Al-Qarawiyyin University, Fez
Al-Qarawiyyin was founded in 859 AD by Fatima al-Fihri, a Muslim woman, providing education in various fields, including Islamic studies, sciences, humanities, and languages
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Seville has a rich history that dates back thousands of years, with influences from various civilizations, including the Romans, Muslims, and Christians. Its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Merzouga, Sahara Desert, Morocco
Has the highest sand dunes in North Africa
Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain
Córdoba was an important Roman city and later became the capital of the Islamic Caliphate of Córdoba during the Middle ages. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Volubilis Roman Ruins
Volubilis is an ancient Roman city located in present-day Morocco. It was originally founded in the 3rd century BC by the Carthaginians and later became a significant outpost of the Roman Empire
Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Granada has a diverse cultural heritage, influenced by its history of Moorish, Jewish, and Christian communities. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Rock of Gibraltar
Gibraltar has a rich history that includes periods of Moorish, Spanish, and Moorish rule before it was captured by the Kingdom of Castile in 1462
The Majorelle Garden, Marrakech
The garden was designed by French painter Jacques Majorelle in the 1920s and 1930s. Majorelle was passionate about botany, and he created the garden as a sanctuary for rare plant species.
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Ferries from Tangier, Morocco to Spain are between 35 minutes, or 2h and 39 minutes

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The Kingdom of Morocco

About Morocco

Morocco is a constitutional monarchy and has an elected parliament. The country is ruled by a King who has executive and legislative powers, particularly over military, foreign policy, and religious matters. The country is located on the Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans across from Spain, a direct 7-hour flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Casablanca. The country is similar in size and climate to California, and the population is over 34 million. Morocco is a moderate Muslim nation.  Women are well-represented in business and government. Alcohol is available and western dress is acceptable within reason. While Morocco is a developing economy, as a popular destination, modern tourist facilities and means of transportation are widely available.


Flag Description

Red with a green pentacle (five-pointed, linear star) known as Sulayman’s (Solomon’s) seal in the center of the flag. Red and green are traditional colors in Arab flags although the use of red is more commonly associated with the Arab states of the Persian gulf. The pentacle represents the five pillars of Islam and signifies the association between God and the nation. The design dates to 1912.

Languages

Arabic (official), Berber dialects, French, Spanish, and English among the young

Ethnic Groups

Arab-Berber 99.1%, other 0.7%, Jewish 0.2%


Weather and time to travel

Avoid the summer, its very hot, too crowded with local tourists and expensive. I would suggest the following months: Last week in February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and first week of December. The weather in those months vary between 65 and 75 during the day and drop down to 40-55 at night.


Electricity and voltage

The voltage in Morocco is generally 220 V, and outlets will fit the two-pin plug known as the Europlug. If your appliance is “dual-voltage”, it should be fine (It’s designed for both 110 and 220 V). If not, you’ll need a power converter as well as an adapter.



Holidays

The holy month of Ramadan is when Muslims fast during the day time and break the fast at sunset. Most restaurants are closed for lunch (with the exception of those catering specifically to tourists) and things generally slow down. Travelling during this time is entirely possible, and the restrictions don’t apply to non-Muslims, but it’s respectful to refrain from eating, drinking or smoking in public during the fast. At the end of the month is the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, when practically everything closes for as long as a week and transport is packed as everybody heads back home. Alcohol consumption is not prohibited for tourists during Ramadan. There are a few restaurants and bars serving alcohol.


Money

The local currency is the Moroccan dirham (Dh or MAD), which is divided into 100 centimes (c). As of  2023, $1 is worth between Dh 10.50 and Dh 10.61. ATMs can be found near tourist hotels and in the modern ville nouvelle shopping districts. Make sure that the ATM accepts foreign cards (look for the Maestro, Cirrus or Plus logos) before you put your card in. Try to have as much small change as possible and keep larger bills hidden separately.

Credit Card or Debit Card

Morocco has bank ATM’s almost everywhere in major cities. We suggest informing your bank you will be overseas and in which countries you will be using your bank card.

What to buy

Jewelry, Rugs, Crafts, Textiles, Shoes, Silver, Gold, Leather, Pottery, Tile, Spices, Brass, Argan Oil, Skin Care Products


Hotels and Riads

Most hotels in Morocco are independent and they are not internationally rated. The rating is done by the Moroccan Ministry of tourism. The room types are also different. A Double means twin bed which is a smaller size than regular US standard size bed. A Riad is a type of traditional guest house.

Shopping

The souks are among the greatest attractions and are full of really great buys including spices, dates, nuts, leather, pottery, carpets and jewelry.

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