"Last stop before the Sahara" Top 5 Page for this destination Douz by barryg23

Douz Travel Guide: 138 reviews and 308 photos

Gateway to the Sahara

Douz is known as the Gateway to the Sahara. It's one of the last towns you see before the desert stretches south for thousands of miles. In the last few years tourism has grown in Douz, and it now has a "Zone Touristique", beyond the Oasis and just before the Great Dune, with lots of 4 and 5 star hotels catering for package tours.

Despite the influx of visitors Douz is still a pleasant town with lots of character. At quiet times of the year, when there aren't too many tourists it can be a lovely place to visit and it's such a laid back, relaxed place you'll be tempted to stay a lot longer than you'd planned.

  • Last visit to Douz: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Hello, Barry! You have paid a visit to that remote town of all places! Good for you! :-)

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2009 at 7:59 AM

    So, Tunisia is going to be as good as I hoped it will be. Thanks for the great pages.

  • zlatiq's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Douz looks pretty good! thanks for the tips and the great photos:)

  • flyfreak's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 12:43 PM

    Hello - very nice picture of you standing on the Sand dunes - must have been a good experience! all the best, flyfreak

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2007 at 12:17 AM

    Your pictures of the Douz Oasis make me want to go there. Thanks.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2007 at 9:33 PM

    Very useful hotel and restaurant tips. Haha, we surely had one hour camel trip but at sunset. My camel was young and a bit crazy :-)

  • Hopkid's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2007 at 12:57 PM

    Very interesting page, Barry. Thanks for sharing!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2006 at 9:45 PM

    Douz remains a lovely place, even if it is now so touristy! As you say, it is always possible to find the true life of the oasis, if you go out of the regular tourists area!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2006 at 12:47 PM

    Great page Barry! Thanks for sharing your adventures there. And thanks for stopping by my Lisbon page, i love Lisbon. Nat

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2006 at 8:25 AM

    I wonder if there is a hotel 31 Mars anywhere ariund there :-) That looks like a pretty good spread for less than $10 a pop.


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