Salvador Dalí was a 20th century surrealist painter most famous for his "melting clocks" painting, The Persistence of Memory.
Dalí was also referenced in a scene in the 1975 pilot The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence. The clocks on the wall of the main production room show the times in various cities in one scene; in another scene, the clocks have changed to a cubist "Picasso" clock, a melting "Dalí" clock, and a blank "Anonymous" clock.
Dali was primarily a farming community, however, after Queen Brahne decided to make Black Mages, the villagers all but abandoned farming in favor of the more profitable Black Mage production. The children and elders were responsible for running the town and keeping the secret.
Zidane, Steiner, Garnet, and Vivi arrived there in order to rest and find a way to travel to Lindblum. They stayed the night at the inn, but the innkeeper noticed Vivi, and how he was similar in appearance to the Black Mages being produced. The next day, Garnet and Vivi went to explore the town, and Steiner tried to find a way to get back to Alexandria. Garnet tried to blend in with the villagers as "Dagger", a common girl, while Vivi became fascinated with the Windmill. Zidane went and talked to both of them, and eventually returned to the inn. When Vivi did not return, Zidane and Garnet went out to look for him. They heard him crying, and found a secret entrance to a base below the Windmill. Garnet noticed a symbol which she saw in the castle in Alexandria on a crate and was immediately suspicious. They found Vivi kidnapped and rescued him. They then discovered machines producing Black Mages, distressing Vivi. Zidane, Vivi and Garnet snuck into a crate so they wouldn't be seen and were almost accidentally loaded onto the Cargo Ship. However, Steiner scared the villagers and halted them from loading the ship. The four of them were then attacked by Black Waltz No. 2. After defeating him, the group decided to board the airship, Steiner hoping to return to Alexandria while Zidane planned to divert the airship to Lindblum.
Later in the game, the player can choose to return to Dali and find the people working in the farms again.
Many of the treasures are not accessible during the first visit to Dali.
It is possible to return to Dali during the party's first trip to Treno with just Vivi instead of just going home with him. To get the Mayor's Key enter his house and check the desk three times. On the third time the woman in the room will say "ZZZ". Take this opportunity to check the heater. You will now receive the Mayor's key. Once you start the tournament in Treno this key is no longer accessible.
There is a good weapon shop in Dali where you can get the Mage Masher for Zidane if you didn't find it in the Ice Cavern. You can also get the Iron Sword for Steiner. You can pick up items at the pub.
Eve's Item Shop
Tavern Medicine Shop
|"Frontier Village Dali"|
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The music that plays in Dali is called "Frontier Village Dali"
|Zidane Tribal - Vivi Orunitia - Adelbert Steiner - Garnet til Alexandros XVII - Freya Crescent - Quina Quen - Eiko Carol - Amarant Coral|
|Temporary playable characters|
|Marcus - Blank - Cinna - Beatrix|
|Black Waltz No. 1 - Black Waltz No. 2 - Black Waltz No. 3 - Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI - Garland - Kuja - Lani - Necron - SoulCage - Zorn and Thorn|
|Artania - Artemicion - Lord Avon - Baku - Black Mage No. 288 - Bobby Corwen - Choco - Erin - Cid Fabool VIII - Cid Fabool IX - Fratley - Gilgamesh - Queen Hilda - Hippaul - Jane - Lowell Bridges - Mikoto - Mog - Morrid - Nero Brothers - Knights of Pluto - Puck - Quale - Quan - Ruby - Queen Stella - Stiltzkin - Doctor Tot - Zebolt|
|Gaia - Terra|
|Alexandria - Evil Forest - Ice Cavern - Dali - Morrid's Tower - Lindblum - Gizamaluke's Grotto - Burmecia - Aerbs Mountains - Treno - Gargan Roo - Cleyra - Pinnacle Rocks - Fossil Roo - Chocobo's Forest - Quan's Dwelling|
|Conde Petie - Black Mage Village - Conde Petie Mountain Path - Madain Sari - Iifa Tree - Desert Palace - Earth Shrine - Mognet Central|
|Oeilvert - Daguerreo - Ipsen's Castle - Wind Shrine - Water Shrine - Chocobo's Lagoon|
|Esto Gaza - Mount Gulug - Fire Shrine - Shimmering Island|
|Bran Bal - Pandemonium|
|Chocobo's Air Garden - Chocobo's Dream World - Crystal World - Memoria - Chocobo's Paradise - Qu's Marsh - Hill of Despair -|
|Races and creatures|
|Black Mage - Burmecian/Cleyran - Dwarves - Eidolon - Genome - Gargant - Human - Moogle - Oglop - Qu - Summoner|
|Active Time Event - Airship - Battle of the Iifa Tree - Blackjack - Chocobo Hot and Cold - Chocograph - Crystal - Festival of the Hunt - Frog Catching - Gulug Stone - Invincible - Jump Rope - Magic Stone - Mognet - Siege of Burmecia - Siege of Cleyra - Siege of Lindblum - Tantalus Theater Troupe - Tetra Master|
|Original Soundtrack - Original Soundtrack PLUS - Uematsu's Best Selection - Melodies of Life -Final Fantasy IX- - Piano Collections
|Abilities - Add-on - Allusions - Armor - Characters - Eidolons - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Items - Jewels - Locations - Merchandise - Timeline - Translations - Walkthroughs - Wallpapers - Weapons|