An affordable option for independent travellers


Dar Mystere is a traditional Moroccan courtyard house, or dar, available for up to 6 people to rent exclusively sharing in 3 bedrooms.


From as little as €40 for two sharing per night (plus an additional €20 per extra person), guests have exclusive use of the house.


It is perfectly located for the first time visitor to the ancient medina of the former capital city of Morocco.


Dar Mystere is an affordable option for independent travellers who prefer privacy and value their own space. Single occupants, couples or small parties can experience the harmony, simplicity and beauty of Moroccan life 'behind closed doors' in the mysterious ancient medina of Fez.


You can contact us for a personal quote or make a booking through our TripAdvisor page.

Sandy McCutcheon
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Newspapers in Morocco are primarily published in Arabic and French, and to a lesser extent in Amazigh (Berber), English, and Spanish.  Africa Liberal, a Spanish daily, was the first paper published in the country and was launched in 1820, followed by El Eco de Tetuán founded in 1860  also in Spanish. Al Maghrib was the first Arabic newspaper of the country and was established in 1886.   The government of Morocco owns many key media outlets, including Moroccan radio and television, and the Moroccan press agency, Maghreb Arab Press. Moroccans have access to approximately 2,000 domestic and foreign publications. Many of the major dailies and weeklies can now be accessed on their own Web sites. Morocco has 27 AM radio stations, 25 FM radio stations, 6 shortwave stations, and 11 television stations including the channels of the public SNRT, the mixed-ownership (half public-half private) 2M TV and the privately owned Medi 1 TV. In 1999, the number of French language newspapers distributed in the country was 130,000 while it was 62,000 in 1981. As of 2013, 71% of the papers were published in Arabic and 27% in French. Actualités Maroc (Oujda) [In Arabic] Ahdath Maghribiya (Casablanca) Al-Alam Aljamaa Aljarida24 (Casablanca) Al Khabar (Marrakech) Alittihad Ichtiraki (Casablanca) Al Mountakhab Al Obor Alyoum24 Amazigh World News (Amazigh/Berber) Assabah (Casablanca) Assahra Al Maghribia (Casablanca) Aujourd´hui Le Maroc Bladibella (Casablanca) [In Italian] Cawalisse Alyoum (Rabat) (Marrakech) Fes Press Hesleaks Hespress (Rabat) Hiba Press Khbirate Le360 L'Economiste L'écopress (Oujda) [In French] L'Opinion La Gazette du Maroc (Casablanca) La Nouvelle Tribune [In French] La Vie Éco Le Journal de Tanger (Tangier) Lemag [In French & English] Le Matin Les Journaux (Casablanca) [In French & Arabic] Les Journaux Marocain (Tanger) [In Arabic, French & English] Libération [In French] Maghreb Arabe Presse [In Arabic, French & English available] Maghreb Daily News [In English] Maroc Hebdo International (Casablanca) [In Arabic] Medias24 (Casablanca) Meknescity (Meknes) Menara [In Arabic] Maroc Telegraph [In Arabic] The Moroccan Times [In English] Morocco Media [In English] Morocco Newsline [In English] Morocco Today [In English] Morocco World News [In English] NTA Newstime [In English] Oujda Portail (Oujda) (Rabat) Tawiza (Amazigh/Berber) Tel Quel [French] World Folio Zagora Press SHARE THIS!
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The moped, the iconic Peugeot 103, has been around for so long in the country that most Moroccans do not notice it. Yet, it is still a popular choice for people, both in rural and urban areas Photo: Sandy McCutcheon The first models of the Peugeot 103 were made in France in 1971, intended for older people living in the countryside. But the model caught on fast, overtaking its predecessors the 101 and 102, becoming a must-have among youth and blue-collar workers. "They started arriving in Morocco in the eighties," says Habachi, a mechanic in central Rabat, "the model became popular among the working class and low-ranking public servants. Today it's become a bit outdated. But it's so solid, it still has a lot of followers." "We adore the 103," says Mohammed Ngaire, a salesman at a used motorbike and moped market in Rabat, showcasing the most beautiful specimens of the Peugeot 103 still in circulation. "Come and see, we have them all". No permit is required to drive the moped, which can be spotted at virtually every street corner in Morocco where they zip around in their legendary glory -- starting pedals, 49cm3 engine, miraculous petrol tank