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'''Douz''' is a small town in south-central of [[Tunisia]].  Referred to as the "Gateway to the Sahara", Douz is a popular destination for tourists looking to experience the desert, either by camel or four-wheel drive.
 
'''Douz''' is a small town in south-central of [[Tunisia]].  Referred to as the "Gateway to the Sahara", Douz is a popular destination for tourists looking to experience the desert, either by camel or four-wheel drive.
  
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==Do==
 
==Do==
 
*Take a '''camel trip''' out into the Sahara with one of the many tour operators based in the town center.
 
*Take a '''camel trip''' out into the Sahara with one of the many tour operators based in the town center.
** An excellent sahara desert tours and treks operator is '''SaharanSky''' [https://www.saharansky.com/], They can set up 1 to 15-day camel treks, Quad, and 4x4 trips as well as tours around Tunisia.
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*Other tours into the desert can be arranged, including by motorbike or 4-Wheel-Drive, usually by the same tour operators.
*Other tours into the desert can be arranged, including by motorbike or 4-Wheel-Drive, usually by the same tour operator.
 
 
* '''Visit the Chott al-Jerid'''.  A vast dry salt lake with a thick crust of salt which sparkles in the sun.  Look closely and you may see some mirages.
 
* '''Visit the Chott al-Jerid'''.  A vast dry salt lake with a thick crust of salt which sparkles in the sun.  Look closely and you may see some mirages.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
Through the main square, where all the tourist wares are on display, and into the small bustling local market for fruit and veg, dates and olives, bread etc for your daily picnic.
 
Through the main square, where all the tourist wares are on display, and into the small bustling local market for fruit and veg, dates and olives, bread etc for your daily picnic.
 
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
You can find good restaurants and cafés in Douz, (e.g. café of glissia "grandes dunes in "zone touristique"") or eat in hotels. There are 6 large hotels in Douz in the tourist zone, or you could even go into the desert and make the sand bread "Mella" with dates!
 
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
mint tea
 
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==

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