Khartoum Nightlife

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  • Papa Costa's: Karaoke in Khartoum!

    by umasalam Written Sep 14, 2011

    In an exciting development, Papa Costa's, already the best place to be on a Thursday night when the Blue Stars band plays, has started having karaoke night on Saturdays. You, too, can be a star! And if you just want to watch the other stars (shooting and falling) you can have a nice meal, a smoothie, whatever. A very diverse crowd and fine for the family.

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    Tutti Fruitti: Ice Cream

    by flynboxes Written Nov 14, 2009
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    Hey..this is the Islamic north so no hard nights of drinking. My friend got invited to a dinner at her acountant's house and invited me...she made some chocolate sauce and we picked up some ice cream here. This place is popular with the locals that can afford it and the expat crowd. In addition to ice cream they also sell snack and coffee here with a patio to enjoy your treats....nice place to relax after dinner

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    Wedding: wedding bells

    by uglyscot Written Oct 20, 2007

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    As there is no real night life, weddings are a great place for people watching. Tents may be set up in the street, so entry is easy. Some weddings are held at clubs, but again entry is not difficult.
    people sit around at tables, sometimes segregated, sometimes not. Food and bottled drinks and water are provided.If there is a band, the bridal couple get up and dance and then everyone who wants to joins in.
    Women dress up in sparkly tobes and headscarves. Young girls parade hoping to be noticed and find a future husband.

    Many guests sit looking bored for a few hours, but all the time noticing who is there, what they are wearing etc to be relayed later to others.

    Dress Code: Fancy, sparkling

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    Burri Family Park: Fun for the family

    by uglyscot Written Oct 17, 2007

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    This is the best family park I've seen in Sudan so far. We took a group of adults and children so that they children could enjoy themselves. It was very busy, packed with young and old and all ages in between. The rides were the usual : dodgems, boat ride, airplane roundabout, car roundabout, balloon type roundabout, rocket trip etc. Each ride cost 2 SDpound on top of the initial entry fee.
    Cold drinks and snacks are available on sale.

    It was fun for the children.

    Dress Code: casual, but mosquitoes were around, so long sleeved garments and socks are advisable.

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    Riyadh Family Park: keeping the kids happy

    by uglyscot Updated Dec 30, 2006

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    In Sudan children do not have a fixed bedtime so will be found out with their parents late at night in cafes, restaurants and parks. Most of the family parks don't get going till after sunset.
    We tried to find somewhere to entertain the children around 4-5pm but the only place open was Riyadh Family Park. Although none of the roundabouts, train or cafes were open.
    there are a number of sections with swings and slides, although nearly all of the slides are far too steep for small children and the area where they come down has been eroded and is stony- or even a puddle of water. Maintenance is obviously not a high priority.
    They managed to use the swings and use up their energy racing on the grass and turning cartwheels. Fortunately there are benches for adults to sit on, and near the cafes are plastic tables and chairs ready for the evening clientele.
    Entry to the park with a vehicle cost us 2500 Sudanese pounds per adult.

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    Local parks & by the River Nile: Picnic in the Park

    by BorneoGrrl Written Nov 14, 2006

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    Don't be surprised if you see crowds of people gathered at the parks and by the Nile River in the late evenings to late at night. The locals enjoy hanging out at these places, having picnics or spending time with their family, mainly because the weather is cooler and it doesn't cost anything. If you want to, take a walk into the park and join them chilling. Sudanese people are quite friendly and it's pretty safe

    Dress Code: Be respectful! Don't expose your arms & legs

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    Ozone: People watching at the Ozone

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Aug 28, 2006

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    Given the environmental related name, you might wonder what kind of place this is. No, it's not a nighclub or bar, but an open air place where you can have nice Italian gelato, pastries, brewed coffee and sit under the African sky as you watch the trendy, young Sudanese and expatriates hang out. The place comes alive at night especially on Thursday & Friday night, and gets extremely packed

    Dress Code: Smart casual and nothing revealing

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    You must be IN the LIST!!!

    by darlene&mauri Written Aug 17, 2006

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    You must be in the list to go to parties (INternational community)...

    Most of the time there are organized parties but the organizers are choosing the people they will invite.. AKA American Parties hehehe

    So One good tip!!! Try to be in contact with party animals and you will not have problems to have your name IN the list....

    Dress Code: Any comfy attire....except told by the organizers...

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    You must be IN the LIST!!!

    by darlene&mauri Written Aug 17, 2006
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    You must be in the list to go to parties (INternational community)...

