"The gate to the desert" Top 5 Page for this destination Douz by cadzand

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Wide white desert

If you wait for a caravan passing by, Douz is the ideal spot. It is "the gate to the desert" represented by a huge key at the town entrance. Douz seems to be a sleepy town, which awakens at the thursday market, with real bedouin life.
The dunes at the fringe of the palmeraie make great impressions, and represents one of the few easy chances of seeing Sahara the way you imagined it.

This monument "the key to the desert" opens the gate to the wide Sahara

  • Last visit to Douz: Nov 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    hahaha beans LOL but what a good tip `) pirate of the desert :) A desert rose... I once saw on in school in mmm 1971? hehehe time to see it again! nice little page! goh... we moeten nog eens samenkomen zeg!

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 8:10 AM

    Lovely photos from Douz, that looks like a nice place you stayed in, near the Dune. Douz was one of my fave sport in Tunisia, nice to read about it again.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2004 at 9:19 PM

    The yellowish color of the sky on some of your pictures show that you had the end (or the beginning ?) of a sand wind ! Quite often in Douz !

  • Sandi-2004's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 1:38 AM

    Fascinating!! What are the roses of the desert made of?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2003 at 8:56 AM

    Camel ride at sunset or sunrise is a must there hehe! Although some camels (younger ones) are crazy = you may catch desert sea sickness :-)

  • Aug 7, 2003 at 3:47 AM

    A must see place for sure.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2003 at 11:51 PM

    Douz is wunderfull, so your page.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2003 at 12:34 PM

    Douz looks like an exciting place! I'd love to go out on one of the camel treks!

  • Porteplume's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2003 at 12:21 PM

    Lovely page Gini, How to know for sure that the camel hasn't eaten beans before ? ;-)))

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2002 at 3:12 AM

    i share awfully your main title!!!now,for a douz page,i have to find an other title!


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