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Top Ways to Get Around in Marrakech

Top Ways to Get Around in Marrakech

There are many ways to explore the city not only on foot or by bike (of which, as in most modern cities, there are plenty for hire, in central locations) but also by motor scooter, taxi (petit or gran...

08 January 2019 Read more
Visiting Marrakech During Ramadan

Visiting Marrakech During Ramadan

About Ramadan Dates for the holy month of Ramadam vary from year to year but in 2016 observance of this most important of Muslim traditions begins on 6th June and ends with the festival of ...

19 May 2016 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...

08 July 2015 Read more
Exchange Rates Favour Morocco

Exchange Rates Favour Morocco

Having risen against most currencies during 2013, the Moroccan Dirham (MAD) has eased by some 8% during the past few months and is currently fluctuating at around MAD 13.45* to the pound sterling and ...

10 April 2014 Read more
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...

20 September 2013 Read more
How to barter in Marrakech

How to barter in Marrakech

No visit to Marrakech is complete without a visit to the famous souks, a seemingly inescapable maze of open and covered markets selling everything imaginable. And who doesn't want to obtain a few good...

16 June 2013 Read more
Is Morocco a safe country to visit? Tourism in Morocco - business as usual

Is Morocco a safe country to visit? Tourism in Morocco - business as usual

During turbulent times in volatile countries overseas there are moments when the interests of many of us are not best served by the world's news media. To judge by numerous headlines, one could be ...

03 October 2012 Read more
What is a hammam?

What is a hammam?

What is a hammam? A hammam is a steam bath, a feature of north African societies since Roman times and later refined by the Ottomans into the Turkish bath that is so common today.

20 January 2012 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
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
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
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 Libya and Syria, one might be forgiven for questioni...

23 February 2011 Read more