Welcome to Laayoune

A government centre and military garrison with UN Land Cruisers drifting along its drab avenues, Laayoune is not worth a visit for its own sake. Indeed, given the occasional tensions between Moroccans and Saharawi – protests were experienced across the territory in 2014 – we recommend it's only worth passing through if you're travelling overland to Mauritania. Whether you’re heading north or south, distances are so great that you may have to stop here, but try to plan your trip so you pause in Tarfaya or Dakhla instead.

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