The dirham is a closed currency , which means it can only be bought once you arrive in Morocco . You’re allowed to bring in or take out 1000Dh (around £65) but you’ll need to exchange the rest on arrival. Simply load it up with British pounds and it’ll convert to dirhams once you start using it in Morocco .
Euros and (US and CAD – not Australian) dollars are always accepted in Morocco and you will save time bringing cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. You can also use your debit card at bank machines. Australian $ are not accepted at this time.
Morocco is a country with a big wealth gap. Haggling and negotiating over the price is an integral part of the Moroccan market experience. However, Morocco is still relatively cheap for many things and can be considered a budget destination if you bear these points in mind.
You’ll need to carry some cash with you. Many riads accept payment in euros, but often at less preferential rates than you can get at the bank.
While meal prices in Morocco can vary, the average cost of food in Morocco is MAD114 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Morocco should cost around MAD46 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.
The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid-March to May) or fall (September to October). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer. The coastal regions can be visited year -round.
If you buy your Dirhams outside of Morocco you will probably not get as many when compared to getting them directly in Morocco . Best advice anyone would offer you is wait until you arrive and buy from a bureu de Change although quite a few favour Hotel Ali as the best place to get them.
Currency Import regulations: Local currency ( Moroccan Dirham – MAD): amounts up to MAD 2,000. – tolerated: Foreign currencies: no limit. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of MAD 100,000.
The dirham is a closed currency , which means it can only be bought once you arrive in Morocco . You’re allowed to bring in or take out 1000Dh (around $102) but you’ll need to exchange the rest on arrival. You can exchange your dollars to dirhams at a Bureau de Change in the airport or port, at a bank and in most hotels.
A vacation to Marrakech for one week usually costs around MAD3,850 for one person. So, a trip to Marrakech for two people costs around MAD7,700 for one week. Two people traveling together for one month in Marrakech can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.
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.
If you choose the skirt option, just be aware that most Moroccan women will not be wearing short skirts. Maxi dresses and maxi skirts are a great way to keep cool, but you might want to put a scarf around your shoulders if they are bare for both modesty and the sun.
Wearing a bikini off the beach however will be more frowned upon. So once swimming is done and you head back into town it’s a good idea to at least put on a swimsuit coverup. If you ‘re headed to a pool or private beach, wearing a two piece swimming suit is not a big deal at all.