Shopping in Ziz Valley & the Tafilalt

  • Shopping in Merzouga

    Depot Nomade

    This tardis-like, rammed-earth store is a seemingly never-ending series of interconnected rooms that's a one-stop shop for Moroccan arts and crafts. You'll find everything from tightly woven kilim, to inlaid mirrors, studded leather bags and tribal jewellery. They also support the local initiative to encourage visitors not to give money to school-age children and to get them back in education.

  • Shopping in Merzouga

    La Dune Doré

    Opened in 2016, this welcoming shop in Hassi Labied stocks high-quality products made in Morocco, including oils made from argan, almond, prickly pear and saffron – all of which offer alleged health benefits, ranging from improved circulation to cellulite reduction. Prices are fixed, so no hard bargaining required. You can also get henna painting on your hands (around Dh70).

  • Shopping in Merzouga

    Chez Les Artistes

    Creative French-Amazigh (Berber) couple, Johanne and Lahcen, have set up a small, rammed-earth art gallery and cafe in the village of Khamlia. Her work is figurative, drawing inspiration from desert peoples, while he creates vibrant abstracts incorporating Amazigh symbols. They serve good coffee, too.

  • Shopping in Erfoud

    Manar Marbre

    Watch fossilised marble being cut into prehistoric-looking tables and sinks at this showroom; they also sell some portable items such as bookends and candle holders.