Known also as "Rincon", which means corner in Spanish, this little seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast is part of the historic Jebala region.
The town retains a significant fishing fleet and in recent years has become a tourist attraction. Surrounded by well-kept urban beaches of fine sand that run from Restinga all the way to Cabo Negro, passing by the marinas of Marina Smir and Kabila, some of the most important focal points for tourism in the country.
During the summer, the city hosts several festivals. One of the most prominently visible is that of Al Ansara, which celebrates the end of the harvesting season by the countrymen of the nearby mountains. These mountain folk descend toward the sea, singing and dancing, and take their places in small boats all along the coast. The festival ends with a ritual pilgrimage to the tombs of the saints known as Sabaatou Rijal (or "Seven Men").
In this season, the Royal Yachting Club organizes the Mdiq International Nautical Week, a festival that has transformed itself in recent years to one of the main attractions of the area.