The official language is Arabic but French is also most commonly spoken. Hotel, Restaurant & Shop staff also speak basic English.
Head of state
Mohammed VI., King of Morocco since 1999
Form of government
Constitutional Monarchy with certain privileges of the King
447.000 km² (West Sahara + 266.000 km²)
32 Million Inhabitants (West Sahara + 380.000 Inhabitants)
Density of population
67 inhabitants per km²
EU–Citizens require a passport that is valid a at least another 6 month at date of entry. For all stays with touristic purpose up to 90 days there is no visa required. Please check the visa requirements for your destination at the appropriate consulate or embassy in your country and do this well in advance of your travel date.
Flight duration to Dakhla
Frankfurt/Germany to Casablanca 3 to 4 hours
Casablanca to Dakhla 1 hour
Airport transfer times Dakhla
Summer - CET -2 hours
Winter – CET -1 hour
No vaccinations are required for Morocco, but immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis A+B is recommended.
To prevent problems with diarrhea be careful with food and hygiene. Always peel fruit and vegetable prior to consumption and drink bottled water only.
There is a doctor’s office and a hospital in Dakhla.
Currency/mode of payment
Local currency is the Moroccan Dirham (DHM).
1 EUR = approx. 11 DHM.
Money can be exchanged at the hotels or at the bank. Credit & Maestro are accepted at most hotels and also at any ATM.
220 Volts altering currency. Only the small European plugs fit. For the big round plugs (laptop etc.) you require an adapter.
We recommend light cotton clothing in summer with a jacket or a sweater for the night, and warm clothing in winter.
Dry desert climate with hot temperatures up to 45° during the day and 10°C at night. The average air temperatures are between 21 - 27°C and the water temperatures range between 19 – 23°C.
There are roaming contracts between major mobile networks.
WiFi is available with a stick at Club Mistral & Skyriders Ocean Vagabond. The costs are 15 EUR per week.