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  • n. A traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden.


Arabic رياض‎ (Wiktionary)


  • Mr. Amster says over 500 of the 9,000 courtyard houses they are called a riad when the central patio includes a garden, a dar if not have been restored and taken over by outsiders — either foreigners or Moroccans from outside the medina — to be used as vacation homes, boutique hotels or full-time residences.

    Finding Your Own Place in Fes

  • A riad is a Moroccan house that surrounds an open courtyard. Recent Updates

  • "We always seek out places that are unique to the destinations that we travel to and a riad was a natural place to look," said Stern. Top Stories

  • For travelers seeking an authentic way to experience the culture, staying in a riad is the way to go, particularly during the low season when plenty of choices are available. Top Stories

  • Our accommodation had been described as a riad style guest house, but when Thierry opened the doors and welcomed us in, I was delighted! TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • I decamped and went for a coffee with David, who didn’t make things easier by pointing out that the riad was a significant piece of architecture and definitely worth saving.

    A House in Fez

  • For U2's latest album, the current "No Line on the Horizon," the pair helped produce sessions in a Moroccan "riad," an interior garden open to the sky.

    Reuters: Top News

  • It's a "riad," an old mansion turned into a kind of very deluxe bed-and-breakfast.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Other reports revealed that Strauss-Kahn, who allegedly earns £22,000 net a month, also has a flat in the 16th arrondissement of Paris which was bought for £2.2m in 1990, another flat on the expensive Place des Vosges in the 4th arrondissement bought in 2007 for £3.4m, and a riad in Marrakech.

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn accused of sex attack on maid

  • WHAT: A traditional courtyard house, or riad, with sprawling gardens and an outdoor pool.

    Epicurean Estates


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