The city of Marrakech is a city of living contrasts. It is a few hours from the Sahara Desert and sits in the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in the kingdom of Morocco. Marrakech is not just rich in Moroccan History in Medina, but it also has a touch of modern in Gueliz (the European Modern District).

HOW TO GO

Those flying from the United States, Canada and anywhere in Asia need to change flights in Casablanca (Morocco). The Marrakech- Menara Airport is an International Airport and caters direct flights from London, Paris, Copenhagen, Dublin, Oslo, Madrid, Stockholm. As soon as you arrive at the airport, head to Terminal 1 where there is money changing outlets. Reaching the city from the airport is no big deal as there are buses running to the city every 30 minutes or so.

WHEN TO GO

Summer is the busy tourist season in Marrakech. During this time of the year though the heat is unbearable, the city sees a rise in tourism. But if you want to dodge the crowds, then fall (October- November) or spring (March- May) are best times. The weather is pleasant and the heat is bearable.

THINGS TO DO

No trip to Marrakech is complete without the tour of Souks. Just near the Place Djemaa El- Fna there is the marketplace. Anything typically Morrocan is here- from gorgeous Kaftans to aromatic spices. After bargaining at the busy marketplace, head towards the green oasis for a slice of paradise. Palmeraie is on the outskirts of city adorned with vibrant palm trees and posh hotels. Landmarks like Koutoubia Mosque (near Djemaa El-Fna), Majorelle Gardens in Gueliz, El Bahia Palace, Menara Gardens are a must see for every traveller.

Palmeraie is on the outskirts of city adorned with vibrant palm trees and posh hotels. Landmarks like Koutoubia Mosque (near Djemaa El-Fna), Majorelle Gardens in Gueliz, El Bahia Palace, Menara Gardens are a must see for every traveler.

TYPE OF ELECTRICITY

The standard voltage in the Kingdom of Morrocco is 220 V. If your appliance works in low voltage then a converter as well as a travel adapter to fit Type C / Type F and Type E is a must. The socket has two round pins and one larger earthing pin.

July 26, 2017 12:01 pm Published by

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