One of our recommended things to do in Marrakech
As from last month, we at Riad Sapphire and Spa are offering our guests a unique way to visit the Red city. The ‘calèche’ is an age-old form of transport and is a fabulous way to see Marrakesh from the comfort of your own horse and carriage. It’s a good idea to go late afternoon just before the sun goes down and you’re tired from walking but would still like to see more.
We offer a scenic tour (approx. 75 minutes) which includes the Winter Garden district (Hivernage), La Mamounia, the Royal Palace, the Mellah (Jewish quarter), King’s Palace, the old Pasha of Marrakech’s residence, Koutoubia mosque and finishing by the main square, Place Jemaa El Fna’. Prices are £15 per person (minimum 2 people). We can’t guarantee the drivers speak English, so a guide would need to be booked if you wish commentary in English.
In addition, we can also book a romantic calèche ride to your pre-booked restaurant for the evening. Prices are £10 per person (minimum 2 people) per trip. Please note, no carriages can be booked after midnight as the horses have to go to bed!!
A UK charity – Spana regularly checks the condition of the calèche horses in Marrakech, so one can rest assured they are well looked after…
Xmas shopping in Marrakech 0r not in Marrakech
Would you like to make Xmas shopping easy and also find some unique gifts from Marrakech? If you can’t go there then you can buy from this onlinestore for Moroccan handicrafts and high-quality items http://soukdunord.
For further information on online stores selling beautiful gift items from Marrakech see our blog article
Marrakech Film Festival will take place this year 2015 from December 4th to 12th.
A good time to be in the exotic city of Marrakech. Come and stay with us while you enjoy the 15th Marrakech Film Festival – we have a 20% discount for an affordable stay.
Learn all about growing and harvesting saffron – the most expensive spice in the world.
Have an interesting day out on an organic farm at the Paradis du Safran
For lovers of the stars – come and visit Marrakech between November 19th and 29th, 2015.
After the resounding success of the two festivals Astronomy in Ifrane and Rabat. It is the turn of the ochre city to welcome lovers of the science of the universe for the 16th edition of the Festival of Astronomy in Marrakech.
Lots of workshops
We are pleased to see yet another cooperative development melding Western design with Moroccan skills – with the aim to work together with a team of local Moroccan craftspeople designing quality goods in a contemporary way. Abury produces a range of trendy goods.
If you travel to Marrakech you can source these goods yourself either shopping in the local souks or going to the design district of Sidi Ghanem. But if you can’t get to Marrakech, then you can order these goods online.
Maison de la Photographie in Marrakech
is launching a new exhibition
LE MAROC DE JEAN PIERRE EVRARD
from October 7th to 23rd 2015. Black and white photos of buildings in Marrakech. Jean Pierre has been a friend of the Maison de la Photographie since its opening and he decided to donate the photographs in this new exhibition, a selection of beautiful prints taken since 1995.
NEW TO MARRAKECH
In the same location as the Marrakech Grand Prix, a new karting school opened in Marrakech at the beginning of July 2015.
Apparently many racing car drivers spent their toddler years learning karting. So if you have aspirations of being a Formula 1 racing driver, then pay a visit to this new school.
Marrakech Kart Racing has several well-known instructors who hope to find future talent, no matter their social status in life, that they can develop future racing car drivers worthy to succeed Mehdi Bennani, the only Moroccan to reach the elite on the car racing circuit. Considering that just 10 minutes on the track costs 250 dh, that is an admirable thing to do.
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