General Style Tips
- Marrakech is a vibrant and exciting city but it is important to remember this is a Muslim country.
- Cotton or other natural fibre shirts or t-shirts, with cotton trousers or ankle length skirts are good.
- This city is best seen on foot so make sure you take comfy footwear (try Hotter shoes, they provide total comfort and look great too).
- Also see What to Wear in Morocco
Clothing Tips for Women
- 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.
- We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android
Other Things To Pack
- Don’t drink or even brush your teeth in tap water. Consider taking a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle.
- 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.