Morocco is an amazing taste that is open to the eye of the stranger, it is also an adventure into some of the most stunning landscapes in North Africa with the desert on its doorstep and the rocky heights of the Atlas Mountains behind. Morocco is also a journey into the timeless and serene world of beautiful coastal villages, colorful colorful cities clinging to the hillsides and remote outposts defended by fairy tales of brick forts. This wonderful country is a fusion of the African and Arab worlds, and it is steeped in ancient customs. No wonder Morocco has been celebrated by artists and writers for decades and continues to enchant everyone who visits it.
However, there are 26 things you need to know before traveling to Morocco in the field of tourism:
1. The number of people visiting Morocco increases every year.
2. It is a beautiful country
3. Morocco is one of the peaceful countries in the whole world and it has many places worth visiting, especially when it embarks on tourism.
4. You do not need any vaccinations before you go to Morocco, unless you decide for yourself, but it is not obligatory. Although it is advised that you vaccinate yourself to avoid contracting rabies, hepatitis, etc., in the past no one had health problems.
5. The exchange of the Moroccan dirham to one dollar is 10.08 dirhams
6. Morocco is a big travel bargain. Relatively speaking, the dirham is well priced, and steady so there shouldn’t be many surprises.
7. Hotels in Morocco are cheap, good value and usually easy to find.
8. Visa and MasterCard are accepted at most ATMs for cash advances, but remember that credit cards are not accepted in many smaller stores. The maximum amount you can withdraw is usually 4000 dirhams, which is around 370 euros, 460 dollars or 230 pounds.
9. Once in Morocco, you will need cash immediately to pay for transportation. You’d better go to the first ATM you see at the airport, but don’t take too much there.
10. Do not carry a large amount of money when moving to avoid losing your money. Hide most of them in your hotel and take with you only what you expect to spend that day.
11. Keep some 1 dirham coins in the pocket to use when confronting beggars. If you can afford a vacation in Morocco, then you can pay a coin to a beggar. I do all the time.
12. In Morocco, do not use your left hand to do anything socially important, such as eating or shaking hands. Moroccans feel this is unclean especially in public places, so beware of this important cultural distinction.
13. In Morocco, women often dress modestly according to their culture, and the Western tendency to want to run in sleeveless shirts and palaces when the weather is hot (usually hot!) Is outside their customs.
14. Women traveling to Morocco should wear long skirts, dresses, jeans or pants that cover the knees, roll jackets, polo shirts, and shirts that can be worn under jackets and jackets. Women generally wear sandals or loafers; They rarely wear heels.
15. In Morocco, 99% of its population is Muslim. Therefore, the first dress code in Morocco is to respect Islam’s emphasis on modesty. Clothing and accessories are not intended to attract attention or excessively reveal the body. Women should ensure that their clothing does not expose the chest, shoulders, or thighs.
16. In Morocco, unless you want to attract attention, it is best to limit the supply of luxury jewelry, luxury handbags and high-end electronics.
17. In general, men should wear long pants with a shirt, preferably with a collar. Men can wear sandals, sneakers or sneakers – whatever is appropriate for the context of the visit. While some boys and men wear shorts in public, they are less common, especially among adult men.
18- Morocco is very hot in the summer months. However, it is still necessary to cover the shoulders and legs. For women, a long, loose-fitting dress with a light jacket or a scarf over the shoulders is a great way to stay cool and in tune with women who wear jabadoras and kaftans.
19. A non-Muslim woman is not required to wear the hijab or the veil that conceals a woman’s hair. Moroccan women choose for themselves whether or not they want to cover up, and this decision is largely based on religious motives.
20. In Morocco, it is easy to get alcohol in many bars despite the toughness of Muslims against it. In the big cities, like Casablanca or Marrakesh, you can find bars and nightclubs where they love to party until the day off
21. A travel insurance policy to cover theft and loss, in particular medical problems, is highly recommended for all visitors to Morocco.
22. Driving Make sure you have adequate travel medical insurance and any relevant car insurance if you are driving.
23. Extensions: If you need to extend your coverage on the road, do so before it expires or a more expensive premium may apply.
24. In Morocco, almost all English speaking countries (except South Africa) do not need a visa to enter the country, and visitors can stay for up to 90 days, so check the Moroccan embassy online in your country just to be sure.
25. In Morocco, you will most likely need a power adapter especially if you want to charge your cell phone.
26. In Morocco, men can wear whatever they like, but women need to wear more conservative clothes.