Traditional clothing The traditional dress for men and women is called djellaba (جلابة); a long, loose, hooded garment with full sleeves. The djellaba has a hood that comes to a point called a qob.
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. Women generally wear sandals or loafers; rarely do they wear heels.
Unlike other traditional dresses such as Kaftan or Takchita, djellabas are distinguished by their large and loose hoods, a.k.a kobb. The hood is pointy and might be used for protection against the sun or the desert winds. Although nowadays, the hood is mainly for decorative purposes and visual appeal.
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.
The main Berber and Arab cultures of Morocco are complemented by elements of French, Roman, Jewish, Spanish, and other traditions as well – an eclectic mix! A truly cosmopolitan culture , traveling within Morocco’s borders is like a journey around the entire Mediterranean Basin and far beyond.
Arab influence is still present among Berbers today. On their heads men wear wrapped cloth turbans, and women cover their hair with scarves and their faces with veils called mandeels. Under their haiks, many Berbers wear ankle-length tunics or loose trousers called chalwar.
(Loose and flowy) Long pants And while long skirts and dresses are great for wearing around Marrakech , I would make sure you pack at least one pair of actual pants too in case you do anything physical (imagine doing a camel ride in a dress ). My go-to would be some loose harem pants, which are breezy and comfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t leave Morocco without trying… B’ssara. At a few pennies a bowl, this rich soup of dried broad beans is traditionally served for breakfast, topped with a swirl of olive oil, a sprinkling of cumin and bread fresh from the oven. Tagine . Fish chermoula. Harira. Kefta tagine . Couscous . Makouda. Zaalouk.
: a usually cotton or silk ankle-length garment with long sleeves that is common throughout the Middle East.