Why to visit Dakhla Oasis

Dakhla Oasis or Dakhla Egypt is situated in Egypt. This is an Arabic (Egyptian word) pronounced as Ad Dakhla in Egypt. It means inner oasis. In Egypt, there are seven Oasis, and this is one of them. It is situated 350Km away from the Nile. Lush palms and orchards enhance its beauty. The region has beauty as well as history. The area has the rich impression of ottomans. Its total population is 75000.


History of Dakhla is divided into three parts, prehistory, paranoiac period and Islamic period to after 1800. Its history is about 150000 years back. Archibald Edmonton was the European traveler to discover Dakhla in 1819. However, in 1908, Egyptologist Herbert Winlock visited Dakhla Oasis. However, Dr. Ahmed Fakhry in 1970 studied this oasis in detail.It is connected to other parts of the region through roads and airports.


The atmosphere of this region is hotter, not unlikely of traditional desserts. Its coolest month is January with an average temperature of about 21C.Moreover, the hottest months are June with a mean temperature of 39C. The average rainfall of the year is 0 mm.

Occupation of Dakhla:

Occupation of people of Dakhla is mostly farming. The area is filled with gardens and field of date palms, figs, citrus foods and mulberry tree. The government is continuously providing financial and technical help to the area in support of agricultural and economic support. It is the place where traditional buffalo driven wells are organized to provide water for irrigation.

Places to visit in Dakhla:

Dakhla has numerous places to visit. Rock carvings, magic springs, Mut Talata, Deir al-Haggar, are some of the places to visit in Dakhla. It is believed that rock carving is one of the ways of communication between peoples. This is rock carving which tells us about history and lifestyles of ancient times. You may find many Sulpher ponds here one of them is out talata. Deir al haggar is one of the sandstone. It is in memory of Romans.

Dakhla Capital:

Mut is the capital of Dakhla. Original it was not such a good looking places, but after 1950 it revolutionized. And ultimately transformed into the modern looking city with wide boulevards. The area is continuously undergoing the process of modernization. People forget dome sized shaped balconies.


Al qasar is mostly pronounced as Al-asr by locals. The city architect is according Roman patterns. However, some of the families still love to live in old mud houses. One can hire a guide from tour center who will unlock this house and show you living styles.

Food in Dakhla:

Food and drinks are inspired by the Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine. Falafel and Tamiya are their traditional food. Traditional breakfast includes Ful, plain yogurt and cheese and tomatoes. Their main meal is lunch. However, dinner is smallest and lightest food. The Ash is traditional Egyptian bread. Regular coffee of Egypt is popular all of the Dakhla too.

The dress code of women:

Whatever women wear they have to cover their head in a way that scarfs covered head and pinned under the chin however one can’t see veil over Egyptian women. Men love to wear long flowing robe a form of galabeya. Women also wear galabiya as per their outerwear. Topless sunbathing is discouraged all over the Dakhla Oasis.