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Morocco – A Whole New World Just a Shorthaul Flight Away

A Morocco holiday guarantees an exhilarating cultural experience that's quite unique from other holiday destinations. From the stunning shores of Agadir to the colourful souks of Marrakech, it’s an experience never to be forgotten.

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Golden Sands and Scented Souks, Morocco Holidays Have it All

Facts about Morocco
  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham
  • Capital City: Rabat
  • Largest City: Casablanca
  • Population: 32 million
  • Time Difference to UK: GMT – none
  • Flight time from UK: Approx 3 hrs 30mins
  • Official Language: Arabic although Berber and French are also spoken
  • Food: Couscous
  • Drink: Mint tea
  • Main Religion: Islam

Holidays to Morocco are the type of holidays we all dream of and the kind we never forget. The country is awash with colour and excitement: from stunning golden beaches to psychedelic souks, Morocco is a land that doesn’t know how to be dull.

Located a mere three and a half hours away by plane and found on the North African coast, Morocco is fringed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahara desert, but is far from your typical African holiday destination. Morocco’s imperial cities, such as Marrakech and Fes, are ancient and steeped in medieval history. The Marrakech Medina walls in hundreds of years’ worth of history and walking in you couldn’t be blamed for believing that you’ve walked back in time. Life continues on here much as it has for the past thousand years, with the streets packed with merchants plying their wares of steel, wool, livestock and spices, but there’s also a modern touch to this old town: mopeds skitter down the streets around you and the souks offers more modern wares to please the eyes of tourists.

For those who prefer beaches to ancient architecture, Agadir is the place to go. Agadir’s fine sandy beaches are lapped by crystal clear Atlantic waters that are warm enough for swimming all year round. Agadir beach stretches out for almost 2km and is one of 21 beaches in Morocco to be awarded the coveted Blue Flag status. The city of Agadir itself was levelled by an earthquake in 1960 and was entirely rebuilt around two miles away, giving it an edge when it comes to catering for tourists, with a myriad of pubs, bars and clubs to keep you entertained all night long

A Destination with Something for Everyone

Morocco’s weather will feel warm to most travellers all year round, but tourists will really feel the heat in the country’s summers which start in June and end in September. During the summer average temperatures can reach up to 37 degrees C at the peak of the season in July: the mercury has even been known to rise into the 40s on cloudless days. Morocco’s best seasons for visitors are undoubtedly spring, which runs March to May, and autumn which spans October to November – temperatures during these months average 28 degrees C during the day and a balmy 14 degrees C at night, making for perfect holiday weather whether you’re on the beach or exploring a souk.

Morocco is a primarily Muslim country and as such during the month of Ramadan traditional customs will be observed by locals between sunrise and sunset. This shouldn't have too much of an effect on your holiday, but some services in bars and restaurants may not be provided during this time.

Morocco is a land of contrasts and colour with something to offer every type of traveller. Whether you’re a foodie wanting to sample exotic flavours, a history buff looking to explore ancient buildings or a beach bunny who wants to lap up some sun, Morocco will have a holiday to suit you. Morocco’s cities are varied, so whether you’re looking for an authentic Moroccan inn or a luxury modern hotel you’ll find it here.

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