You are probably familiar with the shots on the ‘gram of a healthy breakfast next to a tiny but pretty courtyard pool eaten by a stunning influencer. This is Morocco.
Morocco has quickly become a blogger’s dream destination partly thanks to its beautiful colours, exquisite tiled walls and floors, and picturesque views.
Here is our guide to visiting this wonderful country.
How to get there:
Depending on where you are visiting in Morocco, flight times vary. If you are visiting Casablanca, you can get a direct flight from Dubai, which takes approx. 8 hours and 20mins. If it is Marrakech you are looking to visit, at the time of writing you will need to make a stop on the way, which could also be Casablanca.
The best times to visit the Morocco:
Like the UAE, Morocco can get incredibly hot in the summer months of June to August, although along the coast, such as Casablanca, the weather is a little more comfortable at this time.
In the spring (march – may) Morocco is at its most pleasant and perfect for hiking the mountains as well as relaxing in the sun. The autumn is also a wonderful time to visit also, between September and October.
Citizens of the UAE do not need to apply for a visa for of a stay of up to 90 days. If you are looking to stay longer then you will need to apply for a visa.
If you are a resident of another country you will need to do a little bit of research to check the visa status. Currently, there are 70 countries that do not need to apply for a tourist visa for entering the Kingdom of Morocco.
How to get around
Morocco has an excellent transport system, so you will be able to get around the country fairly easily and safely via train or bus. We would recommend the train over the bus where possible.
Within the cities, there are many taxi’s available to take you around and are very reasonably priced.
Where to stay:
Morocco is a large country, but there are some main cities and areas that tourists like to visit.
Thought of by many as the capital of Morocco (the capital is actually Rabat), Marrakech is the best known city for visitors. Here you will find ancient buildings, stunning mosques and its famous market places called souks. We recommend you take your time strolling and getting lost in these souks! The city is also great for those wanting to buy local colourful textiles, pottery and jewelry. Be sure to stay in one of the cities Riads, which is a large house which contains a small courtyard, often with a small pretty pool in the middle.
Up on the Atlantic coast, Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and another popular area to visit. Here you will find the 3rd largest mosque in the world; the Hassan II Mosque (it also has the world’s largest minaret) as well as many more hidden gems to find!
This resort destination can be found at the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains on the southern Atlantic coast. Agadir has lots of restaurants, cafes and hotels all along the coastline.
Another firm favourite of the influencers. The blue city of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains is a stunning sight to see. Here you will also find leather and weaving workshops and pretty cobbled streets. #AdventureAwaits
Morocco is a country that has to be seen to be believed, with so much to offer the senses. We hope you have an incredible time.
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