Emergency numbers

SAMU: 0524 888 888
Provincial emergency medical aid service
Police: 190
Ambulance: 150
Royal Gendarmerie: 177
Firefighters: 150

Moroccan Red Crescent (Rabat): 037 65 14 95
Poison Control Center: 05 37 68 64 64 | 08 01 00 01 80

CTM (Ouarzazate): 05248-82427
ONCF: 0890 20 30 40
National Airports Office: 05 22 53 90 40 | 05 22 53 91 40

Fight against corruption: 08 00 100 76 76

Police, Gendarmerie stations

Police Prefecture of Ouarzazate

Tassoumaat, Bv Mohamed V

Tourist police

Quartie touristique, Bv Moulay Rechid

Royale Gendarmerie of Ouarzazate

Bv Mohamed V

Ouarzazate Regional Tourism Delegation

Avenue Hassan II

Tel : 05 24 88 24 85
Fax : 05 24 88 52 90

Medical delegation, Ouarzazate

0524 882 202


Sidi Hssain Bennaceur
Sidi Hssain District
0524 882 122

Bougafer Hospital
Av Mohamed V
0524 882 444

Doctors Offices

General Medicine




How to pronounce ouarzazate

An Tamazight, easy remember, fun to say, WAR-ZA-ZA-T


Tamazight is the native language of the region, but Most people speaks the Moroccan Arabic dialect “Darijja“. Because Ouarzazate is a tourist destination, lot of people can speak French, and some speaks English.

Postal Code

45000, The post office is located opposite city house.

Ouarzazate Airport Code



Voltage : 220-230 V

Frequency : 50 Hz

Electrical outlet :

  • type C CEE
  • type J  SEV
Electrical outlet

Moroccan Currency

The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MDH or DH).

  • Coin
    • 0.20 Cnt
    • 0.50 Cnt
    • 1 DH ≈ 0.10 €
    • 2 DH
    • 5 DH
    • 10 DH
  • Banknote
    • 20 DH
    • 50 DH
    • 100 DH
    • 200 DH

Public holidays

New Year’s Day: Jan 1st
Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto: Jan 11th
Yennayer – Amazigh new year: Jan 14th
Labour Day: May 1st 
Eid al-Fitr: End of Ramadan month
Throne Day: Jul 30
Eid al-Adha: the tenth day of Dhu al-Hijja
Oued Ed-Dahab celebration:
Islamic New Year: 1st day of Muharram
Revolution Day: Aug 20th
Birthday of King Mohammed VI and Youth Day: Aug 21st
Prophet’s Birthday: 12th of Rabi’ al-Awwal
Green March Day: Nov 6th
Independence Day of Morocco:  Nov 18


1119 m above sea level Ouarzazate’s climate is a desert one. During the year, there is few rainfall. The average temperature is 29.8 °C, July is the hottest month of the year at 38°C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January, when it is around 3 °C.

How to get to Ouarzazate

Fly in

Casablanca to Ouarzazate
Marrakech to Ouarzazate

Low cost International flights to Ouarzazate

By Public Bus

AV Mohamed
05 24 89 07 92

Av Birnazaran
06 61 08 26 56

Bus stations National line
Av Moulay Abdellah
Several transport companies have their office inside the bus station.
Every hour one bus depart from the station.

By Grand Taxi

Grand taxis station is located near the bus stations.
Departures are made once the 6 seats are in the car are completed, if you are in a hurry you can pay the rest of seats.

Ouarzazate to
Agadir: 130 Dhs
Marrakesh: 100 Dhs
Zagora: 60 Dhs
Tinghir: 60 Dhs
Agdz: 30 Dhs

How to get From Marrakech to Ouarzazate?

There is Three option to travel from Marrakech to Ouarzazate

Option 1: by Bus, there are many buses departs from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you can check CTM, or ONCF website for time and tickets booking. Also, you can find other companies in Marrakech Bus station.
Option 2: You can share a Taxi (or not), from Taxi station in Marrakech, located near Bus Station.
Option 3: Direct flight provided by Royal Air Maroc, check RAM website for fates and Booking.
Option 4: You can rent a car from Marrakech and drive to Ouarzazate.

How far is Ouarzazate from Marrakech?

Ouarzazate is 200 KM south-east of Marrakech. The road goes into the high Atlas mountains, it takes 4 to 5 hours to drive. The government is rebuilding the road so it will be safer to use.

Urban Transport

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