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Svenj, Morroccan donuts

Prepared fresh each morning Svenj sometimes written  Sfenj or Svenge is a Moroccan donut or Beignet.  A delicious everyday food enjoyed by rich and poor alike it is often eaten with sweet mint tea for breakfast. Marrakech Svenj specialist Mohammed has been … Continue reading

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Brasserie de Flore, Guliez

The under appreciated Brasserie de Flore is situated in the Place du 16 Novembre, Boulevard Mohammed V, right in the heart of the Marrakech New town of Guiliez. The terrace in front of the Cafe is hugely popular with coffee … Continue reading

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Marrakech Birthday

Marrakech is a fantastic place to celebrate a birthday. Kindly give our Riad staff a days notice and we will always be pleased to offer guests a complimentary birthday cake.  These are normally simple and delicious sponges baked in the … Continue reading

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Marrakech Android & iphone App

Our new Marrakech Riad Travel Guide App is now available to download for Android. Handy information for visitor the Red City in the palm of your hand as you explore. More than 3,000 visitors to Marrakech have already enjoyed using … Continue reading

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FIA Race of Morocco, 2112

The FIA World Touring Car Championship Race of Morocco was first run in 2009, the only WTCC race in Africa. The 2012 race takes place in Marrakech from 13 to 15 April under the patronage of his majesty the King. … Continue reading

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Djellabar

The most fashionable bar in Marrakech in the Spring of 2012 is the aptly names Djellabar  (a pun on the traditional moroccan djellaba robes worn to keep the locals warm in winter and cool in summer). Located in the Hivernage … Continue reading

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Adventure in the Red City

We are delighted when our guests offer to write for this website, Below is an article by recent guest at Riad Cinnamon, Deniz Turk. We look forward to welcoming Deniz back soon! Adventure in the Red City Jackson Bentley: “What … Continue reading

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Rais Elghanbaz, Ribab group

The arabic word Rais usually means ships captain, the berber language has borrowed this word to describe the leader of a group, like this one, that play with the traditional Ribab instrument. Recorded live in the Jemma al Fnaa square … Continue reading

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FIFA World Club Cup

Morocco has been selected to host the prestigious FIFA World Club Cup in both 2013 and 2014.  The competition features the Champions from all six continents, the 2011 winners were FC Barcelona. The 2013 tournament will be held between the … Continue reading

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Ryanair EMA to Marrakech

Sunday March 25, 2012 sees the welcome return after a winter break of Ryanairs direct flight from East Midlands Airport to Marrakech. Marrakech Riad can arrange transfers direct to Riad Papillon, Riad Cinnamon or Dar Habiba and a superb dinner for your arrival evening! With Ryanair’s famously low fares … Continue reading

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Marrakech iPhone App

Download our free iPhone App now available in iTunes.  Marrakech Tourist information and an introduction to our Riad hotels. Coming soon for android.

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Snail seller, Mostafa Elbahja

Mostafa Elbahja is the self appointed NUMBER ONE Babbouch (snails) vendor in the Jemma al Fnaa square, in this film he explains in comical fashion the health benefits of eating his snails marinaded in spices like the cinnamon, ginger, cumin, rosemary and aniseed. … Continue reading

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Hassan the wood turner

Hassan the young wood turner works on a street corner near to the Ben Yussef Mosque in Central Marrakech just a few hundred yards from Riad Cinnmaon. His traditional North African lathe is powered by his right hand while his … Continue reading

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Souvenirs produced locally in Central Marrakech

Most of the souvenirs on offer in the Marrakech Souks are produced locally, often just a short walk from the shops where they are sold. Don’t be shy about asking for a special size or design, they can usually be … Continue reading

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Qu’elle est jolie, Jemaa al Fnaa

Qu` elle est jolie is a folk group usually to be found playing in the Jemma al Fnaa square opposite to the landmark Cafe France.  Their best known song of the same name switches between Spanish, Berber, French and the Darija Moroccan dialect. … Continue reading

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