The town Douz is the Tunisian gateway to the Sahara (the Grand Erg Oriental, or the Great Eastern Sand Sea) and known for the annual International Festival of the Sahara, usually held in November or December. Prepare yourself for plenty of sand, palms and a lot of dates as the region is one big palm oasis and the major producer of dates in Tunisia.
The city itself is not that exciting but it is a very popular destination for tourists who want to experience the desert. This is you stop for desert treks by camel, horse riding, quad riding, motorcycling or dune bashing.
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