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What is a riad?

What is a riad in Marrakech?

What is a riad? If you are looking at options for where to stay in Marrakech you will have discovered some terms that you are perhaps unfamiliar with! As well as hotels, Marrakesh, or Marrakech accommodation is also available in places referred to as a riad or a dar. So, what is a riad? Or […]

Marrakech Riad video

Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

The last video compilation we made of our Marrakech Riad – from 2013 – we need to do a new one.  Watch this space! Marrakech Riad video View the Marrakech Riad video directly on YouTube. Our Marrakech Riad is the perfect base for a holiday in Marrakech. Contact our riad reservations staff today to book […]

Morocco BBC Documentary

A wonderfully informative video offering an insight into the rich history of Morocco View the BBC Morocco video directly on YouTube. Our Marrakech riad is the perfect base for a rich cultural adventure in the exotic city of Marrakech. Contact our riad reservations staff today to book your preferred travel dates.

Marrakech Riads

Marrakech Riad

Marrakech Riads Marrakech riads are magical places for a holiday in Marrakech with friends and family. The small intimate size – riads generally have from 5-8 bedrooms – means you can book all the rooms and effectively stay in a private hotel, making them perfect for small group celebrations, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or just to […]

Le Pain Quotidien Marrakech

Le Pain Quotidien Marrakech

Le Pain Quotidien Marrakech Le Pain Quotidien has arrived in the Marrakech medina! Just metres from our Marrakech riad is a brand new Le Pain Quotidien, tucked down a side street in Bab Taghzout. Le Pain Quotidien is a rustic-chic French boulangerie and patisserie bakery/cafe chain, serving classic light fare and organic breads. Already with […]

Ramadan Morocco 2015

Ramadan Morocco 2015

  Ramadan Morocco 2015 The Holy Month of Ramadan 2015 will start in Morocco on either 18 or 19 June this year and lasts for 30 days. During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims around the world spend more time on personal reflection and devotion to God. Fasting takes place between sunrise and sunset. What […]

Riad Dar Zaman Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Fifth Consecutive Year

Marrakech Riad TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Marrakech, Morocco – 20 May, 2015 – Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman today announced that it has been recognised as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ […]

Essaouira Gnaoua Festival 14-17 May, 2015

Essaouira Gnaoua Festival 2015

The 2015 Essaouira Gnaoua Festival will be held over four weeks early this year to avoid clashing with Ramadan, which falls in mid June until mid July. The Gnaoua Festival will run from 14-17 May, 2015 and promises another programme packed with local and international talent. Visit the Gnaoua Festival site for more information. Our […]

Marrakech Airport Bus No 19

Marrakech Airport Bus no. 19

Marrakech Airport Bus No 19 The city of Marrakech’s public transport bus service is operated by a Spanish company called Alsa.  Alsa provides an Airport Bus service (Bus no. 19) for transferring from the Marrakech Menara airport to the medina (ancient city) and Gueliz (new city) of Marrakech.  Bus number 19 is definitely the least expensive […]

Carre Eden Marrakech

Carré Eden Shopping Centre Marrakech

Carre Eden Marrakech The Carre Eden Shopping Centre on Boulevard Mohamed V in Gueliz, Marrakech, opened to the public in May, 2014.  There are 60 retail units including electronics, cosmetics, home furnishings and some major brands of casual clothing and sportswear including H&M, Springfield, Adidas, Guess and Lacoste. Shopping in Marrakech has never been so easy […]

EasyJet to launch flights from Luton to Essaouira

EasyJet flights Essaouira

EasyJet flights Essaouira From 1 May, 2015 EasyJet will start a direct service from Luton to Essaouira. The flights will run on Mondays and Fridays, departing Luton at 6.40 am and arriving at 10.20 am local time. Fares start from £67.99 for the outbound leg, and £35.08 coming back. No trip to Morocco would be […]

Marrakech International Film Festival 2014

Marrakech International Film Festival 2014

The 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival will take place this year from 5-13 December, 2014. The 2014 festival will welcome a major delegation of actors, directors and producers, and spotlight some of the masters of the Japanese movie industry. Sharing the spotlight will be Yasujiro Ozu, Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Mikio Naruse, […]

