ABOUT MOROCCO

Entry requirements

Valid passport for a stay of less than 90 days. Some nationalities require a visa, it will be necessary to check with the Moroccan consulate or diplomatic representation in your country.

Vaccine

No vaccinations are required to return to Morocco. If your pet with you, please have immunization record less than six months. Pharmacies are found in abundance in Marrakech and provide most European drugs or their equivalents.

Time zone

Located on the Greenwich time zone, Morocco lives GMT.

Change

The Moroccan currency is the dirham, which is divided into 100 cents. The currency must be exchanged at banks or other accredited establishments. At the airport, in the new city Guéliz, Avenue Mohammed V, near the Jemaa El Fna, exchange offices are numerous in Marrakech. Some hotels may also offer this service. Traders willingly accept euros (1 euro = 11 Dirhams).

Language

Language Morocco has two official languages: Arabic and Amazigh, taught in schools and used by scholars. In everyday life it is a local dialect, Darija is used, with some differences among regions and even villages. Berber, second language is also widely used and is now also as a national language. Morocco is one of the few countries to encourage the French to English. This can be explained by a common past to the two states, which still binds them today. Most Moroccan therefore know French, which is taught in primary school. However, learning a few words of Darija will be very useful and will delight your Moroccan party. The north of the country, because of its proximity to Spain, has a good command of Spanish.

Climat

Marrakech enjoys almost all year round a limpid blue sky. Temperature differences are significant in summer and winter, although mercury does not drop much below 10 ° C.
Spring and autumn are the two ideal seasons to visit the region.

In spring

It is at this season that nature reveals all its beauties. The imposing bougainvillea flowers adorn the city of shimmering colors, as well as the trees in bloom, especially in the Ourika Valley. Temperatures are ideal, varying between 22 ° C and 27 ° C.
Luggage side : Light suits are quite appropriate. Warmer clothes will also not be too much for the evenings that stay cool. If you go to the mountains by the sea, a windbreaker will never be too much.
If you plan to hike, bring yourself some shoes.

In summer

Marrakech is known for its hot summers, with temperatures around 45 ° c. But its dry air allows however to enjoy the city. Hats are essential to protect yourselves from the lime rays of the sun, already strong in the morning. It is therefore better to prefer visits early in the morning or in the evening. The parks, gardens and water points present in number nevertheless offer freshness during the day, as well as the shady souks.
Going to the Atlas Mountains for the day is another way to find lower temperatures. The differences can vary up to 25 ° C in the same day.

Luggage side : Loose and covering clothes are hard to protect yourselves from the temperature and the rays of the sun. A headgear is also essential.

Even though Morocco is a very tolerant Muslim country, it is better to wear your non-provoking outfits.

In autumn

The temperatures are much the same as in the spring. The days are shorter, but the special brightness allows to enjoy the spectacle of snowy peaks.
Luggage side : similarly, light suits are quite appropriate. Warmer clothes will not be too much for those evenings that remain cool, or when going out to sea where the wind blows.

In winter

Surrounded by the snows of the High Atlas Mountains, the winter season allows to discover Marrakech in another aspect. Mornings and nights are cool, but during the day, the mercury still reaches 18 ° C. This period remains very pleasant.
Luggage side :Warm clothes are essential, especially if you want to discover valleys and mountains. The nights will be even cooler .

The weather forecast on searchable on the site www.meteoma.net

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