Are souks safe in Marrakech?

Marrakesh, Rabat and Fes are safer cities, but it’s best to stick to the well-lit tourist areas after dark. The biggest hazard in the souks are the mopeds that hurtle around at high speed. Keep this in mind when you see an oncoming moped – stick to the right and avoid sudden movements.

What can you buy in Marrakech souks?

15 Things You Must Buy In The Marrakech Souks

  • Rugs. Berber rugs have lots of different weaves because there are over 40 tribes in Morocco each making their own style of carpet with unique embroidery.
  • Lamps.
  • Silver jewellery and trinkets.
  • Leathers.
  • Slippers.
  • Olives.
  • Spices.
  • Freshly-squeezed orange juice.

What is the main souk in Marrakech?

Souk Semmarine
The main artery of the souks is Souk Semmarine, a broad, covered alley that begins with pâtisserie and pottery, and moves into high-quality fabric and textiles shops. Traders here sell everything from kaftans to pashminas. There are also huge, expensive, tourist emporiums full of antiques, carpets and jewelry.

What are Moroccan souks?

Traditionally an open-air market that locals relied on for their essential items, a souk would have travelling merchants passing through them once a week, once a month or at other infrequent periods.

Can ladies wear shorts in Marrakech?

As I mentioned before, wearing shorts in Marrakech isn’t illegal or anything – in fact, during the hot summer months, you’ll be seeing some local women wear shorts too, BUT you will get a looooot of unwanted attention if you show too much leg. If you hate getting stared at, leave the shorty shorts at home.

What should a woman wear in Marrakech?

Wardrobe must-haves for women travelling to Marrakech In terms of clothes, capri pants and a light cotton shirt are ideal for walking around the Medina, while long linen trousers and floaty shirts, maxi dresses, midi-length skirts (covering the knee), and kaftans are all perfect for other sightseeing.

What is the other name for the old town of Marrakech?

Marrakech is divided into the medina (the old town) and Guéliz (the Ville Nouvelle or new town).

Is it safe to walk around Marrakech at night?

Marrakech should be perfectly fine for solo female travelers as long as they avoid wearing clothes that are too revealing and walking alone in the Medina at night. Even while taking these precautions though, solo female travelers will occasionally have to deal with hassle in the Medina of Marrakech.

What should female tourists wear in Marrakech?