×
Notice
This website or its third-party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy.
If you want to know more or withdraw your consent to all or some of the cookies, please refer to the cookie policy.
By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree to the use of cookies.
To accept | Read more
HeaderMain-GetPartialViewNoCache = 0,0010013
HeaderContext-GetPartialViewNoCache = 0,0010008
HeaderBreadcrumb-GetPartialViewNoCache = 0
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0,0010009

Douz Travel Guide  

HeaderPageTitle-GetPartialViewNoCache = 0,0010013
DestionationGallery-GetPartialView = 0,0040038
GuidePdfAppDownloadRow-GetPartialView = 0,0020017

Douz, in central Tunisia, is a palm oasis surrounded by the desert. It lies on the northern fringes of the Sahara and is more popularly known as the ‘Gateway to the Sahara’. With a population of not more than 30,000 inhabitants, Douz is a centre of culture and commerce.

It has an ideal Mediterranean climate mild to warm, sunny winters and dry hot summers and does not get much rain; at times, the winter temperature may drop quite low. Summer is the ideal time to visit.

Historically, Douz was a significant stop on the trans-Saharan caravan routes. Today, it is a bustling tourist destination opening its doors to the Great Erg (sand sea).

The inhabitants of Douz are mainly the Mrazig amel-raising nomads descending from the Banu Saleim tribe. The main occupations in Douz are animal herding and date harvesting.

Time zone:
UTC+1
Demonym:
mrazigien
CommonInfoPlaceIntro-GetPartialView = 0,003003
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0,0010008
CommonPluginEuropeAssistence-GetPartialView = 0

Reviews Douz

Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Douz, with its maze of sandy roads and painted homes, is a haven for its visitors. It is also home to the Museum of the Sahara a fascinating assortment portraying Saharan life. On Thursdays, Douz’s charming souk a white stuccoed... more square surrounded by little shops with arched facades evolves into a lively marketplace. In November or December, this town hosts the International Festival of the Sahara a four-day celebration that showcases the traditional nomadic desert culture. For those with a penchant for culinary delights, Restaurant Les Palmiers at the town centre is as memorable as the food it serves. At the town centre, tour operators organize regular overnight safaris and day treks into the desert. Whether on camel back, in a four-wheeler or on a motorbike, when in Douz, be sure to venture into the mighty Sahara.
IntroReviewListContainer-GetPartialView = 0,0100094

Destinations near Douz

DestinationListNear-GetPartialView = 0,006006
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0,0010008

Search for offers in Douz

HotelSearch-GetPartialView = 0,0100098
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0

FreeContentHtml-GetPartialView = 0,0020017
AttractionListBest_1xN-GetPartialView = 0,0160154
JoinUs-GetPartialView = 0,0010008
WeatherInfoForecastSmall-GetPartialView = 0,016831
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0,0010008
Footer-GetPartialView = 0,0020017
AdvValica-GetPartialView = 0