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June 16, 2021
3 Min. Read

In love with tradition

A three-day event, a nikah ceremony at the mosque and ever-changing glamorous outfits - this is, in essence, a traditional Zanzibar wedding.  Muslim weddings often come with a lot of impressive things, including staggering traditions and rituals. These rituals are spread out, and grouped into three: pre-wedding, during the wedding, and post-wedding. Although it sounds […]
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June 16, 2021
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The academy of bridal bliss

Muna has led more than 150 young Zanzibari women to a career with her „Muna Beauty Academy“. Bridal looks are her specialty.  On her official company photo she looks like Audrey Hepburn. When you see Munawar Suleiman Mbarouk, known to everybody simply as Muna, teaching young students at her academy, she still looks beautiful but […]
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June 14, 2021
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Guest Comment - No relaxation in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar’s appeal is undeniable. Turquoise waters, ideal wind conditions for kitesurfing, a vibrant local culture, restaurants and hotels. Yet one of the most common narratives from those who live in Zanzibar is about “getting away”, travelling to a different place to find peace and solace. People working here often feel they have to leave the […]
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June 14, 2021
4 Min. Read

Where residency comes with property

Many countries in the world offer incentives to investors such as a residence visa for long-stayers. Will Tanzania soon make the move? The issue is obvious: When foreigners buy a house somewhere, be it for holidays, as a home away from home or to let , they need the assurance that their second home is […]
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June 9, 2021
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Power Women of Zanzaibar

Her 100 days in office are just ending, but Tanzania’s new head of state, “Mama Samia, has already made the island’s woman power more visible On 19 March 2021, the world witnessed the swearing in of the first female president of the United Republic of Tanzania, the land of Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. After the death […]
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June 9, 2021
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Green, Greener, Fumba!

Africa’s first permaculture town exists in Zanzibar. The name: Fumba Town. The magic recipe: Do as nature would! That turned coral rock land into a lush green paradise, attracting homebuyers from 57 nations. What’s the secret? And could the whole world learn from it? Residents living in Fumba Town have a lecture room right in […]
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May 24, 2021
4 Min. Read

48 hours in Bagamoyo

By Rudolf Blauth From colonial heritage to artsy hideaway: Coastal Bagamoyo is well worth a visit. There is love at first sight and love at second sight. When you fall in love with Bagamoyo, it's mostly the latter. For first-time visitors, it is not uncommon to walk across the dusty roads of the coastal town […]
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May 24, 2021
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Starting all over again

After decades of neglect the House of Wonders collapsed on Christmas Day 2020. Oman and Zanzibar have vowed to resurrect it. THE FUMBA TIMES spoke to experts and artists about the chances to save the iconic palace. The naval bombardment during an attempted palace coup in 1896 couldn’t kill it, but decades of decay did. […]
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