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Lotus club. Foto: Google

The city of Marrakech, by local people

Traveling is good, but traveling with tips from local people is much better. See the tips below from my local friend from Marrakech, Taz.

@Tazitao

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Starting at the best hotels in the city, as always, he indicated some hotels that are on my list of hotel indications also, which are the Royal Palm Fairmont, Royal Mansour, Four Seasons, Palais Namaskar and the Selman Marrakech.

Royal Palm Fairmount. Clique na imagem para fazer sua reserva pelo Booking.com

Royal Palm Fairmount. Click on the image to make your reservation through Booking.com


Royal Mansour marrakech. Clique na imagem para fazer sua reserva pelo booking.com

Royal Mansour Marrakech. Click on the image to make your reservation through Booking.com


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Four Seasons Marrakech. Click on the image to make your reservation through Booking.com


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Palais Namaskar. Click on the image to make your reservation through Booking.com


Selman Marrakech. Foto: Booking.com

Selman Marrakech. Click on the image to make your reservation through Booking.com

In addition to these, he recommended the Mandarin Oriental, a property with 54 private Arabian style villas.

Mandarin Oriental. Clique na imagem para fazer sua reserva pelo booking.com

Mandarin Oriental. Click on the image to make your reservation through booking.com

The Mandarin offers for each of its villas pools and hot tubs and you can even enjoy a suite with a rooftop plunge pool. It is a perfect place to relax!

Now that you know where to stay, we have to choose the best places to eat, so our local guide told us about his favorite restaurants. And these are the Bo & Zin, which serves dishes of Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. Epicurien, a French gastronomic restaurant that enchants with its attractions at night. Lotus restaurant, a Moroccan restaurant, and club serving Japanese food. And lastly, the Jad Mahal, which is on my list of favorite restaurants too.

Bo & Zin. Foto: Google

Bo & Zin. Photo: Google


Lotus club. Foto: Google

Lotus club. Photo: Google


Epicurien Marrakech. Foto: Google

Epicurien Marrakech. Photo: Google


Palais Jad Mahal. Foto: Google

Palais Jad Mahal. Photo: Google

He also left us two directions for nightlife: Theatro and Le So are the two most popular nightclubs in Marrakech and offer very busy nights and lively nights for incredible DJs. Theatro is also on my list of places I went to enjoy when I was in Marrakech.

As Marrakech is a city full of surprises and incredible sights, he could not fail to point out Les Jardins Majorelle, Musée YSL and Jardins Secrets.

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Agafay Luxury Camp

Your Next destination is Morocco, you do not see the time to know the desert closely, but unfortunately, the time of stay will be little and can not make the Sahara. Sad, but don’t look like a problem, you can turn your passage across the country into an incredible safari by staying at Agafay Luxury Camp, or rather saying: In the desert.

The Hotel with its camping and safari style is located in the Moroccan desert and what keeps you separated from the municipality of Marrakech, one of the largest cities in Morocco, is only 40 minutes. So In addition to enjoying the experience in the desert, you will not need to stop meeting one of the main sights of North Africa.

But do not think it is a hotel full of luxury, the place is very simple. When It comes to comfort it leaves to be desired. The beds look like rocks. The pillows are not goosed feather or super comfy mattresses that take you to another level of spirit when you sleep. The services of the site are also not of the best, but supply the need of those who stay there for a short time. Fortunately, none of this has prevented my onsite experience from being good.

Being in camping in the middle of the desert is really something unmatched and amazing. The scenery is beautiful and the hotel is very stylish, besides allowing you to travel in thoughts with the sunrise and sunset. For those who go to Morocco in winter, the place becomes even more beautiful, because from there it is possible to see the Alps, the famous High Atlas Mountain range, and in only 40 minutes you have access to the highest Ski station in North Africa, to Oukaimeden.

The Station is located 3600 meters high in the Atlas mountain range and receives many tourists in winter, about 30000 people a day ski there. The Place has 18 ski slopes that to access you are obliged to enjoy a kilometer climbing the cable car and enjoying the mountains and the expanse of the desert, which is possible to see even better when you reach the top.

So Here’s a hint: it’s very worthwhile to travel in winter too but to the right place. And The desert is definitely a good place.

The location can also be enjoyed in the summer as well as in winter. At Agafay you have the possibility to make ATV tours during the day by the local extension or take a good wine, which is very successful in the hotel, relaxing in the hotel pool.

Without a doubt one of the best moments I lived there was to see the sunset, it is breathtaking, hypnotizing, the will is to stop the time and stay just enjoying the view. And It does not end there, after the stunning moment you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner to the sound of local bands. It’s just amazing!

