A berber man takes a tourist for a camel ride through in the Western Sahara (istockphoto.com)

Western Sahara

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Western Sahara travel guide, including map of Western Sahara, top Western Sahara travel experiences, and tips for travel in Western Sahara and Morocco

Our travel guide to Western Sahara is coming soon. In the meantime, please check out our Western Sahara Essential Info page, and the posts in our travellers' forums.


Further Reading

Western Sahara – vital statistics


  • Capital of Western Sahara: No capital (Largest city: El Aaiún (Laâyoune))
  • Population of Western Sahara: 491,000
  • Languages in Western Sahara: Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic
  • Time in Western Sahara: GMT
  • International dialling code in Western Sahara: +212
  • Voltage in Western Sahara: 220V 50Hz
  • Visa information for Western Sahara: Visa information
  • Money in Western Sahara: Moroccan dirhams (MAD)  
  • Western Sahara travel advice: Foreign & Commonwealth Office


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