3 Different ways how to get to Dakhla! - Flights - Public busses - road trip by car

Dakhla is still a remote kitesurfing paradise which was not easy to reach until short ago. We present you here three different options on how to get to Dakhla.



Part 1: Flights


With over 15 weekly flights to Dakhla airport is the destination developing more than never!

The most common one are flights and this article talks in detail about them:


Just one year ago there was just the national Royal Air Maroc company which flow to Dakhla. Now Transavia and Air Arabia joined to increase weekly flights to our watersports paradise.

Most international flights go still over Casablanca, but as Marrakech has also direct flights now to Dakhla, sooner or later there will be more connections from Europe created.

Once a week you can fly over Canarias to Dakhla too.


If you are able to research your flights by yourself and book them, you have a very good chance to find economic flights to Dakhla in 2019!

Here you find an weekly schedule of all flights to Dakhla. This will help you in your research.




Here you find baggage allowance with the different company’s.


Royal Air Maroc


Hand luggage:

One piece allowed, maximum dimensions of 115 cm and a weight up to 10kg


Checked in luggage:

Checked in luggage depends on your ticket version, please check it before booking.


Economy Class:

two bags with each one up to 23kg

Premium/Business Class:

three bags with each up to 32kg


Since several year, Kitesurfing equipment up to 23kg and dimensions of 220cmx40cmx40cm is free of charge.

If you extend this weight or dimensions you will have to pay at the airport.


Make sure that you are early enough at the airport as you may need to make more than one cue.



Please be in direct contact with RAM to confirm the up to date information when you book a flight, as they have short time notifications and updates from time to time.

http://www.royalairmaroc.com/int-en/Travel-Info/Baggage-and-service-fees


Transavia


As a low cost airline, Transavia offers free hand luggage and depending on your ticket version further checked in luggage needs to be additionally paid.


Hand luggage:

One piece allowed, maximum dimensions of 125 cm and a weight up to 10kg


Checked in luggage:


Basic fare:

No checked in luggage included, Prices for baggage to find here


Plus fare:

Beside the hand luggage you can check in a bag of 20kg


Max fare:

Beside the hand luggage you can check in a bag of 30kg.


Sport Equipment

There are special conditions for sport equipment such as kitesurfing, surfing or windsurfing equipment.

Maximum weight of 32kg and a total length of 3.60kg for 49€ per flight.

Transavia states that you cannot add clothes to your sport equipment bag.

Please reconfirm the information on their website


Air Arabia


As a low cost airline, Air Arabia offers free hand luggage and depending on your ticket version further checked in luggage needs to be additionally paid.


Hand luggage:

One piece allowed, maximum dimensions of 125 cm and a weight up to 10kg


Checked in luggage:

Maximum 32kg and a total dimension of 160cm is allowed.

Costs are as followed (stand april 2019):

1€ per 1kg pre-booked checked in luggage.


Please be sure to have the final information first hand as we are not responsible for any changes of the airlines and want to just give you an orientation here.


Notes:

  • If you fly over the airport of Marrakech, be there min. 3 hours before departure time. The airport can get very crowded and it takes a lot of time to get through all security checks and passport controls.

  • Make sure you have a passport which is still valid min. 6 month at departure time. European citizen don’t need to contact the embassy before for a visa. A free of charge visa for 3 month will be issued at arrival.

  • At the passport control, you will need to fill in a visa form: You have to fill in date, flight number, your personal details such as name, passport number and profession.

  • Make sure that you enter your accommodation in Dakhla, as otherwise they will ask and it can take a moment. If you book with us, we will of course communicate your hotel name with you.

  • Make sure you take some snacks with you, as the airports in Morocco are not equipped with the best restaurants.


We hope to have give you with this article an overview about the most important information regarding how to get to Dakhla via flight.

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