Rissani is a town that belongs to Errachidia Province in the South East of Morocco, located near Erfoud. It is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, which is the largest sand dune desert in the Sahara Desert of Morocco.
The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the third great-grandfather of Moulay Cherif, founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco, is located on the southern edge of Rissani. this town that can be called the center of the capital of the Tafilalet region is mostly known for its big Souk, it has almost everything you would need, from all kinds of dates (yes there are soo many kinds of dates) to clothes and textile to even animals such as sheep, goats, and cows. merchants from all the nearby villages (called KSARs) come 3 times a week to sell and buy goods, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. The town is the marketplace for all those villages.