Discovering Dahkla

dakhla western sahara flats palm tree sky

dakhla western sahara blue table and chairs

blue sky deser sahara bright blue gates school

dakhla western sahara holiday outfit print

dakhla western sahara colourful sign

western saharan sweets in shop window

dakhla western sahara pattered rug outside houses town

souks in dahkla town

retro style telephone booth

dakhla western sahara printed joggers and printed asos jacket plus

dakhla western sahara

dakhla western sahara red flower


Remember Dahkla

Keep the name Dahkla written on a post-it note and stick it in your travel wallet, you’ll be needing it in a couple of years when friends ask you for new holiday destinations. Look out Marrakesh, you could soon have some competition! Last month, along with a lovely group, I was treated to an exclusive look at Morocco’s latest destination offering.

Previously reserved for hoards of Kitesurfers who head to the tiny spit right in the middle of the Atlantic to train and watch the annual championships, Dakhla showed us just how much potential a small pastel coloured city could offer. In the middle it really is, this is the closest I’ve come to the equator and I can at last claim that I’ve been to THE Sahara desert! Sand and sun later, let me first show you the pretty palm-tree lined town.

This is real Morocco at it’s best, along with daily markets, a small but jewel-like souk (my friends and I watched a young boy fashion a stone into a gold ring for us), secret beach-side oyster farms and incredibly friendly locals. I tasted Camel (yep, sorry Humpy) and what must be every type of crustacean, plus devoured many a nutty patisserie that could well have been jewellery.

Whilst the area is certainly in need of gentrification to accommodate any mass number of tourists, we had a lovely peaceful stay in our hotel where we fell asleep to the sounds of the sea lapping the shore. Note it down!


old man on a moped in the middle of the road in dahkla

dakhla western sahara palm tree

summer morocco ray ban sunglasses

dakhla western sahara looking out to see pier

bab al bahar hotel dahkla places to stay glass dome roof

holiday printed jacket outfit summer

dakhla western sahara beach edge

morocan rug green trainers


Thank you to the Moroccan tourist board for taking us on this very special and unique trip!


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  • Alexandra April 19, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    These are amazing photos! The colours look so good!

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  • Hannah April 19, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Amazing photos! I’m dying to go to Morocco. It looks like such a gorgeous place. Loving your blog and can’t believe I’ve only just found it!

    Hannah xx

  • Clare April 19, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Instantly added this to my travel wishlist, it looks and sounds amazing!

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  • Tessa / Bramble & Thorn April 18, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    This looks amazing! There’s so many gorgeous, vibrant colours, it’s a photographers dream!

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