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Merzouga Sahara Desert MoroccoMerzouga is a city located in south-east Morocco. Merzouga main income comes from the tourism industry due to the proximity of Merzouga village aside Erg Chebbi Dunes.

Merzouga has a quite recent past. Although many ancient fortified villages exist in the region for several centuries already, Merzouga was built up by the French troops after the difficult victory of Tafilalet Battle, that took place between 1916 and 1932.

Merzouga is a very active city, full of commerce, restaurants and street cafés, hotels, banks and ATM’s, handicraft and souvenir shops, making it undoubtedly the region tourism capital.

Merzouga yet modern, still preserves a certain authenticity of an true Arab town with an impressively “wild” market and gorgeous surrounding landscapes filled of oases, dunes and rocky mountains.

Merzouga is a cinema hub for many movie directors. Some well known films had several scenes shot in Merzouga, some include names as Prince of Persia 2010 by Director Dick Richards; March or Die 1977 by Director Dick Richards; The Mummy 1999 by Director Stephen Sommers.

Some Merzouga attractions worth a visit are: the Royal Palace gate; Saturday market; panoramic view from the top of the Borj-Est that rises 935 metres (3067 feet) above the city; Fossile sites in Carriere des Fossiles; Maadid Ksar.

Distances to Merzouga » Road distances in Morocco

Merzouga Sahara Desert Morocco

  • Rissani to Merzouga: 19km
  • Merzouga to Merzouga: 55km
  • Errachidia to Merzouga: 80km
  • Ouarzazate to Merzouga: 315km
  • Azrou to Merzouga: 360km
  • Meknes to Merzouga: 420km
  • Fez to Merzouga: 440km
  • Marrakech to Merzouga: 510km
  • Tangier to Merzouga: 665km
  • Essaouira to Merzouga: 685km
  • Agadir to Merzouga: 715km
  • Casablanca to Merzouga: 750km
  • Rabat to Merzouga: 820km
  • Merzouga to Merzouga: 1945km
  • Merzouga to Merzouga: 1405km

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