Getting around Morocco

Air:  Royal Air Maroc (www.royalairmaroc.com) operates regular internal flights from Casablanca airport to Agadir, Dakhla, Fes, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Oujda and Tangier. Internal flights tend to be expensive compared to other modes of travelling around the country. Departure tax:  Included in ticket cost. Road:  The Moroccan road network is extensive, and continued infrastructure development means that it’s increasingly […]

Morocco Food and Drink

Fusion isn’t a new trend in Morocco, where the cuisine is a blend of Mediterranean, Arabic, Jewish, Persian, West African and Berber influences. Meals range from the diffa, an elaborate multicourse feast featuring couscous and grilled meats, to quick brochettes (kebab) from a roadside stall. Produce is seasonal, grown locally and typically without chemical pesticides […]

Where to stay in Morocco

Hotels:  Morocco’s tourist industry continues to flourish, with forecasts for 2015 estimating around 13 million visitors, so there’s no shortage of hotels in every budget-range, class and style. Choose from eco-lodges and converted casbahs in the mountains, to luxury and package resorts spanning the beaches on the Atlantic coast and historic riads in the city medinas. Indeed, […]

Travel to Morocco

Flying to Morocco Morocco’s national carrier is Royal Air Maroc (www.royalairmaroc.com). Other airlines operating flights to Morocco from the UK include British Airways (www.ba.com), easyJet (www.easyjet.com), Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) and Thomson Airways (www.thomson.co.uk/flight). The busiest international airports are at Agadir, Casablanca, Fes, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Rabat and Tangier. July to September is peak season in Morocco, so […]

Morocco: Doing business & staying in touch

Doing business in Morocco Morocco is an Arabic-speaking Muslim country (although French is commonly used for foreign negotiations), and as such requires the appropriate cultural sensitivity, particularly when doing business. Business meetings are formal, and dress should likewise be formal, smart and subdued. Women should take particular care to ensure that their legs are covered […]