The town, described by Footprint Travel Guides as "rather undistinguished", contains a number of important buildings, a hospital, cemetery and several schools such as College Moulay Rachid and Ecole Riyad. The souk of Ait Ourir is of importance to trade in Al Haouz province, with a large market trading agricultural produce, camels, sheep and other items here. A shop at the souk sells tagines cooked over kanounes (cauldrons).Glaoui appears to be an ancient village in the area to the southeast of the town which has effectively become a suburb which contains a kasbah and a mosque. To the southeast is the Ait Ourir Forest. Quartz is mined within the municipality. There are eucalyptus and olive plantations in the area.