A medieval city of drama, myth and mystery, Marrakech will captivate all who venture behind its ochre-coloured walls. Step inside and you will be transported back to a place and time that has been consigned to the annals of history. The winding alleys of the medina and the sights and sounds of the souks, the human drama that is Djemaa el-Fna square and the Atlas Mountains rearing up in the background, make Marakech, Morocco’s jewel in the crown.

Facts

Population

1,060,000

Currency

Moroccan dirham (MAD) 1 dirham = 100 centimes

Opening hours

Banks: 08.30-11.30 and 14.30-16.30 Mon-Fri. Business: 09.00-13.00 & 15.00-19.00 Mon-Sat

Tourist information

Office National Marocain du Tourisme Place Abdel Moumen ben Ali, Avenue Mohammed V, Gueliz. +044 436 239/131 Opening hours are Monday through Friday 09.00 to 12.00 and 15.00 to 16.30.

Travel to Marrakech

Book your flights to Marrakech with Etihad Airways and prepare to enjoy a city brimming with passion, drive, music and the sounds of the bustling souks, set against the stunning backdrop of the Atlas Mountains.

Top 5 Things To Do in Marrakech

  • The souks of Marrakech are best visited in the early morning before 08.00am or between 4.00 and 5.00pm – bargaining is easier at these times.
  • Marrakech is famed for its gardens the parks of Agdal and Menara are green spaces that stretch for acres and are adorned with olive groves and water fountains
  • Djema el-Fna is arguably the most famous square in Marrakech. A large open space where street performers of every description entertain locals and tourists alike
  • The Tanneries are best seen in the morning when you can take a morning coffee and enjoy a terraced view of the activity below
  • Dominating the Marrakech skyline, the Koutoubia Mosque is 70 metres high, visible from miles away in the Sahara desert and one of the most prominent landmarks in the whole of Marrakech

Plan Your Marrakech Holiday

In January and February it is possible to ski the Atlas Mountains, however at only 50km from the city, the mountains are spectacular and accessible whenever you choose to go. Marrakech requires at least a week to truly appreciate.

Finding flight deals to Marrakech is easy with Etihad's popular deals. The climate in Marrakech can be an issue as the summer can be stiflingly hot, if you struggle with heat, you may need to consider this. During the summer events such as the Marrakech popular arts festival, we advise booking your tickets to Marrakech well in advance. During the cooler off peak season (September to May) you have more opportunity to find cheap hotels in Marrakech.

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