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Online store benefits Moroccan good causes

Before you travel to Marrakech check out our new online store! When you make purchases in the store Amazon pay an introduction fee of at least five percent.  Marrakech Riad donate all these commissions to Moroccan charities and development projects particularly … Continue reading

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Le Comptoir Darna, Hivernage

Le Comptoir also known as Le Comptoir Darna is a legendary Marrakech venue, located in the Rue Ahmed Chaqui in the heart of the buzzing Hivernage district West of the Old town Medina.  Dependable up market dining with an excellent show … Continue reading

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Kouba Baroudiyine, the Almoravid koubba, a hidden gem in Central Marrakech

The oldest building in Marrakech is the Kouba Baroudiyine, the washrooms from the original Mosque built by, and named after Ben Yussef the second King of the Almoravid dynasty. Sadly this is the only remaining example of the highly decorated … Continue reading

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BMI increase flights on London Heathrow to Marrakech Route

From October 1st 2011 BMI are adding a further two flights a week to Marrakech (Thursday and Saturday) The full service airline now fly days a week Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  We will be pleased to meet you … Continue reading

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Donkey and cart

The donkey and cart is a common sight in the medina of Marrakech where the streets are too narrow for truck and vans. These docile and dependable creatures, known as ‘brill’ in arabic are essential to everyday life. A Riad … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes in the Lamp Makers Souk

Abdel Monaim works in partnership with a childhood friend. They learned their craft together as young men and now share a workshop in the Souk Belaarif in the Central Medina near to Riad Cinnamon and Riad Star. A Riad in … Continue reading

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New Riad Cinnamon gallery website launched

Marrakech Riad are pleased to announce the launch of the new Riad Cinnamon Gallery Website This site allows quick and convenient browsing of great images of our elegant Riad Cinnamon.

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Gnawi Entertainer in the Jemma al Fnaa

The world famous Jemma al Fna square is packed with Entertainers. Acrobats, snake charmers, storytellers musicians and a host of other performers all compete for attention and each individual has a personal story to tell. Abdelkhalk is from the dessert, … Continue reading

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Tanjia, a special dish unique to Marrakech

Many visitors to Morocco are familiar with Tagine, the classic slow cooked Moroccan meal prepared in a cone shaped clay pot of the same name.  The ancient City of Marrakech has a signature slow cooked dish which is even more … Continue reading

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Flashpacking, in the ‘Capital City’ of the hippie trail

Flashpacking is the latest craze for affluent independent travellers, posh backpacking for the internet age. What better location for the flashpacker than Marrakech the ‘Capital City’ of the hippie trail, and what better flashpacking accommodation than a luxury Riad hotel … Continue reading

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Food Stand 14, Mohammed El Krita, our favourite fish stall in the Jemma al Fnaa

The food stalls in the Jemma al fnaa square, Marrakech are many and varied and all just a short walk from your luxury Riad Hotel. Our favourite fish stall is number 14 Haji Mohammed El Krita. The title Haji indicated … Continue reading

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Footwear suitable for Marrakech

We adore Marrakech, the old town has beautiful Boutique hotels, a host of restaurants and so many stylish shops that it is sometimes easy to forget that Morocco is a developing country. When packing for Marrakech it is important to choose … Continue reading

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Riad Marrakech Medina

The old town of Marrakech is known as the Medina, set inside an ancient city wall and in many ways little changed since the middle ages. The perfect place for your Marrakech medina stay is a restored Riad hotel, constructed … Continue reading

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Marrakech Riad with pool

Moroccan summer days can be extremely hot.  The dipping pools in our Marrakech Riads are perfect for cooling off. We also have air conditioning in all rooms. Riad Cinnamon even has a second dipping pool on the spacious roof terrace. … Continue reading

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Colours and Patterns in Marrakech

Marrakech is a riot of colour, take a short stroll from your Riad hotel into the Souks and you will be captivated.  The patterns of decoration are also enchanting, in Islam it is forbidden to produce a representation of a living … Continue reading

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