Author: RiadWP

How has COVID-19 affected Morocco?

On the 20 March, Morocco entered a State of Health Emergency. This has now been further extended to 11 July 2020. Under the Emergency the country is divided by prefecture or province into two Zones, 1 and 2. Zone 1 has eased the restrictions and has...

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Want to get away post Covid-19 crisis?

Thinking of getting away with your family or friends once the crisis is over? Either as a group and taking over the whole Riad for a few days; exploring one of the most sought-after cities in Africa or leaving the chaos of the city and...

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What is a hammam?

Hammam is the Arabic word for ‘bath’. In Morocco it has come to mean the ritual carried out either in a public hammam, spa or, like us, our own private hammam in the Riad. We provide everything - bathrobes, disposable slip/boxers, spa products, towels and slippers. ...

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Off the beaten track in Marrakech?

Want to find our favourite places? Download the Mapstr app once you have made a reservation with us. Send us your GSM/mobile phone number and we will share our map and places. We have put all our favourite restaurants, cafés, shops and sights, including the...

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THINKING OF A DESERT TRIP?

First, most important, most two day one night tours from Marrakech will not get you to either of the sand dunes on the edge of the Sahara, Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga. Watch out for agencies that say Desert or Sahara experience, but do not...

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COMING UP IN MARRAKECH

Ashurra 2017, the festival of light and music in Morocco will be on Friday 29 September. Lots of street drumming, and practising for the two weeks before....

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Aid al Adha 12 August 2019

The date for the Eid 2019 is the 12 and 13 August. It's a two day public holiday,  followed by another public holiday on the 14 August. Many will take advantage to make it a long holiday week. The main event is on the first...

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Marrakech in the Autumn

The Autumn months are, like the Spring, a popular time for tourists to Marrakech. It's still very warm in September, October and November, with temperatures ranging from 32°C in September to 25°C in November. The nights become increasingly chilly as the Autumn progresses, however, and...

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Marrakech in the Summer

Summer temperatures in Marrakech are searingly hot. Starting at around 30°C in June, by the end of August temperatures can easily hit 40°C or more, with this dropping back to around 23 or 24°C at night. Although it is a very dry heat, it can be...

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Marrakech during Ramadan

Ramadan will run from 6 May to about 4 June 2019. There is no need to avoid coming to Marrakech during Ramadan. There is a change in the daily routine, and a change in street etiquette. With a small adjustment it can be just as...

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