Can I get alcohol in Marrakech ? and where can I smoke? The Medina does not have pubs or wine bars, however there are plenty of hotels and restaurants with public bars. Alcohol is not available in the cafes around the place Jemaa al Fna. In our Marrakech Riads guests may smoke in designated areas on the roof terraces.
Due to taxes, alcohol in Morocco is very expensive compared to most places in Europe. A small 25cl domestic beer will cost between 25 – 35 MAD (€2.50 – €3.50) in a bar. A 33cl bottle of local Casablanca beer will cost 45 – 60 MAD (€4 – €6) when purchased in a bar.
Beer and wine are produced domestically. They also tend to be the most popular drinks in Morocco. Various types of wine are available, including Moroccan grey wine.
Moroccan law prohibits smoking in most public buildings. At your accommodation, there will usually be an area (e.g. roof terrace) where smoking is permitted. You may wish to buy duty free spirits on your way into the country to drink in your accommodation.
Yes, there are nightclubs in Morocco ! Most of the clubs in Agadir are in hotels so look there if you’re having trouble finding one. If you find yourself in Marrakech head to Paradise at the Hotel Pullman Mansour Edhabi for one of the most popular party scenes in town. For more nightlife you can check out Casablanca.
Cultural Guidelines: Moroccan men don’t usually wear shorts . However, as tourists, it will be fine for you to wear shorts . If you want to fit in a little better, then you could consider packing long pants . Weather Guidelines: For most of the year, pants won’t be too hot.
I can definitely tell you that morocco is much cheaper than turkey for everything – hotels, food, entrance costs to monuments, etc. Turkey was surprisingly expensive. Turkey can still be very cheap if you go to the tourist resort areas. It depends where you stay, of course, but fierce competition drives down prices.
Drink only bottled water when in Morocco and avoid ice cubes made from tap water . Be sure to brush your teeth with bottled water , too.
It’s very uncommon and frowned on to show a lot of affection in public. Holding hands in Morocco is fine. A hug here or there, a stolen kiss all fine in most situations. The more rural you are the more frowned on public displays of affection are.
It is against the law in Morocco for unmarried Moroccan couples to sleep together in the same room. This can sometimes impact non- Moroccans with accommodation imposing a blanket ban on unmarried couples sharing rooms at their own discretion.
In truth, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There’s only really small crime there (scams and pickpockets) and you’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt as a tourist in the country. Morocco is super safe for tourists now.
Shisha is illegal in Morocco – there is no scaremongering here. It is extremely dangerous and disrespectful of the above poster to tell someone to ignore the law . There are cafes that sell shisha and it is illegal .
Fortunas are the cheapest (20dh full pack, 10dh mini pack) – others are around 30-35, Dunhills are more. Moroccan brands are Anfa (priced like and taste like American cigs ) Marquise, Casa Sport, Olympic. If someone asks you for a cigarette in Morocco DON’T pull several forward – if you do that they take them all.
How much money will you need for your trip to Morocco ? You should plan to spend around MAD395 ($44) per day on your vacation in Morocco , which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.