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Travel Advisor in Morocco
I’ve been a tour guide in Morocco for a long time, and for as long, every single female visitor has asked me the same thing: “Is Morocco safe for female travellers?”
You should know that travelling in Morocco is very different from travelling in the West, especially if you are a first-time traveller. In general, the safety of most tourist destinations is high.
Catcalling and other forms of sexual harassment may happen often to both Moroccan and foreign women. The best way to deal with this is to ignore it. x Additionally, salespeople can be extremely aggressive. This may or may not bother you, depending on your cultural background. However, it shouldn’t be intimidating in any way.
Advice for Women Travelers in Morocco
Don’t adorn yourself with ostentatious jewellery. As a general rule, you should never leave your hotel or riad with more valuables than you absolutely need.
Taxi fares should always be negotiated in advance.
Don’t feel bad about saying “no thank you and moving on” if someone approaches you and you feel uneasy about it.
Never accept tours from strangers or so-called “fake guides” in Medina, and instead, only use officially licensed guides.
Bring a variety of smaller bills so you won’t have to dig out your larger ones.
Here’s a comprehensive guide to dressing appropriately in Morocco so you don’t offend the locals and can enjoy your visit to this fascinating country.
People may ask for payment if you take their picture without first inquiring about it.
Try to remember (or draw) your route so you don’t have to keep looking at your phone.
What you need to know before visiting Morocco is to use bottled water and request drinks without ice.
Local Tour Guide in Morocco
While almost 70% of the population is Amazigh, most of them live in rural areas, the Sahara, and the mountains, where they speak their own language, Tamazight (Berber). However, French is a business and trade language and is taught in many schools. Because of Spain’s proximity and its historical colonisation of the north, many people in the Tangier area speak Spanish. A French and Arabic Language Reference for Women Travelling to Morocco
Even though most Moroccans are Muslims, there is a small but important population of Jews, Christians, and Buddhists. Muslims are required to pray five times a day, beginning with the dawn prayer (which is now broadcast from loudspeakers atop the mosque’s minaret). Businesses typically close on Fridays around lunchtime due to the Muslim holy day. Even though it is legal to buy and consume alcohol, Muslims are expected to abstain from doing so, and they are not permitted to eat pork (which is becoming available to tourists). Muslims fast during the daytime hours of Ramadan, which does not fall within a specific calendar month and whose date advances by about 10 days annually. But if you’re a tourist or non-Muslim and you need food, they’re generally understanding. They should, however, not consume food or drink in plain sight. Due to the removal of alcohol from store shelves and the closure of many restaurants during the day, Ramadan is likely to be a more peaceful time than usual. However, once nightfall arrives, activity levels will increase. Find out more Itinerary Suggestions for Your Trip to Morocco’s Sahara Desert
The dirham (pronounced “dirham”) is the currency of Morocco. One US dollar can be purchased for about 9.6 DH and one euro for about 10 DH.
The Mosques and Shrines: Most mosques are off-limits to non-Muslims, with the exception of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, which welcomes tourists during specific hours. More Morocco Travel Advice Can Be Found Here…
People in Morocco are known for their warm hospitality. It is common for strangers to be fed and given drinks, with the expectation that the host will pay for it.
In Morocco, it is a cultural norm to welcome and respect visitors. It is also common for hosts to give food and drink to strangers with the expectation that they will do the same for them.
It may be difficult to find tampons in Morocco if you need them for health reasons. There is only one reliable supermarket that carries them, and even then, customer options are limited to those sold by Carrefour. Please remember to bring a plastic bag for the disposal of used pads and tampons.
Think About Your Attire
Most of the questions I get from female tourists are about what to wear in Morocco. However, there is no such thing as a dress code in Morocco, especially in the larger cities. However, keep in mind that the more skin you show, the more attention you’ll attract, so dress modestly out of respect for the locals.
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