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  Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Distant Dakhla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Fred Leemhuis and Olaf Kaper of the NVIC invited scholars who have excavated and studied in Dakhla and the surrounding desert, as well as in neighbouring oases, to talk about their fields of specialisation, and the response was exceptional.
Dakhla Oasis is dominated on its northern horizon by a wall of rock.
Kellis was occupied for three or four centuries and, in a typical Egyptian temple dedicated to the local god Tutu and founded in the Late Ptolemaic period, a mixture of classical and Pharaonic images are apparent, both in the architectural remains and in the objects that have survived.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2006/798/he3.htm   (1282 words)

 Dakhla Oasis history
Dakhla Oasis had contact with the Nile Valley as early as the Archaic Period (c.3150-2686 B.C.) and this contact continued through the Third (c.2686-2181 B.C.) and sixth Dynasties (c.2345-2333 B.C.) of the Old Kingdom.
Dakhla did have a Zawya and was occupied by Sanusi forces in 1916, when the British were chasing the Sanusi through the Western Desert.
Agriculture is the main industry in Dakhla and its olives, dates, onions, and dried fruit are exported to the Nile Valley.
www.safariegypt.com /egypt_safari/dakhla_oasis/history.htm   (2151 words)

 Tour Egypt presents the Dakhla Oasis in Egypt
Dakhla has retained most of its culture and charm even though it has increased in size by about double and government funding and technical training has revitalized the economy.
Dakhla is the only place in Egypt where new water wheels which are driven by buffaloes are constructed.
Dakhla Oasis is dominated on its northern horizon by a wall of rose-Colored rock.
www.touregypt.net /dakhla.htm   (578 words)

 Dakhla Oasis
Qasr is the main town in the west, Mut in the middle is the largest settlement in the oasis with 15,000 inhabitants, while the two smaller villages of Bashendi and Balat dominate the east.
Dakhla is connected by a main road with the Farafra Oasis 300 km northwest, and Kharga Oasis 190 km east.
Dakhla Oasis is a very attractive place with numerous green gardens, traditional villages and the backdrop of pink mountains (to the north).
i-cias.com /e.o/dakhla_o.htm   (248 words)

 Desert Lodge Hotel in the Oasis of Dakhla (New Valley), Egypt - Dakhla
Dakhla is the farthest oasis out of Cairo and is considered one of Egypt's most beautiful oasis.
Dakhla has retained most of its culture and charm even through it has increased in size by about double and government funding and technical training has revitalized the economy.
Dakhla Oasis is dominated on its northern horizon by a wall of rose-Colored limestone rock.
www.desertlodge.net /dakh.html   (279 words)

 Refugees International: Articles: Dakhla Refugee Camp for Saharawis: The Farthest Reaches of a Desert Wasteland
Thus, though Dakhla continues to have seven dairas or subdivisions, whereas the others have only six, its current population of approximately 30,000 now makes it the smallest of the four camps.
Even more pressing, however, is ensuring that Dakhla's residents continue to receive adequate food and medical supplies now that there is no formal body set up in the camp to coordinate distribution of donated materials.
Yet Dakhla's residents live within a harsh predicament: their isolation makes them even more dependent on the assistance of the international community than residents of the other camps, but this very isolation makes it more difficult for assistance to reach them.
www.refugeesinternational.org /content/article/detail/1469   (1145 words)

 Egyptvoyager.com: Dakhla Oasis - Egypt
The old track between Farafra and Dakhla, the Darb el-Farafra, ran across an area of the desert covered by sand dunes, where driving a motor vehicle is extremely difficult.
Several ancient cemeteries have been found in Dakhla, and it is evident that the area was occupied continuously up to the Roman rule, when the Oasis seems to have been heavily populated and intensely cultivated.
Dakhla was originally linked with Kharga by means of two tracks, the Darb 'Ayn Amur and the Darb el-Ghubbari.
www.egyptvoyager.com /oases_dakhla.htm   (532 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Heritage | Surface evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The town of Al-Qasr, otherwise known as Qasr Dakhla, lies in Dakhla Oasis deep in the Western Desert 450kms due west of Luxor.
The contract promised that the bridegroom would support her and her small daughter, and would pay a bride price of 15 piastres "This was not an inconsiderable sum in those days, since for the same amount he could have purchased a small plot of land with a couple of date palms," Ruud says.
The Qasr Dakhla Project is funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Cairo and Groningen University and Vodaphone Egypt.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2006/787/heritage.htm   (2693 words)

