What are is the culture like in marrakech?
I may be hollidaying in marrakech in november this year with my boyfriend and was just wondering what the culture in like there? Will I be required to wear specific clothing or cover my head as it is a muslim country? I was also wondering if I will be able to book a double room in a five star hotel with my boyfriend even though we are not married or will our booking be refused because of this? Any information about it would be great thanks x
Suggestion by Duane
No,westerners are tolerated as they normally dress except if they wish to tour a mosque. The atmosphere is friendly and outgoing. You will enjoy yourself.
Suggestion by Misty Blue
Normal touristy type clothes are fine,shorts, t-shirts,whatever you want.I would avoid being overly immodest like bikini top and shorts.There should be no problem with the hotel either.Marrakech is fascinating,watch you don’t get lost in the souk!The jma el Fna at night is great.Do not eat anything in a ‘wrap’ like chicken in a pitta type wrap,unless you want a near death experience,lol.I got severe food poisoning,thought I wasn’t going to make it.Try a traditional Moroccan dish cooked in a tagine they are safe enough and very tasty.You’ll be pestered by kids wanting to be your guide.Enjoy.
Suggestion by clutz
The culture there is amazing. You’ll see so much new and old contrasts, it is a lot to take it. You can have a great time in Marrakech without even sight seeing. Just wandering around, trying some of the cafe’s and restaurants and shopping in the souks. You don’t have to cover your head unless its part of your religion and beliefs. You should dress somewhat modestly, long sleeves, no cleavage and no miniskirts or short shorts. You’ll see people when you’re there dressed as if they’re going to a club and they get nicely harassed for it. If neither of you are Moroccan you won’t have a problem with the hotel room, from what I’ve read at least. If you have any doubts, call ahead and ask. You will want to see Djema Elfna Place, there is always live music and things going on, you can find fortune tellers, and you can get henna tattoos. You will encounter a lot of panhandlers and children trying to sell tissues and candies, but don’t let it get to you because many of them are out there by choice. Keep close tabs on your handbag if you carry one, or wallet because there are some kids that think tourists are there to support them and they’ll pick pocket you before you even realize what happened. It’s not something you should really worry about just make sure to use your common sense.. If you go by a Cash machine to withdraw money, don’t stand there counting it and don’t wave your money around and you will be good. You will notice that you don’t see couples in the street kissing and hugging, as in Islam they ideally don’t “date”. Locals can actually get arrested for this, especially if they’re not married… so out of respect, you should probably leave that out of the public eye. You will be fine holding hands. If you meet anyone, its in their culture for women to kiss cheeks from right to left, so if you have someone try this don’t be scared. It is a very beautiful place and you can learn a lot in just a few days. If you have any doubts about how to act, you’ll see in a few days that you will be fine being yourself. Some people get offended by pointing and staring, some people get offended if you take their picture so try not to take a picture of individuals, you’ll be fine taking pictures of crowds and sights. It can be cold there in the winter, but if it’s hot you can wear tank tops and capri pants just as long as you’re not showing a lot of cleavage because a lot of the guys like to stare and harass women who dress like this, because in their culture women don’t dress that way so its something they find very sexy. If you tire of the Moroccan food or if you get craving for something like hamburgers there are a lot of snack shops which serve them, just make sure to read the menu carefully because their version of hamburgers is not always traditional American style. There are McDonalds and some other fast food restaurants, and there are supermarkets and actual stores, so if you want to look for anything that you can’t find at the souks or a food like crisps or cookies you can find them at the supermarket and corner shops, and you can find nice clothing at some stores in New Marrakech. When you walk around make sure you remember from which way you came, or know how to get back because the souks can be frustrating to find your way through. It’s ok to wear hats and things, not everyone speaks English so knowing any amount of French would benefit you. Aside from that, just enjoy!
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