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.

A secret garden in Marrakech

Lonely Planet and the Daily Express have voted Morocco as a perfect destination for the month of May. Their Darling buds of May selections urges travellers to visit in the spring. The Kingdom of Morocco made it to the listing thanks to its “ideal temperature”, marvelous landscapes and flower festival. Marrakech hovers in the high 20°C […]

Marrakech Menara Airport

King Mohammed VI inaugurated, in December 2016, the new terminal of the Marrakech-Menara airport, an additional asset to enhance the city’s attractiveness to international visitors. This large-scale project, worth 1.22 billion dirhams, is an implementation of the royal instructions seeking to offer the city of Marrakech a modern airport infrastructure meeting international standards to manage […]

secret garden marrakech

The walls of Marrakech Medina hold hidden spaces. As we walk through the sun kissed, busy, vibrant streets we are often unaware of the beauty concealed behind the doors. Your first experience as a visitor to one of our riad hotels will illustrate this, as you step through the doors for the first time, the hidden […]

Ryanair fly to Marrakech

Ryanair have just announced the launch of lots of new routes to Marrakech. These new routes link  Budapest (Hungary), Cologne (Germany), Nîmes (France), Krakow (Poland), Santander (Spain), Perpignan (France) and Venice (Italy) to the red city! The whole world loves to holiday in Marrakech, and a stay historical riad is the perfect way to absorb […]

Marrakech bike rental

Marrakech has just launched the first bike sharing system in Africa, Medina Bikes. 320 brand new bicycles are now anchored in ten key points and available 24 hours a day. The project was designed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Onudi) and supported by the Moroccan government. It was implemented by the Moroccan company […]

Marrakech; one of the great Imperial Moroccan cities, the fabled red city, the destination of camel trains laden with wares from far afield for over 900 years, the place of inner discovery for the bohemian travellers of the 1960’s. This magical place with a location which is locked in on all sides by the desert once made the […]

What to pack for Marrakech

It’s always helpful to have some local info for your holidays, so here are a few top tips to make your stay in Marrakech simple. I have been travelling in Morocco for over 16 years, and here are a few very easy things which I always do which make my trip more comfortable. Bring the name and address of […]

Menara Mall Marrakech

Exploring the souks of Marrakech is a wonderful shopping experience, however there are many more shopping options for the visitor to Marrakech. Just a short taxi ride from our centrally located riads you will find Menara Mall the largest commercial shopping complex in Marrakech. The centre has 50000 square metres of floor space and offers 90 […]

Traditionally, in the last day of the year you either think about the new years resolutions or about the achievements of the year that just passes . So here is a quick top of our top 5 best selling rooms in 2016: 1. It’s no surprise to us that this year, the romantic fez suite at […]


Marrakech has much to offer for everyone. If you plan a relaxed break with your partner or a super-summer family holiday, rest assured that Marrakech will surprise you. The best way to experience Marrakesh hospitality is by staying in a riad, fabulous boutique hotels spread across the Medina. Here are a few tips and tricks […]

Marrakech Riad, Morocco

Fortunately, most travel within Marrakech can be done quite happily on foot. However, there are some journeys that you may prefer to make by other modes of transport- caleche, bicycle, tuktuk or most frequently, taxi. WORDS of TAXI WISDOM: Making journeys by taxi used to be my least favorite experience in Marrakech before I discovered […]


