Marrakech Travel Information

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Marrakech Scene The “Red City” of Marrakesh is a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina can easily eat up a day. Few cities in the world enjoy such a dramatic setting and exhilarating atmosphere where the rose-pink walls of this ancient city sit low beneath the soaring peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the fronds of towering palm trees jostle for position above the medieval ramparts. Marrakech was founded in 1062 and was one of Morocco's four imperial cities. It's vibrant medina is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its vast souks are considered to be the best in Morocco.

Things to do in Marrakech: Medina of Marrakesh • Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech • Jemaa el-Fnaa • Le Jardin Secret • Nikki Beach • Saadian Tombs • Oasiria • Rahba Kedima Square • Marrakech Camel Ride • Quad Biking in Marrakech • Jardin Majorelle • Djemaa el Fna • Koutoubia Minaret • Saadian Tombs • Aït Ben Haddou • Dar Yacout

Highly rated hotels in Marrakech: Riad Dar Anika • La Maison Arabe • Le Farnatchi • Lodge K Hotel & Spa • Dar Kantzaro • Riad Imilchil • L’Oliveraie de l’Atlas • Riad Mehdia • Riad Dar Al Assad • La Sultana Marrakech • La Villa des Orangers • La Mamounia • Les Jardins de la Medina • Les Jardins de la Koutoubia • Es Saadi Palace • Sofitel Marrakech Palais Imperial • Palais Aziza • Be Live Collection Marrakech Adults Only • Kasbah Tamadot • Hotel Es Saadi • Palais Sebban • El Fenn • Riad Dar Justo

Morocco's electricity is 127V, 220V 50Hz and uses plug types C & E
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Menara Airport is 1,426 miles. Marrakech's IATA airport code is RAK.

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Climate: The Atlantic coast enjoys a mild climate, similar to that of the Mediterranean but even milder. There are spring-like winters, with long periods of good weather, and pleasantly warm, sunny summers. The rains are not abundant, however, from November to March, they can sometimes be intense and concentrated in a few hours, and they can fill the ancient river beds (called wadis) and cause flooding. A cool sea current flows west of northern Africa, so the ocean remains cool even in summer; furthermore, because of this current, along the coast, fogs and mists can form on summer mornings, especially in the southern part. In fact, strange as it may seem, the sea is a bit colder in the southern part of the coast (see Essaouira, Agadir) than in the northern part (from Tangier to Casablanca). Marrakesh is 450 meters (1,450 ft) above sea level. Temperatures range from 12°C in January to 28°C in July and August. The sun shines all year round; the rains are concentrated from mid-October to April, and are usually not abundant; in summer, there are long sunny periods, interrupted by sporadic thunderstorms.

Covid-19 Data for Morocco

Data (updated weekly) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

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Economy 20 40
Business 80 160

Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Marrakech, (Zone 3, 1,150-2,000 miles)

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