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In Pictures: Islamic Garden Wins Chelsea Show Prize

Taroudant - Muslim themed garden, highlighting the beauty of Islamic cultural heritage, has been awarded a prestigious Silver Gilt Medal at UK’s Chelsea Flower Show 2015, held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London on May19-23. To clear misconceptions surrounding Islam, the Emirati Kamelia Bin Zaal, designer of Islamic Garden, brings Islamic heritage and beautiful design to the show, which i ...

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Morocco’s Ifrane Among World’s Cleanest Cities

Rabat- Morocco's city of Ifrane was chosen among the world's cleanest cities, according to website Hassle.com, a London-based online booking and payment platform that connects customers with pre-vetted local cleaners. Ifranes is the only city from the African continent that has made it to the 28-city list.  "This ski resort does not have any industrial action, which means that citizens can enjoy largely unp ...

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Once Upon A Time…..Hassan Al Wazzan/Leo Africanus

Fez - The spiritual capital of Morocco will once again open its doors to an assortment of live performers and musicians for the 21st Annual Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. The Medieval city will lend itself as a grandstand to an assortment of performances and concerts set to kick off this weekend under the theme “Fez: A Reflection of Africa and its Music.”  Visitors heading to Fes for the Festival of Wo ...

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Top 10 Stereotypes About Moroccans

By Zineb El Mechrafi Rabat - What do you think these myths are? Tea and coffee lovers? Gossipers in the cafes? Crazy drivers? Throughout the world, non-Moroccans have formed opinions about Moroccans —some are misguided viewpoints and others are somewhat more accurate. Have you ever wondered what the world thinks about Moroccans? Here are the top 10 m about Moroccans: 1. Moroccans are nomads roaming the dese ...

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Life in USA, Colombia, Mexico, and Morocco

By Sara Gomez Rabat - During my travels over the past seven years, I’ve realized a few things. One of those is that life is fluid. Like water, life runs through filters, sewers, down bumpy roads and in waves of all strengths and sizes. Through it all, it changes a bit. Yet, it is still water. The train my cousin takes to school in Medellin, Colombia takes a longer route than the bus I take to school does, t ...

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Mix City, Street Theatre on Diversity and Development Tours Moroccan cities

Rabat - In between the sound and the fury caused by the preparations for the upcoming festivals bringing pop-stars like Maroon 5, Pharrell, and more to Morocco, it’s easy to forget to appreciate the unique and diverse talent that exists on this side of the world. The Racines Association, The Minority Globe, and Theater of Oppressed Casablanca have teamed up to bring together ten of the most talented comedia ...

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In Pictures: French Artist’s Paintings on Mail Boxes of Rabat

Rabat - French street artist Christian Guémy, known as C215, drew several amazing portraits of people on the mail boxes in Rabat, Morocco’s capital city. The French artist left his artistic signature in the mail boxes of the city during his recent visit to Rabat to take part in the "Main Street" show at Mohammed VI modern and contemporary art museum organized by PrintThemAll studio. C215 painted a series of ...

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Myths and Truths: Debunking Six Stereotypes About Morocco

By Sara Gomez Rabat - If anyone were to look at the search history on my computer for the past four months, they would come across a lot of Lonely Planet handbooks and “Traveling Alone for Dummies” articles. I’ll admit that I did my extensive research on Morocco, as any good student, journalist, and traveler should do, before even taking a peek into the black hole that is planning a trip like this. Airfare, ...

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The Ouzoud Waterfalls: An Unforgettable Journey For All

By Bochra Laghssais Marrakech - Located in the Middle Atlas, just a few hours from the imperial city of Marrakech, lies the renowned Ouzoud Waterfalls. Tourists from all over the world are only one of the many groups of people who visit the illustrious site each year. Students attending university trips, for example, make up a portion of these visitors. A student traveling to the Ouzoud Waterfalls may exper ...

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Slideluck Organizes Second Edition of Its Annual Slideshow Production in Fez

By Amine Mechaal Rabat - Slideluck is organizing the second edition of its annual slideshow production and potluck dinner on Sunday  at 06:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF) Riad in the city of Fez, under the theme: “Bringing People Together through Food and Arts.” Slideluck is a global non-profit organization that aims to strengthen and empower community values ...

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Photos of Jessica Gomes in Her ‘Second Home’ Marrakech

Taroudant - Australian model Jessica Gomes posted on Instagram photos of herself relaxing at the beautiful Jnane Tamsna, a hotel in the Moroccan city of Marrakech. Jessica appears wearing a white bathrobe with a statement that reads, “Woke up in the most heavenly place I've ever been to. @jnanetamsna @theluxenomad I can hear the birds singing & the smell of lavender.” A photo posted by Jessica Gomes (@i ...

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Casablanca’s Sindibad Amusement Park To Reopen May 25

Rabat- Casablanca's mayor, Mohamed Sajid, said in a statement that Sindibad Amusement Park, Morocco’s only amusement park, will officially reopen on May 25. The Sindibad Amusement Park originally opened in 2006, before it had to close its doors for refurbishment. It was set to reopen earlier this year, but local authorities were forced to delay the reopening several times because the modifications were not ...

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