About Fantasia @ Chez Ali
Truly a '1001 Nights' experience - an excellent finale to any stay in Marrakech.
Activity code: RAKALI
Enjoy a delicious traditional meal of several courses, sampling Moroccan cuisine from the seven different regions, under elaborate caidal tents within a Kasbah centred on an arena. Traditional folkloric entertainment throughout the evening leads up to the grand finale; charging horsemen, acrobats, fire-eating, all contribute to the atmosphere of this unforgettable evening.
Your journey this evening departs the heart of the city on a road into palm groves, where twinkling lights beckon you out of the darkness to a magnificent spectacle. As the evening progresses, various folklore groups pass through the nomad tents singing and dancing to their throbbing music.
The highlight comes at the end of the meal when you will be invited to witness charging robed horsemen in a display of their old tribal power as they shout and fire off their muskets and muzzle-loaders, bringing their horses to a sudden halt before firing immediately in front of you. Above, in the night sky, Sheherezade and her Prince fly to the heavens on their magic carpet ride whilst fireworks light the night sky as the evening of magical splendour comes to an end.
This excursion is available as part of any tailor made holiday with Rediscover the World.
7:30pm: You will be picked up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech for this memorable evening of delicious food and folklore. Your Fantasia dinner takes place at the spectacular ‘Chez Ali’ restaurant where an Arabian Nights-like evening has been specially recreated for your pleasure.
8pm-9pm: As the evening progresses, musicians, singers and dancers entertain in typical Moroccan style. As you watch the performance, enjoy a sumptuous meal of authentic Moroccan food, comprising Harira soup, Mechoui (steamed lamb meat), couscous with fresh vegetables, and a platter of fresh fruit served to you under traditional Caidal tents. Round off a delicious meal with tea and Moroccan pastries
10pm: This impressive evening comes to a fitting finale with the Fantasia show. Watch acrobats on Arabian horses firing rifles and demonstrating traditional forms of military combat. Then follows horseback acrobatics, a belly dance and suddenly up in the night sky a Sultan and his favourite fly to the stars on their magic carpet, whilst fireworks light the night sky as the evening of magical splendour comes to an end.
11:30pm: Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel/riad or the closest drop-off point in Marrakech.
Please note there is another, less expensive, Tagine meal option for this event comprising Harira soup, Chicken with Olives & Lemon Tagine and a platter of fresh fruit, Vegetarian option also available.