At the edge of the Sahara, a 19th century Kasbah has been converted into one of the most luxurious residences the desert has ever seen. In this land of a thousand Kasbahs, Dar Ahlam literally means “House of Dreams” in Arabic.
Located in an oasis that was once part of a medieval sultan’s hunting ground, it simply oozes a unique class that mixes traditional Moroccan values with French chic. It’s as if you are entering a universe of refined decoration and a meeting of styles. This is thanks to the team of Parisian entrepreneurs lead by Thierry Teyssier who decided to renovate the Kasbah, and the result is a stunning tour de force that manages to be both modern and traditional at the same time.
The eight suites and three villas are all superbly decorated, spacious and chic in a minimalist style, with sizeable baths in the en suite bathrooms and a sitting room complete with dressing area and open fire.
The main Kasbah is a warren of scented corridors, alcoves and grand archways, very deliberately creating an authentic and discreet atmosphere. A large pool in the garden is complemented by a luxurious hammam, jacuzzi and spa. You will dine on mouth-watering Moroccan cuisine in the location of your desire, be it poolside, on the terrace, or under the shade of olive trees in the garden.
Outside the Kasbah you can set-off to explore the scenic Dadès and Drâa valleys in a chauffeured all-terrain vehicle, or on donkey or camel back. For a truly unforgettable night, sleep amongst the sand dunes in a 1,001-star camp (must be booked in advance).
You may well be inspired to pen your own chapter of One Thousand and One Nights at the magical Dar Ahlam.
Why we like it
- Tranquil oasis
- Restored 19th century Kasbah
- On the edge of the Sahara
- Bedouin chic decor
- Mouth-watering cuisine