Morocco is a safe place to visit. You just need to be aware of petty crime like pick-pocketing or bag snatching, particularly in the busy areas like the souks. It’s not really a crime, more of a scam, but watch out for people in the main square, Jemaa el-Fnaa, with Barbary monkeys.
Moroccans have a family-oriented culture. They love children and will open up to you a lot more if you’re visiting Morocco with kids . Traveling in Marrakech is also pretty easy given that lots of the areas you’ll be are flat and easy to navigate by foot and with little ones in tow.
Characteristically Moroccan families are very strong. They stay together for a very long time. Sometimes I find cultural differences that are so bluntly opposite it makes me laugh. For example young adults typically stay with their parents until they are married which could be well into their late 20s or early 30s.
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.
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.
Moroccans are very loving – in private. It’s very uncommon and frowned on to show a lot of affection in public. Holding hands in Morocco is fine. The more rural you are the more frowned on public displays of affection are.
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.
In the Moroccan city, Marrakech has many nice beaches , but at the same rate, the city also offers many beach resorts. Some of them are luxury beach resorts. Most of the time, beaches are busy and one of the best places to be in Marrakech .
According to the Moroccan constitution, Islam is the religion of the state , and the state guarantees freedom of thought, expression, and assembly.
Best Cities in Morocco For Expats Casablanca. Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco with a population of more than five million. Fes. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you see Fes for the first time. Marrakesh. Rabat. Tangier.
Life in Morocco . The Moroccan population is a mix of Arab and Berber ethnicity. Islam has a major influence on everyday life, especially during Ramadan. The country is known for its hot climate, but the Atlas mountains, located inland, experience snowfalls every year and are a “must-see”.
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 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.
Past travelers have spent, on average, MAD114 ($13) on meals for one day and MAD40 ($4.46) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Morocco for a couple is MAD413 ($46). So, a trip to Morocco for two people for one week costs on average MAD5,532 ($620).