Sahara Festival

Cultural in Douz

Consider yourself lucky if you happen to be in Douz for the Sahara Festival, which is normally held at the beginning of November (dates can be frustratingly hard to track down). Most of the action takes place around Place du Festival out near the great dune, where a large concrete grandstand has been erected to handle the big crowds.

They come to watch the displays of traditional desert sports, such as camel racing and racing with greyhound-like Saluki dogs.