- Birthday1st Jan, 70
- Birth PlaceMorocco
- Marital statusMarried
Son of Hassan II, the king of Morocco “Mohammed VI” acquired the throne in 1999 and since then has done made all possible efforts to diminish the brutal rule of his father. Born Muhammad ibn al-Hasssan in 1963 in Rabat, he went to religious schools and attended the law school in Rabat. He earned a doctorate in law with distinction from the “French University of Nice Sophia Antipolis” and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the “George Washington University” in Washington for his good work of democracy promotion in Morocco.
Soon after acquiring the sovereignty, Mohammed VI also known as “Amir al Mu’minin”, addressed his people via electronic media promising them to improve the human rights records in Morocco. The king has earned the title "guardian of the poor", for making the fight against poverty his priority among all other duties. He also created “Mudawana”, the law based on Koranic principles which grants extra rights to the women in cases of divorce and property ownership, which faced severe antagonism from the religious conservatives.
King Mohammed also made political and economic changes and made an investigation into the human rights abuses which occurred during his father's rule. As the heir to a 350 year-old eminent dynasty, King Mohammad VI is the only genuine contender for the Islamic Caliphate. The sovereign of one of the most stable constitutional monarchies which is considered a potential source for the spread of Islam throughout West Africa, Mohammed VI implements enormous amounts of power and authority over the Muslims in Morocco as well as Africa.
Mohammed’s net worth is estimated to be worth $2 billion and he features one of the biggest fortunes in the planet. The daily operating budget of his palace is estimated to be $960,000, prominent expenses including that of clothes and car repair. The Morocco king married computer engineer “Salma Bennani” and the couple has a son “Crown Prince Moulay Hassan” born in 2003.
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Rabat Royal Palace
The Morocco king’s Rabat Royal Palace is eminent for its brilliant architecture, lush green gardens and truly majestic entrance gates. The grand palace is open to the public, allowing the people to get quite close to the real palace.
Location: The king’s Royal palace is located in Rabat, Morocco.
Features: The official residence of King Mohammed VI, Rabat Royal Palace features a glorious architecture. The giant entrance gates look incredible while the lush green surroundings including the tall trees provide it an eco friendly appearance. The palatial complex also includes the king’s personal mosque which offers a brilliant example of the Islamic architecture.
Brilliant Islamic architecture
Majestic entrance gates
Boeing 747 400
The Morocco king uses a Boeing 747-400 for commuting inside and outside the country. Crafted by national carrier “Royal Air Maroc”, the jet aircraft features a four-engine wide-body layout and incorporates numerous technological and structural developments. Equipped with powerful fuel-efficient engines, the aircraft features a cruising speed of 493 knots and a maximum speed of 533 knots. The aircraft’s two-crew glass cockpit offers the most modernized appearance to the cockpit area while its maximum capacity of 660 passengers provides enormous space for accommodation. Boeing’s all-new interior comes equipped with advanced in-flight entertainment architecture for an incredible travel experience.
The Morocco king loves Jet Skiing, and always takes out time to surf the sea and play with the waves on a Jet Ski whenever he goes for a vacation to an island. Mohammed might also think for entering into some jet skiing championship after acquiring expertise in his beloved hobby.
Mohammed VI owns an Aston Martin car, another pricey car in his unique car collection. The Morocco king loves his car to death which is evident from the fact that he chartered a Hercules transporter to transport his Martin car from Rabat to Britain covering 1,300 miles in order to get his dear car repaired. Equipped with a Ford-based V12 engine, the king’s ten-year-old car delivers sheer performance. The incorporated carbon-ceramic disc brakes provide tremendous stopping power while an adaptive damping system smoothes the ride. The car’s interiors encompass lightweight sports seats which are extremely comfortable and attractively finished while the exteriors look dashing with the attractive front grille and rear panel.
The luxurious interiors
King Mohammed VI loves to spend his vacations in Morocco, as he has been spotted having fun in the beautiful locations of the wonder land. An eminent tourist hotspot, Morocco has been a favorite vacation destination for celebrities and the wealthy like Enrique Iglesias and Lady Gaga.
Accommodation: The luxury resorts in Morocco offer comfy and luxurious accommodation, ideal for the rich and eminent. Well furnished rooms include comfy bedrooms with exotic baths and come equipped with the latest amenities and entertainment devices for a splendid recreation indoors.
Main Attraction: The Moroccan cites offer plenty of locations for the visitors to explore. Being close to Europe Morocco attracts visitors to its marvelous beaches offering a number of fun activities to have a great time outside. Morocco’s excellent road and rail infrastructure connects the major cities with ports and international airports. The major attractions worth exploration include the sand dunes, The Atlas Mountains, The Casablanca's downtown, Koutoubia Mosque and the Malabata Coast in Tangier. Marrakech in central Morocco offers a taste of Morocco's rich history and culture while the Majorelle botanical garden in the area is an admired tourist attraction.
The sand dunes
King Mohammed VI of Morocco laid the foundation stone for a social center in January 2012 in the fishing port city of M’diq. Sponsored by the King Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, the 550 square meter social center serves the local fishermen by offering them with social assistance, counseling and awareness raising courses.
Mohammed V Foundation
Founded by King Mohammed VI, the “Mohammed V Foundation For Solidarity” is a public utility entity having multiple fields of action. The Foundation conducts a range of activities which include providing relief to the victims of natural disasters, support of NGO programs, provide food support to people particularly during the holy month of Ramadan, launching social work centers, launching centers for women empowerment, build health care centers, boarding houses for children, old age home for the elderly, improving the basic infrastructure, offer vocational training and informal education, and setting up income generating units, predominantly for the unemployed women in rural areas. Nestlé Morocco also teamed up with the Foundation in its project for the protection of the environment, which targets high school children, to create awareness about the ecological effects of human activities.
Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection
In 2001, King Mohammed VI founded the “Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection” focusing on environmental protection, particularly maintenance and care of the tourist beaches that are most susceptible to human activity. Currently, Princess Lalla Hasnaa serves the governing board of the foundation which aims at to increase the awareness of environmental impacts due to human activities so that people can develop the skills essential for sustainable development. Since its inception, the noble foundation has developed innovative programs and projects which include “Young Reporters for the Environment”, “Blue Flag”, “Eco-Schools” and “Green Key”, for achieving its mission.
The Morocco king owns a fleet of pricey and flashy cars which include Maybach, Ferrari and Aston Martin. His lavish lifestyle and care for his luxury cars is evident from the fact that Mohammed chartered a Hercules aircraft to transport his beloved Martin car from Rabat to the manufacturers in Britain, to get it repaired. From his fleet of more than a dozen cars, the king selects one car every morning, which he uses for that day.