Marrakech | Hello965
This guide is a great guide for 3 nights in Marrakech!
Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.[Wikipedia]
Kuwaitis do not need visa for Morocco. Immigration going into Marrakech was normal and fine (although I heard stories otherwise for men in particular.. not sure if this has to do with anything but ask more just incase). From my side, it was all great!
On the way out though the immigration officers weren’t the friendliest, but that wasn’t a big issue.
In Marrakesh, almost everyone spoke English. Also, I am a native Arabic speaker so it was easy for me to communicate in Arabic whenever I need to. French, is widely spoken more than English in Marrakech and in Morocco generally. Berber of course is another language spoken in Marrakech.
Morocco uses Dirhams. USDs are used as well in Marrakech.
OUTFIT AND CLOTHING
Keep in mind Morocco is a muslim country, so try to keep within culture clothing somewhat. I packed and wore dresses to dinners and it was fine but nothing too much.
- Royal Mansour
- Four Seasons
- Riad Yasmine
- Mandarin Oriental
Getting around Marrakech was easy. We walked to places nearby, and used taxis for further places. I haven’t personally used any trains or such to go city hopping but I hear the overnight train is suitable for example to visit Tangier/fes or others.
The option of having an offline map from google maps is always a good call.
As for the SIM cards and data, its a good idea to get a SIM card for internet its always handy and I think cheap too. Grab a Maroc Telecom SIM card (I think it was for 100 dirhams? for 10 GB) – Otherwise you could always use your international roaming data if you have a good one.
Things to do for 3 nights
Day of Arrival..
Welcome to Morocco!
After you check-in and depending on what time you arrive, I would recommend you to enjoy some tea time in Marrakech and relax. I usually avoid packing my day 1 with activities, and of course its subjective to the arrival time of the flight. HOWEVER,
I would recommend you on day 1 to experience a dinner and a night out in Comptoir Darna. The food is great, and the atmosphere is amazing. You’ll get a dance and a show while you’re eating. The show continues then at the bar upstairs. The outdoors garden was amazing for a tea and dessert after dinner.
Day two is to explore the city!
– Get tickets in advance to see La Jardin Majorelle. Beautiful place.
– Do not miss near by Yves Saint Laurent’s museum! Very interesting!
– Checkout Djemaa El Fna Square (it is also recommended to go sunset time, it completely changes!)
– Checkout the Souk (Marrakech Market) in the Old City.
– Dinner at La Maison Arabe for dinner (must book in advance)
If you have one more day to spare, or would rather do something different; I highly recommend to experience the Hot Air Balloon Ride with Berber breakfast and Desert Camel Ride. So cool!
Day trip to the Mountains – Atlas Mountains!
I would recommend on day 3 to go on a day trip to Atlas Mountains and the Three Valleys.
This trip is usually a full day trip – ours included a typical lunch (Tagine), and a stop at the Argan Oil plantation as well as some lovely Moroccan tea. It is definitely one of the highlights of my trip. Not to miss!
My trip was booked through Viator.com – you’ll find different day trips to Atlas, choose your favorite.
For dinner, I had reservations at Mandarin Oriental’s Japanese Ling Ling, highly recommended!
- I would recommend in day 4 taking it easy, enjoying the property you’re staying at and prepare to go to the airport.If you have an early flight, then that’s that for the day! If you have a late flight, make sure you check if you can get a late-checkout, or find out if you could store your luggage, and enjoy the day somehow at the property.
- If you have an early flight, then that’s that for the day! If you have a late flight, make sure you check if you can get a late-checkout, or find out if you could store your luggage, and enjoy the day somehow at the property.
- Get a massage, have a spa day and relax..
- My last recommendation would be for Day 4 for those having late flights, is to go for lunch and back; I would recommend having lunch at Le Grand Cafe de la Poste .. such a great environment I loved it!!