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Info & useful numbers

Emergency

  • Font: 19
  • Tourist police: 05 24 38 46 01 or 05 24 88 86 80 (toll-free number, accessible 24 hours a day, is available to tourists in Morocco)
  • Firefighters: 15
  • Gendarmerie: 077
  • Poison Control Center: + 212 5 37 68 64 64
  • Roadside assistance: 177

consulates

  • Embassy of France: + 212 5 37 68 97 00
  • France: + 212 5 24 38 82 00
  • Belgium: + 212 5 24 36 87 61
  • United Kingdom: + 212 5 24 42 08 46
  • Chile: + 212 5 24 43 69 17
  • Finland: + 212 5 24 49 48 15 / + 212 5 24 49 48 16
  • Latvia: + 212 5 24 42 01 47
  • Portugal: + 212 6 60 11 30 73
  • Romania: + 212 5 24 43 14 49
  • Sweden: + 212 6 61 49 24 66

Safe

Marrakech is a safe city and well watched by the police, and especially by the tourist police brigade in civilian clothes.
In case of concern, by shouting "POLICE", it will arrive in the minute and your disturbers will depart.
As in any city, keep an eye out for cameras, cameras and pickpockets, especially around Place Jemaâ El Fna.

OFFICE TOURIST BRIGADE

  • Location: Place Jemaâ El Fna, near the Post Office.
  • Telephone: +212 (5)24 38 46 01 XNUMX

Administrations

  • Chamber of Commerce: + 212 5 24 43 52 34
  • French Chamber of Commerce: +212 24 30 03 88
  • Regional Investment Center: +212 5 24 42 022 93
  • Tourist Office: + 212 5 24 43 61 79
  • Regional Tourism Council: +212 5 24 43 34 07 (Rue Cadi Ayad, N ° 42, appt 4 Guéliz - Marrakech)
  • Regional Tourism Delegation: +212 5 24 43 08 86 / +212 5 24 43 61 31 (Avenue Mohammed V, Place Abdelmoumen Ben Ali)
  • Customs: + 212 5 24 44 78 10
  • Town Hall: +212 5 24 38 69 02
  • Central Station: + 212 5 24 43 19 63
  • Prefecture of Marrakech: +212 5 24 4271 17
  • Police Prefecture: +212 5 24 43 05 70
  • Administrative Court: + 212 5 24 38 69 26
  • Commercial Court: + 212 5 24 43 69 47
  • Wilaya of the Marrakech Tensift El Haouz Souss Region: +212 5 24 30 84 32

Post service

La Grande Poste is located in Guéliz, Place du 16 novembre.
A post office is also located on Jemaâ El Fna Square.
Many traders also offer to sell stamps.
You will find letterboxes scattered throughout the city, easily recognizable by their yellow color.

Regional Association of Marrakech-Safi Tourism Guides

  • Address: 3 Rue Fatima Ezzahra, Quartier Rmila (In front of Hammam Dar Bacha) Medina Marrakech
  • Phone: +212 (0) 6 61 61 80 21
  • Website: https://www.argtmarrakech.com/
  • Email: argtmarrakech@gmail.com

Transport: getting around Marrakech

To get around Marrakech and visit the city, you have various means: by car, on foot, by bike or by scooter.

Telephone and Internet

Phone
To make calls to Morocco with your phone, add +212 and dial the last nine digits of the number.
If you want to buy a SIM card to make calls to Morocco, three telephone operators share the market: Maroc Télécom (IAM), Orange and Inwi. Top-ups are available in agencies or in many grocery stores.

Internet
Wifi access is available in most hotels and riads, so it will be easy for you to access the internet with your smartphone.
In addition, cybercafés are present in numbers all over the city. One hour connection costs around 15 dirahms.
If you have an urgent need for information, Marrakchis will be happy to provide you with information by searching with their own mobile phones.

Holidays

Morocco is one of the few Muslim countries to have a weekly calendar that follows that of most Western countries. Friday is not a public holiday for administrations and public services, even if some arrangements have been made to attend the big Friday prayer. The weekend takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

Electricity, measurement and weight

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220 volts outlets are used in Morocco. In some more remote hotels in the region, you can find generators for the electricity supply or with more natural means such as candles or oil lamps if you venture into the desert.

Measured
The metric system is also used, which facilitates the assimilation of distances.

Weight
Again, you will not be disoriented, 1 kilogram remains a kilogram in Morocco.

National holidays

  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • January 11: anniversary of the independence manifesto
  • May 1: Labor Day
  • July 30: feast of the throne
  • August 14: anniversary of the recovery of Oued Eddahab
  • August 20: anniversary of the revolution of the King and the people
  • August 21: Youth Day
  • 6 November: anniversary of the green march
  • November 18: independence day

Religious holidays

Religious holidays are observed throughout the territory and are celebrated by the vast majority of the population. Defined according to the moon, the dates are not fixed and go back each year by ten days. Ramadan is a key time of the year in the life of Muslims, which lasts 30 days and disrupts habits.

  • Eid al-fitr, "the little party", marks the end of Ramadan.
  • Eid el-kebir, “the great feast”, also called “feast of the sheep”, is the occasion to commemorate the sacrifice of Abraham.
  • The First Moharem is the first day of the Hegira, the Muslim year. The Muslim calendar indeed starts in 622.
  • The Mouloud is a festival celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed.