Ouarzazate is a town and comune - municipality - in the province of Ouarzazate (Morocco), of which it is the capital, in the Draâ Tafilalet region. It is nicknamed "the Door of the Desert" Ouarzazate is a Moroccan tourist city in the Draa Tafilalet region, about 200 km from Marrakesh, and 295 km from Errachidia. It is bordered to the north by the village community of Laghasat, to the east by the village community of Ladlsan, to the south by the village community of Tarmect, and to the west by the village community of Ait Zeinab. Ouarzazate is famous for its beautiful surrounding landscapes, and for filming international films in its vicinity and in its studios. The city of Ouarzazate is located in the Noor Station, which is the largest solar power station in Morocco. The area of the urban community of Ouarzazate is 50 km ², according to Decree No. 2.01.1868 issued on 7/25/2001 in the Official Gazette No. 4928 on 08/23/2001, which determines the urban area of the city. The city of Ouarzazate consists of 4 administrative annexes and includes 38 districts.

General Rules

Conditions for participation:

  • Performance of a free program 30 minutes.
  • Performance at open and closing ceremony presentation of country 5 minutes.
  • Groups from all world and Europe can take in the festival.
  • Folk dance groups, folklore instruments, music groups folklore songs, folkloric, fairy tales, rituals any arts
  • Age of participants 12+
  • Maximum 40 people
  • Bring small gifts for the exchange, national flags, the visible panel of the group names.
  • Provide brief history, photos, video, and material for advertising of groups.
  • Participation at interchange culture workshops, lectures, exhibitions
  • After receiving the application form and completing of advance payment, the organizer will send an official letter of invitation for participation in the festival.
  • Balance of the payment in the festival should complete 90 days prior to arrival.
  • Arrive at the nearest airport Ouarzazate and  Marrakech “Menara” airport in Morocco where all groups will be a meet and transfer to the hotel in Ouarzazate.


1st day - 8th October
Arrival in Ouarzazate. Meet & greet by representatives of the festival at Ouarzazate and Marrakech airport. Check into the hotel.
Sightseeing to Ouarzazate and Marrakech.
Tea ceremony
2nd day - 9th October
Breakfast at the hotel. Workshops with the local community /Tour Ben haddou/
19:00 pm - Opening ceremony of the festival, presentation of each country participant; 5-10 min presentation - folkloric dance, music, song, poem, instrument, etc. on their free choice.
All groups perform in their national costumes. Grant fiesta - fellowship.
Dinner and Meeting with the Ouarzazate officials.
3rd day - 10th October
09:00- 10:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
11:00 - 15:00 Interexchange culture workshops.
18:00 - 23:00-Grand performance of all groups at the main stage of the festival set up by the organizer of the festival at Almohads Square.
4th day - 11th October
09:00- 10:00 Breakfast at the hotel /TRIP BY REQUEST/. Free time, culture workshops, support local art-purchase souvenirs.
18:00 pm - Closing ceremony of the festival. Awarding the diplomas.
“Arabian disco” local DJ, with Morocco tea ceremony. Dinner.
5th day - 12th October
07: 00 Breakfast at the hotel.


Participation fee:
250 Euro per person - accommodation in 3* hotel for 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS on-base BB
20 paying participants + 1 free of charge.
* Hotel will be within walking distance to the congress center.

Participation fee includes:

  • Organization and implementation of the festival;
  • Concert of all groups at Atlas film studio and The Almohads Square;
  • Tour Ben haddou;
  • Diploma and certificate for all participants;
  • Hotel and breakfast;
  • Stage with sound and lighting equipment;
  • Official group photo and DVD of the group on departure;
  • Bus transfers airport - hotel - airport;
  • Culture workshops, exhibitions, lectures, films;
  • Marketing expenses;

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Domestic transfers
Additional services - with an additional charge:
  • Tour to Sahara, Marzouga with guide
  • Tour to Marrakech with a guide.


  • 08/10/2021 - 12/02/2021


08/10 - 12/02
  • 5 days (4 nights) = 250 € per person


How to get there

You can arrive on the spot by plane or private bus transportation.
If needed the organizer can provide bus transportation and other transportation services.

Things to do




Trip Planner

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  • accommodation during the trip (in case you need a sleepover on your way to the chosen destination)
  • accommodation during the festival event you attend
  • travel and transportation tips and assistance
  • purchasing airplane and bus tickets
  • organizing transportation for a group or individuals
  • assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)

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