Dar Ahlam

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Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Situated near the Moroccan gateway to the Sahara, a four-hour drive south of Marrakech, Dar Ahlam offers an exceptionally luxurious and private desert escape. Once you step into the labyrinth of passages and hidden rooms within this century-old restored kasbah, you’ll find yourself in an exotic world filled with Arabian delights. Surrounded by 4,500-acre gardens and overlooking the Atlas Mountains, this chic and enchanting hideaway in Morocco certainly has the wow factor.

Dar Ahlam welcomes children and a stay here will appeal to adventurous families looking for a unique and unforgettable experience. The hotel can arrange babysitting.

The hotel accommodates up to 30 guests in nine spacious suites and three two-bedroom villas, each with a private pool. All individually designed rooms combine old world charm with modern luxury and feature oversized bathrooms with underfloor heating, and open fireplaces.

The cuisine at Dar Ahlam is superb and there are endless unique gastronomic experiences to be had. Dine at a candlelit table within the kasbah, or enjoy a picnic in the gardens or on the terrace. You’ll never have a meal in the same place twice or taste the same dish. Mouthwatering desserts are created by renowned Parisian patissier, Pierre Herme.

You get your own guide, four-wheel drive and driver, so what you do each day is entirely up to you. The hotel can arrange experiences such as visiting the Valley of the Roses on a donkey, watching sunset at Ksar Ali, a picnic at Ouarzazate Lake or exploring the salt mines in The Valley of the Almond Trees. You can also explore the area on quads, motorbikes or go horse riding. A camel ride at sunset is a must and children will love donkey rides.

Dar Ahlam is the perfect place to relax. There’s a stunning pool and a hammam offering a range of indulgent treatments. The hotel also offers cooking classes. For an unforgettable experience, spend a night amongst the dunes at Dar Ahlam’s luxury tented camp hidden in the dunes.

Dar Ahlam is a Relais & Châteaux Property

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Dar Ahlam Information

Location & Getting There

South of the High Atlas Mountains, lies Dar Ahlam, 220km away from Marrakech, approximately four hours by car. Ourrzazate Airport is the closest in the area and is just 45 minutes away from Dar Ahlam.


Dar Ahlam comprises of nine suites and four villas, spacious with cosy fire places and steamy bathrooms accompanied by a spectacular view of the Atlas mountains. Each room is well furnished and elegantly designed with unique antiques and silk curtains. The four villas features a private terrace with a personal fireplace and heated pool, all featured around a central patio.


-Outdoor swimming pool, private pools with villas
-Dining: 1 restaurant


Dar Ahlam offers sports and leisure programmes such as swimming, biking, mountain biking, Quad, Buggy, hiking and even camel and mule riding. Horse riding is available in the vicinity.


Children are welcomed. Baby cots and extra beds for under- 16s can be added. Baby sitting can be arranged.

Dar Ahlam Price Guide

3 out of 5

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