Our TRAVEL ROUTE
Flying direct from London to Marrakesh
THE NEED TO KNOWS
Moroccan Dirham (Dh)
Arabic is the most widely language spoken by the Moroccan population. French is also commonly spoken amongst the Moroccans and therefore can also be used comfortably when traveling Morocco.
English on the other hand is not widely spoken in Morocco. Tourist locations will have more English speaking staff but knowing a few Arabic words, especially if you are not familiar in French, will go a long way.
Hello Sabah el kheir
Thank you Shukran
Excuse me Esmahli
Please Min fadlak (to a male);
Min fadlik (to a female)
No thanks La shukran
Best time to visit
Morocco has pretty delightful weather all year around, especially for those who like the warmth.
Haggle, haggle and haggle again. On any item without a price tag you can guarantee you will automatically be quoted an excess 50-100% or even more compared to locals. If buying from souks, spend time checking different price options with different sellers and see what they drop to as you begin to walk away. This will help get a feel for how much you can haggle the item you are after without offending the seller.