Oyster Bay, Tanzania

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Oyster Bay (also spelled Oysterbay) is an affluent neighborhood in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It is known for an attractive beach. Europeans have resided here since colonial times. Since independence, Europeans working for development aid organizations, and senior government officials, including ministers, permanent secretaries and directors and commissioners, reside here.

The area is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the east, Mawenzi Road on the North, Ali Hassan Mwinyi to the south, and Ali bin Said Road to the West. Some local institutions are named Oysterbay, including a police station, a hospital and a school. The centre of the neighborhood is the Oysterbay Shopping Centre where there are businesses and art galleries.

The founder of the popular Tingatinga painting style, Edward Tingatinga, began his artistic career while in Oyster Bay. The Tanzanian Tingatinga Art Gallery is located here.

Coordinates: 6°46′S 39°18′E / 6.767°S 39.300°E / -6.767; 39.300