We came across this shop because we had a local who was suppose to be showing us the direction of the restaurants to have lunch at, but somehow managed to convince us to have a look in his brother's spice shop on the way.
We thought alright why not, we are in Morocco and they are well known for these shops, so it would be quite nice to go in and have a look around.
I have to admit the shop is gorgeously set out, is very attractive and colourful. The shop assistant was extremely knowledgable about each product, but when it came to the end I felt a lot of pressure to buy something and there wasn't anything that my partner or I really wanted. As soon as he sensed we weren't buying anything his whole persona changed and he was quite snappy and rude.
I would only recommend going in here if you knew you were going to buy a product, otherwise don't bother as it ends up being extremely awkward at the end... so much for window shopping!
Also I saw someone else in their review warn about a scam. This also happened to us. It was our first day in Marrakech and we decided to walk from our Riad to the Souks (markets). On our way there a local approached us and said the markets were closed, but there was a place nearby he could show us. They took us to a tannery and we weren't interested in that and that's when we asked to be pointed in the direction of a restaurant. He insisted we follow him and that's where he led us to this spice shop and then a restaurant. As we sat down at the restaurant he and another man demanded we pay them 500dirham each for their help. Obviously we didn't give them that much after a heated debate... they left us alone after we gave them 100dirham.
So just be aware of locals offering to help you with directions, even when they say they aren't after any payment they are fully lying. And when offering to help you they are quite persistent, so make sure you stand your ground and say no!
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