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Ramadan

Hi we are heading to Marrakech on the 27th of July which will of course fall during Ramadan ..... is there anything we should know which will make our trip different from any other time of the year

Thanks

Ouarzazate, Morocco
posts: 128
reviews: 7
1. Re: Ramadan

Hi

Two things I would like to mention to your question.

1. Don't try to find a taxi during ftor, the traditional break of the fasting every evening, which might this year be around 7:30 PM. Most of the taxi driver like to be with their families and those few taxi driver who do work, will charge even more than they usually over charge.

2. Be sensitive to all Moroccans and foreigners who join the fasting. Fasting (and not drinking) during this heat is not easy and cost a lot of energy. So, be nice to people working for you durning the day.

Have a great time.

marrakech
Destination Expert
for Morocco
posts: 7,701
reviews: 63
2. Re: Ramadan

Hi,

Have a look through these;

www.tripadvisor.ca/SearchForums…

from the Top Questions box on the Morocco forum. Older posts are still very much relevant on this subject as though the date changes the customs and advice remain the same.

Marrakech, Morocco
posts: 62
reviews: 1
3. Re: Ramadan

Hi there!

As a visitor you should know that Marrakech is not very much different during Ramadan from the all day Marrakech. If you are not a Muslim you don’t have to fast but you will be highly appreciated by the locals if you at least try to respect their religion by refraining from eating, drinking or smoking on the streets. Some of the shops and restaurants might be closed by daylight but you will certainly still find a place to have a decent meal without being criticized for your desire to eat. At the sunset, all the public places close because the locals get reunited with their relatives for their first meal of the day. One or two hours later the restaurants and squares become noisy and crowded till the sunrise. This is a perfect moment for you to socialize and get in contact with the locals who are happy to share this special period of the year with their families and with the tourists, as well. You should also pay special attention to the way you dress since Muslims are highly sensitive to this aspect especially during Ramadan. A too revealing outfit will be seen as a sign of disrespect for their religious tradition.

As for the atmosphere, you will find a more quite and calm Marrakech during Ramadan and the spirit of this important feast will make its presence felt everywhere you go.

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