Other tourist information

At Marrakech Riad we pride ourselves on offering our guests as much support and information as they require to help them to plan their perfect stay in our beautiful Medina accommodation.some basic information for tourists visiting Marrakech, Morocco is on offer here for our guests.

S7 Airlines ( a Russian Airline) has announced the launch of sales for direct  flights from Moscow to Casablanca from April 30th 2021. the flights will be operated on Weekly on Sundays. The flight time is under 6 hrs. Departure from Domodedovo airport is at 12:10 p.m., arrival at Casablanca airport is at 03:20 p.m. local time. The return flight departs at 05:20 p.m. […]

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In 1721 The United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Morocco signed the treaty of peace and commerce at Teouan, in Morocco. 300 year later, the relation between the two kingdoms is stronger than ever. Morocco is an important tourist destination for visitors around the world and especially Britain. Our magical Riads are located in the […]

Marrakech International Storytelling festival

The third weekend of March 2021 sees both World Storytelling Day and the first anniversary of World Storytelling Cafe. The Worldstorytellingcafe.com project  was conceived and hosted in Marrakech, the magical Red City with a tradition of storytelling as old as the nearby Atlas Mountains. We are delighted that the next steps in this adventure lead […]

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A new shipping line between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Kingdom will be launched in the near future. It will connect Tangier directly to Poole in southern England, and avoid the complications caused by Brexit. It will be a direct route with no stops, therefore fresh produce from Morocco will arrive in the […]

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The Tower of Koutoubia Mosque a painting by former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, which was owned by Angelina Jolie, has sold for £7m at auction in London. Sir Winston Churchill began painting scenes of Morocco after being encouraged to visit the country by his painting tutor, Sir John Lavery. Upon his first visit […]

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Welcome to Marrakech everyone. Here are my personal top 10 tips for your holiday: 10.  What I’m going to suggest first is this: make yourself mobile. Marrakech is actually not that small. It is a medieval wall city, but it would take you a good 40 minutes to walk across it. And there are a […]

Khatt, moroccan caligraphy

Calligraphy, known as Khatt in Arabic, is very much part of the Arab identity. On your trip to Marrakech, you will see that it is all around you: on shop signs, newspapers, books and advertising. It has become a way of communicating through art. Come and experience this in Marrakech. Our riads are the perfect […]

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It’s the last day of January 2021 in Marrakech, a beautiful sunny day with highs of 25 Celsius. The streets are just starting the get busy with locals going shopping or visiting family. From time to time you see tourists. Not as many as usual, but Marrakech is open for tourists, and in our opinion, […]

During these challenging times, our team in Marrakech is focused on your health and safety that is why we have placed special measures for you. Safety features Team follows all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Hand sanitizer in every room and key areas […]

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2020 was the year that changed our lives. Many of us are working or study from home now. These days, the only things you need are your laptop or smartphone, a good wifi connection and a quiet room! So why not let the team in Marrakech offer you the last two ones? and the great […]

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Why do we need help? The pause in tourism due to COVID 19 has been acutely felt in the medina of Marrakech. The Henna Café Soup Kitchen is a short term project but an urgent, time-sensitive one to prevent starvation and ill health especially of those most vulnerable in this wonderfully warm and resilient community. […]

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A new museum will soon open in the Heart of Marrakech. The Jemaa El Fna Museum of Tangible and Intangible Heritage in Marrakech, located on the on the edge of the famous UNESCO world heritage site, the Djemma el Fnaa square in the old bank al Maghreb headquarters. The museum will exhibit a collection of […]

We really missed you in 2020 but we hope 2021 will be better and safer for everyone. See you soon & Happy New Year!

