I expected a bland mainstream dinner show with mediocre food (ie like medieval times or Arabian knights --neither of which I enjoy much at all )...I was pleasantly surprised, however ..
Yes it's gawdy.
Yes it's probably not at all authentic..
...but it is so elaborate and over the topik grand scheme and architecture ...and so UNIQUE looking that the GROUNDS --and their sheer size and scope blew me away. I couldn't help but crack a smile at how original and eccentric the buildings leading to dinner were ...and the dining "tents" themselves as well...
My cracked smile was diminished a bit by the constant attempts to get money blatantly for photos taken with staff and the music/dance staff's clear lack of interest or enthusiasm in what they were doing (many pre show performers reminding me of grade school children on stage looking shy and distracted in a chorus/concert --picking noses.."whispering" obviously to on-stage friends etc...
The food was quite good for a dinner show --as good or better than most of the random places we had tried in old town Marrakech..
I was at the show with my fun-loving daughters ages 8-10; neither of them really liked the
grand post-dinner main event /spectacle much ..As described, it was a lot of slow horse trotting followed by loud gun blasts. Blah. But the belly dancer was good..The horse rodeo-style stunts were pretty amazing and the flying carpet was ..well, average..but those moments added up to barely 10 minutes of a 45 minute "spectacle "...
3.5 stars may be more Approriate but any stars from me really come from the elaborate theme ...architecture and scope of the buildings ..It was like walking into a top American theme park. I didn't expect that --now that you expect it from reading this, however , you might rank it 2.5 stars. Criticisms aside, there's not much else going on at night in Marrakech beyond the square so if you're there a few nights, it's worth a visit to fantasia at chez Ali...Do note --This "show for kids" will feed them around 10pm and have you back in your hotel well after midnight ..
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