Dakhla doubles its tourist nights in 2021

In spite of the unfavorable health context The Dakhla destination continues to be talked about and its tourism shows good tourist health, despite the unfavorable health context, by doubling its overnight stays in 2021. In details, the number of overnight stays in classified hotels of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region rose from 44,000 in September 2020 to nearly 90,000 during the same period in 2021, an increase of nearly 101%, and Dakhla airport welcomed 5,926 tourists during the first nine months of 2021 against 4,207 during the same period in 2020. The number of arrivals in tourist establishments has, for its part, quadrupled during the period 2011-2019, with a significant increase in European tourists of more than 50 % and an increase in the quality of tourism investments of more than 46% in terms of 4-star categories and hotel clubs. Currently, the city is home to 43 hotels with 1,825 tourist beds. This capacity will be increased to more than 6,000 beds by the end of 2023, thanks to the various projects launched across the city. In this sense, 22 projects are currently underway, for a total investment of 486 million dirhams. In addition, there are 16 other projects planned under the Integrated Regional Development Plan, corresponding to an investment of around 89 million dirhams. Become a world attraction of the most awe-inspiring sporting events, the city of Dakhla has asserted itself as the jewel of the Moroccan Sahara, establishing itself as a privileged global destination for water sports enthusiasts. The choice place that Dakhla now occupies on the international board of boardsports is justified, in particular, by the natural potential of this “Eden”, located between ocean and desert, in particular a mild climate, strong winds and a good infrastructure, in addition to the warm welcome reserved for guests of the city. For a large number of national and foreign tourists in love with nature, the city of Dakhla remains a destination of predilection for ecotourism, since it conceals natural and ecological assets making envy to the discovery and the exploration. Mated to a peninsula that stretches between stormy and agitated ocean and a lagoon as calm as it is serene on the borders of the Sahara, the “pearl of the South” has now earned its stripes as a hot spot for seaside and ecological tourism in Morocco, a very promising niche which has more and more followers who share a passion for nature and a taste for adventure. This region will have an ecological spa resort in Tawarta, under the municipality of El Argoub, requiring a total amount of approximately MAD 11 million, as well as the ecological accommodation project in Tawarta with a capacity of 10 bungalows. (4.2 million dirhams) and an ecolodge of 8 bungalows in Imlil (3 million dirhams), which will have to offer great comfort through their installations and equipment and will be able to acquire an ecological label.