Marrakech events - what's happening in early 2011?

February : The Dakka Marrakchia Festival is a unique musical event held every February in honour of Sabaatou Rijal, the spiritual patrons of the city. For this sacred music festival in Marrakech, think polyrhythmic percussion blended with choral chants. Expect plenty of colour and an authentic, traditional Marrakech flavour. Soak up a bit of Moroccan musical culture - unmissable!

March : Another festival that is literally magic is the Marrakech Magic Festival (19th - 22nd March 2011). Spell binding performances from international illusionists and magicians take place at the Royal Theatre supplemented by free street performances throughout the city. March is a lovely time to visit Marrakesh with temperatures rising and flowers, especially roses and bougainvillea, at their best. The city is full of magic on a normal day so expect to have the time of your life during the Magic Festival! You can book your luxury accommodation in Marrakech here.