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El Aaiun is the largest city in Western Sahara, located in the north near the Atlantic Ocean. The city has a long history, dating back to a Spanish colonial outpost in the 1930s. El Aaiun offers a mix of desert and city experiences. You can visit the historic Al-Zawiya Mosque, explore the city's markets, or venture out into the surrounding desert for a spot of sandboarding or a camel ride. The best time to visit El Aaiun depends on your preferences. The weather is hot and dry most of the year, with mild winters. If you want to avoid the hottest temperatures, consider going in spring (March-May) or autumn (October-November).

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Airports near El Aaiún

Reach El Aaiún your way. You can easily travel to El Aaiún using any of these 4 airports.

Agadir-Al Massira Airport

Located in Agadir, Morocco, this airport is approximately 400 kilometres away from El Aaiún. It is a major international airport with connections to several European cities.


Marrakech Menara Airport

Situated in Marrakech, Morocco, this airport is around 600 kilometres away from El Aaiún. It is a popular tourist destination and offers numerous international flights.


Las Palmas Airport

Located in Gran Canaria, Spain, this airport is approximately 700 kilometres away from El Aaiún. It is a well-connected airport with flights to various European destinations.


Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport

Situated in Casablanca, Morocco, this airport is around 1,000 kilometres away from El Aaiún. It is the busiest airport in Morocco and offers numerous international connections.

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Things to do in El Aaiún

With a wealth of sights to see in El Aaiún, here are our top 3:

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Laayoune Grand Mosque

This is the largest mosque in Western Sahara, known for its towering minaret and intricate tilework. Completed in 1991, the mosque showcases Moorish architecture with horseshoe arches and geometric patterns. Visitors can admire the mosque's grand halls and peaceful courtyard, though non-Muslims cannot enter the prayer hall.

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Laguna de Nayla

A part of the Khenifiss National Park, Laguna de Nayla is a beautiful saltwater lagoon that's a haven for birdlife. Visitors can spot a variety of birds here, including flamingos, egrets and oystercatchers. The lagoon is also a popular spot for picnics and relaxation, offering scenic views of the surrounding desert landscape.

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Souk El Aaiun

This thriving marketplace is a great place to experience local culture and find souvenirs. Here, you can find a variety of goods, including traditional clothing, Berber rugs, spices and handicrafts. Be sure to try your hand at bargaining for the best prices!

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