Reputed to be one of the finest hotels in West Africa, the Hotel King Fahd Palace (formerly known as Le Meridien President), sits on the sands of the Atlantic Ocean in the capital of Senegal. Surrounded by 35 hectares of luxuriant green foliage and with the largest meeting and conference facilities in the western part of the continent, the hotel offers a beautiful location for conventions and business events. For leisure guests, the hotel offers access to water sports, deep-sea fishing, golf and tennis, as well as the breathtaking views of the sea and the peaceful respite of the Hotel King Fahd Palace
Dakar- Senegal’s capital city
Dakar is the capital city of Senegal and is located on the Cape Verde Peninsula, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Dakar is Africa’s most westerly city and advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade. Dakar and its environs have a population of over about 2.5 million.
Dakar is a beautiful city by any standards, new roads have recently been built and the business infrastructure is excellent. Dakar combines modern architecture and ancient traditions at the same time, making it a melting pot of African tradition and international sophistication.
As a participant airport pick up on arrival and drop off on your return journey is included in your delegate package. However in order for us to do this, please can you inform us of your arrival / departure time and flight numbers.
Please also inform us of where you are staying so that we can take you to your hotel directly. If we do not receive this information then we cannot guarantee your collection at the airport.
Shuttle bus service
We will be providing a shuttle bus service during the event to take you to the Le Méridien President and any other activities that are connected with the event. Please check your hotel for the latest timetable information when you arrive.
Visa are no longer required for all nationalities travelling to Senegal ( except if you are from Palestine, Macao, South Sudan and Hong Kong ), you will just need return ticket and confirmation of accommodation.
Yellow fever vaccination:
Yellow fever vaccination is obligatory when entering Senegal and you should make sure that you bring your certificate or booklet with you, as it may be demanded at the airport. Failure to have this may mean that you have to pay to be vaccinated on arrival.
Can I drink the water in Senegal?
It is strongly recommended that you drink bottled water when you are there.
What should I bring with me to Dakar?
What currency do they use in Senegal?
The currency of Senegal is the CFA; the notes come in denominations of 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10,000. Coins are available in other amounts going up to 500 CFA.
1 Euro is approximately 655 CFA at the present time of writing. If you are bringing hard currency, euros are more widely accepted than dollars or pounds sterling and the exchange rate is better. If you want to withdraw money from cash machines, there are facilities for this throughout Dakar, make sure you inform your bank before you travel so that you can withdraw funds and they do not block your card!
What voltage is used?
If you are taking any electronic items to Senegal, the voltage requirement is 230 Volts.
What time zone is Senegal in?
Senegal Standard Time operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)