20 FAQ: frequently asked questions about Morocco

Q1: Is Morocco safe?

Morocco’s economy is very dependent upon tourism and continues to be a favourite holiday destination for Europeans (3rd favourite for the French), and in Marrakech over 17,000 foreigners are registered (2007) homeowners. Reforms have been put in place to ensure visitors experience in Morocco is as carefree as possible. All guides must be registered and trained. Tourist Police work in every major city. Compared to Europe, crime is commonly petty thievery on trains and buses.

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Great Places to Visit in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city in Morocco that is full of history, cultural sights, wonderful food, and marketplaces unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s a thriving tourist destination which has a wide variety of activities and attractions for everyone who comes to the city. If you’re planning to visit Marrakech, here are some of the exciting things you can do.

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Merzouga Guide

Merzouga Travel Guide

Merzouga is a small village in southeastern Morocco, located about 35 kilometers southeast of Rissani, and 45 kilometers from Erfoud, along 50 kilometers from the border with Algeria.

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Riads : Special Guesthouses

Well-travelled people do seek unique ways to genuinely experience the country they choose to visit and be immersed in its culture and way of life. The best introduction to such a journey is the Moroccan unique style of guesthouses known as Riad.

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The Ancient Walled In Cities : Medinas

IFor the majority of nowadays visitors the medina is a “bustling maze” with an overwhelming activity in narrow spaces. In fact, these urban centers have been designed in tune with what the way of life was like centuries ago. Modern life introduced activities and elements that disrupted the balances ensured a peaceful comfortable and healthy way of life.

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Marrakesh, the most beautiful golf in Morocco

To many people’s surprise golf is not a new sport in Morocco. Since the beginning of the past century in the 1920s several courses have lent their exotic lush vegetation and rolling greens to the world’s powerful, rich and famous. The first of a series of Royal Golf Clubs was originally created in Tangiers in 1914. It is one of the first courses on the African continent that offers stunning views of the European coastline starting from hole 7. (18 holes-Par 70 designed by Cotton & Penning).

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Morocco, In the World Top Ten MICE Destinations

In April 1994, Marrakesh became a landmark for the global economic community as the most famous of Moroccan cities hosted the final rounds of the GATT Conference. It was in this city’s main convention complex known as Palais des Congrés- an 8600 seat venue- that the World Trade Organization was born.

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Morocco, Exceptional Luxury Hotels

The tradition of luxury hospitality is not new to Morocco. In the 1920s, when luxury travels were accessible only to the rich and famous, the country was catering for sophisticated customers such as Barbara Hutton, Winston Churchill, Lady Mead, Zaza Gabor, and many others.

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The Desert and the Kasbah

Morocco is a genuine mosaic. For a country that is 710 850 square kilometers (274 461 square miles) this is a concentrate of architectural types, climate zones, geological formations, and landscape variations. From November to May, taking one of the country’s most scenic drives (Fes to Erfoud: 474 km or 296 miles) amounts to going through the four seasons in one day.

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