Known as one of the imperial cities, the opulent city of Fes is the oldest city in Morocco. It is split into two areas, Fès-el-Bali (old Fès) and Fès-el-Djedid (new Fès) wich makes the city a mystical fusion of an ancient Islamic past, and the French influenced recent present.

Facts

Population

1 Million

Currency

Dirham, 1 Dh = 100 centimes

Opening hours

Many businesses close between 12 - 3 pm, but are otherwise open from 9 am - 6 pm.

Newspapers

L’Opinion, National (Fr) Libération (Fr) Al-Bayane (Es) International Herald Tribune (En)

Tourist information

Syndicat d’Initiative Place Mohammed V. Mon - thurs 8.30 am - 12 pm & 2.30 - 6.30 pm, Friday 8.30 am - 11.30 am & 3 - 6.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 am - 12 pm. +212 535 624 760

Travel to Fes

Book your flights to Fes with Etihad Airways and prepare for an adventure into the past. Called by some “the Athens of Africa”, Fes blends the best of west and east, modern and traditional. Its medina, or old walled city, boasts buildings and streets that date back to the 11th century and is believed to be the world's largest car-free urban area.

Top 5 Things To Do in Fes

  • Get lost in the sights, smells, and sounds of a bygone era as you explore the medina with its thousands of shops and architectural treasures
  • Marvel at the weight-powered water clock that stands in the Dar al-Magana, a house built by the Marinid Sultan Abu Inan Faris
  • Visit the Nejjarine Fondouk, or “Inn of the Carpenters”, a fascinating woodwork and craft museum
  • If travelling in June, don’t miss the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, one of Fes’ signature events. It gathers together performers from around the world for nine days of glorious music
  • Savour the traditional dishes of Morocco, a combination of North African, French, and Mediterranean elements that creates something utterly new and delicious

Plan Your Fes Visit

Fes enjoys a Mediterranean climate. June is the ideal time to visit the city when rainfall is low and temperatures remain mild. Winters are rainy and have temperatures in the low 60s or below while summers are hot and dry.

Finding flight deals to Fes is easy with Etihad’s popular deals. The peak season for travellers falls between June and August. If visiting during the summer we recommend you book your tickets to Fes and its attractions in advance. To find cheap hotels in Fes, travel during the off-seasons, from September to November or between April and June, when crowds are fewer and temperatures not as high.