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Currency to take to Marrakech

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Currency to take to Marrakech

What is the best currency to take to Marrakech? I have heard Euros?

Marrakech, Morocco
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1. Re: Currency to take to Marrakech

Euro carries the day, but there are also lots of Atms all over Marrakech

West London, United...
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2. Re: Currency to take to Marrakech

Thank-you! Is it true you can only buy dirhams when you get there? And is it best to use Dirhams for Taxi's, gifts from the Souks etc?

Marrakech, Morocco
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3. Re: Currency to take to Marrakech

You can only get dirhams in Morocco. Take pounds, no need to change pounds to euros, as they will change any currency in the banks and bureaus de change once you get there. They don't want anything other than dirhams in taxis, restaurants, shops etc.

Cardiff, United...
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4. Re: Currency to take to Marrakech

Take Pounds and get them changed at the airport, there are quite a few currency exchange booths there and you will get a decent rate. It will be a waste of time converting Pounds to Euros.

We were offered 3 rates while we were there last week, we got 12.22 at the airport. The next day near Jemma El Fna square we were offered 11.12 at a currency change shop, we walked 10 yards away to the Credit Agricole Bank and were given 12.391, it shows that it is worth going to a few places if you are changing a lot of currency.

Nobody in Marrakech ever seems to have any change, my advice would be to keep all the coins you receive for the taxi drivers. You will be approached by poor people and I liked to give them a few dirhams, it is not much when you think about it (20p), but they seemed to appreciate it.

You will be able to use Dirhams everywhere you go, if you pull out Euros or Pounds you will be asking to be charged extra.

Manchester, United...
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5. Re: Currency to take to Marrakech

Please bear in mind that giving to "the poor" and children will invariably encourage them to become beggars, not bother to work and in the case of children, skip school to beg.

West London, United...
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6. Re: Currency to take to Marrakech

Thank-you all so much for your input and advice...really appreciated.

Edited: 5:52 pm, December 11, 2009
7. Re: Currency to take to Marrakech

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