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Ramadan in Agadir

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Ramadan in Agadir

I'm coming to Agadir at the weekend, looking for a relaxing holiday. But want to know what will be open due to Ramadam. Will the normal tourist areas be open? Cafes, restaurants and shops.

Anything I should observe during this time?

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Manchester, United...
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for Morocco
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1. Re: Ramadan in Agadir

Life for a visiting tourist should go on as normal. Cafe's, restaurants, shops etc will all be open during the daytime although at sunset, many may close for an hour or two so that local people can get together and eat.

When out and about, try to avoid drinking or eating in open spaces or do it discreetly.

Very few places close in Agadir at any time of the year as it is a year-round destination.

There are other posts on the subject if you care to track them down using the search bar just above the fourm posts.

London, United...
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2. Re: Ramadan in Agadir

Thanks, that's very useful. Looking forward to it now.

London, United...
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3. Re: Ramadan in Agadir

Just one more question. Hotel is asking for a local tax I wasn't aware of. How much should it be?

Dublin, Ireland
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for Dublin, Agadir
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4. Re: Ramadan in Agadir

It depends of the hotel but it's usually only a minimal(ish) amount. Probably no more than £3 a night per person. Normally if you have booked a package with flights & hotel combined, the tax is usually included from the outset.

UK
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5. Re: Ramadan in Agadir

One thing you may find useful to know is that the clocks have gone back to winter time for Ramadan so that sunset comes an hour earlier. Morocco is now 1 hour behind the UK. We found this when we were in Egypt a couple of years ago and not even the crew on the plane knew about it! timeanddate.com/news/time/egypt-morocco-dst-…

London, United...
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for Hammamet
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reviews: 35
6. Re: Ramadan in Agadir

Local businesses and actvities will be very scarce between the hours of sunsset and nightfall. Most locals will be indoors breaking their fast which can take up to 2 - 3 hours. But after dark, the tonw if back to full life.

Local taxes charged at hotels are between 25 Dirham - 35 Dirhams (£2 to £3) per night per person. DOUBLE CHECK YOUR HOTEL BOOKING PAPERS WHETHER THEY ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE.

Cheers

Cas

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