Marrakesh Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Marrakesh

Where is it located?: Marrakesh is in southern Morocco, near the Atlas Mountains.

Why do people go there?: With narrow streets too small for a vehicles and a mind-boggling labyrinths of small alleys loaded with eclectic merchandise, the walled city of old Marrakech has developed a reputation as being the center of culture, art, and old world culture.

How do travelers get there?: Most people arrive at Marrakesh by train.

Currency: Dirham

City Code: 44

Population: 3.2 million

Travel Information

Attractions: Medina (Place Djemaa el-Fna), Arabic, Museum of Moroccan Arts, Almoravid-style Koubba Ba’adiyn

Accommodations: Marrakesh Hostels

Tourist Office: Morocco Tourism Office

Off-the-beaten-path: Telouet, Essaouira, Vallée d’Ourika

Health Issues: No major health issues

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Marrakesh can be visted most of the year. During the summer, the heat can be oppressive.

Common Phrases: Greetings: Salam Aleikum, Greetings (response): wa aleikum as-salam, Thank You: Shukran, How much?: kem?, Yes: nam, No: nam

City Specific Events: Marrakech Popular Arts Festival

How to get around?: Buses and trains are fairly efficient and run throughout the country.

Good to know: In the evening, the center of the old town is a great place to get good cheap food.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Marrakech is the Marrakech-Menara Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Marrackech travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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08 July 2010

You can book Marrakesh Flights at

Ben Yermak
18 August 2010

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