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Travel Guide: El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco #travel

El Badi Palace

Marrakesh, Morocco

Map of El Badi Palace

More info about Marrakesh

Coronavirus in Marrakesh

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Marrakesh

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Morocco. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Morocco.

Money in Marrakesh

Currencie(s): Moroccan dirham

Corruption: Morocco has a corruption score of 57 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through Morocco, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Morocco scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.

Morocco is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.07 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Marrakesh

Language(s): Arabic
Here are a few basic lines to get you started, however keep in mind: The Arabic language uses an Arabic alphabet, so all the words below are witten in the phonetic pronunciation.
  • Yes = Naʻam
  • No = Lā
  • Thank You = Shukraan lakum
  • Hello = Marhabaan
  • Do you speak English? = Hal tatakalam allughat al'iinjaliziat?
  • Please = Min Fadlik
  • Bye = Ma'a Salama
  • Excuse Me = aedhirni
  • Where is the Bathroom? = 'ayn alhamam(phonetic pronunciation)
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = ma asmk? (asmy hu)

Food & Drinks in Marrakesh

3 National dishes: Couscous, Tagine & Pastilla.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Marrakesh is 16.
No info provided by WHO; other sources list 16 or 18 as the drinking age.

Religion in Marrakesh

Morocco is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 97% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Muslim 98.7%, Christian 1.1%, Jewish 0.2%. Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Marrakesh

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Morocco.

Morocco scores a -6/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

Other practical tips for Marrakesh

Timezone: UTC

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 220 V (50 Hz), Plug C / E

Weather: Currently broken clouds, with a temperature between 16 and 16°C (60.8 and 60.8°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 32.59 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Morocco. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

List of interesting places in Marrakesh