Morocco Tour on Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson Morocco

If  you ride a Harley Davidson or are planning to acquire one prior to April 2015, why not join this Harley Davidson tour of Morocco planned for April 2015. It promises to be a trip of a lifetime, offering an unforgettable ride through the stunning scenery of Morocco. Starting in Casablanca and travelling to Fes and […]

Lonely Planet Recommended Guesthouse Marrakech

Lonely Planet Recommended Guesthouse

Lonely Planet Marrakech Riad Lonely Planet came to stay at Riad Dar Zaman in 2014. This is what they wrote about us: “What Dar Zaman may lack in size it makes up for in heart, with extraordinary personal attention from Peter, Hassan and Karima. Other guests obviously think the same, as dinner dates quickly transform into social […]

Ramadan 2014 Marrakech Morocco

Ramadan Marrakech 2014

Ramadan 2014 in Marrakech will start on 28 June, give or take a day, and last through the majority of the month of July, ending on 27 July, again, give or take a day. The dates can never be exact as the start and end of Ramadan depends on sightings of a certain phase of […]

Riad Dar Zaman Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Marrakech Riad TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Marrakech, Morocco – 22 May, 2014 – Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman today announced that it has received the 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of […]

Marrakech Airport Arrivals and Departures

Marrakech Airport Arrivals and Departures

Marrakech Airport Arrivals and Departures Below are the scheduled Marrakech Airport Arrivals and Departures for today. The lists of Arrivals and Departures are updated in real time.   Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use. Our Marrakech Riad is the perfect base for a holiday in Marrakech. […]

Mustapha Blaoui Tresors des Nomades

mustapha blaoui marrakech

Mustapha Blaoui owns an enormous labyrinth store full of beautiful carpets, furniture, artwork, lamps – you could quite easily furnish your entire house here. Everything in the store is of the best quality, and mainly manufactured locally. Worried it won’t fit in your luggage?  Not a problem, they will ship to absolutely anywhere with a […]

Gluten Free Breakfasts

"Bissara" or fava bean soup

At our Marrakech Riad we cater to guests’ individual needs wherever possible. If you are gluten intolerant it does not mean you have to miss out on breakfast. With the understanding that options may be more limited than where you usually live, a gluten or wheat free breakfast at Dar Zaman can still be a […]

Morocco Rail 50th Anniversary

Train Station Marrakech

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of ONCF, the “Office National de Chemins de Fer” which is the Moroccan name for the Moroccan rail company.  The anniversary coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the first train track being laid in Morocco. The occasion is being celebrated around the country during a six month period at […]

La Cantina Essaouira

La Cantina English café Essaouira

La Cantina Essaouira is an English owned café located on a sun-kissed square in the Mellah district of Essaouira offering delicious home-cooking. La Cantina has created a following for its burgers which have been voted the “best burgers in North Africa” two years in a row. Other favourite menu items are the lasagne and vegetable stir fry. […]

Les Bains de l’Alhambra Marrakech

Les Bains de l

There are a number of excellent spas in Marrakech where you can try hammam and massage, pamper yourself and forget about the world outside for a couple of hours. Les Bains de l’Alhambra is a spa that we know well and recommend to anyone who asks. It’s located in the Kasbah district, just opposite the […]

Marrakech International Film Festival 2013

Marrakech International Film Festival

The 13th Marrakech International Film Festival will be held this year from 29 Nov – 7 Dec. The President of this year’s Feature Film jury is the Academy Award-winning director, Martin Scorsese. The competition for best film sees productions from Japan, Venezuela, the USA, France, South Korea, Sweden,Cuba and the UK. Main Competition AGAIN -Japan […]

Supratours Bus Marrakech

Supratours Marrakech to Essaouira service

Supratours is the name of the national bus company in Morocco that operates as an extension of the rail network. It is owned by ONCF (Office National des Chemins de Fer).  The Supratours network stretches to the south, east and west of Marrakech.  The two most heavily travelled routes from Marrakech are those to Essaouira […]

Marrakech Tenpin Bowling

10-pin bowling Marrakech

If you are looking for a fun activity in Marrakech to while away a couple of hours, head over to Le Kech 10-pin Bowling at the Operal Plaza Hotel, located just across from the Train Station and opposite the Theatre Royal. Le Kech Bowling offers six tenpin bowling lanes along with pool tables and table-football. […]