Events in Marrakech

Top Walks Around Marrakech

Top Walks Around Marrakech

Walking around Marrakech is one of the best means of exploring the city's many delights (horse-drawn carriage rides being another). And easy as it is to get lost in the Medina, temporary loss of one's...

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January 2016 in Marrakech

January 2016 in Marrakech

While winter in much of the northern hemisphere is characterised by cold, wet and often snowy conditions the climate of southern Morocco is comparatively mild, indeed pleasantly warm during a large pa...

21 December 2015 Read more
Visiting Marrakech - Top Tips for Maximum Enjoyment

Visiting Marrakech - Top Tips for Maximum Enjoyment

Intriguing, atmospheric and filled with a seemingly endless variety of sightseeing options, the city of Marrakech is one of the most tourist friendly destinations in North Africa and, unlike most of i...

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Marrakech Events in late August and September 2014

Marrakech Events in late August and September 2014

The late summer season is once again packed with a variety of events which visitors to Marrakech should consider scheduling into their travel plans. Read on to learn about the most popular Marrakech e...

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Money exchange in Morocco

Money exchange in Morocco

The unit of currency in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham ; the Dirham is used in several Arab states, hence the contextual prefix. The Dirham, designated as MAD or Dhs, is comprised of 100 centimes; not...

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One hump not two  - a dromedary ride in Marrakech

One hump not two - a dromedary ride in Marrakech

If on a quest for the exotic and evocative you simply cannot pass up the opportunity to 'sail' through the Marrakech desert on one of its most mysterious 'ships'. Located in the north-east corner o...

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Marrakech to Essaouira: a day trip

Marrakech to Essaouira: a day trip

If you're visiting Marrakech for long enough to afford taking a day out of town, the ancient port of Mogador, the modern day Essaouira, is well worth the two and a half hour trip. A small, pictures...

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Five more places to visit in Marrakech

Five more places to visit in Marrakech

Last month we published a selection of five of the best-known buildings in Marrakech illustrating different periods of the city's rich cultural heritage. Here are another five buildings, monuments and...

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Uncovering the culture of Marrakech

Uncovering the culture of Marrakech

The culture heritage of Marrakech can be soaked up in many places throughout the city's famous medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heritage is diverse, not just in terms of Arab, Berber and Musl...

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A brief history of the films of Marrakech and Morocco

A brief history of the films of Marrakech and Morocco

The first film shot in Marrakech was by French pioneer Louis Lumi're in 1897. Some Hollywood 'big hitters'followed after the second war, notably Orson Welles who filmed 'Othello' in Marrakech and Essa...

01 December 2012 Read more
The Music of Marrakech and Morocco

The Music of Marrakech and Morocco

Wherever you travel in Morocco you'll hear music, the basic expression of the country's folk culture. Traditional Moroccan music is an important part of everyday life, evident at every celebration, an...

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Frequently asked questions about Marrakech

Frequently asked questions about Marrakech

Set against its backdrop of the Atlas mountains, Marrakech is a North African destination like few others, its souks, squares, historic buildings and displays of Islamic art accounting for much of its...

20 August 2012 Read more
10 things you need to know about Marrakech

10 things you need to know about Marrakech

The wonderfully exotic Moroccan city of Marrakech offers so much as a short holiday destination, from reliable year-round temperatures (ideal from mid February to end April) and mouth-watering local c...

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The Beginners Guide to Marrakech

The Beginners Guide to Marrakech

To start your Moroccan experience, you must first find a place to stay. There is a huge variety of accommodation in Marrakech and with such a large choice from large luxury hotels down to four to eigh...

19 December 2011 Read more
Some basic tips for tourists in Marrakech

Some basic tips for tourists in Marrakech

A veritable hub of entertainment, the main square of Marrakech never fails to leave an impression but many other aspects of this historic city have changed little since medieval times. The sights, sou...

01 November 2011 Read more
7 Unusual Activities around Marrakech

7 Unusual Activities around Marrakech

Marrakech is justly renowned for the colourful animation of its feudal main square, Jemaa el Fna, and never ending labyrinth of its souks. But there's plenty more to the city and its surroundings to a...

25 October 2011 Read more
Is Marrakech a safe place to visit right now?

Is Marrakech a safe place to visit right now?

Given the seismic nature of political events in Tunisia and Egypt, not to mention the shockingly violent response to protest demonstrations seen in Bahrain, Syria and Libya, one might be forgiven for ...

31 July 2011 Read more
6 Reasons to Visit Marrakech

6 Reasons to Visit Marrakech

Marrakech is gaining in popularity for many good reasons. Here are just six of them.

04 July 2011 Read more
Royal Visits to Marrakech

Royal Visits to Marrakech

Not only is Marrakech a popular destination for growing numbers of tourists from many European as well as other nations, including celebrities from all walks of life, the city also receives more than ...

20 June 2011 Read more
When is the best time to visit Marrakech?

When is the best time to visit Marrakech?

You have decided on Marrakech but when is the best time to visit the 'pink city'? Well, as they say, you pay your money and take your choice. As the charts below indicate, even sun worshippers will...

10 June 2011 Read more