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Take a daytrip from Marrakech to Ouirgane

Take a daytrip from Marrakech to Ouirgane

The pretty little village of Ouirgane (pronounced 'Weer-gan') is a Berber settlement situated in the foothills of the High Atlas, on the edge of the Toubkal National Park, some 90 minutes from Marrake...

01 July 2014 Read more
Places to visit in Marrakech - Agdal Gardens, the 'walled Meadow' of Marrakech

Places to visit in Marrakech - Agdal Gardens, the 'walled Meadow' of Marrakech

Situated close to the Menara Gardens and the Marrakech medina, the Agdal Gardens were created by the city founder, Abd al-Mu'min (1130 to 1163), of the Almohad dynasty who also undertook many of the c...

17 June 2014 Read more
The Gnaoua Music Festival, Essaouira

The Gnaoua Music Festival, Essaouira

The picturesque coastal town of Essaouira may be around three hours from Marrakech but scheduling time for a visit to the four-day Gnaoua Music Festival (12th-15th June) is well ...

03 June 2014 Read more
Events in Morocco May to July 2014

Events in Morocco May to July 2014

In virtually every region of Morocco religious and cultural festivals are staged throughout the year, June and July, despite the heat, being no exception.

28 May 2014 Read more
Ludiparc - a Marrakech Adventure Park Kids will Love

Ludiparc - a Marrakech Adventure Park Kids will Love

For younger kids even the most fascinating cultural and architectural sites will soon lose their interest. We recently wrote about four recreational

08 May 2014 Read more
The Marrakech Museum of Moroccan Art - Musée Dar Si Said

The Marrakech Museum of Moroccan Art - Musée Dar Si Said

Located in a 19th century palace, the Musée Dar Si Said is regarded as one of Morocco's most eloquent tributes to the skills of its master craftsmen. Surrounding a splendid courtyard filled with s...

24 April 2014 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
Marrakech to host 1st round of Auto GP World Series 2014

Marrakech to host 1st round of Auto GP World Series 2014

Marrakech is once again the venue for an exciting motor racing event as it hosts round 1 of this year's Auto GP World Series. Formerly the Euro Series 3000, or Euro Formula 3000 event, the race takes ...

26 March 2014 Read more
Marathon des Sables 2014 - The toughest footrace on Earth

Marathon des Sables 2014 - The toughest footrace on Earth

While the 'Marathon des Sables' is not directly associated with Marrakech (it takes place beyond the Atlas in the Souss-Massa-Draa area close to Ouarzazate) it has become a major annual event in Moroc...

26 March 2014 Read more
Moroccan Patisseries

Moroccan Patisseries

While Moroccan meals typically conclude with a helping of fresh fruit (figs, dates, oranges with cinnamon), or just a mint tea, the most common dessert is a selection of classic Moroccan patisseries,

17 March 2014 Read more
What's on in Marrakech - March and April 2014

What's on in Marrakech - March and April 2014

Springtime is the ideal time of year to visit Marrakech when temperatures average an idyllic 26° with more than 8 sunshine hours per day and just the occasional light shower to keep vegetation fresh ...

12 March 2014 Read more
The Benefits of Hammams

The Benefits of Hammams

Marrakech, like most places in the Arab world, is renowned for its traditional hammams. No visit to Marrakech is complete until you have experienced the delights and benefits of these time-honoured st...

03 March 2014 Read more
The 7 Delights of a Trip to the Cascades d'Ouzoud

The 7 Delights of a Trip to the Cascades d'Ouzoud

Situated within the Grand Atlas province of Azilal, some 150 km to the north-east of Marrakech, the Cascades d'Ouzoud are more than simple waterfalls.

24 February 2014 Read more
4 Great Places for Kids in Marrakech

4 Great Places for Kids in Marrakech

While historic sites and monuments, stately gardens and the delights of shopping in the souks of Marrakech may appeal to adults, children quickly tire of admiring Berber carpets, sampling spices (howe...

17 February 2014 Read more
The Place Jemaa El Fna

The Place Jemaa El Fna

Like most of Morocco's cities, Marrakech has two sharply contrasting personalities, in the shape of the modern, commercial quarter of Guéliz and the original walled medina. One of five Moroccan me...

10 February 2014 Read more
Learn to cook in Marrakech

Learn to cook in Marrakech

Marrakech is renowned for its tasty food : terrific tagines, beautiful briwats, fabulous 'faqqas' traditional breads, Atlantic and Mediterranean fish, locally produced fruit and spices galore!

07 February 2014 Read more
BK Newsletter December 2013

BK Newsletter December 2013

Last month saw the seventh anniversary of the opening of Les Borjs de la Kasbah. This was the culmination of a project, much bigger than originally planned and three years in the making, to convert on...

13 December 2013 Read more
Dinner and Equestrian Spectacular in Marrakech

Dinner and Equestrian Spectacular in Marrakech

Looking for a fun night out in Marrakech? If so, the Fantasia show might be just the thing. This is a lively visitor attraction a couple of miles out of town in the shape of a tented Moroccan vill...

01 November 2013 Read more
Visit the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech

Visit the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech

Amid the frenetic buzz of Marrakech one can still find pockets of tranquil serenity in sharp contrast to the heat and pace of the city all around. One such oasis of calm is the Majorelle Garden, or...

04 October 2013 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