Douz is a city in southern Tunisia known as the "gateway to the Sahara".
Covered with a fine coat of white sand, the town of Douz is full of Saharan traditions. Surrounded by strings of dunes and graceful bunches of palm trees, this former nomad stopping point still brings regional breeders together at its weekly market. The pale breadth of great Erg is a stone’s throw away.
Marriage rites, games and fantasias are ceremonies anchored in the hearts of the inhabitants and they bring them to life every year for visitors to the Sahara Festival.