Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Dire Dawa, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Based on the climate and weather in Dire Dawa, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dire Dawa, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Dire Dawa, Ethiopia by month

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January

Traveling to Dire Dawa in January, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

February in Dire Dawa is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

If you vacation in Dire Dawa during March, you might see that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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April

Traveling to Dire Dawa in April, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Dire Dawa in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you visit Dire Dawa during June, you will probably see that it is blindingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

Traveling to Dire Dawa in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you visit Dire Dawa during August, you will probably see that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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September

Traveling to Dire Dawa in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

Traveling to Dire Dawa in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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November

November here is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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December

December here is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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Activities for Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Dire Dawa.

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    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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