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Mawlid Nabawi Traditions In Morocco MAWLID NIGHT is the night between the eleventh and twelfth days of the month of Rabî’u Lawwal (Islamic calendar). It is the birth night of Muhammad who was sent as the Islamic Prophet. The Celebration of Prophet Mohammed’s birth is motivated by...

AUTUMN NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE PALAIS For those of us who have children or grandchildren, the beginning of September is often a fraught one with course books to be bought, pencil cases to be filled and the time to learn who the children's classmates are...

The summer season  The smell of suntan oil, the softness of fresh linen on our skin, bare feet in sandals:  at Palais Amani the summer season is well and truly with us. And for us all, wherever we are, the summer season comes the desire to...

Ramadan Rituals in Morocco The month of Ramadan is the month of spirituality, prayer, charity, and abstention from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. The spirituality of the holy month also carries with it elements of Moroccan tradition dating centuries. A unique and essential time...

Don’t worry, this is not another ‘it’s been a year look back’ post.  There have been too many of those in the last couple of weeks, and yes, Covid-19 is still a world pandemic, and yes travel is still slow, (but happening, finally!) and yes...

Dr Sarah, The Yoga Instructor at The Palais Amani Meet Dr Sarah Mliyahe MD, RYT- 200h, a 26-year-old Yoga instructor and psychiatry resident, born and raised here in Fez, Morocco. Sarah joined the Palais Amani Team as a Yoga Teacher in December 2019. “How long have you...

What is henna? Henna is a small tree, and its leaves contain a dye which stains your skin - similar to turmeric or beets. However, with Moroccan henna, the dye molecule (lawsone) binds to the keratin in your skin, which makes it a permanent stain. It’s...

The Moroccan hammam, an ancient beauty ritual: For every tourist coming to Morocco, visiting a traditional Moroccan hammam and experiencing the wide range of benefits is undoubtedly on their bucket list. Moroccan Hammam always consists of the following basic rooms: Dry hot room to start your journey and...