Soo dhawoow! And welcome to the expat community in Mogadishu! If you are keen to make the move to Somalia's largest city and capital, look no further than InterNations. The members of our private network of expats are happy to offer you advice and information about relocating to Mogadishu. You might have a number of questions you would like the answers to, like: "what is the education system like in Somalia?" or "what area of Mogadishu is safe for a young family?". Whatever you need to know, our expat community is happy to help.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Mogadishu expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Mogadishu expat forums.
Mogadishu is the capital of Somalia, and the biggest city in the African country. Known locally as Xamar, the historic old town is popular with tourists, and features the famous Mogadishu Mosque. Also home to a beautiful cathedral, the city was once one of the most beautiful in the region and is now being rebuilt back to its former glory. A wave of reconstruction and investment in the capital in 2012 in particular saw large numbers of expats enter and re-enter the city. The city also features the largest market in Somalia, the Bakaara Market. Created in 1972, everything and anything can be found here. Many locals treat expats with a huge amount of respect and hospitality in the city, and expats usually live comfortably and happily.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shenzhen or Kuala Lumpur, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Every member of InterNations has been approved first, before becoming a part of the expat community. This helps ensure that they understand the guiding principles of the network, as well as the importance of open communication and courteous behavior. By joining InterNations, you can not only easily connect with like-minded expats online, but also in real life! Join an existing InterNations Groups in Mogadishu to attend their member-organized get-togethers or go ahead and create your own group to continue a hobby in the company of like-minded expats and global minds.