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MOROCCO

LANGUAGES

Arabic & Berber

 

CURRENCY

Moroccan Dirham

 

TIMEZONE

GMT + 1

 

USEFUL PHRASES

Salam (Sal-am) - Hello

Afak (Af-ack) - Please

Morocco's Festival Scene

Music festivals in Morocco have helped position it as the jewel of North Africa. The idyllic outdoor venue locations provide an avant-garde feel of yesteryear for festival-goers to enjoy.

 

The Red city of Marrakesh hosts Beat-Hotel and Oasis festival at the stunning luxury Fellah hotel which has views of the snow-capped Atlas mountains.

 

To the North, you can find the wittily named Jazzablanca, which takes place every summer in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city.

 

On the Atlantic coast is Essaouria which was a filming location for Game of Thrones. MOGA Festival takes place here over 3 days in October.

Morocco As A Destination

Morocco is an extraordinary destination that showcases traditional and modern aspects of its’ culture. Sand dunes meet desert oases, and gorgeous coastlines affront to beautiful markets.

 

There are also excellent opportunities to explore the many filming locations for some of Hollywood’s most celebrated. Colourful laneways lead to vibrant spices sold by merchants and firey dunes crash into the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

 

Casablanca, Marrakech and Fez are all heritage locations, with a flurry of transformation, as this destination gains more traction; and brings with it some delicious music festival options.

 

Tourism has introduced boutique riads to stay in, as well as panoramic rooftops laced with richly coloured carpets for the perfect view of its’ genuinely unique architecture.

Top Experiences

Morocco Yoga and Surf

Morocco has some of the best waves in Africa. And there are breaks to suit all types of surfing skill levels. Yoga is also popular and there are some great opportunities to hone your practice here.

TREAT YOUR PALATE

For foodies, in particular, Morocco is a culinary delight. Be sure to try the many traditional dishes that Morocco is known for.

Music

Festivals in Morocco showcase the diverse richness of the musical culture. More than twenty-five types are recognised nationally with the most popular being Andalusian, Berber, Raï, Chaabi and Gnawa.

 

The electronic scene borrows from many of these styles, creating a beautiful audio infusion filled with the unique sounds that make up Morrocan-electro.

 

Amine K could be considered as the Moroccan ambassador for electronic music. An artist that embodies the musical infusions of Morocco better than anyone. His productions have been enchanting dancefloors across the globe, culminating in one of the most coveted playing slots on the planet-Burning Mans sunrise session for Robot Heart!

 

Their global peers highly respect traditional musical acts from Morocco. Names like Hasan Hakmoun, Malika Zarra, Nass El Ghiwane and Amouri Mbarek are all legends of Morroco's musical heritage.

Map Of Music Festivals In Morocco

What is a Moroccan Riad?

They are former family townhouses now often converted into boutique hotels. They offer visitors to Morocco the chance to stay in authentic and often luxurious Moroccan accommodation hidden away behind unassuming front doors.

Is Morocco a safe country to visit?

The vast majority of visitors find Morocco to be a hospitable and friendly country. However as with visiting any country you should always stay vigilant by protecting valuables in crowded areas and women should not walk alone through small alleys late at night.

Is it easy to travel around the country?

National travel is easily accessible, with plenty of options available to you. Domestic flights are also readily available and recommended for longer distances. In major cities, consider taxis over car rentals due to the high levels of traffic intensity.