Practical information

All about Marrakech

Emergency room

  • Police : 19
  • Tourist Police : 05 24 38 46 01 or 05 24 88 86 80 (toll-free number, accessible 24/24, is available to tourists in Morocco)
  • Firefighters : 15
  • Gendarmerie : 077
  • Poison Control Center : +212 5 37 68 64 64
  • Road safety : 177
AUTHORITIES

  • Commerce chamber : +212 5 24 43 52 34
  • Commerce chamber of French : +212 24 30 03 88
  • Regional Investment Center : +212 5 24 42 022 93
  • Tourist Office : +212 5 24 43 61 79
  • Regional Council of Tourism : +212 5 24 43 34 07 (Street Cadi Ayad, N ° 42, appt 4 Guéliz - Marrakech)
  • Regional Delegation of Tourism: +212 5 24 43 08 86 / +212 5 24 43 61 31 (Mohammed V Avenue, Abdelmoumen Ben Ali Square)
  • Customs : +212 5 24 44 78 10
  • Town Hall : +212 5 24 38 69 02
  • Central post office : +212 5 24 43 19 63
  • Prefecture of Marrakech : +212 5 24 4271 17
  • Police Prefecture : +212 5 24 43 05 70
  • Administrative Court : +212 5 24 38 69 26
  • Commercial Court : +212 5 24 43 69 47
  • Wilaya of Marrakech Region Marrakech-Safi : +212 5 24 30 84 32
Consulates

  • French Embassy : +212 5 37 68 97 00
  • France: +212 5 24 38 82 00
  • Belgium : +212 5 24 36 87 61
  • United Kingdom : +212 5 24 42 08 46
  • Chile: +212 5 24 43 69 17
  • Finland: +212 5 24 49 48 15 / +212 5 24 49 48 16
  • Latvia: +212 5 24 42 01 47
  • Portugal: +212 6 60 11 30 73
  • Romania: +212 5 24 43 14 49
  • Sweden: +212 6 61 49 24 66
Security

Marrakech is a safe city and well supervised by the police, and especially by the tourist police brigade in plain clothes.
In case of trouble, shout "POLICE", it will arrive in a minute and your intruder will depart.
As in any city, watch your cameras and pickpockets, especially in the vicinity of Jemaâ El Fna Square.

POLICE

Touristic

  • Location : Jemaâ El Fna Square, near the Post Office.
  • Tel : +212 5 24 38 46 01
Post Service

The main post office is located in Guéliz, Place du 16 November.
A post office is also located on the Place Jemaa El Fna.
Many traders also intend to sell stamps.

Marrakech
Friday
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22°
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Clouds75%
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Humidity68%
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Wind4m/s
Thu
Min18°
Max32°
Fri
Min20°
Max34°
Sat
Min16°
Max34°
Sun
Min15°
Max36°
Mon
Min18°
Max35°

Useful information

Tips of stay

  • Spring / autumn: best periods of visit
  • Stay hydrated in case of hot weather
  • Beware of valuables in the street
Telephone and Internet

Phone

To make calls to Morocco with your phone, add +212 and dial the last nine digits of the number.
If you want to buy a SIM card to make calls in Morocco, three telephone operators share the market: Morocco Telecom (IAM), Orange and Inwi. Refills are available in agencies or in many grocery stores

Internet

A wifi access is available in most hotels and riads, so it will be easy for you to access to the internet with your smartphone.
In addition, cybercafés are present in number throughout the city. An hour connection costs around 15 dirahms.
If you have an urgent need for information, the Marrakchis will be happy to inform you by carrying out the research with their own laptop.

Electricity, measurement and weight

Electricity

220-volt outlets are in use in Morocco. In some of the more remote hotels in the region, you can find power generators for the power supply or even more natural means like the candle or the oil lamp if you venture into the desert.

Measurement

The metric system is also used, which facilitates the assimilation of distances.

Weight

Again, you will not be disoriented; 1 kilogram remains a kilogram in Morocco.

Holidays

Morocco is one of the few Muslim countries to have a calendar of the week following that of most Western countries. Fridays are not public holidays for government and public services, although some arrangements are made to attend the Friday prayers. The weekend is Saturday and Sunday.

National holidays

  • January 1st : New Year's Day
  • January 11 : Independence Day Anniversary
  • May 1st : Labor Day
  • July 30th : Feast of the Throne
  • August 14 : anniversary of the recovery of OuedEddahab
  • August 20 : anniversary of the revolution of the King and the people
  • August 21 : Youth Day
  • November 6 : anniversary of the green march
  • November 18 : Independence Day
Religious holidays

Religious holidays are observed throughout the territory and are celebrated by the vast majority of the population. Defined according to the moon, the dates are not fixed and decline every year by ten days. Ramadan is a key period of the year in Muslim life that lasts 30 days and disrupts habits.

  • Eid el-fitr, "the little feast", marks the end of Ramadan.
  • Eid el-kebir, "the big feast," also called "sheep feast," is an occasion to commemorate Abraham's sacrifice.
  • The First Moharem is the first day of the Hegira, the Muslim year. The Muslim calendar starts indeed in 622.
  • The Mouloud is a feast celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.
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