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"The House of Peace"

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The city of Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Located along the Swahili coast, this former capital of Tanzania is now an important economic and bureaucratic centre of the country. The city houses the Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange and Tanzania's central bank, The Bank of Tanzania.

Dar-Es-Salaam is a rich hub of art, culture and music. It is famous for the colorful Tingatina style of painting, and also has a burgeonic music scene. There is both live dance music or the muziki wa danci and the bongo flava, which is the Tanzanian version of hip hop. The city is home to two popular museums - the National Museum and the Makumbusho Cultural Centre and Village Museum. The other attractions in the city include traditional markets like the Kivukoni fish market and the woodcarvers market. Beachside tourism is also popular in the city with places like the Oyster bay, and Bongoyo Island off the coast attracting a large amount of footfall, the latter also being a good spot for snorkelling. The city also boasts of a multicultural and ethnic cuisine - from the Indian samosa to traditional Tanzanian barbecue being equally popular here and served at many of the local restaurants. Dar-Es-Salaam, which in Arabic means house of peace, started its rapid growth post the second World War. Following a socialist spell, Tanzania enacted a series of liberalization policies post the 1980s and Dar Es Salaam experienced one of the fastest rates of urbanization in Africa in the 2000s as a result of this. Though the capital is being shifted to Dodoma, Dar Es Salaam retains its importance to the country by being a centre for trade, business, commerce and government. The city continues to grow at a fast pace today, and attracting businesses and tourists alike.

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What is the best time to visit Dar es salaam?

The best time to visit Dar-Es-Salaam is during the months from late June to October, post the rainy spell that leaves most of Tanzania warm, dry and sunny.
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What are the places near Dar es salaam?

The top places near to Dar es salaam are London which is 7488 km from Dar es salaam, Dubai which is located 3960 km from Dar es salaam, Amsterdam which is located 7338 km from Dar es salaam, New york city which is located 12452 km from Dar es salaam, Bali which is located 8355 km from Dar es salaam

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