Dubai: Ski Dubai Penguins Encounter

Today I went to see the ski Dubai located at the Emirates Mall in Dubai. The ski station is very small and recommended for the intermediary level 2. Personally I consider the course nice for beginners and children and I do not recommend or find valid the experience for those who really enjoy and practice the sport.


The cool guy right there and the experience of being able to interact with on Penguins.
Packages vary between AED 230.00 and AED 1365.00 where you can choose between a simple photo and a brief brieffing about the beautiful animals or even swim and feed them.


During the tour is not allowed the use of cell phones or the entrance of photographic cameras so if you want a photo with the beautiful animals do not forget that at the end of the tour will pay an additional amount of AED 150.00 per photo or a AED 600.00 package for all the photos of the experience. Follow the link of the place for those who are looking to buy the tickets in advance or know more about the tour and the options that Ski Dubai offers. https://www.skidxb.com/snow-penguins

So Night Lounge Marrakech. Photo: Google

6 Places to enjoy the night in Marrakech

Sights are what are not lacking in Morocco’s most famous city, but when it comes to the night do you know exactly where to go? Here I leave for you my top 6 of bars and ballads to enjoy in Marrakech.

So Night Lounge Marrakech

So Night Lounge Marrakech. Photo: Google

So Night Lounge Marrakech. Photo: Google

Considered one of the best places in the city, the So Night Lounge is a kind of restaurant with music and dancing. Lots of music and dancing. There Moroccan and international dishes are served, but the main attraction is the drinks served.
Music and dancing are not only a compliment, but your evening can also be focused there and without doubt, you will enjoy it very much if you play in the Moroccan climate of the place.

Buddha – Bar Marrakech

Buddha-bar. Photo: Google

Buddha-bar. Photo: Google

The Buddha – Bar has a large ambiance and incredible decor, all to make your evening more incredible. There you can enjoy a good dinner and drink while watching wonderful shows on the main stage. All very cheerful and with lots of music. As usual in most Moroccan bars, in the Buddha – Bar smoking is allowed.

Casino of Marrakech

Casino of Marrakech. Photo: Google

Casino of Marrakech. Photo: Google

The name already says basically everything about the place. The Casino of Marrakech is one of the main nightly attractions where you will find tourists from all over the world making bets, playing and enjoying the music live. In the place, you also have a bar and restaurant with great drinks to accompany your evening and a very beautiful and pleasant atmosphere, check out the next topic more about the restaurant and bar.

Epicurien Marrakech

Epicurien. Photo:; Google

Epicurien. Photo:; Google

As mentioned above, the Epicurien is located inside the Casino of Marrakech. The bar and restaurant which is almost a nightclub have low lighting to make the environment as comfortable as possible for you to enjoy the music and dance the night away.

Palais Jad Mahal

Palais Jad Mahal. Photo: Google

Palais Jad Mahal. Photo: Google

Already mentioned in my list of restaurants in Morocco, the Palais is a perfect place for a hot. The place has live shows with lots of music, dancing and shows that even involve candles. It’s a great place to enjoy the night from start to finish!

Theatro Marrakech

Theatro Marrakech. Photo: Google

Theatro Marrakech. Photo: Google

Theatro is a ballad somewhat different from anything you’ve ever seen. The nightclub in Marrakech offers tables by the lounge and a dance floor, the drinks served are amazing and if you arrive early can be served at one of the tables. The show begins after midnight, usually when the DJ starts a show with costumes and various props that lead to madness.
It is very worth to spend the night there!

Best places to stay in Marrakech

Firstly when talking about Marrakech you can have two very different experiences according to the region in which you choose to stay.
The city of Marrakech is divided into two parts: the new part surrounded by nightlife, hotels, and restaurants of a high standard. And the Medina, which is the historic area of ​​the city with small streets, not signposted and frequented by very simple people.

In most of the Medina you can not have access by car or taxi, so to get to the place where you are staying is necessary to walk through these streets that seem more labyrinths, without any kind of signage and poorly lit, since there is no light in the streets at night, which can be a very unpleasant experience especially if you are a woman returning from dinner alone or partying.

So I recommend staying in the traditional Ryads of the Medina, only for one night so you explore the historic area and have the experience of being in a typical Moroccan Ryad.

In Medina, the hotels I visited and liked the most were:

  • Riad Rafaele

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The Riad Rafaele is very well located in the Medina, just a few minutes away from several tourist attractions. Besides the good location, the traditional Moroccan house offers large rooms with private bathrooms, meals, hammam, swimming pool and library.

  • Riad Be Marrakech

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Located 800 meters from Djemaa El Fna Square and a 10-minute drive from the Carré Eden Shopping Center, this Riad features a terrace with views of the Medina, 24-hour reception, a restaurant, a tour desk and large rooms with a private bathroom.

