The town of Ouargla has slightly more to offer than Touggourt. It has a better range of accommodation, an interesting museum and a nice old town. It’s not worth making a special trip here, but if you’re passing through it’s not a bad place to spend a day. The town’s origins lie in the 10th century at Sedrata, about 15km south of Ouargla’s present-day location. Sedrata was once a capital for the Ibadis before the city was razed in 1072 and they were forced to flee further south to the M’Zab Valley.