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Hammamet, Tunisia

Hammamet in Tunisia is the oldest touristic center in the country. All resorts in Tunis have wonderful parks but even among them, Hammamet stands out with its luxurious gardens. The main principle of town planning here - houses must not be higher than cypresses. The city is founded about 5 centuries ago. There are the fortress walls and the Big Mosque are still preserved in it. The city keeps its one-floor image. Tourists are waited here by wide sandy beaches, a plenty of bars, restaurants, stores, markets.
Around Hammamet, suburbs are being built as migrants from the southern region of the country come to find employment. As a popular tourist destination, the city is economically important to Tunisia.
The 2005 World Scout Conference was held in Hammamet.

Climate

The climate is very much like the climate in Sousse it borders a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) and a Hot... Read more

Hammamet, Tunisia

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Hammamet in Tunisia is the oldest touristic center in the country. All resorts in Tunis have wonderful parks but even among them, Hammamet stands out with its luxurious gardens. The main principle of town planning here - houses must not be higher than cypresses. The city is founded about 5 centuries ago. There are the fortress walls and the Big Mosque are still preserved in it. The city keeps its one-floor image. Tourists are waited here by wide sandy beaches, a plenty of bars, restaurants, stores, markets.
Around Hammamet, suburbs are being built as migrants from the southern region of the country come to find employment. As a popular tourist destination, the city is economically important to Tunisia.
The 2005 World Scout Conference was held in Hammamet.

Climate

The climate is very much like the climate in Sousse it borders a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa) and a Hot semi-arid climate (BSh) due to such dry ground and hot temperatures in the summer.


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Hammamet, Tunisia: Port Information


Hammamet is a tender port. You will arrive at Port Yasmine. It is about 6 km from the old town.
You can take a taxi (the price is affordable).

Get around Hammamet, Tunisia


Walking is the best way to explore the town. However, you can also take a bus, a taxi or rent a car.

What to see in Hammamet, Tunisia


  • World War 2 battlefield and abandoned tanks (30km west of Hammamet. Quad tours from Hammamet pass through here. The last 2km of the path are in very bad conditions. If going by car be careful and consider leaving the car and walking the last 2km before being stuck.). Three abandoned tanks from the Second World War. Free.

What to do in Hammamet, Tunisia


Go to the beach. Hammamet Sud has some surprisingly clear water with lots of water sports to enjoy, including paragliding, jet-skiing, tubing, short camel-rides along the beach, baking, etc. etc. Very touristy, lots of topless ladies of age. Lots of small fish swimming right by the shore.

What to eat and drink in Hammamet, Tunisia


Eat

A plenty of restaurants to enjoy delicious meals. 

Budget

  • Restaurant La Luna. Av. Du Koweït. Phone number: 72 26 20 76. Not expensive, good food and nice atmosphere.

Drink

Try some of the local wine, which is hard to get in restaurants in Tunis.

Shopping in Hammamet, Tunisia


Malls, markets, stores, boutiques, souvenir shops – Hammamet offers numerous opportunities for great shopping. Authentic Tunisian clothing, jewelry, home décor items, spices are especially popular. 
Besides, ​all over Hammamet, souvenirs crafted from jasmine can be found.

Safety in Hammamet, Tunisia


Theft of belongings is common. Keep valuables in a secure place, do not flash too much cash, and keep wallets, purses and other desirable items where pickpockets cannot reach them. A good recommendation is only to carry enough cash for your immediate requirements and only one credit or bank card. Keep your belongings under your supervision.

When it's time to settle the bill in a Tunisian cafe/restaurant, get an itemized copy of a bill before handing over any money.

Shopkeepers will be persistent in trying to convince you to look at what items they sell in their stores and booths. If you don't want to go in, be polite but firm and walk away.

Pack your bug spray.
Please remember that the sun is frequently your biggest enemy, we would recommend a frequent application of a high factor (30 or better) sunscreen. It is usually cheaper in your local supermarket than at the holiday destination.

Language spoken in Hammamet, Tunisia


Arabic is the official language of Tunisia and one of the languages of commerce, the other being French — a relic of Tunisia's former status as a French protectorate until 1956. The dialect of Arabic spoken in Tunisia is called Tunsi, similar to that in neighboring Algeria and Morocco (North African Arabic), which is nearly incomprehensible to speakers of the Gulf dialect. Don't be surprised if you don't understand locals even if you are competent in classical Arabic. However, all Tunisians learn standard Arabic in school, so nearly anyone will be able to communicate in standard Arabic if needed. Almost all locals are bilingual in Arabic and French, with the exception of some elderly people (60+) who may only speak Arabic, particularly elderly women in more rural or poorer areas. French is the primary language of higher education and is commonly used in administration, commerce, and the media. English is becoming more widespread, but still of limited use except around some tourist areas and expensive hotels. The Tunisian variety of Arabic contains a substantial number of French loanwords, so if you speak French but not Arabic you may be able to follow the general meaning of a conversation, although not any specifics.

LOCAL TIME

1:39 am
June 26, 2019
Africa/Tunis

CURRENT WEATHER

28.93 °C / 84.074 °F
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Wed

26.55 °C/80 °F
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28.83 °C/84 °F
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Fri

27.55 °C/82 °F
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Sat

29.25 °C/85 °F
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