Morocco

Dar Ahlam, Skoura

Fortress-like in stature, the traditional pinkish-red walls soften the clean lines of the Dar Ahlam. The hotel combines European refinement with Moroccan antiquity and produces a beautiful sense of a melding of history and modernity that interlink seamlessly. Translating as “house of dreams”, Dar Ahlam is a veritable palace and is guaranteed to relax even the most active of minds. Sitting on the fringes of Morocco’s southern desert, this elegant getaway will treat you to idyllic views of the Atlas mountain peaks, which rise from the desert to create a truly mesmerising backdrop to your stay.

Location

Dar Ahlam sits only 30 minutes drive from Ouarzazate International Airport, making it an incredible location from which to tour both the Dadès and Drâa valleys.  More closely the surrounds are a stark contrast of desert yellows and the verdant greens of the olive and almond trees – giving you the perfect blend of desert retreat and blissful oasis. Spend your days lounging by the pool, pampering in the hammam or exploring the reaches of the Valley.

Your Room

Take your pick of four villas and nine suites, all offering stunning desert vistas and each with a splash of individualism. With earthy colored walls, pointed archways and warm fabrics the rooms at Dar Ahlam evoke a certain Bedouin-chic that continues throughout this delightful oasis. For an extra special evening, leave your bedroom behind altogether and wander outside to a starlit Laurence of Arabia inspired tent on the fringes of the desert. It’s simply magical.

Why we like it

This tranquil oasis is hard not to like with the views and the serenity just the start. Dine outside by candlelight or on the roof terrace, or maybe in one of the traditional Bedouin tents – or why not go entirely alfresco and have dinner in the solitude of the desert before retiring to your very own villa for a peaceful night’s slumber. Dar Ahlam is perfection.

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