Come to Marrakech September 1st to 4th, 2016, to enjoy this brand-new four-day music and arts festival.
ATLAS ELECTRONIC MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL IN MARRAKECH
A fusion of music traditions stemming from an exploration of global influences on electronic music.
The opening concert features James Holden and Maalem Houssam Gounia.
It’s not just music – there are performances by Marrakchi storytellers, artworks with innovative materials and processes.
It’s all new and exciting …
The venue is just 20 minutes from Marrakech
For more information, check their site: www.atlas-electronic.com
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If you’re planning to be in Marrakech in April or May you may want to take in these two events:
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)
Marrakech Grand prix
Grand prix car racing May 6 to 8, 2016
3 days of racing and entertainment – if you like noise and excitement, this should fit the bill
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 of modern living.
To ensure that visitors enjoy what it has to offer to the fullest, visitors are restricted to 500 people per hour. You are encouraged to reserve a ticket online at http://www.anima-garden.com
Created by the global artist Andre Heller, a well-known and influential multi-media artist, the park has numerous unusual pieces of art spread over 3 hectares.
It is 27 km from Marrakech in the Ourika Valley with a fabulous view towards the often snow-bedecked Atlas Mountains.
A shuttle service is offered. Opening hours are May 1st to Sept 30 from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and in winter October 1st to April 30th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you wish to reserve by phone the number is +43 1 523 0787 (in German, English and French) and within Morocco (in French) +212 (0) 5 24 00 00 00
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 3-course meal for two for the evening of your arrival, a hammam each and a one-hour massage each. Perfect for enjoyment and relaxation.
Surprise your loved one with this fabulous break for Valentine’s Day.
Learn all about growing and harvesting saffron – the most expensive spice in the world.
Harvesting takes place through the month of November – take advantage of our 20% discount offer on our lovely suites in Riad Sapphire and Spa and enjoy some warm, sunny weather.
Have an interesting day out on an organic farm at the Paradis du Safran
Regards Orientalists – art exhibition in Marrakech
Between December 26th and January 5th, 2015, art exhibition being held at the prestigious Hotel Selman just outside Marrakech.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the Selman Hotel and the Matisse Art Gallery with the theme “Regards Orientalistes” .
Selman Hotel is at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, a palace with gardens and beautiful design by Jacques Garcia and built by the best artisans. It also boasts a stable of gorgeous Arabian horses.
Worth a trip to visit.
Km 5, Route d’Amizmis
Route du Barrage
+212 524 45 96 00
Link to Selman Facebook
Matisse Art Gallery
61 Rue de Yougoslavie, N° 43 Passage Ghandouri, Marrakesh, Morocco
Most people who visit Marrakech find the locals extremely friendly. One woman has taken this theme of hospitality and has turned it on its head with a blog-post called ‘how to make friends with Marrakech.’ In the blog, called Adventures of Venus (which focuses on ‘travel stories, yarns and musings…’), she describes, amongst other things, how to shop and what to eat when (inevitably) become ‘Tagined out.’
Reading this blog is a bit like listening to a friend return with a hundred and one memories from a recent trip. The blog has a great insidery feel to it.
We also like this sage advice: ‘go to the Henna Cafe, which is a community project providing professional clean Henna tattoos by local women with 100% of profits going to those in need in Marrakech. The Henna Café charity was set up in2011 by four UK business people who wanted to give back to Morocco and Marrakech. It’s good to give back!’
We also agree heartily with this tip: ‘Change is hard to come by, when you get some hoard it for when you need it. Keep small coins and bills (Dh5 and under) for change and tips.’ Great advice!
Read the blog, here: http://venusadventures.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/how-to-become-friends-with-marrakech/
Never mind the classic European cycling climbs of the Alps and the Pyrenees, there are plenty of other mountainous areas to get stuck in to before the summer months.
After the triumph of the first Marrakech Atlas Etape in 2013, registration is now open for cyclists who wish to join in 2014.
Cycling seems to be all the rage in Morocco and the Marrakech Atlas Etape is one of the toughest challenges. The full route is an eye-watering 140km but there are other options too. There’s also a 60km option, with just 360m of climbing.
It’s inevitable that 2014 will prove just as popular as last year given that the route not only provides participants with a truly memorable experience, but also raises vital funds for the worthy charity Education For All (EFA).
This Moroccan-based charity, which was founded in 2007, helps to educate under-privileged young girls in the Atlas Mountains.
Their motto is “We may not individually be able to change the world but we can help to make a difference to a person’s life and indirectly many more.”
The event will take place on Sunday 27 April 2014. You can find out more or register here: www.marrakech-atlas-etape.com
Every year, more than 6000 runners from all over the world descend on Marrakech to compete in one of the fastest international marathon circuits in the world. January in Marrakech is mild and sunny, offering optimum conditions for runners as well as avenues lined with palm, olive and orange trees.
Under High Patronage of its Majesty the King Mohammed VI, the International Marathon of Marrakesh will take place next year on January 26th 2014. The first ever International Marathon of Marrakesh took place in 1987 when French runner Jacques Boxberger won the men’s race. The inaugural race was especially memorable as the women’s race was won by Moroccan Nadia Colombero who was only 14 years old at the time and whose win made her one of the youngest ever winners of an international marathon.