Nestled on the slope of a desert plateau, Boumalne Dades is a quaint town with nuggets of scenic and cultural delights. A cluster of beautiful red hued adobe houses built using traditional building techniques and materials, the city’s rich history finds pride of place in its Jewish Tiylit Castle and the colonial Kasbah of Mohdach. It’s in the labyrinth like streets of the old kasbah that you get a glimpse of the real Boumalne Dades, where locals meander past colorful stores while the tantalizing aroma of freshly grilled meat wafts through the air. The city comes alive on Wednesday and Saturdays, with crowds thronging to its bustling markets for Berber specialties like dates, figs and ethnic trinkets. Spend your time admiring local people dressed in traditional Tisbnay and T’ichtat or join them in a performance of Ahidous, the traditional music of this region. Explore the nearby Dades Gorge or wander through the Valley of Roses to experience the natural grandeur of this Moroccan hamlet.
Dar Jnane Tioura is located at Gorges du Dades in the highland valley beyond Boulemane Dades. This family-run boutique bed and breakfast is built entirely with sun-dried bricks in the style of traditional Berber architecture.