It is not possible to talk about the old Rahba Kedima Square, located in the middle of the old city of Marrakesh without mentioning the multiple markets that this Houmt embraces, as it is characterized by diversity and difference as well as exclusivity from the rest of the markets, whether national or international, the most important of which is the market for woolen clothes and carpets, and it is very popular after the afternoon prayer until the limits At seven in the evening, it is considered the meeting place for all Moroccan merchants, and an auction takes place in this place among them. Al-Obaid Market), Al-Rawabiyah Market, a market for making and selling rabous and other wooden utensils, a market for the sale of chickens, pigeons, and rabbits, the Bayadin market for the sale of eggs, a market for the sale of all kinds of fish.
There is also a market for weaving and selling straw bags by professional women in this field
The Rahba Kedima Square
The old Rahba Kedima Square market, the main outlet for the historic square of Jemaa el-Fna, has become a narrow space with dozens of shops of perfumers and herbalists, some of whom are satisfied with preparing and selling spices and herbs only, and some of them go beyond that to trade in other materials that are more popular and are used in magic and witchcraft.
The ancient Houmt al-Rahba consists of a group of paths, bearing spontaneous names that express the richness of popular culture and the living reality, and have a connection to the social environment, such as Darb Arjaan in relation to the guardian Sidi Ihssain Arjane, and Darb al-Nakhl, and Darb al-Msawi after Sidi Ali El Msawi, Minister of Sultan Moulay Abdel Aziz.
And Derb Tbib in relation to an English doctor named Masternay who lived on this path, and he was one of the Christian missionaries, treating his patients, especially children, and forcing them to listen to what he said before treating them. And because of his missionary work, he was killed in the old Rahba.
Darb al-Fran, darb tah tah, and tah tah was a man who loved feasting, eating, jokes, and laughter.