Morocco guide: 10 things to know before you go Cafes dominate life in Tangier. Most mosques are off-limits to non-Muslims. Multilingual Moroccans will put you to shame. Don’t get stuck in Marrakesh. If you don’t like cumin, you may starve. Trains are cheap, comfortable and reliable. Couscous is served on Fridays. Riad rooftops rock.
7 Spectacular Things Morocco is Known For The Sahara Desert. When most people choose to travel to Morocco , it’s to see the famed Sahara Desert. Hassan II Mosque. Mint Tea and Pastries. Majorelle Garden. The Architecture. Todgha Gorge. Tagine.
In Morocco , the left hand is reserved for bathroom hygiene and dirty chores. So it is considered incredibly rude to eat, shake hands, give a gift, or leave a tip with your left hand.
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. But, making out in public – absolutely not ok.
It is true that most young Moroccan women don’t wear a veil – though they may well wear a headscarf – and in cities Moroccan women wear short-sleeved tops and knee-length skirts. But as a result, they may then suffer more harassment. Men may wear sleeveless T-shirts and above-the-knee shorts.
A woman traveling to Morocco should wear long skirts and dresses, jeans or pants that cover the knees, draping tunics, polo shirts, and camisoles that can be worn under sweaters and cardigans. It’s not necessary for non-Muslim women to wear a hijab , or a veil that conceals a woman’s hair.
The Best Facts about Morocco Morocco in Arabic is Al Maghreb which means the place where the sun sets. It borders two seas. It is only 8 miles from Europe. There are no camels in Morocco only dromedaries. Berbers make up around 40% of the population . The best rapper in the country is called Muslim. Morocco is a Muslim country.
Despite its economic progress, 4 million Moroccans remain in poverty and live on less than $4 a day. Poverty in Morocco remains an issue. Recognizing the poverty crisis in Morocco is essential to alleviating it; such a feat is possible through providing facts about poverty in Morocco to the public.
Marrakech is also known as the city of luxury, thanks to its famous palaces, 5-star restaurants, luxury spas and hammams and charming riads (traditional houses) in the medina. Amongst others, there is the Mamounia and its enchanting gardens, the luxurious Royal Mansour hammam and the refined cuisine of Namaskar Palace.
What Not To Do In Morocco Don ‘ t show your shoulders. You will see female tourists in short shorts and tank tops but don ‘ t follow suit. Don ‘ t be turned off by the bargaining. Don ‘ t eat from the food stalls. Don ‘ t drink the tap water. Don ‘ t be afraid to escape the crowds. Don ‘ t assume you are immune to being scammed.
In Moroccan culture, family relationships are the most important component of social life . In particular, the bond between parents and children is revered. It is considered polite to show respect for parents and elders. In Morocco , extended family members typically live together.
The standards of beauty in Morocco are mostly European ones, Moroccans like light skin, light colored eyes and straight light hair (preferably long) and a slim figure. While I have seen beautiful women in all shapes and colors in Morocco , the Moroccan society link beauty to European features.
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 short, YES! Morocco is a safe country to visit for female travelers . As with all destinations, my best advice is to remain vigilant. The main crimes you need to watch out for are pickpockets and scams.
Morocco allows the consumption of alcohol . Alcohol must be purchased and consumed in licensed hotels, bars, and tourist areas. You can also buy alcohol in most major supermarkets. There are a small number of bars and restaurants which permit drinking outside, but only tourists are allowed to drink in public.