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Travel Information

Currency

Currency of Morocco is Dirham (DH). 1 Dirham is 100 centime. It is prohibited to bring out Moroccan currency to other countries.

Visitors can exchange currencies at the international airports and banks. Make sure to keep the receipt, as it will be required in exchanging to other currencies.

Credit cards

VISA & Mastercard are widely accepted at hotels, rhiyads and restaurants, however, cash should be prepared for shopping.

Clothes for Travelling

Climate and temperature varies depending on where you are in Morocco. Moderate along the coastline, and very hot and dry in the desert area. It is recommended to have an extra sweater, jacket, etc. for easy adjustment. As Morocco is a Muslim country, avoid too much skin exposure.

Holidays

Solar calendar is adopted, but many holidays related to Islamic religion are based on lunar calendar.

Holidays (based on solar calendar)

New Year (Jan. 1), Anniversary of the Independence Manifesto (Jan. 11), Feast of the Throne (Jul. 30), Anniversary of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab (Aug. 14), Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People (Aug. 20), Youth Day (Aug. 21), Anniversary of the Green March (Nov. 6), Independence Day (Nov. 18).

Islamic Holidays (for the exact date, check with Islamic Center)

Islamic New Year, Birthday of the Prophet, Ramadan, Eid, etc.

Tradition

Visitors are appreciated to respect the culture and tradition of the country.

Many mosques are for the prayers only. During the holy month of Ramada, people will be fasting from sunrise till sunset, and many stores may be closed.

Others

Standard electric voltage is 220V, 50Hz. Power sockets are mostly C or SE.

Morocco introduces daylight saving time. When Ramadan falls in the summer, original time may be used during Ramadan, especially in the rural area.

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