Unmarried couples are allowed to share hotel rooms providing they both are non-morrocan, as evidenced by your passport. It is no problems, if you are not Moroccan , to be in the same room.
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The bottom line. For some Europeans, the rules pertaining to unmarried couples in Morocco may seem concerning, but most tourists will find that they are completely unaffected by the laws. If you and your partner are unmarried , don’t worry about it: no-one in Morocco is likely to ask you anyway.
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Polygamy in Morocco is legal, but very uncommon due to restrictions that were introduced by the government in 2004 that mandated financial qualifications a husband must meet in order to marry a second wife . In addition, a husband must have written permission from his current wife before marrying a second wife .
While capital punishment remains a legal penalty in Morocco , no executions have taken place since 1993, when Mohamed Tabet was executed following a 10-year moratorium.
Simply put, a riad is a traditional Moroccan house. The term comes from the Arab word ‘ryad’ (meaning ‘garden’) but is applied to townhouses built around an inner courtyard or garden. True riads will have lush plants in four planting beds and a central fountain, but many variations exist.
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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.
Are there laws around public displays of affection in Morocco ? Yes, there are. Morocco has laws relating to those things that are, “an act of aggression against Moroccan Muslim society and people” – kissing in public falls into this category. The prohibitions specifically relate to unmarried couples.
Morocco’s penal code, article 491, provides for a prison term of between one and two years for adultery . It states that adultery can be prosecuted only if the spouse of one of the parties files a complaint.
Marrakech is the fourth-largest city in Morocco, and is one of the country’s major tourist spots. To see it, ideally you’ll want to allocate at least 2- 3 days , although those with less time to spare can still enjoy the experience.
Taxis are usually available 24 /7 in Marrakech . Most journeys within Marrakech should cost less than 20 dhms but all prices are doubled at night time. Prices for grande (big) taxis are also around double unless you negotiate otherwise.