Frequently Asked Questions About Morocco Travel

Frequently Asked Questions about Morocco

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What are the necessary stuff need to know about my trip to Morocco ?

  1. Official language : Arabic and Berber 
  2. Time zone : GMT+1
  3. Dialing code : +212
  4. Spoken languages : Darija ( Moroccan Arabic ), Tamazight ( Moroccan Berber )
  5. Foreign languages : French, English, Spanish and German
  6. Religion : Islam
  7. Currency : Moroccan dirham
     
  8. Exchange rates : US dollar = 9.12 Moroccan DH, Euro = 10.81 Moroccan DH, for more info check out this site XE .
  9. Most common side of the road to drive on : Right 

Do I need a visa to enter Morocco or only with passport ?

First of all, most of travelers needs only passport to enter Morocco, however your visit shouldn’t be over 3 months. Here are some countries that don’t need a visa for Morocco : 

  • British
  • European Union (EU)
  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • USA
  • Japanese 
  • Hong kongers
  • Chinese 
  • Macau

For all other passport nationals, please check with the Moroccan Embassy.

Am I allowed to smoke or drink alcohol in Morocco ?

Absolutely yes, you can smoke in Morocco and you can also drink alcohol but to avoid any trouble with your stay, we advise you to not do so in public places.

How to travel around Morocco ?

You can do that by taking public buses ( Ctm & Superatour are the best), train, or by taxi by sharing the cost with 5 people. besides it is possible to hire a private car with a driver to drive you around the country.

Do I need to learn Arabic or Berber to communicate with Moroccans ?

Actually Morocco is a touristic country and majority of the Moroccan people speaks and understands understands several languages such as French, Spanish, English,…etc. Here are some words that you may need to use :

Arabic words ( Darija ) :

Salam : Hi 

Ash khbark : How are you

Bikhir Hamdoulah : I’m fine thankfully!

Sabah alkhyr : Good Morning

Masa alkhayr : Good evening 

Shokran : Thanks

Nem : Yes 

La : No 

Blati or Sbar : hold on 

Berber words :

Azul : Hello

Maytanit : How do you do 

Labas : I’m doing good

Tanmert : Thanks

Wakha : Yes 

Oho : No

 

 

 

What are the best destinations that I shouldn't miss ?

Firstly Morocco is one of the largest countries in North Africa with a lot of different and spectacular places, the atlas mountains, north, south ( especially the sahara desert ), the imperial cities…etc. here is a list of the best destinations to visit in morocco.

  • Chefchaouen
  • Marrakech
  • Merzouga ( Sahara desert ) 
  • Fes 
  • Casablanca
  • Essaouira
  • Rabat
  • Agadir
  • Tangier
  • Ouarzazate
  • Meknes

When is the Best Time To Visit Morocco ?

The kingdom of Morocco is a large country located in the north side of the African continent and has quite big difference in the temperature among the north and south. 

The best time to visit the northern Morocco is from September to June as the heat is dry and is bearable as long as you can adapt and stay indoor during the hot afternoon hours.

for the southern Morocco can be visited anytime as long as you can adapt to the heat and choose the right accommodation with air conditioning and a swimming pool. however, you have to know that the hottest months are June, July, and August. the temperature rises up to 45 degrees during the day and 33 degrees at night.

Is it safe for tourists in Morocco?

In fact Morocco is a safe place to visit as it was updated to level 1 in early 2018, which means it’s now considered super safe to travel to the country and tourists should exercise a normal level of caution while visiting. for a solo female traveler, you need to watch out a little more carefully but, overall, you are still unlikely to encounter serious problems.
 

What are the things that Morocco well known for ?

6 wonderful Things Morocco is well Known For

  • the Sahara desert. when most people decide to travel to Morocco, it’s to try Camel ride and overnight stay in a nomad tent
  • Ait ben haddou kasbah
  • Hassan II mosque
  • Todra gorge
  • Jemma el-fna square
  • Tajine, Couscous and Mint tea 
  • Blue city

What type of adapters do I need for Morocco?

For Morocco adapter, there are two associated plug types C and E. Plug type C is the one which has two round pins and plug type E is the one which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Can I use any other currency except Dirham in Morocco?

Here is a list of the currencies you can use

Sure. Euro, US and CAD dollar are always accepted in Morocco and that will save time for you to bring cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. You can also use your visa card at bank machines ( Attijariwafa bank or Bmce bank are common ).

What can buy in Morocco?

  • Berber Carpet.
  • Moroccan pottery.
  • Lanterns ( Gorgeous lighting ).
  • Argan Oil.
  • Straw Basket Bags.
  • Leather Pouffes.
  • Moroccan Mint Tea.
  • Thuya Wood Boxes.
  • Fossils.
  • Dates.
  • Moroccan Rose Water.

Can I use my credit card in Morocco?

Absolutely Yes, you can this process in every city in Morocco. Visa and Mastercard are most vastly accepted. However take enough cash for your travel, just in case you can’t be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.

As a female do I have to wear a Hijab in Morocco?

You don’t have to wear a Hijab because it’s only for Muslim women, you can wear long skirt, trouser that cover the knees.

How long does it take to visit Morocco?

From 7 to 14 days is a fixed amount of time to discover unexplored of Morocco such as desert and the imperial cities, as well as hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast.

How do I get see to the desert in Morocco?

The best and easiest way to get to the Morocco Sahara Desert is to go on a guided tour from Marrakech, Fez with round-trip transportation included. Merzouga and Zagora are the gateway towns to the desert dunes.

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