Prince Moulay Abdallah Alaoui
Alaouite Sharif
Born1965 (age 56–57)
Rabat, Morocco
HouseAlaouite dynasty
FatherPrince Moulay Ali
MotherPrincess Lalla Fatima Zohra

Sharif Moulay Abdallah Alaoui (Arabic: مولاي عبد الله العلوي; born c. 1965 Rabat) is a Moroccan businessman and advisor of king Mohammed VI, of whom he is the maternal first cousin and the paternal second cousin and a close friend.[1]

Early life & family

Sharif Moulay Abdallah Alaoui is the son of Prince Moulay Ali (the son of Prince Moulay Idriss and the grandson of Sultan Moulay Youssef) and his wife Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, the eldest daughter of Mohammed V and older sister of Hassan II. He is a full-brother of Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui and Sharif Moulay Youssef Alaoui.[citation needed] He is a graduate of the University of Texas.[citation needed]

In his 2014 book, Prince Moulay Hicham stated that Moulay Abdallah Alaoui was sent to him by Mohammed VI in 1999 in order to ask him not come to the palace again.[2]


He is the CEO of Mediholding, an energy company which rose to prominence in 1999 with the false discovery of oil in Talsint. He participated in a joint-venture with John Paul DeJoria in Lonestar Energy, the drilling company.[3][4][5][6]

Sharif Moulay Abdallah Alaoui is an advisor to Mohammed VI and is often seen alongside him in official and unofficial activities. He is the president of the Moroccan royal equestrian federation, having replaced Princess Lalla Amina upon her death in 2012.[7]



  1. ^ "الأمراء المرافقون للملك الذين لا يعرفهم المغاربة". Al-Ayyam. 27 March 2014. pp. 14–15.
  2. ^ Prince Moulay Hicham El Alaoui (9 April 2014). Journal d'un Prince Banni: Demain le Maroc (Grasset ed.). 9 April 2014. ISBN 978-2-246-85166-0. Je ne suis pas surpris. Je me sens à la fois profondément blessé et immensément soulagé. Moulay Abdallah coupe alors la parole au chef du protocole : « Tais-toi, c’est trop gentil ce que tu lui dis. Moulay, tu es un emmerdeur, reste chez toi ! »((cite book)): CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ Abdellah Rajy. "L'homme qui voulait être émir". Maroc Hebdo. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  4. ^ Ali Amar (24 December 2010). "Les dessous de l'affaire Talsint". Le Monde. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Qui est Lone Star Energy?". L'Economiste. 29 August 2000. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Qui est Mediholding?". L'Economiste. 30 August 2000. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Les princes alaouites héritent aussi des fédérations " royales "". Demain Online. 9 September 2012. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  8. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado