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Getting There & Away

There is no officially designated border between Morocco and the Western Sahara, and Morocco treats the region as an integrated part of the country.

Flights link both Laayoune and Dakhla with Agadir, Casablanca and Gran Canaria.

Supratours and CTM both operate buses to Laayoune and Dakhla. Given the brutal journey times in the Western Sahara, it is best to stick with these reliable companies.

One of the benefits of the area’s tax-free status is that petrol costs a couple of dirham less per litre than in the rest of Morocco. The first of the Atlas Sahara petrol stations is just south of Tarfaya.