 Badawia Hotel and Safari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
One of the most important sites is the Kasr Dakhla, an Islamic fortified town.
It was built over the foundations of a Roman city and is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited site in the area.
There are traditional styles of woven baskets and the little children may pursue you in any of the villages and ask you to buy.
www.badawiya.com /dist/dest_dakhla.html   (221 words)

 Dakhla Oasis, Egypt
The Dakhla Oasis (El-Dakhla, the Inner Oasis) lies in the Western Desert some 465mi/750km southwest of Cairo, in latitude 25° 24' north and longitude 28° 54' east.
Dakhla is, after the Fayyum, the largest and most populous of the Egyptian oases, with some 20,000 inhabitants.
It has large reserves of water, with more than 700 natural springs, lakes and ponds; but since the water of the springs is brackish it must be pounded and stored in a network of cisterns to allow the salt to settle.
www.planetware.com /egypt/dakhla-oasis-egy-nv-dakoas.htm   (320 words)

 hotels.com - Sahara Regency - Dakhla, MA
The Sahara Regency Hotel is housed in a four-storey, sand-coloured modern building located in the commercial centre of Dakhla, 100 metres from the beach and 200 metres from the airport.
Dakhla's beach, 100 metres from the hotel, offers a variety of water sports, including windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba-diving.
Dakhla Airport is 200 metres from the hotel, with an approximate driving time of five minutes.
www.hotels.com /property.jsp?property=327705   (389 words)

 Egypt: The History of the Dakhla Oasis
However, as with most of the rest of the Western Desert, this wet era passed, and with it many of the people mostly migrated south and to the east, where they helped populate the early Nile Valley, as the sands slowly covered their ancient way of life.
The lush Dakhla, while an agricultural area on the very fringes of the Roman Empire, was undoubtedly expected to provide a major part of the grain that Rome demanded of Egypt, even though it was not as overall important as the Kharga Oasis during that period.
Kharga was important in order to protect Rome's trade routes, but the Fayoum Oasis was treated harshly as simply a breadbasket, and as it became depopulated, this role shifted to the Daklha, which for similar reasons, also lost much of its population during this era.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/dakhlahistory.htm   (1603 words)

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Our high spirits were somewhat dashed at the checkpoint at Dakhla, where we were told that the officer who can endorse our permits to continue is on leave, and we must go to Kharga to see the commanding officer there.
After a night in the hotel at Dakhla, and some frantic telephone calls, it was soon evident that nobody is likely to deal with the trivial issue of our permits for the time being.
The soldiers at the Dakhla checkpoint had no objections to us spending a few days in the desert before going back towards Cairo, so after fuelling we set out, first along the road, towards the edge of the dunes.
www.fjexpeditions.com /expeditions/past/nov97/nov97.htm   (1409 words)

 Dakhla Oasis tours
Today, the Dakhla oasis Training and Archaeological Conservation Project helps the people of Dakhla learn to honor and conserve their own heritage.
There are two routes west from Nut to Qasr Dakhla, the first northwest along the main road and the second a loop through the desert.
Filled, like the new lakes in Wadi Rayyan, by the extra drainage water from crop irrigation, the fish project of Dakhla Oasis is a joint effort between the Egyptian and German governments.
www.safariegypt.com /egypt_safari/dakhla_oasis/tours.htm   (1754 words)

 EgyptSites - Dakhla Oasis introduction
Like Kharga, Dakhla was once dominated by a vast lake or ‘playa’ and neolithic rock-carvings have been found which indicate that elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe and ostriches watered on its shores.
Dakhla especially seems to have been very fertile and known to be a centre for the production of wine, fruit, grain and minerals which were extracted from its inhabitants in the form of taxes.
Apart from the wealth of archaeology and the rich cultural heritage of Dakhla there is also an abundance of hot and cold springs, famous for their therapeutic effects, said to be a cure for many ailments.
www.egyptsites.co.uk /deserts/western/dakhla/intro.html   (981 words)

