (Yacht Club Road, Dar Es Salaam) — For a more sedate shopping experience, head to pedestrianized expat hangout The Slipway. This peaceful enclave is home to a range of boutiques selling stylish clothing and quality (but pricey) Tanzanian artwork. There’s also an excellent bookshop, a hotel and a supermarket that sells international and gourmet […]

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Shoppers Plaza

Shoppers Plaza (Mwai Kibaki Road, Mikocheni, Dar Es Salaam) – the largest retailer here seems to be the supermarket (which is large by the country’s standards). Aside from that, there are retailers selling household items, electronics, hardware, garments, toys, etc. It’s still modest next to Mlimani City Mall.

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Sea Cliff Village

Sea Cliff Village (Touré Drive, Dar Es Salaam) – this is an outdoor shopping center that’s attached to Sea Cliff Hotel. There is a wide range of shops, eateries and useful facilities including a supermarket, ATM, pharmacy, dentist, bureau de change, Spur restaurant, and children’s playground. It’s close to the shore, so visitors can get […]

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Quality Centre Mall

Quality Centre Mall (Julius Nyerer Road, Sandali, Dar Es Salaam) – like Shoppers Plaza, the largest retailer here is a supermarket (which locals nickname the “American supermarket” for its large size). There’s also a movie theater, a children’s play area, and various local retailers & eateries. Given its distance from downtown Dar Es Salaam, it’s […]

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Mlimani City Mall

Mlimani City Mall (Sam Nujoma Road, Dar Es Salaam) – this is one of the largest malls in the country, with an area of 30,000 m². The opening ceremony was in November 2006. It is Tanzania’s first indoor air conditioned mall. Along with some apparel and other types of retailers, there’s a movie theater, food […]

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Aura Mall

Aura Mall (Morogoro Road, Dar Es Salaam) – this is a relatively new shopping center (with some areas still under development). The architecture is impressive with lovely designed interiors. At present, a supermarket, clothing stores, pharmacy and the cinema are currently in operation.