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CITY BREAKS TO MARRAKECH
City Breaks to Marrakech from Ireland give you the chance to experience another world. From Marrakech you can hike in the Atlas Mountains, quad bike in the Sahara Desert and surf in the Atlantic Ocean. The culture in Morocco is so different to Europe that you will feel like you have travelled thousands of miles away. Luckily Marrakech is very close indeed only a 3 hour flight away making cheap short breaks and weekend breaks to Marrakech from Dublin ideal for a short trip. The Souk (Market) in Marrakech is world famous, in this market you will find things that you did not even know existed, as well as the more familiar carpets, teapots, ceramics and lanterns. Marrakech is a shopper’s paradise the only problem is how to bring all your amazing goods home because you will want to buy everything. Marrakech has amazing architecture and the buildings are a real treat if you have not seen this type of Arabic style before. Book a city break today with Club Travel for a city break you will never forget. Club Travel has the best deals on flights, hotels and cheap Last Minute City Breaks to Marrakech Marrakech.
Things to See and Do in Marrakesh
Desert Adventures you can book camel ride, quad biking and camping trips for day trips or longer from Marrakech
Atlas Mountains why not escape the heat of the city and take a trip to Setti fatma a small village in the Atlas mountains. The temperature cools the higher you go and a short hike from setti fatma is a beautifully cold and refreshing waterfall and plunge pool where locals come to cool off and have a swim.
The Marrakech Souk here you can buy babouches which are Moroccan slippers, tea pots, ceramics, clothing, carpets, lanterns, jewellery and many more items. The market is collosal in size and as you walk around traders will call out to you to try to get you to look at their goods. You will need good haggling skills when purchasing goods in the Souk.
Majorelle Garden a beautiful garden in Marrakech which is a lovely pl;ace to sit and have lunch and relax.
The Medina is the old town of Marrakech
Food and Drink
Moroccan cuisine is world famous, spicy cous cous dishes are the most common as well as Tagine which is a meat and vegtable dish slow cooked in the oven. Often the food is a highlight of a trip to Marrakech and many people take a cookery lesson and bring home tagine dishes to try the recipes at home. After every meal in Morocco you will be served with a small shot glass of Mint tea. This is served with fresh mint leaves, gunpowder tea and lots of sugar.
Nightlife in Marrakech
The Jemma el Fna is a huge square in the centre of Marrakech. Here you will see dancers, performers, snake charmers and musicians all plying there trade. There are games you can play and of course the main reason people come apart from the entertainment is the food. The square is full of food servers and there are benches to sit and eat the street food. This food is delicious very cheap. Alcohol is not out in the open in Marrakech as Morocco is a Muslim country most people dfo not drink alcohol. If it is high on your agenda you will have to go to the handful of hotels which have bars.
Marrakesh Airport is officially called Marrakech-Menara Airport and is 6km from the city centre. The easiest way to get to the city is by taxi. Be warned you will have to negotiate the fare before you get into the taxi, taxi drivers are known for heavily inflating prices for tourists so do your research and make sure you do not get ripped off!
Weather in Marrakech Marrakech is warm year round and even in winter still has many sunny days. In the summer Marrakech can become like an extremely hot with so many people packed into the city under 40° Celcius heat. Bring sun protection and a sun hat is essential.
Electricity Morocco uses the standard European two rounded pronged plugs sockets.
Currency Moroccan Dirhams
Marakesh Time is one hour ahead of Irish time. +1GMT
Visa requirements Irish Citizens travelling to Marrakech will be granted a visa on arrival at the airport.