Dakhla, a small paradise in the south of Morocco
Dakhla is a city well known for the practice of kitesurfing. There are very few destinations in the world that benefit from steady winds, water at 25°C and a blue sky almost all year round, in addition to offering a breathtaking setting.
It is these optimal conditions that make it a dream destination for water sports lovers, especially kitesurfers, to the point of hosting each year a stage of the kite surfing world championships.
Located on the Atlantic coast, Dakhla, is a destination not to be circumvented!
Zakiteboarding school makes you discover the most beautiful spots of this magical place and does everything to make your holiday an unforgettable stay.
Zakiteboarding is ...
Holder of the IKO level 2
Zakaria has been a kitesurf instructor for 10 years. After hard work to acquire the technical knowledge and a great experience, he decided to share his passion with you. .
Private – Semi-private – Group
No matter your level, whether you are beginner or confirmed, Zakaria offers you quality courses to help you progress
One day – One spot
The city of Dakhla has flats and desert spots that you will discover throughout your trip.
In the heart of Dakhla
Originally from Dakhla, Zakaria knows his city like the back of his hand. He makes you discover this magical place under all its Moroccan traditions.
You will have the choice between several types of packages for your kitesurfing stay in Dakhla.
Our customers testify
Here you will find the questions you ask us most often about the school, the city of Dakhla and the activities.
If we have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you.
This is the most asked question!
To travel, you must have an up-to-date passport. The national identity card is not enough.
Regarding the flights, two companies operate to Dakhla.
- Royal Air Maroc (RAM) operates connecting flights most often to Casablanca from France.
Since 15/06/21, the RAM has opened a direct flight PARIS-DAKHLA per week on Tuesday.
- Transavia operates direct flights from Paris to Dakhla: not currently operated due to Covid-19.
For information, the boardbag is free with the Royal Air Maroc (23 kg) and paying with Transavia.
The Moroccan authorities have decided to resume international flights to and from Morocco and in particular Dakhla from 7 FEBRUARY 2022.
What good news!
Today, the city of DAKHLA has very few cases. We advise you to travel with vigilance in order to preserve this spot.
ACCESS TO MOROCCO :
- If you are vaccinated, have a complete vaccination pass (3 doses or current pass) OR have a negative PCR test of less than 48H before boarding.
- Rapid tests (antigenic) will be performed for all passengers upon arrival at airports
- Random PCR tests will be performed for groups of travellers upon arrival and the result will be communicated to them later.
BACK TO FRANCE :
– I am vaccinated : Full vaccination pass (3 doses)
– I am not vaccinated: PCR test less than 48H or antigen test less than 72H
PCR tests are done directly at the Dakhla hospital with a result within 24 hours. It is about 500 dhs (about 50€) in Dakhla.
The high season is between March and October.
The low season is between November and February. This is the surf season for surf lovers.
- WE ARE OPEN FROM MARCH TO OCTOBER.
- WE ARE CLOSED FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY.
From March to October, it is usually around 25°C when there is wind and around 35°C when it falls (which is relatively rare in high season). In the evening, you should always have a small jacket.
From November to February, temperatures vary between 18°C and 25°C depending on the conditions.
Between March and October, a 3/2 combination is the right compromise. You can use a combi-shorty on the months of July-August-September.
Between November and February, a 4/3 combination is ideal to stay warm all session. For the most chilly, opt for a 5/4.
The suitcase is always a headache for you? We give you some tips to best prepare your trip:
- A pair of sunglasses (with cord)
- A pair of neoprene slippers (for beginners and cold in winter)
- Waterproof sunscreen index 50 minimum (yes yes because you will want to tan but the sun of Dakhla is very strong, be careful, protect yourself!)
- Bath towel
- Warm jacket/sweater for the evening
- A USB key to be able to recover the photos at the end of stay.
I advise you to have the essentials in your carry-on baggage in case your checked baggage is late.
Upon arrival, a person from the hotel you have chosen will be present to pick you up at the airport.
We will open a Whatsapp group between you, Zakaria (Instructor) and Marine (Customer Manager) in order to communicate together during your stay.
The next day, we will pick you up at your hotel at the time agreed upon the day before to explain to you the progress of your stay and leave for your first kite session.
On arrival, you can exchange your euros in dirhams at the exchange agencies (1 euros = 10.5 dhs approximately). You can also withdraw dirhams from the distributor of Moroccan banks (fees to be anticipated). In the city, they only accept dirhams except some restaurants take the credit card.
The water has recently been drinkable but the taste is not very good. You can find bottled water to avoid small inconveniences.
It is essential to put your phone in airplane mode or disable your cellular data because the cost is very expensive. You can buy in small grocery stores a SIM card + internet connection at low prices. For example, the SIM card is at 20 dhs (about 2€) and 5GB of internet at 50 dhs (about 5€).
Regarding the city of Dakhla, its geo-political situation is stable. The city is very quiet and secure.
Every day, we leave at the agreed time the day before on a new spot (modifiable according to the conditions).
In general, we leave for 2 hours of classes in the morning followed by a traditional Moroccan meal. We resume the afternoon for 2H of classes (the number of hours of classes per day is completely modifiable according to your desires).
At the end of the day, we’ll take you back to your hotel.
Payment is made at the end of the stay in cash (euros or dirhams) or by credit card.