Dakhla Oasis attractions

Top Choice Tomb in Dakhla Oasis

Qarat Al Muzawwaqa

These tombs were rediscovered by the Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Fakri in 1971 and some have since been restored, including the tomb of Oziri (Petosiris) and Badi Baset (Petubastis), the only ones open to the publi…
Ruins in Balat

Qila Al Dabba

Qila Al Dabba is Balat’s ancient necropolis. The five mastabas (mud-brick structures above tombs that were the basis for later pyramids), the largest of which stands more than 10m high, date back to the 6th dynasty.…
Temple in Dakhla Oasis

Deir Al Haggar

This restored sandstone temple is one of the most complete Roman monuments in Dakhla. Dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut and Khons, as well as Horus (who can be seen with a falcon’s head), it was built betwe…
Spring in Al Qasr

Bir Al Gabal

Set among breathtaking desert scenery, Bir Al Gabal is a gorgeous place for a soak. During the day in winter and spring any ambience here is overwhelmed by day-tripping school groups and blaring music. Come in the e…
Ruins in Mut

Old Town of Mut

Old Mut's visitors lived in fear of raiding Bedouin, so very few houses have outside windows, to protect against intruders and heat and dust. The labyrinthine streets had a similar purpose. On the top is Mut's old c…
Lake in Dakhla Oasis

Bir Qalamoun

Beautiful lake where you can rent a little rowing boat and ask a fisherman to cook you lunch.
Museum in Mut

Ethnographic Museum

These days Dakhla’s wonderful museum is only opened on request: ask at the tourist office (or call) and Omar Ahmad will arrange a time for your visit with the museum’s manager, Ibrahim Kamel. The museum is laid out …
Historic Site in Dakhla Oasis

Rock Carvings

Carved into the weird rock formations 45km towards Al Kharga, where two important caravan routes once met, are prehistoric petroglyphs of camels, giraffes and tribal symbols. The site has recently suffered from the …
Tomb in Bashendi

Tomb of Kitines

This sandstone tomb was occupied by Senussi soldiers during WWI and by a village family after that. Nevertheless, some funerary reliefs have survived and show the 2nd-century AD notable meeting the gods Min, Seth an…
Shrine in Bashendi

Tomb of Pasha Hindi

The Tomb of Pasha Hindi is covered by an Islamic-era dome, which sits over a Roman structure, clearly visible from inside the building. Locals make pilgrimages to pray for the saint’s intercession.