Looking to go on a Morocco holiday in 2022? If yes, make sure you follow these handy tips to ensure you have an unforgettable experience and you avoid any awkward social faux pas’!
Situated in North Africa, Morocco attracts people from all over the world due to its exotic landscapes and traditional cities. The country also has attracted holiday makers with its waterfalls, port cities and huge sand dunes.
1. There are several ‘local’ languages
Always be respectful of the language spoken in any country when visiting, Arabic is the official language of Morocco. Berber is completely different than Arabic and it’s spoken by the Berber people. French is another language Moroccans are fluent in since French due to the French colonisation during the 1900’s. Travellers can also find Moroccans speaking in Spanish in the north side of the country close to Spain. So be mindful of this if you think just by knowing a bit of French or Arabic you will be able to converse with everyone – it may not be the case!
2. Friday is a Sacred Day
Morocco is a Muslim country, therefore, a lot of the shops, café, restaurants are not opened on Friday until late afternoon due to it being a sacred day. Locals usually gather with family and friends and share a meal together. We recommend you to keep this in mind and plan ahead, especially if you’re not staying at an all-inclusive resort.
3. Do not drink in the street
If you are expecting a party holiday like you would get in Ibiza and Majorca then Morocco is not the place to visit. Alcohol is of course available in the hotels and all inclusive resorts, and there is no problem ordering some beers and enjoying yourself like you want to when on holiday, but be wary that drinking in public in Morocco is prohibited and we recommend that alcohol stays within the vicinity of your accommodation. Being drunk outside is not a great idea and potentially can get you into trouble.
4. A great place to visit for vegans
Morocco is known for its fresh fruits and vegetables and majority of the main cities have an open-air fruit and vegetable market which we would highly recommend. Morocco could be a very good travel option for vegans. Morocco has also the best mint tea in the world, it is served with almost every meal in restaurants and tastes absolutely delicious. Every Moroccan city has a fresh fruit juice stores filled with vitamins to start your day with, simply walk in check the menu and wait for the blender to do its job with your favourite fruits.
5. Make sure you haggle
Morocco is known for its haggling prices with vendors, so if you ever visit on a Morocco holiday you will have to learn how to haggle with shopkeepers. Moroccans love to haggle and its part of their culture. We recommend our readers to be patient and never accept the initial deal - always lower it by 50% and you can pretty much get yourself a great bargain. Furthermore there are a lot of vendors selling the same items you may like, always shop around finding the best price as you will probably get a better offer.
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