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Ok, so the fasten seatbelt signs is off and everyone is rushing to get off the airplane even though the doors are not open yet… you are all anxious to experience Marrakech as soon as possible. You enter terminal building and confused you steer towards passport control and think: ‘that is a long queue!’ ( […]

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Argan oil is referred to as the “liquid gold” of Morocco because it is so rare. The delicate trees it comes from only grow in a very specific microclimate of Morocco: the Sous Valley south and east of Essaouira. The rich cosmetic oil has recently attracted great attention in the beauty industry because it is […]

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It is customary to offer fresh fruit at the end of a good meal in Marrakech. In our Riads we are proud to offer locally sourced seasonal fruit. The bowl pictured here is an Autumn Selection. When it comes to our fruit bowls, we don’t reject misshapen fruits, as we believe it is the flavour […]

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The name of this spice mix literally translates to “top of the shop” as it is made up of the best spices that each spice shop carries. One of our favorite ras al hanout shops in the medina features cloves, cardamom pods and seeds, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, star anise, ash and cubeb berries, mace, and […]

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Marrakech Riad Reservations + 44 (0) 207 570 0336 Diplomatic Representation   French Consulate +212 05 24 38 82 00 British Consulate +212 05 24 43 60 78 Medical Assistance   Poison Control Centre +212 05 37 68 64 64   Radiology Centre South +212 05 24 44 79 99   Clinic IBN Toufail 121 […]

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Our new Marrakech Riad Cookbook brings our signature welcoming Moroccan hospitality and delicious, wholesome cuisine to the kitchens of home cooks everywhere. Representing a selection of favourite, home-cooked dishes regularly enjoyed by guests at our riads and taught in the Marrakech Riad cookery school, this book invites readers to relish recipes passed down through generations […]

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Come and join us on our magical journey to the elegant Riad Star, located in the beautiful World Heritage city of Marrakech. Our carefully created retreat will allow you to deeply relax, have fun and learn about living mindfully over four rejuvenating nights in the heart of Marrakech. Attached to the old Pasha’s palace which […]

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Hello, Szia, Ahoj, Dzień dobry! Marrakech got much more accessible now for Europeans after Ryanair has released new flights from Budapest ( Hungary), Prague ( Czech Republic), Krakov ( Poland)  and Bratislava ( Slovakia). They fly two or three times a week to the sunny city of Marrakech. It has never been a better time to […]

Marrakech Donkey

As you walk the streets of Marrakech, you won’t just find humans working, but donkeys, too. Donkeys are essential to the Marrakshi work force, especially in the Old Town. The streets of the Medina are so narrow, that oftentimes workers at building sites are unable to transport their materials with anything other than a donkey-drawn […]

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If you like clay pots, tagines, lamps or anything else to do with handmade clay items from Morocco, you should visit Souk Rabeaa, not far from the famous Marrakech tannery and Souk Khamis. The displays throughout the shop are laden with every clay and ceramic ware imaginable.  The space used to be a vegetable market, […]

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Most people who have an interest in visiting Marrakech have heard of the Majorelle Gardens. The sprawling expanse of plants from all over the world, the Majorelle blue accent walls, and the Yves Saint Laurent museum garner hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. A lesser known (and much cheaper) element of the space is […]

Marrakech Cat

Cats are all over the place in Marrakech. You’ll find them relaxing in the streets, playing with one another by shop entrances, and even coming up to you for some cuddles! The whole city is their stomping ground. Cats are in cafes, restaurants, and, sometimes, we are pleasantly surprised to find a furry feline friend […]

Supratours Marrakech and ONCF

Marrakech is a hub of activity, jam packed with historical landmarks, museums, galleries, shopping districts and an abundance of eateries. If you are visiting only for a few days, it is highly unlikely that you will find time to leave the city. However, if you are planning on visiting for a week or two then […]

Marrakech Kaleche

The word “Caleche” may not be familiar to you, if you’ve never spent a week or two in Morocco before. The word itself is a french, feminine noun which found it’s way to Morocco during the French Colonisation in the 1950’s.  The term Caleche is now a commonly used name for what is formally known […]