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The Minbar de la Koutoubia at El Badi Palace

Not to be confused with the small fridge found in hotel rooms, a minbar is roughly the Islamic equivalent to a pulpit, the steps an Imam ascends during midday Friday prayers. It follows the form of the stairs used by … Continue reading

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Café Clock

Having just opened in the Spring of 2014, Café Clock is the baby of Englishman Mike Richardson. It is the sister of Mike’s well-respected Café Clock in the Medina of Fez, and the Marrakech café has already gained a cult … Continue reading

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Café Du Livre

The Café du Livre is the perfect venue for a quick coffee, a refreshing alcoholic beverage, a light bite or a hearty dinner. By day, Café du Livre is a wonderful place to hang out and relax. To the rear … Continue reading

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The Gates of Marrakech: Bab El Debbagh, ‘The Tanners Gate’

Lying to the east of Marrakech, Bab El Debbagh provides entrance to one of the oldest districts of the city, the tanneries. Of all of the 19 gates that puncture the red pisé-cement ramparts of Marrakech, Bab El Debbagh is … Continue reading

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The Art Dahnaoui Furniture Warehouse

Tucked away behind Palais Moulay Idriss, en route back to the Jemaa el-Fna square towards the end of our ‘Iron and Clay’ Medina walk, we stumbled across Art Dahnaoui, a large warehouse housing a range of hand-made furniture and traditional … Continue reading

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Baboucheshop: Moroccan inspired bohemian fashion in the Marrakech Souks

Situated to the north of the world famous Marrakech Souks in Souk Cherifa – a small selection of high-class boutiques – Baboucheshop is a small shop that specialises in hand-made leather fashion items including bags, purses, a range of sandals … Continue reading

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Nour-Eddine Boukheir’s satirical art depicting Moroccan life

Whilst strolling through the fashionable Kasbah district in the Marrakech Medina, we stumbled across a small shop front covered with vibrant tablets depicting satirical renditions of Moroccan life. The bright colours and intriguing content of the tablets drew us into … Continue reading

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Chez Monsieur Michelin: the home of recycled fashion in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city that is full of interesting sights, there are a lot of fascinating things to do and unique places to explore; but very few places are as interesting, as fascinating or as unique as Chez Monsieur Michelin, … Continue reading

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Carré Eden Centre: shopping, supermarkets and Starbucks in the heart of Gueliz

Located on Rue Tariq Bnou Ziad in the heart of Gueliz, Marrakech’s New town, the Carré Eden Centre contains 80 shopping units selling a range of products and services from clothes to electrical appliances, from the American Coffee chain Starbucks … Continue reading

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Cabaret comes to Josephine Baker’s Home for Marrakech Fundraiser

A breast cancer survivor and belly-dance teacher from Chiswick in London, Yvette Cowles is set to take her one woman show Sequins on my Balcony to   Riad Star – the Marrakech residence of Jazz superstar and banana dance originator, Josephine Baker – for … Continue reading

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Hamid’s shop: from recycled glass bottles to perfect souvenirs in Marrakech

In Moroccan society, very little goes to waste: raw scrap materials are re-used and recycled; leftover food is often donated to the poor and if something is broken it is always repaired and fixed. Perhaps these decisions are not always … Continue reading

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Souk Cherifa: the home of bohemian fashion in Marrakech

Situated to the north of the world famous Marrakech Souks, under the Terraces des Epices restaurant and very close to Riad Star and Riad Cinnamon is Souk Cherifa, a small collection of high end boutiques selling stylish, modern and quirky … Continue reading

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Leather Tanning process at the Marrakech Tanneries

The traditional process for tanning leather is undoubtedly smelly, yet this smell is a small price to pay for witnessing such a unique and interesting interesting sight.; where else would you get the chance to see the men tread and … Continue reading

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Traditional Hand-Sewn Embroidery in the Heart of Marrakech

In Muslim societies, as in many places around the world, hand-sewn embroidery is traditionally regarded as a luxury item reserved for the high social class. These days, regardless of your social class or income, no matter how hard you look … Continue reading

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Easyjet Glasgow (GLA) to Marrakech (RAK)

Budget airline easyjet have added a new route from Glasgow (GLA), Scotland to the great city of Marrakech (RAK). This convenient new flight will begin on Wednesday 29th of October and will run twice weekly on Saturdays and Wednesdays. This … Continue reading

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