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“Beware of False guides”
Review of Dyers District

Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beware of False guides”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

I was so much looking forward to the dyers district...and then we ended up with a false guide, whom we were not able to shake off. So we had to leave and my visit was ruined. Later we learned how to handle a guide you di not ask for...Say stop, thats enough, leave us in peace, i english or french, or learn the arab words to say this.

Visited February 2014
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  • Danish first
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Colorful and unique”
Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

This isnt a long stop but is definitely worth the short exploration. Its a thousand year old tradition that really gives some perspective to life in marrakech. Bring your camera.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Small area, worth a visit.”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We walked through the medina and souk to reach the dyers district. Unfortunately we kept being harassed by a young boy who wanted to take us there (for a payment), when it's an easy place to find. Quiet area, visited by a small number of tourists. Not anything like the scale of the one in Fes.

Visited September 2012
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marrakech
Level 6 Contributor
67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Interesting part of the souks”
Reviewed September 25, 2011

If you enter the souks from the north end (just past Rue de Mouassine) and follow round to the right you will find the dyers souks. Lots of brightly coloured scarves and wool suspended over the lanes on ropes to dry. Shopkeepers will want to arrange a headscarf desert style in the hope you will buy. Like in the rest of the souk if you are not interested don't let them wrap the scarf round you. A firm but polite "la shukran" (no thankyou) will do the trick.
If you are prepared to pay a small sum (5-10Dhs) you can go through behind the shops to see where stuff is dyed and have the natural pigments explained. This is actually very interesting and you can have a friendly chat with the guys there.

Visited June 2011
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