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Flights to Asab

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Assab is a port city located on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea. It sits near the southern tip of the country, placing it close to the strategic Bab el-Mandeb strait. The climate here is hot and dry, with average highs exceeding 95 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. As a port city, Assab has a long history of trade. The Afar people are the main ethnic group in Assab, but Tigrinya and Arabic are also spoken there. The city offers opportunities to learn about Eritrean culture and see the Red Sea up close. If you're looking for a beach vacation spot, Assab might be a good choice, though it's important to be aware of the climate before you go.

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Airports near Asab

Planning a trip to Asab? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Asab.

Massawa International Airport

Located approximately 70 kilometres northeast of Asab, Massawa International Airport is the closest commercial passenger airport to Asab. It offers domestic and limited international flights.


Assab International Airport

Although not as well-connected as other airports, Assab International Airport is the closest airport to Asab, located just 15 kilometres away. It primarily serves domestic flights within Eritrea.


Port Sudan New International Airport

If you are unable to find suitable flights to Asab, you can consider flying to Port Sudan New International Airport in neighboring Sudan. It is approximately 200 kilometres southwest of Asab and offers a wider range of international flights.


Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport

Another option for travellers to Asab is to fly to Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti. It is located around 300 kilometres southeast of Asab and offers a variety of international flights. From there, you can arrange for a connecting flight or travel by road to Asab.

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Things to do in Asab

With a wide variety of attractions in Asab, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

The Port of Asab

As Eritrea's main commercial port city, Asab has a long history of maritime trade. The port itself is a busy place, and you can see ships coming and going from around the world. There may also be opportunities to arrange a boat tour of the harbour to get a closer look at the port's operations.

The Dahlak Archipelago

Off the coast of Asab lies the Dahlak Archipelago, a chain of islands known for their beautiful beaches and coral reefs. While it might be a bit difficult to arrange a visit, especially for independent travellers, the islands are a great spot for diving, snorkelling, and relaxation.

The Central Market

As with most Eritrean cities, Asab's central market is a great place to experience Eritrean culture. Here you can find a variety of local goods, including fresh produce, spices, and crafts. Be prepared for a bustling atmosphere and remember to bring cash, as credit cards may not be widely accepted.

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