back-up, 45-kilometre-per-hour (28-mile-per-hour) speed limit and all. Some models have been customised in new chrome colours, but the must-have item is a special kit to boost the engine's carburator. Urban legend has it that all thieves in the southern city of Marrakesh once pimped their mopeds like this, so police were ordered to arrest anyone riding at more than 80 kilometres an hour. Photo: Fadel Senna France stopped producing the 103 in 2011 and Morocco followed suit three years later when it shuttered its DIMAC-Peugeot plant in Casablanca. The Rabat motorbike market, worries are high over a new arrival in town, the cheap Chinese scooters which have invaded the country.The Asian two-wheelers zip all over the capital, but at the used bike market, vendors are unanimous. "Chinese bikes work, but they're not quality. They're like disposable razors." SHARE THIS!
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Sidi Hamza al-Qadiri al-Boutchichi, the head of one of Morocco's biggest Sufi orders, died today aged 95 Sheikh Sidi Hamza al-Qadiri al-Boutchichi was the spiritual leader of the Qadirriyya Boutchichiyya Sufi order which has tens of thousands of followers in Morocco and abroad, and which he had been leading since 1972. The Qadiri order's origins go back to Abd al Qadir al-Jilani(1083–1166) which become very important a few decades later with his descendants. The Boutchichi branch of this order came into being in the eighteenth century in the North-west of Morocco. Its headquarters principal zaouia is in the small village of Meddagh near Berkane but Sidi Hamza himself has built another zaouia near Naima in the province of Oujda Sheikh Sidi Hamza al-Qadiri al-Boutchichi died in the northwestern city of Oujda and will be buried in the nearby town of Madagh on Thursday. He named his eldest son, Sidi Jamal, to succeed him, according to a spokesman of the brotherhood, Mounir Al Buchichi. Seen as a "living master" by his followers and famed for his wisdom and kindness, Hamza was believed to be descended from the Prophet Mohammed and belonged to a long line of Sufi leaders. Visitors came from across the world to hear him teach, and every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gather in Madagh to celebrate Mawlid, the Prophet Mohammed's birthday. With hundreds of millions of followers around the world, Sufism permeates popular culture in many countries, especially in Morocco. The French rapper Abd al-Malik is one of the Boutchichiyya followers and sang the Sheikh's praises in his album "Gibraltar". Sufism is the "heart" of Islam, its spiritual path, an initiatory path of inner transformation where self-knowledge leads to that of the other and to that of God. For the Sufis, God is both near and inaccessible. It is a hidden treasure whose sign is found at the heart of all beings. Guided by a master, the Sufi student wants to rediscover this divine reality, to forget his ego to get lost in the love of God. Sufis spend time studying the Quran, chanting and dancing to enter a spiritual trance. With hundreds of millions of followers across the world, Sufism has deep roots in popular culture in Morocco and across West Africa. Various Sufi orders are active in Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia. However, followers of hardline Salafist and Wahhabist interpretations of Islam see Sufism as heretical. SHARE THIS!

Reviews from our guests

Reviewed November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

"Lovely Dar, fantastic location".  Read more 

Reviewed April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

"Clean, a good location and very spacious".  Read more

Reviewed April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

5 of 5 stars

"Great base in a great city".  Read more

Reviewed February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

"Riad ideally located for a total immersion in the heart of the medina in Fes".  Read more

Reviewed December 2014 for a stay in October 2014

5 of 5 stars

"Beautiful, characterful spacious house in an amazing location at a great price".  Read more

Reviewed August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

5 of 5 stars

"Idependent living at it's best!".  Read more

Reviewed May 2014 for a stay in February 2014

5 of 5 stars

"Absolument magnifique".  Read more

Reviewed April 2014 for a stay in January 2014

5 of 5 stars

"Made trip to Fez perfect".  Read more

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