come from an old well established Tangier Berber family with a long tradition of hospitality and welcoming. I learned as a child to always make the visitor feel welcome in my home and in my country.
I studied languages at the University of Fes, which is the oldest university in the world, located in one of Morocco's most beautiful cities. By then I had already travelled all over Europe and was familiar with the European scene. After college I decided to dedicate myself to a career as a guide and tour operator, opening the many doors of Moroccan life to the visitors who come here seeking peace and entertainment. My clients over the years have included the likes of Irish rock group U2, film director Baz Luhrmann, and actor Richard Harris, perhaps best known for playing Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies.
I am especially proud of the tour around my own town , Tangier, and its environs, which I have undertaken with family groups, individuals, and tour groups. This might involve suggesting the ideal restaurant or visiting the magnificent Cap Spartel where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, I will always show visitors the historic old town and the walled delights of the Casbah - one of the most romantic places in all of Morocco.
I especially enjoy doing a tour which concentrates on the Tangier of the painters Delacroix and Henri Matisse. Both painters spent a lot of time here. The locations they painted, and the places where they painted, are still here to be seen. Because of its magical light, Tangier is very much a painter's city and I am a painter myself in my spare time.
Tangier is associated with the Beat Generation (Paul Bowles, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs) and several locales associated with them, such as The Tanger Inn, are still in business. The Tanger Inn is an old gay-friendly club, and this is why the Beats felt comfortable there.
Alternatively, I am happy to provide a personalized tour of Morocco, tailor made to suit your individual interests. Visits to Fes, Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakesh are always hugely rewarding, and allow me an opportunity to indulge my passion for architecture, history, and art.
I enjoy an extremely good working relationship with the world famous Minzah Hotel and with all the other leading hotels in Tangier.
Whether you want a quiet day in the countryside, a night on the town , a snack in some obscure hole in the wall eatery or a lavish feast in one of the legendary traditional Moroccan restaurants, it will be my pleasure to be your friend and guide.
A Recent Review of this guide
Aziz made the whole process simple and easy. He was quick to respond via email and he was waiting for us at the dock. He is very engaging. We immediately stopped for coffee and spent a few minutes getting to know one another. We loved going through the old city and its markets. Having Aziz kept overbearing street vendors at bay and allowed us to enjoy the sights without being bothered. We shared a wonderful meal and at the end, he took us all the way to the customs line. We highly recommend him.
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