Marrakech, Morocco Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Marrakech as a lot in common with Fez, but it’s also quite different in many ways so quite a few travelers take time to see them both. The highlight of the city is Djemaa El-Fna, which is the huge open square in front of the souks in the medina. During the day it’s filled with entertainers and hustlers (be careful) and at night it becomes one of the world’s great outdoor food courts. Most of the other sights around the city are free or cheap, but of course shopping is the main event so that can easily get out of hand if you don’t bargain well and just buy everything that appeals to you.

Marrakech Facts

Population 1,100,000
Area 1,100,000
Timezone UTC+0
Currency Moroccan dirham
Airports Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK)

Where to eat and drink in Marrakech

Budget breakfastMany hotels include breakfast, but there are cafes around if you need them.$3.28 - $5.96
Budget lunchRestaurants and street stalls in the souk have affordable and authentic meals. Fast food is available in the New City.$4.17 - $6.95
Budget dinnerEating dinner in the main square (Djemaa el Fna) at least once is a must, and most of the stalls are fairly cheap.$6.45 - $10.92
Beer (pint)Finding bars and alcohol isn't easy in Marrakech, but it tends to be reasonable when you do, except in nightclubs.$2.18 - $2.98
Table wine (bottle)You can get decent local wine in many restaurants. $4.47 - $7.94
Beer (can, retail)In some markets you can get fairly cheap local beer.$0.99 - $1.29
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When to visit Marrakech

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Marrakech Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:34am6:44pm
21 Jun5:27am7:40pm
21 Sep6:19am6:32pm
21 Dec7:27am5:32pm

Where to stay in Marrakech

Marrakech Hotel Seasons

Marrakech Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar5.96 - 39.72
starstarstarstarstar31.88 - 85.10
starstarstarstarstar30.19 - 172.69
starstarstarstarstar34.36 - 446.08
starstarstarstarstar72.79 - 643.30
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Marrakech Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed5.26 - 23.24

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