Ouarzazate , nicknamed the door of the desert , is a city and capital of Ouarzazate Province in the region of Drâa-Tafilalet, south-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevaion of 1160 metres in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains, with a desert to the city’s south.
Berber-speakers make up the majority of the town’s inhabitants, who were responsible for the creation of many of the prominent kasbahs . Ourzazate is a primary tourist destincation in Morocco during the holidays, as well as a starting point for excursions into and across the Draa Valley and the Desert. Aït Benhaddou west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Ouarzazate area is a noted film-making location, with Morocco’s biggest studios inviting many international companies to work here. Films such as Lawrence of Arabia , The Man Who Would Be King , The Living Daylights , The Last Temptation of Christ , and Salmons Fishing int the Yement were shot here , as was part of the TV series Game of Thrones.
The nearby Ourzazat solar power station , co-funded by the Arab League, was connected to the Moroccan power grid in February 2016.

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