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Dire may refer to:


  • Dire Tune (born 19 June, 1985), an Ethiopian long-distance runner;
  • Dire Tladi, a professor of international law at the Department of Public Law and the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria;


  • Diré, a town located in the Tombouctou Region of Mali;
  • Diré Cercle, an administrative subdivision of the Tombouctou Region of Mali, whose administrative center (in French, chef-lieu) is the mentioned town of Diré;
  • Dire (woreda), one of the 180 woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia;
  • Dire Dawa, one of two chartered cities (astedader akabibi) in Ethiopia;
  • Dire Dawa Stadium, a multi-use stadium in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia;
  • Dire Dawa International Airport, an alternative name of the Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport;
  • Dire Dawa University, a public university located in Dire-Dawa, Ethiopia;



  • Dire animal, a larger, tougher and meaner version of a regular animal in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. Some examples are:
  • Dire Tombs, a fictional location mentioned in the Dungeon Tiles series of supplements from the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game;
  • Dire Wraith, a fictional extraterrestrial species published by Marvel Comics;


Video games[edit]

  • Dire, the team that opposes Radiant on Dota 2.


  • Dire, an American metal band (active since 2010)
  • Dire Straits, a British rock band (active from 1977 to 1988 and from 1991 to 1995);
  • Dire Straits (album), an album from the rock band Dire Straits;
  • Dire Straits Tour, the first concert tour by the rock band Dire Straits;