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Marrakesh

Africa
25+

Rank in Morocco

1

Rank in Africa

160+

World Rank

Currency
Moroccan Dirham(MAD)
Weather
Mostly sunny 38.2℃
Time
19:14 PM (GMT +01:00)
Electric Socket
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Marrakesh

Steeped in history, culture, and architecture—Marrakesh, also known as Marrakech, is a city of the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the fourth-largest city in the country and is the capital city of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. The city is located at the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Marrakech was founded in 1062 by Yusuf ibn Tashfin, leader of the Moroccan Almoravid Empire. Today the modern and the ancient worlds coexist comfortably with each other. The city has labyrinthine streets, huge courtyards, well-maintained gardens, and exquisite mosaics. The city is best navigated with a guide, particularly someone who knows the city well. Marrakech plays an important part in the economy of Morocco. Improvements in infrastructure have led to a dramatic rise in the number of visitors to the ancient city—over two million tourists annually. The French especially have taken a liking to Marrakech and many French celebrities have bought property in the city. 

Despite the global recession of 2007, people invested heavily in Marrakech's real estate. The city saw substantial developments in tourism, including hotels and leisure centers, golf courses, and health spas. In 2012, 19 new hotels were scheduled to open and have since made a significant contribution to the local and national economy. Avenue Mohammed VI boasts of Africa's largest nightclub, Pacha Marrakech, and also has two large cinema complexes, Le Colisée à Gueliz and Cinéma Rif, and a new shopping precinct, Al Mazar.

Continent Country
Africa Morocco
Airport Name / IATA Code
Marrakesh Menara Airport RAK


Marrakesh
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
The best time to explore Marrakesh is during the pleasant spring months from March to May. Also, from December to February when it is relatively mild.
Moderate time to visit
The next best time to visit is autumn from September to November after the summer heat has subsided.
Worst time to visit
Avoid visiting the city during the summer months from May to September.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 6 8 11 12 15 18 21 21 19 16 11 8
Maximum temprature (℃) 19 20 23 25 28 33 37 37 32 28 23 20
Rain fall (mm) 32 38 38 39 24 5 1 3 6 24 41 31
Population
0.93 (Millions)
Official Language
Arabic
Spoken Language
Arabic is the offici... Read more
Other Language
Berber, French, Engl... Read more
Police
190
Ambulance
150
Taxi
Start Tariff: MAD 7.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.52
Cup of Coffee USD 1.24
Milk Carton Pack USD 0.73
Rice/Kg USD 1.14
White Bread USD 0.62
Eggs (12) USD 1.24
Combo Meal USD 5.39
Fine Dining USD 36.27
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.52
Domestic Beer USD 3.11
Imported Beer USD 3.11
Bottle of Wine USD 5.08
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 3.11
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.73
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.41
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 359.81
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences

Jemaa el-Fnaa

The Jemaa el-Fnaa market is the most happening place in Marrakech. During the daytime, the market is abuzz with henna-tattoo artists, snake charmers, and other entertainers. At night, the many stalls sell traditional dishes that attract tourists to this heart of the city.

Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle, a garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle, is one of the best places to have a relaxing evening in its quaint little trails and peaceful streams with over 300 species of plants.

Koutoubia Mosque

The Koutoubia Mosque is one of the many architectural marvels of the city with its 12th-century architecture replete with ornate interiors and arches.

Traditional Riad

No trip to Marrakech is complete without a stay at a traditional Riad, a house of tranquility and relaxation. These offer bedrooms and roof terraces that give a birds-eye view of the city.

Tombs

The city is home to tombs of the rulers of the Saadi Dynasty. They were discovered in 1917 and are decorated with bright tiles and intricate carvings.  

Tanneries

The northeast of the city is home to the city's famed tanneries. It boasts of several items from bags to dresses and it is fascinating to see how they are made.

Museums

Marrakech has several museums, including the Dar si Said, which displays Moroccan architecture and objects. The Marrakech Museum exhibits embroidery and contemporary art. In the new part of town, contemporary art galleries display works of local talent.

Souks

A trip to Marrakech is enhanced by visiting its many enchanting markets. The city boasts of several traditional souks where you can find rare literature and handicrafts.

Shopping
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Souvenir Suggestions

Argan Oil: Produced nowhere else in the world, this is always a great buy.

Ceramics: Marrakesh is known for its exquisite ceramic pottery.

Clothes: From dresses to djellabas, many items are handmade and yet affordable.

Leather Goods: Moroccan leather is still produced in an old-fashioned way.

Lanterns: A handmade lantern is a great souvenir to take home.

Spices: High-quality spices are inexpensive and also easy to transport.

Carpets: Moroccan rugs are exquisite with plenty of options and price ranges.

Tourist attractions in Marrakesh

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