 El Dakhla...Egypt Travel Guide online
El Dakhla Oasis is located 750 km far from Cairo, about 310 km to the southeast of Farafra.
Dakhla is the best to visit because it offers the best preserved architecture of all of Egypts' oases.
Dakhla Oasis was dominated on its northern horizon by a wall of rose-coloured rock.
www.memphistours.com /Egypt.php?ID=108   (294 words)

Da ottobre a marzo la nostra scuola si trasferisce a Dakhla: ritroverete tutta l'esperienza del nostro staff di istruttori, la nostra didattica e i nostri materiali.
In aereo sono ammessi 30kg di bagaglio più il bagaglio a mano: le eccedenze si pagano abbastanza care, vi conviene pesare a casa i bagagli per evitare brutte sorprese.
Arrivare a Dakhla in auto può essere un'esperienza affascinante che porta a scoprire le tante facce del Marocco: dalle metropoli del Nord, alle città imperiali, dai porticcioli sull'oceano ai villaggi nel deserto...
www.xkite.it /infodakhla.htm   (1387 words)

 afrol News - Sahrawis let to visit families in Dakhla
According to Mr Redmond, during the first series of flights UNHCR has been working "to ensure that humanitarian cases - the elderly and sick - get to see their relatives." The programme has also included the first direct telephone contact between families separated by the conflict for thirty years.
The coastal town of Dakhla, which was called Villa Cisneros during Spanish colonisation, for a long time housed the Spanish administration of the territory, which later shifted to El Aaiun.
Dakhla and the towns of Esmara and Buydur have been far less influenced by the three decades of Moroccan occupation than El Aaiun.
www.afrol.com /printable_article/12030   (618 words)

Accommodation and hotels in Dakhla : there are a lot of cheap guesthouses in Dakhla, all charge 60 dirham per room allthough there is quite some difference in quality and size.
Update summer 2005 : the road between the border and Nouadhibou is now for 90% tarmac or graded piste and it is expected that the new road will be finished by the end of 2005.
We only were convinced that it was possible when we met the driver again with his old wreck in Casamance in Senegal.
www.hansrossel.com /travel-information/morocco/dakhla.htm   (466 words)

 KITERUSH - Dakhla - Morocco - Kitesurfing
Kiterush Dakhla resort is situated in Morocco, 22Km North of the Tropic of cancer on a peninsula on the edges of the Sahara desert.
Kiterush Dakhla is positioned on the lagoon side of the peninsula.
Their are 2 flights a week from Las Palmas to Dakhla, Mon and Thurs.
www.kiteboardingholidays.com /school_details.php?SupplierID=6485   (462 words)

 Dakhla, Morocco: Spanish lighthouse
Rising 240 steps, it is visible from most places inside Dakhla.
The long walk out here- you will discover that you underestimate the distance- is not paid back with great architecture, but with fantastic views.
From the top of the light house, about half of the peninsula of Dakhla can be seen, and of course, all of Dakhla.
i-cias.com /morocco/dakhla1.htm   (111 words)

 www.siwaoasis-eg.com * Oases in Egypt * Dakhla *   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Dakhla (Capital Mut) is the second provincial capital of the Governorate and lies 200 km.
The Pharaonic Wells of Ayn al-Qasr in which water temperature reaches 45'C. Dakhla Oasis is a collection of fourteen different settlements, dominated on its northern horizon by a wall of rose-coloured rock.
The old town is a labyrinth of mud-walled alleys narrowly separating houses with elaboratelycarved wooden lintels; there is also an Ayyubid mosque.
www.haberlah.com /hosted/siwa/dakhla.html   (246 words)

