Marrakesh Practical Travel Tips

Marrakech is an exotic destination in Morocco and it’s an amazing city to visit. But there are a lot of customs that you should be aware of when traveling to this North African country. These travel tips will help you feel comfortable when traveling to Marrakesh and will help you make the most of your vacation.

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If you are invited to dinner in Marrakesh, make sure you don’t go empty handed.
A good gift to bring are some figs
that’s what you do
It is customary for people of the same sex to greet each other with a handshake
once they know each other better, a kiss on the cheek.
Men do not shake a woman’s hand unless
she extends her hand first
I find the longer food takes to prepare
the better it tastes. Which means Morrocan cuisine
tastes fantastic.
Always remember when you’re eating out here
Always use your right hand only
It’s very important to wash your hands before you have any tea
my hands are washed and I’m ready for some tea.
Tea is an important part of Moroccan tradition.
and you’ll find
that will be invited for
a drink often
and in Marrakech you say Tagine for cheers
Or basaha
When you’re invited into a home in Morocco, it’s very important to take off your shoes.
a good way to get a feel for Moroccan
customs is to stay in a traditional riad
We stayed in this riad in the Medina, a term used for the old city of Marrakesh
Mm tres bien, tres bien
The main languages of Morocco are French,
Arabic and Berber. It’s polite to learn at least the basic phrases and greetings
before visiting.
What we know in Arabic is we know
Shokran, Salam alakum,
Alakum Salam, Afwan, Yala Yala, A Ma Salama,
it means goodbye. So I know 6 words in Arabic, that’s not too bad.
What was the Berber word? Azule
So there we go, I know a little bit of Berber and a little bit of Arabic.
Well done,
Thank you