Practical Informations

Useful numbers

Important and useful phone numbers when you are in Marrakech.

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  • Police: 19
  • Tourist Police: 05 24 38 46 01 or 05 24 88 86 80 (toll-free number, available 24 hours a day, is available to tourists in Morocco)
  • Firefighters: 15
  • Gendarmerie: 077
  • Poison control center: +212 5 37 68 64 64
  • Roadside assistance: 177

Administrations

  • Chamber of Commerce: +212 5 24 43 52 34
  • French Chamber of Commerce: +212 24 30 03 88
  • Regional Investment Center: +212 5 24 42 022 93
  • Tourist Office: +212 5 24 43 61 79
  • Regional Tourist Board: +212 5 24 43 34 07 (Cadi Ayad Street, N ° 42, Apt 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 Station: +212 5 24 43 19 63
  • Prefecture of Marrakech: +212 5 24 4271 17
  • Prefecture of Police: +212 5 24 43 05 70
  • Administrative Tribunal: +212 5 24 38 69 26
  • Commercial Court: +212 5 24 43 69 47
  • Wilaya of the Region Marrakech Tensift El Haouz Souss: +212 5 24 30 84 32

Consulates

  • Embassy of France: +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 and well supervised city by the police, and especially by the police brigade in plain clothes.
In case of worries, shouting "POLICE", it will arrive in the minute and your embarrassers will deviate.
As in any city, watch cameras, cameras and pickpockets, especially in the vicinity of Jemaâ El Fna Square.

Police

Office Tourist Brigade

  • Location: Jemaâ El Fna Square, near the Post Office.
  • Phone: +212 5 24 38 45 01

Post Office

La Grande Poste is located in Guéliz, Place du 16 Novembre.
There is also a post office on Jemaâ El Fna Square.
Many traders also propose to sell stamps.
You will find mailboxes scattered throughout the city, easily recognizable by their yellow color.

Useful information

Living Tips

  • Spring / Fall: Best visiting periods
  • Well hydrated in case of severe heat
  • 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 to Morocco, three telephone operators share the market: Maroc Telecom, Orange and Inwi. Refills are available in agencies or in many grocery stores.

Internet
Wifi access is available in most hotels and riads, so it will be easy to access the internet with your smartphone.
In addition, cybercafés are present in large numbers throughout the city. One hour connection costs about 15 dirahms.
If you have an urgent need for information, the Marrakchis will be happy to inform you by doing the research with their own mobile phone.

Electricity, Measurement and Weight

Electricity
220 volt outlets are common in Morocco. In some hotels in the more remote area, you can find generators for power supply or with more natural means like candle or oil lamp if you venture into the desert.

  • Measured

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. Friday is not a holiday for public administrations and utilities, although some arrangements are made to attend the Friday prayers. The weekend takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

National holidays

  • January 1st: New Year's Day
  • 11 January: Independence anniversary
  • March 3: Feast of the Throne. It is the most celebrated civil celebration, which gives the opportunity to
  • the outbreak of parades, fireworks and dances throughout the country
  • May 1st: Labor Day
  • 23 May: National holiday
  • 9 July: Youth Day
  • August 14: Allégeance of the wadi Eddahab
  • 20 August: Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People
  • 6 November: Green March Walk
  • 18 November: Independence Day.

Religious holidays

Religious festivals are observed throughout the territory and are celebrated by the vast majority of the population. Fixed according to the moon, the dates are not set and retreat each year by ten days. Ramadan is a key period of the year in the life of Muslims, which lasts 40 days and upsets the habits.

  • Eid el-fitr, "the little festival," marks the end of Ramadan.
  • Eid al-kebir, "the great festival," also known as the "feast of the sheep," is an occasion to commemorate the sacrifice of Abraham.
  • The First Moharem is the first day of the Hegira, the Muslim year. The Muslim calendar starts in effect in 622.
  • The Mouloud is a festival celebrating the birth of the prophet Mohammed.
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