General Information About Marrakech

General Information About Marrakech

If you have decided to travel to the magical destination of Marrakech, you may have a lot of questions about Morocco: the currency, can a traveller get by in English and what visas are necessary to enter the country. 

Safety and Security

Marrakech is one of the safest cities in Morocco. However, it is always recommended to check out the neighborhoods you should avoid in Marrakech.


Tips and advice for first-time travelers in Morocco and Marrakech. Find out how to bargain and get by like a local during your time in Marrakech.

Other interesting facts

Electricity, plugs and sockets

The power sockets used in Morocco are type C and E. These are the same as in most European countries, except for the U.K. The voltage is 220V and the frequency is 50 Hz. If in your country you use another outlet, you will probably need a travel adapter.


You do not need any vaccines to travel to Morocco.

Current local time

The time zone in Marrakech and the rest of the country is WEST (Western European Summer Time) and WET (Western European Time). That's the same time zone as continental Europe.

Opening hours

Marrakech has adequate opening hours, opening generally from 9 am until 9 pm. Some shops close on Friday and other close during lunch time, but reopen in the afternoon.

Visitors will find the main shopping area in the Medina, in the Souks.

Helpful telephone numbers

  • Ambulance: 15.  
  • Morocco area code: 212
  • Police: 19.