Harar: is known as the fourth (4th) holy city of Islam next to Mecca Medina and Jerusalem. It has some hundreds of Qur’an schools and is known throughout the world in having several mosques. It is located 525 km east of Addis Ababa. The Harar wall which has a circumference of 3342 meters and height of 12 feet and thickness of three feet was built by Emir Nur al-Mujahid (1551 – 1552). The total number of spherical shaped tours around the wall was 24 which were used to watch enemies coming from outside the wall. A different experience is the Hyena Men who feed the hyenas every night just outside the walls of the city. Harar has become the 8th world heritage of Ethiopia registered by UNESCO.
Dire Dawa is located about 505 km from Addis Ababa and it is considered the second largest city in Ethiopia. It was founded in 1902 under the name of Addis Harar (New Harar) to service the Franco-Ethiopia railway that connects Djibouti to Addis Ababa. This was also the time that the first train number 403 had reached in the place where the city has founded the first historical village of Kezira by French Engineers. The history and modernization as well as other aspects of Dire Dawa are also started from the time the railway transport commenced. The tours Harar is usually 3 to 4 days. It can be combined with other tour routes