Who We Are
The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta was founded in June 2015 by tourism professionals and cultural heritage advocates; It is the world’s first association created and dedicated to promoting the famous Ibn Battuta, his journeys, his travels and his life. The association plans to accompany the ‘Tangier Metropolis’ project, particularly in its cultural and tourism entertainment components.The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta is the only association, which is fully committed to promote and protect the cultural patrimony inherited by this great Moroccan traveler.
The foundation of the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta started from an idea and a small project especially after discovering that there was a lack of information aboutIbn Battuta’s journeys despite the fact that his cultural heritage is important not only to Morocco but the World on a larger scale as well.Therefore,to make more information and details available about the literature of travels and the work that was realized about this Great Traveller, an idea of developing a web site dedicated to this personality came to life,in order to provide more information about his life and adventures, tracing his history and travels over the years and across the whole world. As a first step, the idea was only to provide free access to a great number of books, quotes, photos and videos of the big traveler.Then, we noticed that mostly people who were digging for his stories, life, travels, and achievements showed great interest towards this figure.
After this resounding success, and in response to many suggestions, the association was founded to expand the idea of promoting the figure of IbnBattuta, plan activities and events around this theme, with the collaboration of tourism’s experts including researchers, professors, and professionals in this sector. Thus, the association was born to raise the attention of people who are not especially familiar with the accomplishments of IbnBatutta, and expand the knowledge of those who are seeking to learn more in this regard.Besides, different meetings with lovers and followers of this great personality, the project of creating a unique association specialized in promoting the adventures and the literature of travel that Ibn Battuta left in his stories, the opportunity for a constructive dialogue and efficient exchange of ideas which matches perfectly our main goals of promoting this character.
Open on its socio-cultural environment at both national and international levels; the association aims to organize a multitude of events, with the main objective to promote one of the history’s greatest travelers, Ibn Battuta, who represents an important cultural heritage and a great pride for Morocco.
Ibn Battuta was born and buried in Tangier but represents a cultural, literary and ethical legacy to humanity thanks to his unique contribution, as one of travel literature’s pioneers. And mostly, it is a way of promoting the city of Tangier through his travels and adventures to develop an adequate offer focused on the contributions of Ibn Battuta to the travel industry, along with literature and culture in general.