(GERMANY OUT) Tombs at El Qasr in Dakhla Oasis, Libyan Desert, Egypt  (Photo by Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

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Established by the Spanish in 1844 and formerly called Villa Cisneros, Dakhla lies just north of the Tropic of Cancer on a sandy peninsula stretching 40km from the main coastline. It’s a very lonely 500km drive from Laayoune (more than 1000km from Agadir) through endless desert, and Dakhla is actually closer to Nouâdhibou (Mauritania) than any Moroccan city.

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