Although Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol , Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in private or where alcohol is being served. In medinas alcohol cannot be purchased in shops, although many riads and hotels offer it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary about cost of living in Marrakech , Morocco: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1,827.57$ (16,306.48MAD) without rent. Cost of Living in Marrakech .
|Water (1.5 liter bottle )||6.35MAD|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||61.94MAD|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle )||18.73MAD|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle )||31.64MAD|
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.
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.
So, a trip to Morocco for two people for one week costs on average MAD5,532 ($620). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.
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 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.