Dar Ahlam

Ouarzazate, Morocco

Luxury Kasbah

At the edge of the Sahara, a 19th century Kasbah has been converted into one of the most luxurious residences the desert has ever seen.  In this land of a thousand Kasbahs Dar Ahlam literally means “House of Dreams” in Arabic.

Located in an oasis that was once part of a medieval sultan’s hunting ground, it simply oozes a unique class that mixes traditional Moroccan values with French chic. It’s as if you are entering a universe of refined decoration and a meeting of styles.  This is thanks to a team of Parisian entrepreneurs lead by Thierry Teyssier who decided to renovate this 19th century Kasbah, and the result is a stunning tour de force that manages to be both modern and traditional at the same time.

The eight suites and three villas are all superbly decorated, spacious and chic in a minimalist style, with sizeable baths in the en suite bathrooms and a sitting room complete with dressing area and open fire.

The main Kasbah is a warren of scented corridors, alcoves and grand archways, very deliberately creating an authentic and discreet atmosphere.  A large pool in the garden is complemented by a luxurious hammam, jacuzzi and spa. You will dine on mouth-watering Moroccan cuisine in the location of their desire, be it poolside, on the terrace, or under the shade of some olive trees.

Outside of the Kasbah you can set-off to explore the scenic Dadès and Drâa valleys in a chauffeured all terrain vehicle, or on donkey or camel back.  For a truly unforgettable night, sleep amongst the sand dunes in a 1,001-star camp (must be booked in advance) .

You may well be inspired to pen your own chapter of One Thousand and One Nights at the magical Dar Ahlam.

You will love

  • Tranquil oasis
  • Restored 19th century Kasbah
  • On the edge of the Sahara
  • Beduoin chic decor
  • Mouth-watering cuisine

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