Dakhla is a city in the south of Morocco , at the Western Sahara .
This part of the kingdom is one the most conflictual places in the whole world .
In other words , the Front Polisario and Morocco have a lot of disagreement about the western Sahara .
Dakhla was built on a peninsula ,which is a part of the main land of Moroccan sahara .
Therefore, the sandunes meet the oceon, creating one of the most attractive
lanscapes in Morocco.Yes Dakhla in the Western-Sahara is gorgeous.
Captain Emilio Bonelli founded the city Cisneros which will have Dakhla s name , afterwards.
The lagoon and oceon around Dakhla has made the place to be famous for tourism and fishing .
Actually , the constant wind and the shallow water has transformed Dakhla as a watersport city .
Although the western sahara tention is still going on , Tourism industry has boomed ,incredibly, for the last decades.
so many celebrities like to go to dakhla as Richard Branson .
Richard made it clear that he would invest in Dakhla and he quates :
(i am captivated by Dakhla and its region and i will come back to kitesurf and certainly invest).
Top Things to do in Dakhla
Sandgolfing is one of the activities to do in Dakhla .
Rio de Oro golf club is a nice spot to golf and it spreads over 34 kilometres.
It s course is a mixture of sand ,stones , natural lawn and earth , a unique experience indeed for golfers.
Even with a little knowlege of golfing , you can go through the experience .
Thanks to the golf academey.
Watching animals :
the city offers opportunities to see and observe birds and reptiles .
besides , the excurtions along the seacoast will enable animal -lovers to observe the pink flamingos and much more.
Going to the souq
Even if the Dakhla souk is small , it has some items other cities don t have .
If you have a shopping list , the souk has some interesting items to buy .
The souq worths a tour and that is why Dakhla in the western -sahara is gorgeous.
Unlike Fes and Marrakech , Dakhla has a beautiful memerizing coast .
Kitesurfing is a very popular sport in Dakhla city and there are some wave spots for that.
The shallow sea , the constant wind ,the weaves make the place the right playground for this kind of sport .
the lagoon has, approximately , 40 kilometres which make it the coast a place to learn and practice kitesurfing.
Sipping Moroccan Sahrawi tea :
If you visit Dakhla ,drinking mint tea is a must .
if you want to have a taste of Morocco , you can t do without the tea with saffron .
Dakhla has 40 kilometres and you can walk and feast your eyes about the beauty of the deserted sea and white sanddunes.
the constant wind makes the fish to get closer to the shore .
Seize the opportunity and go fishing
Visiting the oldest part of Dakhla :
Try to discover the old houses and streets of the town and plunge into their ancient history .
Don t miss the oldest mosque in town , which was built by the spanish .
equipped with a hat , sunglasses and sunscreen go to the beach and swim .
sometimes it so windy but you will like the whole experience ,for sure .
Eat something good
Since you are in a city on the coast , try some fresh seafood .
The tagine or tanjia are options too .
You can take a plane from Marrakech to dakhla .
If the trip to dakhla desert is so tiring for you , you can go to Agafay ( 40 kilometeres from Marrakech ) ,as an alternative.
If you need a tour in the red city while you are there click on :
- Historical tour
- Shopping tour
- Foodie tour
- Marrakech by night