Marrakech travel guide

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Mid 20s (°C) in spring, to mid to high 30s (°C) in the summer.

Best time to visit: Autumn’s the best of both world,  the temperature is more comfortable and there’s still plenty of sun.

Marrakech benefits from great temperatures all-year-round. Spring is warm but pleasant while summer is hotter, head to the coast for the day to enjoy the cooling sea breeze.

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MARRAKECH IS BEST FOR...
p>Best for adventurers: Dive in to the vibrant city life by exploring the lively square and narrow alleys by day and night.

Best for scenery lovers: Fall in love with Marrakech’s natural beauty, from the breath-taking backdrop of the Atlas Mountains to the city’s bustling centre.

Best for foodies: Visit the spice markets and local food stalls.

FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Marrakech is Arabic.

Currency: The currency used in Marrakech is the Moroccan Dirham (Dh).

Local time: Marrakech is the same time zone as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Marrakech airport, 7km south west of the resort.

Flight time from UK: Approximately 3 hours 20 minutes.

Tourist information: Further Marrakech tourist information can be found at www.visitmorocco.com.

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco for advice on visas and your health for your holiday to Marrakech.

GETTING AROUND

By bus: There are plenty of buses to take you to the north west of the old city, running from early morning till late at night.

By taxi: Hail a beige taxi almost anywhere in the city and round up to the nearest dirham or two when you reach your destination.

By horse-drawn carriage: Ride around the medina on a caliche, a horse-drawn carriage; check the fixed hourly rates painted on the side of the carriage or agree on a price beforehand on shorter trips.

EVENTS

For arts lovers: Watch the streets of Marrakech come alive for the National Festival of Popular Arts with traditional Berber music, folk dancing and street performers in July.

For film buffs: Enjoy the week-long Marrakech International Film Festival for a spectacular showcase of world cinema.