Marrakech is one of the most magical places you will ever visit. Bursting with color, history, and a welcoming population, the eclectic city has been a muse for creative talent from around the world. Rock royalty The Rolling Stones, fashion empress Tory Burch, and iconic designer Yves Saint Laurent are some of the few who have traveled to (and sometimes never left) Marrakech. We’ve put together an insider’s guide so you can enjoy this glamorous jewel of a city as much as legends past.
First things first, before you arrive, be sure to have your hotel arrange airport transfer for you. Cabs are available, but after a long flight, the last thing you want to do is negotiate with a foreign driver. Definitely withdraw dirham from the airport. In Morocco, cash is key, and you don’t want to be left asking locals where the nearest ATM is. Most often they will demand payment for their assistance. FYI, the conversion rate is little over three and a half dirham to one dollar, and you’re going to need a lot of small bills to shop at the souk!
We recommend spending time in both the luxurious, calm palm grove known as the Palmeraie as well as the bustling maze of streets in the Medina, or “old city.”