Practical guide

Currency : The national currency is the Moroccan dirham (MAD). €1 (EUR) is worth between 10.50 and 11 MAD.

Money Exchange : Foreign currency can be exchanged into dirhams at foreign exchange offices and most bank branches.

Means of payment : Cash is preferred for amounts under MAD 100. Beyond that, bank cards are widely accepted.

Dressing appropriately : The weather in Morocco is still generally good in October but the evenings are cool and it can rain; it is recommended to bring sweaters and raincoats, just in case.

Telephone communication : The fixed-line network works perfectly but the most convenient way is to buy a prepaid SIM card from one of the three local operators (Maroc Telecom, Inwi, Orange).

Electrical outlets : The network operates on 220 volts; the plugs are standard IEC 60320; we recommend bringing a universal adapter.

Internet and WIFI : The internet network is highly developed in Morocco (an optical fiber network connects many cities); WIFI is available in most hotels, restaurants and cafés.

Transport : Planes, trains, coaches, large and small taxis, rental vehicles … to each destination its best means of transport.

“Petit taxi” (intra-urban journeys)
We recommend the passenger to ensure that drivers of “petits taxis” activate their meters at the start of the journey, as required by law. The night rate (double of the day rate) applies from 21 H or 22 H (depending on the season). Small taxis are allowed to take up to three different customers going to different destinations, each passenger paying their own due, on the basis of what the meter displays (the fare is not split into the number of passengers).

“Grand taxi” (intercity transport)
The “grand taxis” are mostly a collective mode of transportation unless a passenger decides to travel alone by booking the entire taxi). These operate on a flat-rate basis, negotiated with the driver prior to embarking on the trip and depending on the length of the trip.

Opening Hours : They vary but, generally speaking, businesses are open from 9 am to 6 pm, often 8 pm. On Friday, which is prayer day, shops close around 12 pm and reopen around 4 pm, while the shops in the medina remain mostly closed on that day.

Accommodation :The country offers a wide range of hotels, from two-star hotels to luxury resorts, all the major international chains are represented, not to mention an increasing number of guest houses and ecolodges.