Destinations

Ouarzazate – the wonder of south Morocco

December 16, 2019

Ouarzazate, in the south-east of Morocco represent the country’s cultural diversity. This desert city bear witness to the most deeply seated traditions, but contemporary creations are also honored with nods to some of cinema’s finest hours.

Ouarzazate is one of the gateways to the desert. The Tifoultoute Kasbah stands guard just outside the city. Film buffs will recognize these landscapes: this is where David Lean shot “Lawrence of Arabia”. The movies rule in Ouarzazate: its studios were used for “Babel” with Brad Pitt, “The Jewel of the Nile” with Michael Douglas, “The Last Temptation of Christ” by Martin Scorsese, “Tea in the Sahara” with John Malkovich, “Gladiator” and “Kingdom of Heaven” by Ridley Scott, and many other internationally known productions.

Other aspects of Moroccan heritage are also worth a visit in the region, such as the Aït Beck ksar (fortress), which towers above the Ounila valley. Its structures are built into the side of a hill right up to its summit, where an old granary still stands. A bit further in Imadri, you can visit cliff dwellings. Finally, look to the Draa valley for Tamgrout, where another village carved into the same rock is home to one of the country’s oldest and most famous Koranic libraries. Some of the manuscripts stored here are nearly 1,000 years old.

For authentic experience and perfect location Dar Rita is a Moroccan Riad type of house that offers fully equipped facilities at your service. Dar Rita has seven rooms and a private apartment with a bathroom and air conditioner. The whole house is a WIFI free Internet zone including the bedrooms.

Riad Dar Rita offers 8 fully equipped – beautifully decorated rooms with a private bathroom. All the rooms follow the names of ancient Moroccan cities located on the Atlantic Coast: Room Mazagão, Room Arzila, Room Alcácer-Ceguer, Room Aguz, Room Safim, Room Mogador and Room Azamor.

Dar Rita in Ouarzazate offers you a quiet ambiance, divided into 3 floors, each one with its own life.
The ground floor is where the Moroccan Dining Room, the Fireplace salon, Room Alcácer-CeguerRoom Aguz, souvenir shop, the kitchen and entrance hall are located. A blend of exotic decoration, incense and tranquility make from the ground floor of Dar Rita, the perfect welcoming atmosphere for you to feel at home right from the first glance. The second floor of the riad is where you can relax in our pillow relaxing zone, enjoy our small library, play games and use our free computer. Also, the second floor is where Room MazagãoRoom ArzilaRoom SafimRoom Mogador and Room Azamor are located.

The third floor is the terrace area. Here, you can enjoy your welcoming tea inside a Caidal tent with pillows and Moroccan artifacts. You can get some sun in our sun chairs or just have that perfect breakfast enjoying Ouarzazate’s south Morocco sunshine. Rooms at Riad Dar Rita are equipped with air conditioner, bathroom with all the necessary amenities to provide you with comfort and quality accommodation. All rooms follow an exotic and unique way of decoration with a cozy and amazing atmosphere. Dar Rita offers you great accommodation in Ouarzazate, being the first riad within its style, you profit from something different and unique in the city. Welcome to Dar Rita and enjoy your holidays in Morocco.