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Marrakesh Holidays

Marrakesh, also known as Marrakech, is an ancient city in North Africa, best known for boasting one of the largest open-air markets in the world, plus modern art galleries, a vibrant nightlife, and a wealth of historical sites. The city’s souks are a shopper's paradise; exploring them is an essential part of the Marrakesh experience, and haggling is expected, so be prepared to negotiate for the best price.

Contact Brightsun Travel about our cheap Marrakesh holidays and experience a city break in style. Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture through experiences like traditional mint tea ceremonies, hammam baths, and live music and dance performances. Throughout the year, Marrakesh hosts colourful festivals and events celebrating everything from music and film to traditional arts and crafts. These festivities offer a unique glimpse into Moroccan culture.

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Diwane Hotel & Spa Marrakech

Diwane Hotel 24 Rue Yougoslavie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Bed and Breakfast 3 Nights
From £279 per person View Offer

Valeria Dar Atlas Resort All Inclusive

Route de Fès, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

All Inclusive 3 Nights
From £359 per person View Offer

Riad Kniza Marrakech

34 Derb l'Hotel Bab Doukala, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £779 per person View Offer

Dar Ayniwen Hotel

Route des Jardins de la Palmeraie, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £1189 per person View Offer

Local Information & Travel Tips


In Marrakesh, taxis are a convenient mode of transportation, but make sure you negotiate the fare before getting into the taxi, as they often don't use meters. Alternatively, you can use Uber. Buses and horse-drawn carriages (caleches) are also available for getting around the city.

Marrakesh's medina (old city) is best explored on foot. Many of the main attractions, souks, and landmarks are within walking distance of each other. Wear comfortable shoes as the streets can be uneven and crowded.

For those who prefer a more guided experience, hiring a private driver or joining organised tours is an option. Many hotels and tour companies offer transportation services for sightseeing excursions and day trips outside of Marrakesh.


Marrakesh offers a range of accommodation options, from luxurious riads (traditional Moroccan houses) to budget-friendly hostels and hotels. Staying in a riad in the medina can provide an authentic experience, while modern hotels are located in the newer parts of the city.

Health & Safety Tips

Is Marrakesh safe?

Marrakesh is generally safe for tourists, but it's always wise to take precautions. Avoid displaying valuables openly, be aware of pickpockets in crowded areas, and stay in well-lit and populated areas, especially at night.

Stay Healthy During Your Travels

It's advisable to have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies. Additionally, consider getting vaccinations or taking other health precautions before travelling to Marrakesh, depending on your individual health needs and the time of year you visit.

Moroccan cuisine is delicious and diverse but be cautious when eating street food to avoid any unpleasant stomach issues. Also, stick to bottled water for drinking and brushing your teeth.

Local Culture & Etiquette

Marrakesh is a conservative city, so it's best to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites and local neighbourhoods. For women, this means covering shoulders and knees, while men should avoid wearing shorts in certain areas.

Respect local customs and traditions, such as removing your shoes before entering someone's home or a mosque, asking permission before taking photos of people, and refraining from public displays of affection.

Things to Do and See in Marrakesh

Must-Visit Attractions & Places to See

Jemaa el-Fnaa

This bustling square lies at the heart of Marrakesh's medina and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Jemaa el-Fnaa comes alive in the evenings with street performers, musicians, snake charmers, and food stalls offering a variety of Moroccan delicacies.

Koutoubia Mosque

Dominating the skyline with its towering minaret, the Koutoubia Mosque is an iconic symbol of Marrakesh with stunning architecture. It's the largest mosque in the city and dates to the 12th century.

Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace is a masterpiece of historic Moroccan architecture. Its intricate tile work, ornate ceilings, and beautifully landscaped gardens make it a must-visit attraction.

Saadian Tombs

These elaborate tombs date back to the Saadian dynasty. They feature stunning mausoleums adorned with intricate marble carvings, providing a glimpse into Marrakesh's royal past.

Majorelle Garden

This botanical garden is a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. It's famous for its vibrant blue buildings, exotic plants, and the Museum of Islamic Art housed within its grounds.

El Badi Palace

Once a grand palace commissioned by Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur centuries ago, El Badi Palace is now a fascinating ruin. Despite its run-down state, the palace's vast courtyard and towering walls offer insight into its former glory.

Weather in Marrakesh

Marrakesh experiences a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers often peaking at 35°C during the day (June-August), and mild, relatively wet winters, with daytime temperatures averaging around 18°C to 22°C (December-February).

Autumn (September-November) brings cooler temperatures to Marrakesh post summer, with daytime highs ranging from 25°C to 30°C. Autumn is an excellent time to visit Marrakesh for outdoor activities and sightseeing, as the weather is pleasant, and crowds are thinner than in summer.

Spring (March-May) offers daytime highs ranging from 20°C to 30°C. Spring is one of the best times to visit Marrakesh; the city's gardens and surrounding countryside come alive with blooming flowers. Also, rainfall decreases as spring progresses, leading to dry and sunny weather by late May.

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