Direct flights are available from cities across Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America. Royal Air Maroc is Morocco’s national carrier. For information about Moroccan airports, visit the website of Office National des Aéroports (www.onda.ma). Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport is the country’s main gateway, followed by Menara airport (Marrakesh). Other important airports include Fes–Saïss (Fez), Ibn Batouta International (Tangier), as well as Ouazazarte, Agadir and Nador.
Arabic is the language used in Morocco, but you will also be understood in French and Spanish in many places.
Comfortable good walking shoes, sleeping bag, comfortable sweaters and windbreakers: the temperature differences between day and night can be significant, especially in winter (November, December, January).
Head protection: The scarf (turban), is made to protect your head, your neck and shoulders from the hot sun. For the sandstorms a hat or scarf is a necessity.
Flashlight (or headlamp), wet wipes, sunglasses, matches, and personal pharmacy.
Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. The capital, Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas, is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.
- Capital: Rabat
- Currency: Moroccan dirham
- Continent: Africa
We recommend to buy your bottles of mineral water, or bring your pellet micropur. Remember to wash your hands frequently, do not consume water which has not been opened in front of you and avoid ice cubes.
It is forbidden to take pictures in the military areas, ports events, airports and some museums. Before taking a picture of a person, do not forget to ask their permission first.
Morocco is sweltering in the summer months; however, it’s still necessary to cover the shoulders and legs. For women, a loose maxi dress with a light sweater or scarf over the shoulders is a brilliant way to stay cool and blend in with women who wear jabadors and kaftans.
It’s not necessary for non-Muslim women to wear a hijab, or a veil that conceals a woman’s hair. Moroccan women choose for themselves whether or not they wish to cover, and this decision is largely based on religious motivations.
- Police: dial 19 from a land-line, 112 from your mobile
- Mounted Police (outside cities): 177
- Firemen: 15
- Ambulance: 15
The 220 V is standard, in some places, and in hotels. Some cities, however, are still supplied with 110 V.