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El Waha Café Restaurant: Jemaa al-Fnaa

El Waha Café Restaurant is located on the eastern side of the central square of Marrakech (Jemaa al-Fnaa), a convenient 5 minute stroll from Riad Dar Habiba but only a 10-15 minute walk from any of our other Riad’s. El Waha … Continue reading

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Taj’in Darna: Jemaa al-Fnaa

Taj’in Darna is a cafe/ restaurant located on the Eastern side of Marrakech’s central square. Serving a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes and refreshments it’s cosy rooftop terrace is the ideal space in which to stop and refresh your batteries … Continue reading

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Lamp sellers in Jemaa al-Fnaa

Lamp’s have held a hugely high value in Moroccan architecture and design for hundreds of years and are used in all four corners of Morocco to decorate shops, restaurants and houses. Hand-crafted Moroccan lamps come in all shapes and sizes … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak: Religious celebrations in Marrakech

As the holy fasting month of Ramadan draws to a close in the world of Islam, the red city of Marrakech comes alive as vibrant religious festivities for Eid go underway. Eid celebrations are split into two parts, ‘Eid al-Fitr’ … Continue reading

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Cafe Arabe

Just a five minute stroll from the Riad Cinnamon and the Riad Star is the Cafe Arabe. Nicely situated in a sleepy neighborhood just north of the renowned souk district, Cafe Arabe offers traditional Moroccan cuisine in a modern and … Continue reading

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Modern Marrakech: the Medina cyberpark

Nestled alongside Boulevard Al Yarmouk is the Marrakech Medina’s cyber park. If you are looking to seek some shade from the Moroccan sun or need to send a quick e-mail while you are on the move in the city, then … Continue reading

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Vegetarian cuisine in Marrakech : ‘Earth Cafe’

Although meat dishes are a specialty in Marrakech as well as the whole of Morocco, you will be surprised at the outstanding selection of vegetarian eating experiences available in the city. Whether it’s in the restaurants of the new-town of … Continue reading

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The Tankkacht of the Medina – Moroccan copper-work

Marrakech is a ancient city which has acted as a hub of trade and commerce for nearly a thousand years. One of the most fascinating aspects of the cities rich and diverse history that is well worth your attention is … Continue reading

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Ensemble Artisanal in Marrakech

If you take a five minute walk from Koutoubia Mosque and Marrakech’s central square (Jemaa El Fnaa) in the direction of the new town of Guillez, you will find the ‘Ensemble Artisanal’. The Ensemble offers the same wide selection of handcrafted … Continue reading

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Tin craftsmen in Marrakech

Although there are a huge variety of crafts being practiced in Marrakech, one that you’re path will definitely cross as you discover what the souk’s have to offer is the Moroccan tin work. After a short walk to Jemaa El … Continue reading

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The snake charmers of Jemaa El Fnaa

Snake charming is an ancient skill in Morocco and those who practice this art can always be found in Marrakech’s central square, Jemaa El Fnaa. Although there are a myriad of remarkable sights to be discovered in the centre of … Continue reading

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Orange juice stalls in the centre of Marrakech

Situated in the middle of Marrakech, the central square (Jemaa El Fnaa) truly can be described as the beating heart of the city and a day spent wandering through the groups of performers, artists and musicians can indeed be thirsty … Continue reading

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Street art in Marrakech

Above is an example of the kind of street art that can be seen on a walk through Marrakech. This piece of art is the work of French street artist Christian Guémy who goes under the pseudonym of ‘C215′. Guémy has been … Continue reading

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New travel writing team in Marrakech

This is just a short post to properly introduce ourselves as the new resident travel journalists for the Marrakech-Riad blog. Our team is split into two, on one side is Jamie Horton, owner of Chasing Safety Media and the resident … Continue reading

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Moroccan hospitality in the Marrakech poultry market

There are 18 souk’s which employ over 40,000 locals of all backgrounds, ages and ethnicity in Marrakech alone. Although that makes for an almost uncountable number of wares to explore and choose from, no adventure in the Marrakshi  souk’s is complete without … Continue reading

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