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food stalls, place jemaa el fna', marrakech

Piled-up food at one of the many food stalls set up each evening in that iconic spot– Place Jemaa’ el Fna’, Marrakesh.

orange juice stand, main square, Marrakech, Place Jemaa el Fna'

Orange juice stand in the famous Place Jemaa el Fna’,the main square in Marrakech

Interesting vignettes on life in Marrakesh, Morocco — arts, design, events, trends, shopping, what’s new, what’s old, out and about. Follow us on our blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. There are few cities left in the world where there is such a high level and diversity of craftsmanship and creativity as in modern Marrakech. It’s exciting to watch and learn about. Join us.

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Crowdsourcing for Boucharouite museum in Marrakech

We have written previously about these wonderful rag rugs crafted by local Moroccan women – some of them are amazingly beautiful and artistic. http://bit.ly/1KqbM0N Frenchman, Patrick de Maillard, has started a crowdsourcing site to raise funds for a cafe in the museum Café Boucharouite de Marrakech set up on the roof terrace of the museum. https://fr.ulule.com/musee-boucharouite/ The café is a good

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Upcoming events April May 2016 in Marrakech

If you’re planning to be in Marrakech in April or May you may want to take in these two events: AirShow Aeronautical exhibition – you may not be in the market to buy a plane, but you can watch the airshow April 27 to 30, 2016 (open to the public on the last day) http://www.imas-aero.com/  

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New sports activity in Marrakesh – cable park

Cable park? What is it? In Marrakech? Where is there a lake?   All questions that arose in my mind when I learned about the new Cable Park in Marrakech. A cable park is a place that provides facilities for all kinds of water sports, including wake boarding, knee boarding, wake stating, bi-skiing, tricks and

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New must-place to see in Marrakech

Anima Garden in Marrakech This garden will no doubt be on the list of things to see in Marrakech – it is beautiful and original with works of art dotted about the site. It is envisaged as a place of relaxation and retreat where you can heal your soul and escape from the everyday worries

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Modern dance in Marrakech

  From March 1st to 11th, 2016, the International Festival of Contemporary Dance, also known as “On Marche”, will be held in Marrakech at various venues. Now in its 11th year, the festival brings together dancers from various countries. There are performances by students at the Ecole supérieure des arts visuels de Marrakech (ESAV). There

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Marrakech Biennale Art Exhibition 2016

  Upcoming events in Marrakech – the Biennale. Join a crowd of art lovers going to see the Marrakech Biennale – from February 24th to May 8th, 2016. The theme of this year’s event is “Not New Now / Quoi de neuf là” The Marrakech Biennale, 6th Edition, has made great efforts to build bridges

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Mouassine Museum – new museum in Marrakech

Marrakech has another new, interesting museum – the Mouassine Museum – set in a magnificent 17th-18th century building. Until April 2016 the museum has as its inaugural exhibition “The Festival season” –marriages, the harvest, the fantasias. Featuring exceptional items from the collection of Rabii Alouani Bibi and using music, documents, photographs, you get a sense

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Valentine’s Day Special Offer

Marrakech is again Tripadvisor’s Travelers’ Choice award – we are offering a fabulous Valentine’s Day package with discounts on suite, meal and hammam/massage. Valid for stays between Feb 10th and 18th incl. – 3-nt pkg. discounts off room prices, meal and spa treatments. Package includes 3 nights’ stay in one of our relaxing suites, a

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Thank you to all our wonderful guests

Thanks to you, our guests, Riad Sapphire and Spa, boutique riad hotel in Marrakech, has just been awarded a Booking.com Guest Review Award with a review score of 9.5. Book our Winter Sun 2016 special and get some sunshine. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel in the old city of Marrakech and treating

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Modern art in Marrakech new exhibition

CARLOS MARE x VINCENT ABADIE HAFEZ – “Crossing Paths – The Intersection of Memories” – December,18 2015 to January,17 2016 David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech Carlos Mare and Vincent Abadie Hafez present a joint exhibition from Friday, December 18 at the David Bloch Gallery Marrakech.  Check the website for a glimpse of their fabulous choices

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