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Chad Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Chad

Chad has an excellent crafts industry. Items include camel-hair carpets, all kinds of leatherware, embroidered cotton cloths, decorated calabashes, knives, weapons, pottery and brass animals.

Shopping hours

Tues-Sat 0900-1200 and 1600-1930. Food shops open Sunday morning. The market in the capital is open from 0730 until dusk.

Nightlife in Chad

Lively dancing and music is to be found in the capital, where there is an increasing number of nightclubs. Pari-matches take place on most Saturdays and Sundays in N'Djaména (non-Muslim areas): groups of women hire bars and sell drinks all day. Outside N'Djaména, nightlife is limited, although bars and open-air dancing can generally be found.