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Money in Marrakech

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Money in Marrakech

Hmmm being doing some research.

I was going to change some money for our trip next week in the Uk for Morroco, is it illegal to take Dirhams in?

Or best to change at the hotel.

MX

Shrewsbury, United...
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1. Re: Money in Marrakech

I struggled to get Dirham in the UK so drew some out of the ATM at the airport when we arrived with no problems.

Have a great time :)

marrakech
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2. Re: Money in Marrakech

Hi,

Have a look at the banks and money article in the top questions box on the right of the page. Don't change money in the UK, wait until you get here.

Marrakech, Morocco
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3. Re: Money in Marrakech

Hi there!

There's no reason to change your money in the UK since you can chage it when you get to Marrakech At the airport there is a Bureau de change as well as ATM machines both at the airport and in the City so you can withdraw money whenever you want.

The Dirham is not allowed to be taken out of the country in amounts larger than Dirhams 1,000 consequently it cannot be purchased before travelling.

Have a wonderful time in Marrakech!

marrakech
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4. Re: Money in Marrakech

Hi,

You can actually buy Dirhams in the UK but you get a terrible exchange rate.

Edited: 11:27 am, June 07, 2013
5. Re: Money in Marrakech

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Burton upon Trent...
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6. Re: Money in Marrakech

Hi,

I am arriving in Marrakech late saturday evening in March. Have read a few posts saying ATMs can run out of cash. Will banks at airport still be open late saturday night?

Thanks, Carole

Marrakech
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7. Re: Money in Marrakech

Yes the banks at the airport will still be open late on Saturday evening.

Burton upon Trent...
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8. Re: Money in Marrakech

Thank you for your speedy reply Carole x

Edinburgh
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9. Re: Money in Marrakech

Three of us are travelling to Marrakech soon and I have got 3000 dirhams to take from people who had them left over. Sounds like if we carry 1000 each we will be OK? Does that sound right?...

Marrakech, Morocco
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10. Re: Money in Marrakech

Yes that will be fine, they are unlikely to check you going into the country anyway - it is only when you leave that they might ask you how much cash you have