Oujda - Angads Airport

Oujda
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Access to the airport

The Oujda Angads Airport is 10 km far from the city, so 50 km far from the city of Berkane and Saidia.

Discovery

Monuments

The Oujda’s Medina lays on a 25 hectars area and shelters many important and valuable historic monuments. The Medina is composed of nine areas correspondig to the different fractions of the Oujda population: Achegfane – Ahl Oujda – Oulad Amrane – Ahl El Jamel – Oulad El Gadi – Oulad Aïssa – The Mellah – The Market area (traders & craftsman) and the Kasbah area (Makhzen offices).

The Medina Gates

Bab Sidi Abdelouahab

Located at the West, it’s an arched gate flanked by two bastions above which, the Makhzen used to hang the rebels’ decapitated heads, hence its name of «  the Heads Gate ».

Bab Oulad Amran                                           

This is the gate that opens onto the Marrakesh street.

Bab Gharbi

Other monuments

Dar Sebti : One of the city’s most fabulous palaces;

Parc Lala Aicha

Oujda’s Church;

Charif Al Idrissi Library, Oujda: established in 1956, it was part of the small network of modern public libraries of the last century.

Traditions & folklore

Oujda is one of the cities of Morocco where the traditions are deeply rooted because of its history and its conservative population. Despite this, Oujda remains open to other cultures.

Fantasia

The fantasia is an equestrian show during which horsemen show their skills in handle their horses and weapons. The horsemen must, at the end of the race, fire a shot synchronously, called baroud.

El A'laoui & Reggada: This music has a strong presence in western Algeria. It is strongly punctuated by the bendir

Elgharnati:

The origin of the Gharnati music dates back to the last centuries of Muslim Andalusia (1232-1492). The era of Beni al Ahmar Dynasty of Granada. The RAI music is also very popular in the region.

Tourism

« La grotte des pigeons » (Pigeons cave) and « la Grotte du chameau » (Camel’s cave) located: at Tafoughalt, mountaneous area about 40 km far from the airport and 20 km from Berkane city.

Taourirt Valley: An attracting landscape 100 km far from the airport and 90 km from Oujda city.

Sidi Yahya : former Oasis with plenty of palm trees and a beautiful landscape

Saidia : Called « The blue pearl », Saidia the easternmost city of Morocco. Saidia is located in the extreme north-east of the kingdom, at the Mediterranean Sea shores, bordered to the east by the Moroccan-Algerian frontiers borders, and by the “Ras el ma” beach to the west. With its 25 km beaches, Saidia is the longest beach in Morocco. With over a million visitors per year, the city aims to become a direct competitor to Marrakesh and Agadir.

The Marina: August 27th, 2003 marks a key date in the history of Saidia with a project that has a socio-economic impact on the entire Oriental region. It includes villas residences and luxury apartments, but also several high standing hotels.