FAQs – Marrakech-related

Shopping, Haggling, Anti-Hassle Tips for Marrakech

Marrakech can be a culture shock for some – the almost medieval hustle and bustle of Marrakech is so completely different from what most travellers know that they often find themselves in situations to which they have no idea how to react. Here are a few tips: Shopping in Marrakech Shopping in Marrakech is an

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10 must places to see in Marrakech

1. Place Jemaa el Fna’ – main square of Marrakesh 2. Ali ben Youssef Medersa (Madrassa) and Mosque 3. Musée de Marrakech 4. Koubba el Badiyyin 5. El Bahia Palace 6. Markets – the suqs 7. Majorelle Gardens and the Museum of Islamic Art 8. Saadian Tombs 9. Ramparts of Marrakesh 10. Palais Dar Si

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Are you wondering if Marrakech is worth a visit?

Morocco is a fascinating mix of Islamic, Arab, African and Berber cultures with the added dash of French culture. The people are very friendly and extremely hospitable. Throw in some pleasant cities, eye-boggling landscapes, colourful people, excellent beaches, good trekking, plenty of interesting shopping and there’s something for everyone. Marrakech is a uniquely exotic short

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Having a hammam

Having a hammam in Marrakesh Tips for vising a public hammam What to wear or not wear in a hammam What to take to the hammam What to expect in the hammam What no to do in the hammam Scroll down for the answers … No trip to Morocco is complete without having tried the

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FAQs about Marrakech

  Please scroll down for the answers. Can I get alcohol in Marrakech? Where can I smoke? What languages are useful in Morocco? How much should I tip in restaurants? Should I tip a taxi driver? What guidebook do you recommend? Can I use my own mobile phone in Marrakech? What is the best way

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FAQS on Marrakech, Riads, Morocco

Riad Sapphire and Spa has compiled of list of frequently-asked questions that clients have asked us in the past. Just click on the question to bring up the answer. We will be constantly updating our information – divided into country-related (Morocco), city-related (Marrakech), riad-related (Riad Sapphire and Spa), health-related, and emergency numbers. If you would like

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Tips for a pleasant stay in Marrakesh

What to wear Check the temperature for the time of year you are arriving in Marrakech so that you bring the correct clothing. For the months from November to March it is also advisable to take a rain jacket, as it can rain. In the hot summer months wearing light, loose, cotton clothing is advised.

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General tips for getting around Marrakesh

The best way of getting around Marrakech is on foot, especially in the Medina and the souks, where it is the only sensible option. However you will need transport to visit more distant Marrakech sights and to shuttle between the Medina and the new part of town. The best options are normally taxis, many of

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What should I watch out for?

Marakkech is not for the faint-hearted! It is a culture shock! At times you feel as though you have gone back in time by 500 years and got lost in the maze of tiny alleyways! It is fascinating – but, on the other hand, if you prefer to stay in a pristine environment, then the

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What religion do they have in Morocco?

Islam, the official religion of Morocco, has co-existed peacefully with other religions for many years and there is a sizeable community of foreigners in the country, including French, Italian and American. As with other Muslim countries Ramadan is the most important religious festival and is observed by the vast majority of people. During the month-long

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