Marrakech (Morocco)

Marrakech (sometimes also Marrakesh) is the fourth largest city of Morocco and located in the northwest. The city is one of the four ancient Berber Imperial cities and is situated between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara. The climate is hot and half-arid. The summers are hot and dry and the average temperature is close to 30 C. The winters are mild and humid and the average temperature is around 10 C. The average of rainy days is 5 - 7 in the winter. The city's main attraction in addition to the magnificent scenery, is the ancient city of Medina, where you can find a few good museums, numerous palaces, mosques, as well as excellent shopping opportunities in the open squares, which are often open through the night. Haggling is almost mandatory! Morocco is also famous for its riad houses, where most of the windows face to a large open courtyard. Marrakech is a reasonably safe destination, although general caution is desirable, especially in case of theft and scams.

Population: 1,063,000
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Arabic
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 19 (poliisi), 15 (ambulanssi), 15 (palokunta)
Currency: Moroccan dirham (MAD)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 127 V, 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are expected to tip 10-15% if a service charge isn't included in the bill.
Time in destination: Oct 14, 2019, 3:06:29 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
14.10

Fair

77°F

Tue
15.10

Clear sky

79°F

Wed
16.10

Fair

75°F

Thu
17.10

Clear sky

75°F

Fri
18.10

Clear sky

79°F

Sat
19.10

Partly cloudy

81°F

Sun
20.10

Clear sky

73°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 66.2 42.8 4
February - 69.8 46.4 4
March - 75.2 51.8 4
April - 78.8 55.4 3
May - 84.2 59.0 1
June - 93.2 66.2 0
July - 100.4 69.8 0
August - 98.6 69.8 0
September - 89.6 66.2 0
October - 84.2 60.8 3
November - 73.4 51.8 4
December - 68.0 46.4 4

More information: Marrakech forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Marrakech is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $35.14, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $95.08, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $53.33
  • Hotel (3 stars): $59.93
  • Hotel (4 stars): $86.52
  • Hotel (5 stars): $186.13
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.67
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.76
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $3.00
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.17
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.10

More information: Marrakech price level

Safety

Marrakech has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 54.5 (better than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 62.5 (weaker than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 41.2 (a little better than United states average 41.1)

More information: Marrakech safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In South Africa the traffic is mainly left-handed. In North Africa the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: A rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car.

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