"Douz, gateway to the Sahara" Douz by Aitana
Douz Travel Guide: 135 reviews and 304 photos
How was the life in the caravan routes? Of course a short trek by camel was not enough to know it. From the beginning I could see more or less near a village. I cannot imagine the feeling of seeing sand in all the directions, during hours and days.
Every year Douz hosts the International Festival of the Sahara, a four-day celebration of traditional desert culture. The festival, usually held in winter, features traditional music and dancing, poetry readings, art exhibitions and camel wrestling.
Douz is a major palm oasis and as such a large producer of "diglat noor" dates.
Douz used to be an important stop on the trans-Saharan caravan routes. Today, it attracts tourists who are interested in seeing the desert. Douz has become a starting point for desert treks by camel, motorcycle, or four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Aitana's Related Pages
Douz Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Douz, portal to the desert."
- "Douz, the pearl of Tunisia"
- "Last stop before the Sahara"
- "Gateway to the Sahara"
- "The gate to the desert"
- "The Gate to the Oriental Erg."
- See All...
- Things to Do in Douz
- Hotels in Douz
- Transportation in Douz
- Nightlife in Douz
- Restaurants in Douz
- Shopping in Douz
- Warnings and Dangers in Douz
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Douz
- 0 Reviews
- 3 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 0 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (25)
Have you been to Douz?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Douz
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Alicante Intro, 54 reviews, 144 photos, 6 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Galicia Intro, 31 reviews, 94 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Cuenca Intro, 34 reviews, 78 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Cluj-Napoca Intro, 21 reviews, 50 photos
- Teruel Intro, 18 reviews, 48 photos
- Sighisoara Intro, 16 reviews, 47 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Baeza Intro, 16 reviews, 46 photos
- Logroño Intro, 18 reviews, 42 photos
- Granada Intro, 16 reviews, 41 photos
- Soria Intro, 12 reviews, 42 photos