Riad – Quaint Living

Riad in Rabat

Riad in Rabat

Our primary residences in Morocco were quaint little establishments known as riads. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house with an interior courtyard which is generally opened to the sky. The riad’s we stayed in were converted from homes to guest establishments. The rooms were typically very small fitting little more than a bed and bathroom. Ours all had showers and Western style toilets. (My knees don’t bend well so I don’t do well with the hole in the floor style toilets requiring one to deep squat.) This riad had four guest rooms and a lovely terrace from which we were able to overlook the city. Typically, they do not have windows to the outside world so all natural light must come in from the open roof. Our room was on the 2nd floor to the right of the trees.

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