    Most of the time there are organized parties but the organizers are choosing the people they will invite.. AKA American Parties hehehe

    So One good tip!!! Try to be in contact with party animals and you will not have problems to have your name IN the list....

    Dress Code: Any comfy attire....except told by the organizers...

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    German Embassy: German Hangout

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Jul 10, 2006

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    I wouldn't call it a regular hangout but the German Embassy has a compound at the back where they occasionally organise some events, the latest was the World Cup 2006 show, projected on the wall of their building. It may not sound much but there is also a simple bar at the back that serves "cold drinks" at a low price :)

    There is a SD1000 entrance fee you pay at the entrance and you will have to go through a metal detector before entering

    Dress Code: Anything you like

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    Sweet (and actually good) tea with locals

    by redsaga Written Oct 10, 2005

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    As a foreigner you're most likely to be invited to one of the many "tea stations" in the street and don't be affraid to accept! It's a good way of getting to know locals and practice some arabic. The tea isn't bad either actually. I don't know about the hygiene and cleanness of these places and either way it's probably best to be left unsaid. Sudaneses love sugar and will fill half the cup of it unless you tell them something different. Try the tea with mint herbs, it's quite good!

    I don't know what to pay since everybody until now have refused to accept my money, but it's almost certanly next to free anyways.

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    Atheel Cafe: Smoking shisha

    by redsaga Updated Oct 9, 2005

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    On the roof top of a building on Airport Road in Amarat is a pretty cosy shisha bar where you can sit down and enjoy some nice flavoured tobacco among friends (the apple is good). One shisha is 500 dinar.

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    Mr. Wang's: Beer and Good Chinese Food.

    by redsaga Written Sep 18, 2005

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    There are few restaurants where you can actually buy beer, but Mr. Wang's is one of those places. Situated in Riyadh, this chinese restaurant consist of a couple of rooms where you can eat your food and drink your beer in private with some good friends. The food and the service is good and the beer even better (you can't imagine how much you appriciate a beer when you don't have access to it!). If you're lucky you can even get a good old Heineken, or some whiskey if that's what you prefer.

    Dress Code: None really, but remember that you're still in the muslim part of Sudan which means that you shouldn't reveal too much of yourself, especially if you're a woman.

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    Khartoum 2

    by mafi_moya Updated Aug 20, 2004

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    Khartoum 2, the New Extension, is one of the city's more modern and upmarket areas. Relatively speaking (ie by Khartoum's fairly non-existent standards) it has a good selection of shops and restaurants, and can be quite lively at night. There's a large garden cafe where you can sit and eat and smoke sheeshah pipes.

    There's also some of the most fashionable restaurants in Khartoum - Little India, Pizza Hot (not Pizza Hut!) and assorted local takes on KFC and McDonalds. Fortunately the real golden arches haven't reached Sudan yet!

    Khartoum 2 is also the best place to go if you want to hear Western pop music or buy films and expensive imported goods. You can also buy, and you will almost certainly be offered, illegal imported alcohol (although always check the seals - that bottle of Smirnoff vodka might turn out to be the most expensive bottle of water you've ever bought!)

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    The Pickwick Club

    by mafi_moya Updated Aug 20, 2004

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    Khartoum is ruled by Islamic Sharia Law so the Pickwick is pretty much the only legal public bar in town - by the pool in the British Embassy on a Thursday night. It's open from 8pm until everybody leaves. You'll need to be on the guestlist to get in but if you're a resident it's not difficult to get your name on permanently - just ask around. Short term tourists are unlikely to get in but there's no harm asking. Because there are so few expats in the city the club is not exactly exclusive. Neither is it just British. If it's a quiet week they might be glad of some new faces.

    It's not an overly lively place but it's good to chill out on a poolside sun lounger with a cold beer, and also to find out where the week's parties are and the forthcoming highlights of expat life in Sudan. There's an interesting mix of people - oilmen, aid workers, diplomats, teachers, clergy, visiting politicians, and the occasional dodgy military man whose reasons for being here remain secret. Go with an open mind and you'll meet some good people. A good thing about Sudan's limited expat life is that everyone mingles - whereas in many places you hang out with your workmates and similar people, here people from all jobs and backgrounds all socialise together.

    There's also a barbecue if you get there early enough. Just as alcohol is legal inside the embassy, so is pork! Bizarrely, you can't go in the pool - try and you'll be banned for life!

    Dress Code: No dress code - shorts or suits, it's all the same

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