Algeria

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the Algerian dinar.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Algeria , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

From 8.30 AM to 12 AM and from 2 PM to 5 PM.



Transportation

Road
To travel by road is not advised for long distances. If it turns out to be necessary, it is recommended to take only the most frequented roads - with reserves mentioned here above and to drive only in daytime. The risk of false roadblocks raised by armed groups is always a threat on some roads, including on very frequented roads.



Rail
Rail transportation must be avoided.

Air
Besides Air Algeria and Algerian private companies, as Khalifa Airways and Antinea, some foreign airlines have begun to serve Algiers again.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .dz



Basic conversation guide

Yes = na'am
No = laa
Thank you = shokran
Hello = Ahalan
Goodbye = Ma'a ELSALAMA
I do not understand = Ana laa Afham
What is the price ? How much does it cost ? = Bikam?
I would like to buy. please = O'reed ann ashtary
Do you accept credit cards? = Hal takibal bitakit el aitiman?
Where is...? = Ain?
The airport = Matar
The station = Mahatit Al kitar
Post office = Markaz Barid
Bank = bank
Police station = Kissam Shorta
Pharmacy = Sidali'ia
One ticket to. please = tathkara wahida min fadlik..
Would you have any available room for tonight ? = Hal togad Koraf Fadia Al Laila?.

 


Languages spoken

Since July of 1998, the official language of Algeria has been Arabic. However, the majority of Algerians speak dialectal Arabic. Although Arabic is the official language of Algeria, the Berber language, also called Tamazight, is also spoken all over the country and is starting to be used more and more. Finally, it is important to note that French is still used by lots of Algerians.


Last modified in January 2006
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