Weather and Best Time to Go to Dakhla Oasis
The Geographical Location & Climate of Dakhla Oasis
Area, boundaries, and surroundings:
El Dakhla Oasis translates to the inner oasis, is one of the seven oases of Egypt’s Western Desert (part of the Libyan Desert). Dakhla Oasis lies in the New Valley Governorate, 350 km from the Nile and between the oases of Farafra and Kharga. It measures approximately 80 km (50 mi) from east to west and 25 km (16 mi) from north to south.
From El-Kharga, the trip to the eastern edge of the Dakhla Oasis covers 150km traveling along the ancient Darb el-Ghubari desert track, through some spectacular dune-fields.
If coming from the north and Farafra, the distance is around 230km. Although smaller than Kharga Oasis, Dakhla is the most highly-populated region in the Wadi el-Gedid, or ‘New Valley’ – the name, since 1958, by which the oases of Kharga, Dakhla and Farafra are known.
The government of Egypt is working to unleash the full potential of these desert areas, with plans to further develop agriculture, mineral resources, industry, and tourism.
Best Time to Go
November 12th to May 3rd