AOUFOUS is a rural community belonging to the Errachidia region within the Draa Tafilalet region.
Ufos is an Amazigh oasis from the oases of Morocco, called “Ziz Oasis”. The city of Rashidiya is 45 km south from it on the national road No. 13, and on the same road the city of Erfoud is 30 km to the north.
It is one of the largest oases in Morocco and stretches along the banks of the Ziz river, whose channel rises mainly with the rains. In fact, it is currently listed as a Ramsar Site due to its importance as a wetland for migratory birds. In the past, it was a place of great prosperity because it was located on the caravan route that linked the Niger River with Tangier. In addition, this place is closely related to the history of Morocco itself and, in particular, to the Alawite dynasty, since from here it extended its dominion throughout the country in the 17th century.