Morocco

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Capital City: Rabat

Official languages: Arabic, Berber
Recognised language: French

Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)

Time zone: GMT (UTC), Summer GMT +1 (DST suspended during Ramadan) (UTC +1)

Calling code: +212

Climate: Morocco has a Mediterranean climate. It is generally hot and dry for most of the year, with cooler, yet still mild, temperatures and rainfall during the winter months between November and March. April to May is a good time to visit. July and August can be excessively hot inland and in the desert. Due to the nature of Morocco’s terrain, it has a climate of extremes – with temperatures being high in the desert and colder in the mountains. Click here to see the weather forecast for Morocco.

Health & Safety:

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National:

  • Flower: none
  • Bird: Moussier’s redstart
  • Animal: Barbary lion

Useful facts:

  • Drive on the right

Travel:

Airports:

Click here for a list of all airports

Fez Saïss Airport (FEZ)

Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK)

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

Tourism

Useful Websites: Visit Morocco

Visas: British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months. Click here for further information.

 


Where to stay:

TripAdvisor deals for Marrakech

Special events:

Events in Morocco

Morocco Bucket list:

  • Head up into the Atlas Mountains
  • Relax in a Moroccan Hammam
  • Go on a camel ride in the Sahara desert
  • Visit the pungent tanneries in Fez (go in the morning to see the pits filled with coloured dye)
  • Imagine yourself in Gladiator or The Mummy whilst visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a popular filming location in Morocco
  • Take time out to relax with a pot of mint tea on a rooftop terrace
  • Visit the famous markets picking up anything from food to homemade crafts, ornaments and jewellery
  • Sample Moroccan cuisine. Popular dishes include zaalouk (a smoky aubergine puree), harira (a lamb broth) and Morocco’s national dish tagine.
  • Check out the street performers including snake charmers, acrobats and magicians
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Colourful Morocco

Marrakech Medina


National Parks

List of national parks in Morocco

Volunteer

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