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Ivory Coast Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Ivory Coast

In the markets, hard bargaining is often necessary to get prices down to reasonable levels. Special purchases include wax prints, Ghanaian kente cloth, indigo fabric and woven cloth, wooden statuettes and masks, bead necklaces, pottery and basketware.

Shopping hours

Mon-Fri 0800-1200 and 1430-1830, Sat 0800-1200 and 1500-1900.

Nightlife in Ivory Coast

There are nightclubs in most major centres. Abidjan is the most lively area with its hotels and lagoon-side tourist resorts. There are also theatres, casinos and bars. Traditional entertainment is offered in some hotels.