Dakhla is a city in southern Western Sahara. It is the capital of the Moroccan administrative region Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira and is built on a narrow peninsula of the Atlantic Coast about 550 km south of El Aaiún (Laayoune).
The city of Dakhla is surprisingly pleasant with white houses, lots of friendly people and a maze of streets. Attractions include a trip out to the old Spanish light house, or down along the shores towards the tip of the peninsula, along with long walks around the many crowded streets.
Things to See & Do
* Walk the city streets
* Old Spanish lighthouse
* Waterfront area
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Language – Arabic
Population – 60,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 212
Transport Links - There is an airport with almost daily flights from/to Casablanca. There is a recently introduced regular flight to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
There are a few buses daily from as far away as Casablanca and Marrakech. Buses are run by CTM, Supratours and Satas. There are no regional operators.
Supratours and CTM buses run to and from Agadir (approx. 20 hours). Supratours has two buses per day, while CTM has one.