Dakhla Oasis



El Dakhla is an oasis in the Western Desert in New Valley Governorate. It lies between El Kharga and El Farafra encloses about 14 villages as well as a great number of monuments that date back to different eras. Its history dates back to 12000 BC, when the nomadic hunter's gatherers began to settle almost permanently in Dakhla Oasis.El Dakhla Oasis, with its capital Mut, is one of the most beautiful oasis of Egypt that is blessed with hot water springs and magnificent weather that attract a large number of tourists for enjoying Safari trips and many people who suffer from rheumatic ailment for receiving treatment there.The oasis is also rich in mineral wealth and encloses some phosphate quarries and the main economic resource for it is tourism.





Articles about Dakhla Oasis

Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum

In Al-Qasr, in the city of Mut, the capital of El-Dakhla Oasis, stands the Ethnographic Museum which features various handicrafts of the oasis such as rugs, dresses, baskets, statuettes, and photos. A

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EI Muzawaka Tombs

EI Muzawaka Tombs

Discovered by Ahmed Fakhry, a famous Egyptian archeologist, in 1972, the Tombs of El-Mezauaka (Muzawaka) ─ which means 'The Ornamented' in English─ were so named because of their multi-colored rel

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Balat El-Faraoneya Tombs

Balat El-Faraoneya Tombs

In the east of El Dakhla Oasis lies the Village of Balat which was built during the Mamaluke and Turkish Eras. It comprises a large settlement with a palace, administrative buildings, as well as a num

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Deir El-Hagar Temple

Deir El-Hagar Temple

Deir El-Hagar Temple lies about 20 km from Qarat El-Qasr, in El-Dakhla Oasis, in the Western Desert. The temple was dedicated to the Theban triad Amon-Re, Mut and Khonsu, as well as to the god of the

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Deir Abu Matta

Deir Abu Matta

The remains of the mud-brick Monastery of Abu Matta lie 2.1 miles northwest of Rashda (a village in Dakhla Oasis). It dates back to the fifth century AD. It is also referred to as Deir al-Saba Banat (

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Explore Magic Spring

Explore Magic Spring

The "Magic Spring" in El Dakhla Oasis contains clean and good to drink. It was so named because big and small bubbles continuously come on top of the surface of this pond arousing a lazy stream with a

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Fish Pond

Fish Pond

The large artificial 'Fish Pond' (also called the "Man-made Lake") lies about 4 kilometers northwest of Mut, the capital town of El Dakhla Oasis. In 1998, the water of the pond covered an area of 300

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Mut al-Kharab

Mut al-Kharab

Remains of the village of Mut al-Kharab (Mut the Ruined) which lie southwest of Mut, the capital town of Dakhla Oasis date back to different periods in the history of the country. This site was freque

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Village of Mut

Village of Mut

The village of Mut is an ancient settlement and the capital of El Dakhla Oasis. Interestingly, the village gained its name from the ancient Egyptian goddess Mut, a revered deity of the Theban Triad. I

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El-Qasr village

El-Qasr village

El-Qasr is a small village in El-Dakhla Oasis. The village itself is an interesting place to visit since no big change has been made to it since the ancient times. In different corners of the village,

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El-Qalamon Village

El-Qalamon Village

When Egypt was under the Turkish rule, El Qalamon (Qalamoun) was the capital of El Dakhla Oasis where military forces were mobilized to maintain security. Located near Mut, the well-preserved village

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Darb El Ghabbari

Darb El Ghabbari

At the site of Darb El Ghabbari, there are sandstones rocks shopped in the forms of huge animals and birds. On these rocks were found prehistoric paintings, representing human and animal figures

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Bashandi Archeological Site

Bashandi Archeological Site

In El-Dakhla Oasis (in the Western Desert) lies the old colorful village of Bashendi where a number of monuments dating back to different eras was found. At this well-kept archeological site, there ar

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El-Kharga Oasis

El-Kharga Oasis

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Farafra Oasis

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Traveling to Oasis of Paris

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