Ouarzazate Tourism

Ouarzazate ( Berber: ⵡⴰⵔⵣⴰⵣⴰⵜ,Warzazat;Arabic: ورزازات‎‎), nicknamed The door of the desert, is a city and capital of Ouarzazate Province in Drâa-Tafilalet region of south-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevation of 1,160 metres (3,810 ft) in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. To the south of the town is the desert. The town is chiefly inhabited by Berber-speakers, who constructed many of the prominent kasbahs (locally known as: iɣeṛman) and buildings for which the area is known. Ouarzazate is an important holiday destination in Morocco, as a base for excursions across the Draa Valley and into the desert. The fortified village (ksar) of Ait Benhaddou west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ouarzazate area is a noted film-making location, with Morocco's biggest studios inviting many international companies to work here. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Kundun (1997), Legionnaire (1998), Hanna (2011), and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) were shot here, as was part of the TV series Game of Thrones. The Ouarzazate solar power station invested and created by the Arab League is expected to open its first phase in December 2015.

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Ouarzazate in Morocco offers a unique experience to travellers. A gripping city on its own right, Marrakesh also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Marrakesh for its bountiful attractions like Jardin Majorelle, Djemaa El Fna, Ali Ben Youssef Medersa on your trip to Ouarzazate. To reach Ouarzazate, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Marrakech Menara Airport. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Ouarzazate

  • Know the pollution level of Ouarzazate before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • How safe is Ouarzazate for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ouarzazate.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 30.88 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 93.1 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.65 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ouarzazate

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 44.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.78 USD

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