 Dakhla travel guide — Dakhla tourism and travel information
You can also browse and buy directly Dakhla city guide and Morocco travel guide books, Dakhla maps and Morocco maps and atlases.
Dakhla, or Ad Dakhla (formerly Villa Cisneros) is a city in Western Sahara, Morocco, its a town of about 30,000 inhabitants and is about 550 km south of Laayoune on the Atlantic Coast.
We are happy to offer cheap airline tickets Dakhla, cheap flights Dakhla, also available cheap airline tickets to Morocco and to the whole world.
www.city-travel-guide.co.uk /travel-guide/dakhla-travel-guide.html   (523 words)

 Dakhla Oasis, Egypt. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com
Buses and pick-ups between Mut and the villages enable you to see how the Dakhlans have reclaimed land, planted new crops, and generally made the best of New Valley developments.
Most villages have spread down from their original hilltop maze of medieval houses and covered streets, into a roadside straggle of breeze-block houses, schools and other public buildings.
Besides this exotic architecture, Dakhla has pharaonic, Roman and Coptic antiquities, dunes, palm groves and hot springs to explore.
www.hostelbookers.com /guides/egypt/dakhla_oasis   (210 words)

 Family Honor
After enduring a 2am sand storm while camping in the desert in southern Mauritania, and then not having a wash for 5 days afterwards, I was ready for the 'Hammam Experience'.
By the time we reached Dakhla, in the region south of Morocco known as Western Sahara, I had a layer of dust on my skin so thick that it was beginning to form cracks.
The dusty Dakhla streets were replaced by clean tiles underfoot.
www.angelfire.com /on2/anotheradventure/hammam.html   (1486 words)

 ::A Suneast Tours: Diving in Egypt
Dakhla Oasis has been populated for over 10,000 years.
The climate of Dakhla was similar to that of the African savanna.
Buffalo, elephants, rhinos, zebras, ostriches, and hartebeests wandered around the shores of a huge lake, on whose southern bank primitive man had settled to herd his goats and cattle.
www.suneasttours.com /Safari_Dakhla.htm   (187 words)

l'HOTEL DAKHLA TAHITI est ouvert depuis juin 2005, il vous propose des chambres avec tout le confort moderne: chaque chambre dispose de sa salle de bain individuelle avec eau chaude, télévision, téléphone, l'hôtel dispose également d'une cafetéria et d'un point d'accès à l'internet.
Les suites de l'hôtel Dakhla sont composées de 2 chambres, un salon, une salle de bain, kitchenette, téle, téléphone et elles sont particulièrement adaptées aux familles.
Nous attachons une attention particulière à la propreté de l'hôtel Dakhla et le confort de notre clientèle reste notre objectif majeur.
www.dakhlahotel.com   (124 words)

 Pro Clinic (Kitesurfing) - Dakhla, Morocco
The wind in Dakhla is fuelled by the heat of the Sahara and blows all year round, consistently...to have more than 1 day a week of no wind is highly unusual.
The wind blow's from 17 - 35 kts but is most consistently around 25kts, blowing stronger in the summer (July - Sept) so come armed with a variety of kites.
Kiterush Dakhla is home to our IKO Kite school fully equipped with the latest bow kites and staffed by fully qualified instructors who will guide you tif neccessary.
www.adventuresportsholidays.com /all/pro-clinic-6907.php   (158 words)

 Morocco FAQ | Can I travel from Morocco to Mauritania by bus?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The CTM bus company has daily bus services to Dakhla from Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir and other towns on these routes.
It may not be easy to find a taxi driver who will want to this long route with you.
One way of finding a ride is by taking a taxi to the police checkpoint north of Dakhla, where you will usually find plenty of Mauritanian business men who will take you for a small fee.
www.triotours.com /faq/ma/to-mauritania.htm   (638 words)

 Mappic.org - Travelogue - "Western Sahara: Tan-Tan - Boujdour - Dakhla - Guerguerat"
Not being certain about the kind of food we are about to find the next weeks, we decide to enjoy the luxury of dining at a good Spanish restaurant in Dakhla in the company of our touring friends.
November 30, 2003: Dakhla - 70 km before Guerguerat From now on, it will be a different kind of traveling.
We made a little "convoy" with The Flintstones (The English family: Dee, Tim and the children Carla and Nick) and Gauthier the Belgian.
mappic.org /viewTravelogue.php?id=68   (508 words)

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