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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to be Filmed in Morocco

Fez- After parts of the sequel to the blockbuster movie Man of Steel that depicts the adventurous life of comic book superheroes Superman and Batman was set to take place in the Moroccan desert, another superhero movie is heading to Morocco and this time it’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie crew will be heading to Morocco as the movie’s next filming location for three months after spending all ...

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To My Home Land – Poem

By Salam chouiref - Fez To the land of the flourishing dynasties Prosperous ethnicities And refining antiquities  **** I’m falling in love with the colors of your nature With the hospitality of your creature And with the beauty of your architecture  **** You are the one that bears the sorrow of the people The malice of the devil And the heaviness of the castle May God bless the splendor of your mountain Add ...

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Creation of award dedicated to late Mohamed Choukri

Tangiers  -  The Mohamed Choukri Foundation announced on Friday the creation of an international award dedicated to Moroccan writer late Mohamed Choukri which will be awarded every year to creative writings in Morocco and worldwide. Entitled "Mohamed Choukri International Prize", the award will be granted during the Twiza fest which is held on a regular basis in Tangiers, said president of the Mohamed Chouk ...

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Farewells – Poem

By Minyar Mrabti - Gabes, Tunisia Farewell, dear pure love, dear sweetness  Farewell is the inevitable phase A futuristic dryness, I see And shall the ever-lasting humdrumness be Yes I'am vain without she Mercy, I request from this time on me Take the fastest road, and let the reunion be For this love's flames do burn the space O she is beauty, O she is grace The emotional stability, slipped words did kill ...

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Zagora: Morocco’s gate to the Sahara Desert

Zagora - Although few Moroccans have heard of Zagora, this city is becoming a prominent vacation destination among foreign travellers. The town of Zagora sits at the foot of Anti-Atlas Mountains and on the shore of the Draa Valley in South Eastern Morocco. Zagora’s allure is mainly attributed to the great Draa Valley, which is still a home for several of Morocco's tribes. The name Zagora is derived from “Ta ...

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Tom Cruise to Shoot Part of “Mission Impossible 5” in Morocco

Fez - After resuming his role as super spy Ethan Hunt, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise is reportedly coming back to Morocco to shoot scenes in the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise. According to Moroccan website Telquel, the filming of some scenes of "Mission Impossible 5" will take place in several Moroccan cities, where trials[??] were conducted in Rabat, Marrakech, and Casablanca, and ...

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Moroccan Traditional Leather Slipper: Simplicity Meets Craftsmanship

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The Moroccan traditional leather slipper is one of the most important components of traditional Moroccan dress.  It is made with typical Moroccan soft and pliable leather, and can be decorated with beautiful colors and embroidery.  The manufacture of Moroccan slippers, also called “babouche,” is a continuous process. It begins with the collection and sorting of the raw animal skins ...

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Rabat Seeks to Become World Cultural Capital: French newspaper

Paris  - Rabat, an imperial and UNESCO world heritage city, wants to make a name to itself as a world city of culture, writes French weekly Jeune Afrique. In an article entitled "Morocco's Capital dreams of Being an International City of Culture and Knowledge" the magazine adds that Rabat already has many cultural attractions such as the Moroccan National Library (BNRM), the Mohammed V Theater, Bab Rouah ex ...

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Café du Livre Marrakech Gets a Face Lift

Marrakech - Liz Giles was born in New York. She has traveled extensively and lived abroad in Spain, South Korea, and Marrakech, Morocco. Liz has worked in a variety of fields and first came to Marrakech as an English teacher. She finds the variety and opportunities of running Café du Livre, a Marrakech ex-pat hub, enthralling. Café du Livre, discretely tucked away through the archway of Hotel Toulousain, be ...

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Morocco to Host 13th Annual Arab Thought Foundation Conference

Beirut - Morocco will host next December the 13th annual conference of the Arab Thought Foundation (Fikr 13) on the theme "Arab complementarity: aspirations for unity and realities of division." This edition's program (3-5 December) will focus on several topics, notably, "Challenges and obstacles obstructing Arab unity on the political, economic and cultural levels," said a release of the Foundation based i ...

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Morocco’s Safaa Taouch only Arab Representative at Miss Humanity International 2014

Fez - Morocco’s beauty is on a mission! Miss Morocco, Safaa Taouch has been selected to represent the Arab World at the 4th edition of Miss Humanity International 2014, scheduled August 17-27 in Barbados. 24-year-old Safaa Taouch is not only a pretty face. She is an advocate of humanitarian causes and is aware that beauty is power and she is using it for good. For that reason, she was selected to compete fo ...

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How To Tip In Morocco

Rabat - Many tourists are under the assumption that it's not necessary to tip in Morocco. Unfortunately, it is quite common for Westerners to leave no gratuity for the service men and women who have assisted them. While tipping in Morocco is not exactly mandatory, leaving gratuity for a cab driver or service worker demonstrates respect and generosity for the service that was offered. Think of it as a tangib ...

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