Riad ZamZam

Pool at night

Riad ZamZam hosts 7 bedrooms and suites over the ground and first floor, all decorated to create individual experiences. A number of stylish French and Moroccan antiques furnish the bedrooms together with hand woven Berber Carpets and artefacts sourced locally.

Riad ZamZam’s salon with its magnificent fireplace is ideal for sipping a cocktail before leaving for dinner, or dining inside in the cooler months with the roaring fire. There are a number of common areas, including the courtyard shaded by the palm, which are wonderful for breakfast, writing, reading or playing games.

The terrace with views of the snow capped Atlas Mountains, provides a tented area with Moroccan sofas and cushions; to have breakfast or unwind with a drink. Also on the terrace is a solarium with sun beds and intimate dining tables for a lazy lunch or dinner under the stars.

Other facilities at Riad ZamZam includes a pool (heated in the winter), Spa with Hammam, Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and concierge service

At Zamzam Riad our approach to food is very serious—organic, local, simple ingredients are used to create the best food. Outside Marrakech we have a vegetable garden and citrus and olive groves. Seasonal produce is sourced daily from our organic garden or local markets which are full of fresh produce.

Organic marmalades and jams are made by Emma when fruits come into season. The olives from our grove are pressed and provide the riad with first-pressed organic olive oil. Her local suppliers also include a bee keeper who produces raw organic honey, a local butcher who provides fresh meat and a fishmonger who provides fantastic fish from the Atlantic coast.

We believe at Zamzam that there should be something for everyone. Our breakfasts include fresh fruit, leben yoghurt, fresh pastries, a selection of fruit and organic eggs.

Enjoy the excellent Zamzam dining experience by candle light on the terrace, in the salon or Berber tent.
Why not learn how to cook a classic couscous or a tasty tagine? Our traditional Moroccan cooking classes will allow you to create wonderful Moroccan dishes full of aroma and flavor.

Our cooking classes at Zamzam are done using the traditional Moroccan method of cooking over hot coals with a Mukla. The class begins with suggestions and a discussion on what you would like to cook before heading off to the local market to buy our produce. Once back at the riad there is a short break while everything is washed and then the work begins. Our Moroccan chef directs you while you prepare your dishes and take notes on the recipes. The finale is a delicious meal of your prepared dishes.

Our cookery classes are suitable for all ages. We can cater for anywhere between 1 and 14 people at a time. For larger groups the class is done with 2 people per station.

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Contacts of Riad Zamzam


107 Rue Kaa El Machraa
Zaouia El Abbassia
40000 Marrakech Medina


+44 (0) 20 7570 0336



Question about this riad?

La Maison de la Photographie


The Maison de la Photographie is located in an old traders area called Ben I Fnadek, which literally translates as ‘between the fondouks’. This historic location, in the heart of the Medina, perfectly fits the character and ethos of this wonderful gallery. The Photography Museum houses a vast collection of photographs, covering the period 1870-1950, which traces the origins of photography in Morocco, through the era of the French Protectorate to the dawn of modern Morocco as we know it today. The Museum not only houses the photographs of some of the early notable adventurers who crossed the Moroccan borders such as George Washington Wilson, A. Cavilla and Marcelin Flandrin, but it also highlights the historical and cultural aspects of Morocco, such as Berber culture. The Maison de la Photographie holds a comprehensive visual history of Marrakech in fittingly beautiful surroundings, this is a great collection and you will surely be taking some of the postcards home as souvenirs. Don’t miss the opportunity to have a drink on the amazing roof terrace, which has one of the best views in Marrakech.

The Arab Street in Marrakesh TV Show

Explore Marrakech minds and learn about Moroccans political ideias about the world. Terrorism, the economy and the US’s role in the Middle East – all are issues that excite strong opinion and argument in Morocco’s third-largest city. This tv show in Marrakech was made by Al Jazeera English channel.

American girl in Marrakech

Really good video of what is to visit Marrakech. Follow the travel of an American girl in Marrakech flying into the city with low-cost airline company Ryanair. Explore Marrakech Jemaa el-Fnaa square, do some monkey videos, buy some spices and adventures yourself into the old medina of this amazing and mysterious city.

The Souks of Marrakech

The Souks of Marrakech

The Arabic word “souk” translates for “market”. There are hundreds of miles of market streets inside Marrakech old Medina (city). You can get all type of shops and products as it exists many different markets specialized in different things.

By excellence these souks are the Marrakech shopping district where you can buy almost everything. Explore Marrakech souks to buy carpets, clothes, handicraft, scarves, ceramics and much more.