Top things to do in Zagora

Top Choice Museum in Zagora

Musée des Arts et Traditions de la Valleé du Draa

Eight kilometres north of town, below a spectacular view point over the palmeraie (palm grove), follow ‘Musée’ signs to a triple-storey mudbrick home that houses this fascinating desert-culture museum. In the tea sa…
Village in Zagora


Zagora’s desert-crossroads culture can be glimpsed in the adjacent village (south of downtown Zagora, across the River Draa), where artisans in the historic mellah (Jewish quarter) work good-luck charms from African…
Mountain in Zagora

Jebel Zagora

This spectacular mountain rises over the River Draa – worth climbing for the views, provided you have stamina, water and sunblock and set off in the early morning. The round trip to Jebel Zagora takes about three ho…
Bakery in Zagora

Boulangerie & Patisserie Draa

Just off the main plaza, this place whips up fresh bread as well as sweeter concoctions such as caramel cakes and mille-feuilles (plus pre-packaged ice cream treats).
Bar in Zagora

African Bar

A fine spot for a drink at the Riad Lamane.
Religious in Zagora

Moussem of Sufi Moulay Abdelkader Jilali

This moussem (festival in honour of a saint), which takes place at the same time as Mawlid An Nabi (the Prophet Muhammad's birthday), is the Draa's biggest shindig. Members of the Sufi Jilala brotherhood make a pilg…
Moroccan in Zagora

Hôtel-Restaurant La Rose des Sables

Join off-duty desert guides unwinding over tasty beef and chicken tajines.