We still have some availability at our Marrakech Riads for Christmas 2016. The weather will be around 15 degrees warmer than Northern Europe, but we can still supply a log fire and Santa knows his way! Reserve accommodation today and spend Christmas in one of our 4 luxury boutique hotels each of which has just […]

culture break

It’s difficult now to imagine Marrakech without its boutique riad hotels. The Red city was founded nearly a thousand years ago as the capital of a great Empire. It grew in importance as a trading post until its glamorous heyday in the middle ages when Camel trains crossed the Sahara to reach its Caravanserai and markets. For […]

moroccan wine

A strong Moroccan red wine has always been associated with traditional meaty tangines and other hearty fare . Now however new wines of superior quality produced by new French wine growers who have brought their expertise to reinvigorate the Moroccan wine market with new « cepages ameilatours » varieties of reds,roses,gris and whites.  Co director Jacques Poulain […]

atlas moutains

The Atlas Etape has become a major international cycling event. Contestants come from England and many European countries as well as many Moroccan riders from Casablanca and Agadir cycling clubs and enthusiasts from all over the country take part as cycling as a sport has come of age in Morocco. It’s a great opportunity to […]

marrakech biennale

The 6th Marrakech Biennale is taking a different turn with significant Moroccan input into the programme. The Executive   President is Amine Kabbaj. The honorary President is André Azoulay advisor to His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The Marrakech Biennale founded by Vanessa Branson to address cultural issues throught the medium of artistic expression is now an […]


A special break for Mum and daughter, a memorable birthday celebration with friends or a more refined hen party.  Whatever the occasion our ‘Girls Weekend’  is the perfect package for groups of between 2 and 17 ladies at the fantastic price of £149 per person (Euros 175). Our Riads have twin and triple bed rooms, […]

Tizi n’Tichka- North Africa’s best driving experience

Reaching an altitude of 2260 meters above the sea level, Tizi n’Tichka – part of the Moroccan National Route, N9 – is the highest major mountain pass of North Africa. Developed by the French Military, a fact noted in a large plaque, the Tizi n’Tichka route functions as the main direct linking Marrakech with Ouarzazate and […]

Mandarin Orange Seller Marrakech

Across the Marrakech Medina, almost on every derb (street), there are many small stalls selling a variety of food from home cooked bread to dried fruit. Indeed, each stall specialises in a different food-type and many sell fresh fruit sourced from the local Marrakech area. It is undoubtedly true that the summer months (July to […]

traditional Berber Village in Morocco

The Berbers are a people ethnically indigenous to North Africa west of the Nile Valley. The Berber’s rich cultural history dates back to prehistoric times, over 4000 years ago! Their long recorded influence affected commerce by establishing trading routes between the West African and the Sub-Saharan region where they transported goods from beyond the Sahara desert […]

Imlil, High Atlas Mountains_-2

The high Atlas village of Imlil is the gateway to the magnificent Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak and crowning wonder of the Atlas range and the tallest mountain in North Africa. The scenery is truly stunning and, at just over an hours drive from the Marrakech, it is remarkably accessible, making it the perfect day […]

The Club Culturel Mohamed Abed Al Jabal Marrakech Book Exposition, Jemaa el Fnaa Square

Running from the 15th January 2015 to the 10th February 2015 Marrakech’s world famous Jemaa el Fnaa square hosted a book exposition hosted by ‘Club Culturel Mohamed Abed Al Jabal Marrakech’. The late Mohamed Abed Al-Jabri (1935-2010) is a popular Moroccan philosopher who specialised in considering the convergence of tradition and modernity in the contemporary […]

David Bloch gallery, Marrakech 2-2

Marrakech’s new town, Gueliz, is home to some of Morocco’s best fine art schools and cutting-edge galleries. Hidden down a leafy road, facing Marrakech’s new Carre Eden Shopping Plaza, the David Bloch Gallery is perhaps one of the best examples of Marrakech’s rising contemporary art scene. In the style of a New York loft, the […]

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 the Prophet Mohammed to address the faithful in Mecca, and still remains an essential part […]

Moroccan furniture warehouse in Marrakech

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 ornaments. Some of the smaller items that Art Dahnaoui has to offer were not dissimilar […]

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 and, of course, babouche.  The project of Carine and Patrick, two French natives who have […]

satirical art on tablets in Marrakech, Morocco 1

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 the shop where we met by Nour-Eddine Boukheir, the shop’s owner and artist responsible for […]