About Henna Souk

Any visit that is made to Fes is incomplete without wandering in this market. The best place to visit in Medina is the Henna Souk, which is the market of perfumes. It has derived its name especially from those products which are sold off at a good cost. Rose water is famous here and most of the tourists certainly shell out for this. You will experience lots of shopping, sights, and sounds here. But beware of touts. Be careful as you can easily be cheated while shopping. Keep haggling in a friendly light-hearted manner.

Must See

  • This market of perfumes is the best place to visit
  • Invest in the rose water, perfumes, henna, bronze items, ornate lams, dainty tea sets, musical instruments, metal, and wooden picture frames.
  • There are a variety of cosmetics, soaps, perfumes and argan oil found here.
  • There is also a host of kid's jewelry, tiles, pottery aphrodisiacs, etc.
  • Buy things like natural beauty products, ceramics, spices, rugs, and leather goods.
  • Beware of fraudsters and overtly priced items.
  • Babouches in all colors of the rainbow are present.
  • Blue and white Fassi pottery can make for a great souvenir.

How to reach

One can hire a taxi to one of the medina gates. Then by taking a cab/ Uber or the metro, you can reach the city center. The fare cost for bus and cab is 25 and 34 MAD.

Tips

  • A must-see shopping experience.
  • The Henna Souk contains everything one might need in the realm of beauty and body care.
  • Lots of options in natural beauty products - Henna, argan oil, soaps, creams, lotions, and clays, it's all there for the taking.
  • Also look for aromas, spices, rugs, ceramics, rich colorful clothes, and everything sensual.
  • Beware of touts who can be deceptive and lead you onto their own marketing agents.
  • You can easily get lost in the souks so stick to the main walkway.
  • If you are an independent traveler, take a map.
  • Haggling is a way of life in Morocco to avoid getting tricked.
  • If you get lost, asking for directions can elicit curious male assistance in a friendly manner. But once helped don't be surprised if asked for a payment for their assistance.
  • Taking the help of a licensed guide is ideal.
  • Try restricting your shopping adventures to the daylight hours.
  • Keep your possessions close to you to avoid being robbed.
  • Carry cash and lower denominations to avoid potential headaches. Having coins on your person is really helpful.
  • Shopping can be really exhausting more so in the crowded, noisy alleys, so take a  break and pop into a cafe for a mint tea.

Visit Time

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday:9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday:9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

15 minutes to buy items from the market

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

4 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 33.94°C

 

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