The tomb of the Marabout Sidi
A common understanding is that the name Mogador,
likely is a deformation of the name Sidi Mogdoul.
It is also said he was a Scottish mariner
with name MacDougal who got wrecked on the coast some
centuries ago and acquired the status—and pronunciation
of his name—by which he is now respected.
And from Mogdoul to Mogador is justone step!
The sultan and Queen Victoria
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During the middle ages a muslim saint
( marabout) named Sidi Mogdoul (Sidi
Megdoul) was buried in Essaouira.
It is said that he belonged to the Regraga
brotherhood. Also that he carried out twenty times the pilgrimage
to holy places of islam , that he for 40 years fighted the infidels
and died at the age of 140.
(Guide tourisitiqe Essaou ira
- La seductrice 2005-2007 Sefrioui Editions)