Dakhla also called Ad Dakhla or the small essaouira at the doors of the desert is a fishing and surf paradise that was once the capital of the Spanish province of Rio de Oro. Dakhla or Ad Dakhla is one of the ultimate places to go where you can witness unspoiled Sahara Desert landscapes.
Discovering Dakhla is ideal for Moroccan travelers who want to get out of the crowd and visit a place where it is still possible to see the nomadic authentic lifestyle nearby. Another place in Morocco where one can see the authentic nomadic way of life is in the Bouthgrar region near Mount Mgoun which is often referred to as the Nomads Valley. The Nomads Valley can be visited from Ouarzazate by way of the Roses Valley.
It is possible to travel to Dakhla but an overland journey in a luxury SUV, Vw Touareg is ideal to get the real feel for Western Sahara from Morocco. The Dakhla Road runs along the cool coastline of the sea where there are spectacular low cliffs that hang over the Atlantic Ocean. Sometimes local fishermen live in huts on the cliffs.
If you can not visit the Sahara Desert in summer, Dakhla is one of the ideal Sahara Desert tours, rather than the Inland Desert Sahara Desert of Merzouga, Mhamid or Zagora with your departure from Marrakech which only present not the advantage of the cool Atlantic Ocean.
It is possible to visit Dakhla on your own or take a tour or luxury 4×4 private tour, just south of Agadir or Laayoune, all the way to Dakhla. The cold current off the coast of the Canaries means that the coast road (even in July and August) is quite cold most of the time (morning fog, and 75 ° F / 25 ° C in the afternoon) .
In some places, on road to Dakhla, the seacoast inland land road projects into some Saharan cities, where the temperature can shoot up to 120 ° F / 49 ° C. But it only takes 30 minutes to get to going in and out of these areas, and is a fascinating experience to see how quickly and dramatically the temperature changes a few miles from the coast. It is also clear why most of the road does not hug the coast. The warm indoor excursions are a great reason to make your trip in a comfortable and air-conditioned 4 x 4 in Dakhla.
Driving to Ad Dakhla, there are several large areas of sand dunes, between the road and the ocean that make great places to climb on. They are pretty close to the ocean and it’s super cool in the morning.
Anyone with even a passing interest in geology will find the trip to Dakhla interesting.
Driving to Ad Dakhla, you are able to drive great distances without finding small towns, shops, gas stations, or other evidence of civilization. When you finally arrive in Dakhla, it feels like a secret oasis still unexplored.
Dakhla, has a population of 70,000 and is the largest southern city of the Sahara of Morocco. Formerly known as Villa Cisneros (founded by Spanish settlers in 1502), Dakhla is located just north of the Tropic of Cancer, 550 kilometers south of Laayoune, and 1000 kilometers south of Agadir.
Tourists in Ad Dakhla can enjoy deep-sea fishing, coastal fishing, windsurfing, camel riding, visit of an oyster farm (8 km outside the city), and kitesurfing, in addition to the sun year. Excursions to the famous White Dune in Dakhla Bay are popular, where flamingos sometimes can be found.
In Ad Dakhla itself, there is no beach (located in the lagoon about 25 km north of Dakhla, which you will see on the way in the city), but there is a seaside promenade .
Ad Dakhla is an interesting destination in the Moroccan Sahara for tourists who enjoy large stretches of beach without crowds. Dahkla is located on a Penninsula, and while there are no beaches in the city, very interesting beaches are located in the inner water lagoon, actually on the left side, which extends for 50 km as we approach northern Dakhla.
These beaches are vast and shallow, where, at high tide, the water comes close to the road. Yet at low tide you can walk for almost a kilometer.
A wide range of migratory birds and other wildlife are everywhere in Dakhla beach, looking for sand crabs and other delicious pieces to eat. It is an incredible experience to be able to walk on a vast, almost flat, empty beach of man, still filled sometimes with a wide range of migratory birds and other wildlife, looking for sand crabs and other piece