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Flights to Atar

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Atar sits at the heart of the Adrar Region in northwestern Mauritania. Nicknamed the "Gateway to the Adrar," it's a dusty desert town surrounded by the Adrar Plateau. Atar's hot desert climate means scorching days and cool nights year-round. Rainfall is scarce, so expect lots of sunshine. The town itself serves as a starting point for exploring the region's historical sites and dramatic landscapes. You can visit the ancient ruins of Ouadane and Chinguetti, or go on a 4x4 adventure through the dunes. The area is also known for its traditional handicrafts, particularly rugs.

Take your first step towards Atar and book your flights today with Alternative Airlines. Booking flights to Atar at Alternative Airlines is easy and straightforward. With access to routes from over 600 airlines, you're sure to find the perfect flight to Atar for you, no matter when you plan to fly or where you wish to depart from.

Airports near Atar

There are a variety of airports to choose from when visiting Atar. Here's 4 airports that serve Atar.

Nouakchott International Airport

Located approximately 450 kilometres southeast of Atar, Nouakchott International Airport is the closest major airport to Atar. It is the main international gateway to Mauritania and offers flights to various destinations in Africa and Europe.


Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport

Situated in Senegal, Dakar Blaise Diagne International Airport is another option for travellers heading to Atar. It is approximately 500 kilometres southwest of Atar and serves as a major hub for international flights in West Africa.


Agadir–Al Massira Airport

If you are looking for a regional airport with more direct connections, Agadir–Al Massira Airport in Morocco could be a suitable choice. It is around 800 kilometres northeast of Atar and offers flights to several European destinations.


Las Palmas Airport

For travellers coming from Europe, Las Palmas Airport in Gran Canaria, Spain, could be a convenient option. It is approximately 1,200 kilometres northwest of Atar and provides connections to various European cities.

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Buy your flights to Atar and pay later

Did you know that you can buy your flights to Atar now and pay later at Alternative Airlines?

With Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), you have the freedom to spread the cost of your flights to Atar over time, usually on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly period! There are interest-free options available, however, you'll need to check this beforehand with the lending provider.

Using BNPL for your flights to Atar gives you greater flexibility when managing the budget for your flights, ensuring a stress-free trip!

Things to do in Atar

With a wide variety of attractions in Atar, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

Experience the Timeless Beauty of Atar

Discover the ancient city of Atar, a hidden gem in Mauritania, where history and culture blend seamlessly with breathtaking natural beauty.

Unearth the Secrets of the Sahara

Venture into the heart of the Sahara Desert from Atar, and witness the awe-inspiring landscapes, unique wildlife, and star-studded night skies.

Step Back in Time at Chinguetti

Just a short journey from Atar, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chinguetti, an ancient city that serves as a testament to Mauritania's rich history and cultural heritage.

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