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Cheap Flights to Dakhla Airport

Dakhla is a city located on a peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean with a population of just over 100,000. While located in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Dakhla is a modern and safe city to visit that is firmly administered and controlled by Morocco. While still a bit of an adventure spot due to its political status and its isolation at the edge of the Saharan Desert, Dakhla is slowly emerging as a tourist destination for Western travellers who want to go a little off the beaten path while still enjoying the comforts of home.

Dakhla's growth as a tourist destination has been facilitated in no small part by the growing number of flights on offer to Dakhla Airport. With flights to Morocco, Spain, and France, Dakhla Airport is making this once remote city more accessible. You can find out when the best times to fly to Dakhla are by using Skyscanner's Whole Month search feature.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Dakhla

Dakhla enjoys some of the best weather anywhere in the world. Being located on the edge of the Saharan Desert, rainfall throughout the year is minuscule. At the same time, thanks to its location on the Atlantic Ocean, its temperatures are surprisingly moderate, with temperatures in the winter running in the low 20s and increasing to the mid to high 20s in the summer. In other words, regardless of when you choose to visit Dakhla you are almost guaranteed to be greeted by sunny skies and comfortable weather. To make sure you don't miss out on a great flight offer to Dakhla, Price Alerts will notify you of any drop in airfare.

Airlines that Fly to Dakhla Airport

Dakhla's population is just barely above 100,000, so there aren't a huge number of airlines that fly to Dakhla Airport. That being said, for such a small city you do have a surprising number of options. Royal Air Maroc is by far the largest carrier, with flights to a number of Moroccan cities, including Casablanca, Agadir, and Laayoune. Royal Air Maroc also flies to Gran Canaria as does Binter Canarias. Finally, Transavia recently began offering seasonal service to Paris-Orly.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Dakhla Airport is located in the centre of Dakhla itself and it may be possible to simply walk from the terminal to your hotel. Dakhla itself is quite compact and most of the sights can be seen by simply walking around. If you have a lot of luggage, however, or you'd like to give your feet a rest, then just look out for the white and blue petits taxis, which provide the most convenient way of getting around the city. You can also rent a car as driving in Dakhla is fairly straightforward.

Airport Facilities

Dakhla Airport terminal is tiny and chances are you won't be spending too much time here. Departures and arrivals are quick so the lack of amenities isn't really an issue. Furthermore, while the terminal building is small, it is modern and clean and staff are extremely courteous.

What to See and Do in Dakhla

Dakhla is a beautiful city on the western coast of Africa and is where the Saharan Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean. Kite surfing in the lagoon is especially popular with Western tourists. Cintra Bay is also a superb natural attraction for those who want to see one of the most important wintering grounds for seabirds in the world, with flamingos, pelicans, and cormorants being particularly common. Much of central Dakhla has also been pedestrianized and makes for a pleasant stroll. Be sure to book your hotel in Dakhla in advance, especially if you want to go on a pre-arranged tour.

 

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