  • La Sultana Marrakech

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The hotel features a luxurious outdoor swimming pool, SPA, on-site restaurant and stylishly decorated accommodation overlooking the Atlantic mountain ranges.

  • El Fenn

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This boutique riad is in the heart of Marrakech, just five minutes from La Koutoubia. El Fenn has a terrace with city views, three swimming pools, a restaurant and SPA, and elegant accommodations.

  • Riad Palais Sebban

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This Riad is a few minutes’ walks from important sites in the Medina, such as the Koutoubia Mosque. It offers spacious accommodation, relaxing services, a swimming pool and a terrace with panoramic views.

  • La Villa des Orangers
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This luxurious palace is five minutes from the Jemaa el Fna square. The hotel offers outdoor pools, a restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes, a 24-hour bar, a beauty salon, and a wellness center, as well as large, comfortable rooms.

  • L’Hôtel Marrakech
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This beautiful riad offers spacious and cozy rooms, a lounge where you can make typical local and international meals and a terrace with outdoor pool and sun loungers scattered around for you to relax.

  • Indian Palace
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At the Indian Palace, you can enjoy an outdoor pool and accommodation with balconies, as well as the lounge where Mediterranean cuisine is served.

  • Riad Jena El Fna & Spa
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If your intention is to stay in the new, more modern part of the city, I indicate the hotels:

  • Royal Mansour marrakech

This stunning hotel offers an indoor and heated pool as well as an outdoor swimming pool, including a fully equipped kitchen, full spa, and wellness center. When it comes to restaurants, the place has four and three more bars.

  • Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

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The Four Seasons is world famous for its flawless infrastructure. The Hotel / Resort offers in Marrakech an incredible stay, entitled to three restaurants, each focused on a type of cuisine and a wellness center with sauna and hot tub.

  • Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

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The luxury hotel is a little further from the other hotels but still close to several sights in Marrakech. The hotel offers a golf course, Spa, four restaurants and two bars for its guests.

  • Palais Namaskar

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Also further away from other hotels in the modern area, the palace-like hotel offers luxurious and spacious accommodation for its guests. The area also has bars and restaurants where American breakfast and local and international food is served throughout the day with an incredible selection of drinks.

  • Sofitel Marrakech and SPA
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The Sofitel is a contemporary hotel with modern décor and accommodation with a balcony overlooking the Atlas mountains or the hotel’s garden. The place has a swimming pool, spa, three restaurants, and three bars, plus a full gym.

  • Les Jardins de La Koutobia
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This luxury hotel allows you to enjoy a Spa, an outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as the Hamman’s facilities and an indoor heated pool. Les Jardins offers a restaurant serving Indian cuisine and luxurious accommodation.

If your intention is to spend time in the desert, I recommend the Scarabeo and Agafay Luxury Camp campgrounds, for a two-night stay. You can read more about it by clicking here.

And then, after this list, you no longer have to lose when choosing where to stay during your trip, make your reservation now!

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Best months to meet Morocco

If you want to go to Morocco, I’ll tell you soon: the best months to know the country are between March and May, during the spring, and September and November, when the country is in the fall. You will understand why!

Morocco can be considered divided into three zones where different climates predominate, being the Mediterranean climate to the north, Atlantic to the west and the south of the country, where the Sahara is located, the climate is desert. But what does it mean?

In the hottest season of the year, which peaks in the months of July and August, the heat may be unbearable for those intending to stay in cities like Fés and Marrakech, located in the hinterland of Morocco, and for those wishing to stroll through the desert.

Agadir, a famous beach in Morocco. Photo: Google

Agadir, a famous beach in Morocco. Photo: Google

The temperatures at this time of year are more pleasant in the west coast region, where you can enjoy a pleasant walk, especially in the beaches, but if you want to get to know the main Moroccan sights, your trip will be heavier tiring.

In winter, from December to February, temperatures drop sharply, mainly to the north and the desert, emphasizing that the desert climate goes from one extreme to the other. It is not so bad to travel in the winter, especially if you want as your main attraction the snow, but it is good to beware of warmer clothes.

A ski resort in the Atlas Mountains. Photo: Google

A ski resort in the Atlas Mountains. Photo: Google

At this time of year, rainfall increases on a large scale and in regions such as the Atlas Mountains the blizzards are guaranteed. There is the most famous ski resort in North Africa, which was mentioned here in the blog. Winter is perfect for you who want to ski but will take little advantage of other attractions in the country.

That is why I indicate the “middle term” months, in the milder seasons of the year. So you can make the most of your trip through the Moroccan air.