Avoid short tops, short skirts/shorts, tight or body revealing clothes and cover your shoulders or you will be looked at!
A skirt or loose-fitting trousers are good in the heat and will protect you from the sun.
You may want to pack a smarter outfit if eating out includes the more up-market restaurants in Gueliz, the modern city. Here you can get away with a lower neckline and shorter skirts.
Make sure you take comfy footwear for daytime and it's best to avoid heels – flat shoes will do just fine and go for shoes that are closed as the streets are often uneven and are not particularly clean.
A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit.
Clothing Tips for Men
You may want to pack a smarter outfit if eating out includes the more up-market restaurants in Gueliz.
Pack for the Weather
The spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are great times to visit with temperatures around 20 – 25C.
The winter months of November, December, January, February and March are mild but nonetheless cooler, especially in the evenings so pack a jacket or jumper. It is also wetter so it's a good idea to pack a raincoat and travel umbrella.
Summer – June, July and August – can be unbearably hot so lightweight natural fabrics will work best.
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A lightweight day sack will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
If you plan on taking a taxi agree the fare in advance of the journey.
The souks are amongst the greatest attractions and are full of really great buys including spices, dates, nuts, leather, pottery, carpets and jewellery. Be prepared to haggle and haggle hard – it's the natural way, and be sure to pack your sense of humour too for when their enthusiasm for getting you to buy becomes just too much…
A must-see is the main square Jemaa el-Fna and it is well worth getting there as the sun goes down to see how the square changes. If you can get up high, maybe with a mint tea in one of the surroundings cafes, you will be rewarded with a fascinating spectacle.
And don't leave Marrakech without a trip to a local Hamman.