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Orange delivery

Just minutes from our Marrakech Riads, the Jemaa al Fnaa square in Marrakech is famous for freshly squeezed orange juice. Aziz has been supplying delivering oranges to the square for many years. Ably assisted by his team- Hamid and Ibrahim … Continue reading

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Ramadan in Marrakech

The Islamic calender also has 12 months like the Gregorian, however whereas the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar (i.e. based on the earth’s orbit of the sun) the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This means that the calendar does … Continue reading

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The Jewish community in Marrakech

The Jewish community has a long history in Marrakech and Morocco at large, indeed the history of the community stretches back to antiquity under the Roman empire following the dissolution of the Jewish state in 70 AD with Jewish people arriving after the destruction … Continue reading

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Marrakech Museum

If you’re looking for a more historical perspective on Marrakech and Morocco or indeed just looking for a tranquil and interesting place to visit between the hustle and bustle of the markets and the souks then Marrakech Museum is what … Continue reading

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Le Studio Restaurant

The hottest restaurant recommendation in Marrakech. Packed with expats but rarely visited by tourists. Reservation is essential Tuesday to Saturday, on Sunday and Monday le Studio is closed. Established in 2011 in the heart of the up and coming new … 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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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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Brazil, Morocco, London to Ibiza, Straight to LA, New York, Vegas to Africa

“Brazil, Morocco,  London to Ibiza,  Straight to LA, New York,  Vegas to Africa” from the lyrics of Jennifer Lopez worldwide hit “on the floor” which is currently topping the charts across Europe and North Africa. Marrakech is one of hottest … Continue reading

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Prince Charles to visit Morocco

HRH Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will make an official visit to Morocco at the beginning of April 2011. The Royal couple will visit the University city of Fez and the Moroccan Capital Rabat, their itinery does not include … Continue reading

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Accommodation in the Marrakech Medina

We never forget that our guests have a choice of places to stay. If you are traveling to Marrakech, why not experience the old town medina first hand in one of our boutique riad hotels? Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon: … Continue reading

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Selecting Riads in Marrakech

The choice of accommodation in the Medina of Marrakech can appear confusing. Our Marrakech Riads offer a warm moroccan welcome, and great value for money, make your reservation today! Individual suites at Riad Cinnamon: Fez | Essaouira | Chefchaouen | Casablanca | Meknes … Continue reading

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Cafe des Epices, Rahba Kedima, Marrakech

The Cafe des Epices (Spice Cafe) is a charming inexpensive cafe located on the historic Rahba Kedima square just north of the main Jemma al Fnaa. Historically the Rahba Kedima was the Marrakech slave market, today it is a bustling … Continue reading

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Ryanair Bologna Marrakech, twice weekly on Sundays and Thursdays

Bologna to Marrakech is served with a convenient twice weekly Ryanair service on Sundays and Thursday. An ealy start in Italy at 06.30 will get you to the Red City at 09.00 We can arrange to have you met at … Continue reading

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VRBO Marrakech Riad Papillon, Morocco

Riad Papillon is a recently renovated boutique hotel in the most fashionable district of the Marrakech Medina. There are five luxury rooms all equipped with air conditoning, satellite tv with international channels, mini fridges, ipod docking stations, hairdryers, toiletries, comfortable … Continue reading

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Cafe Argana, Jemaa al Fnaa, Marrakech

Cafe Argana is located on the main Jemma al Fnaa square with panoramic views from the upstairs terrace, renowned as a particularly fine place from which to see the Marrakech sunset. The cafe is close to reopening after renovation following … Continue reading

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