Riad Nomad

The friendly and tranquil environment of the hotel is an inviting gateway for one to explore the rustic mountains and sandy tracks surrounding the region, also lending itself to mystical evenings getting lost in star filled skies. Riad Nomad offers a glimpse into the rich nomad culture of the rural Moroccan desert.


Addi Ouyahia, the hotel owner, welcomes you

Addi Ouyahia, the hotel owner, welcomes you to the region of Foum Mharech.


Message from the owner:

Greetings, my name is Addi, your host at Riad Nomad. I welcome you to my hotel where you can enjoy the amazing Sahara Desert within great comfort, fully equipped accommodations, unique Berber cuisine, and friendly staff. Please contact us for further information or to book your room at Riad Nomad. Thank you and welcome to our Sahara Desert hotel in South Morocco.



The front facade of the hotel was built using traditional construction practices of the Berber tribes of southern Morocco

The front facade of the hotel was built using traditional construction practices of the Berber tribes of southern Morocco



Riad Nomad – desert hotel – opened its doors with the goal of becoming a tribute to the nomadic life of an entire region. Riad Nomad was born from the will of one man, Addi, a descendant of the largest family in the region, the Ait Alihia. The hotel was built offering respect to his father, a 106 year old man, who was the first trader by camel caravans with the Algerian side.


Desert tracks connect Foum Mharech Valley and the Northern Road of Alnif to Rissani and Merzouga

Desert tracks connect Foum Mharech Valley and the Northern Road of Alnif to Rissani and Merzouga



The most breathtaking desert of Morocco, explored by Addi’s father, started developing and is being revived allowing for further use by nomads and local cooperative associations. With this, growing financial resources will arise and development of the region is possible.

With an undeniably generous heart, Addi helps with the development of this incredibly beautiful area with very few resources. The hotel is at the crossroads of nomadic caravans, so Addi is contemplating the construction of a large reservoir where nomads are able to supply their animals and themselves with fresh water.


Rocky mountains of volcanic formation en route to Riad Nomad

Rocky mountains of volcanic formation en route to Riad Nomad


On this page you have some information about the story behind Riad Nomad. We hope you have learned about the Berber tribes of the Moroccan Sahara Desert. Thank you.