General Information on Morocco

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Largest Cities:

Casablanca, Fez, Tangier, Marrakech and Salé.


Spoken Languages:
Moroccan Arabic (known as Darija), Amazigh and French (widely spoken). English and Spanish are also common.


Currency:

Moroccan Dirham (USD $1 = MAD 9,14 on November 2021).

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Atlantic margin country visa requirements

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For periods of longer than 90 days, a resident permit is required and can be issued by the Police Department in place of residence in Morocco.

 

Source: Travel Information Manual, IATA.

Arriving in Marrakech

Direct Flights to Marrakech

Marrakech is well-connected with European, Middle-Eastern and African travel hubs through the Marrakesh Menara Airport. The Marrakesh Menara Airport (IATA: RAK, ICAO: GMMX), also called French Aéroport de Marrakech Ménara, is the main international gateway to Marrakesh. There are several direct flights per day from major airports in the United Kingdom, and European Countries.

Canadian, USA and Latin America-based visitors will have to switch flights in a major airport. 

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Flying to Casablanca

Attendees also have the option to land in Casablanca, a major Moroccan city and travel to Marrakech from there. The Mohammed V International Airport (IATA: CMN, ICAO: GMMN) (French: Aéroport International Mohammed V) is an international airport located in Nouasseur, a suburb 30 km south-east of Casablanca, in Morocco. It is the main hub for the national carrier Royal Air Maroc, Air Arabia Maroc and RAM Express, and one of the most active airports in the continent.

From Casablanca, you can travel to Marrakech via train, or taxi. There are frequent trains departing for Marrakech every day, with prices averaging $30 USD when booked in advance. The journey lasts approximately 3 hours, with stations located in the heart of the city.

Moving around Marrakech

Marrakech has a robust taxi and transportation industry, offering many services similar to Uber. 

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Roby

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A Moroccan taxi app operating in Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir, and Rabat, that works exclusively with Moroccan Taxis. You can pay online for your ride, with an additional flat fee of MAD 15 ($1.5 USD). All rides are then charged at the normal taxi rate, with no surge pricing.

Heetch is a taxi ordering app operating in Marrakech, Casablanca, and Rabat. This is considered a very popular and cheap option by locals. The app is easy to use and similar to Uber in its functionality.

Petit Taxi

You can flag local taxis down from the street, or near bus and train stations. In Marrakech all taxis are yellow, and in Casablanca red. Taxis are allowed to take a maximum of 4 passengers, with a minimum fare of 7 DH during the day, and 10 DH during the night. There is a 50% surcharge from 8pm onwards. It is highly recommended to ask for the price before boarding the taxi. 

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