Great Dune

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Douz , Tunisia
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Douz is the most convenient place to get a taste for the Sahara, though it's really only a taste. The Sahara desert proper starts 50km south of the Zone Touristique. Unless you're planning a longer excursion into the desert, the action centres around the great dune. It can't compare to the sand seas of the Grand Erg Oriental, but is a gentle introduction for those with limited time.