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Useful Information

Things you need to know.

Holidays in Morocco

Useful Information

Local time

Morocco is the same time as GMT (during Ramadan this may change).

Visas for Morocco

British citizens do not require a visa for entry into Morocco. If you or any member of your party is not a British citizen or holds a non-British passport please check with your appropriate Government consulate or embassy. 

What to wear

Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year. However, sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, or for stays in the Atlas Mountains where temperatures are several degrees cooler. Although the dress code is liberal in Morocco, it’s a good idea to bring a scarf to cover bare shoulders and arms when visiting rural villages.

Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. It is important to respect the local customs during this holy month whilst also enjoying the festivities it brings. The dates for Ramadan depend on the sighting of the new moon so are not set in stone.

Credit cards

All major international credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard or Visa are generally accepted at hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, larger supermarkets and stores. Smaller retail shops, small restaurants and most souks however, prefer to deal in cash.

Currency

The Moroccan Dirham is divided into 100 centimes. You can change money in a bank, bureau de change or at the reception of your hotel. When changing money in Morocco, you’ll be issued with a receipt which you must keep in order to change back unwanted Dirhams when leaving the country. Cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in larger towns so if you’re planning a trip to the countryside make sure you have enough cash for your trip.

Electricity

The electrical supply in Morocco is 220 volts and sockets are of the European two pin variety. We suggest that you take the necessary adaptors with you.

Souks & shopping

Bargaining, or haggling, is a way of life in Morocco and can be an enjoyable experience. Strolls in the Souks or the market of the Jewish quarter, the Mellah, are among the highlights of the city of Marrakech.

Excursions

  • Djemaa El Fna
  • The Souks
  • Tanneries
  • Koutoubia Mosque
  • Saadian Tombs
  • Majorelle Gardens
  • Dar Si Saud Museum
  • Ben Youssef Madrassa
  • El Bahia Palace
  • The Menara Gardens
  • Mule rides
  • Trekking in Atlas Mountains