Marrakech January 2018 Events

If you prefer to avoid crowds and sweltering heat, you should seriously consider visiting Marrakech in January. Temperatures are mild enough to be pleasant (4 - 18 degrees), there is plenty of sunshine (averaging 7 hours per day) and there is as much to see and do as at other times of year.

One of the main events to take in while visiting the Ochre City in January is the International Marathon of Marrakech. Scheduled to take place on the 28th of the month, this prestigious marathon is expected to attract over 8,000 runners including many of the world’s biggest marathon stars. The opportunity to see some of the world’s greatest athletes compete on a beautiful course taking in the most attractive of the city’s many avenues and boulevards lined with palm, orange and olive trees, is too good to miss.

Another major international event is the United Cultures Trade Show. Involving 92 nations and 644 designers, this one-week event, outlining among other things United Cultures’ plans for the next five years, is designed to encourage nations to form economic partnerships.