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  • Clothes & Shoes

    Marrakesh Shopping

    One of the most unusual places in Marrakech is the shopping plaza in Gueliz. It's a small island of brilliantly polished marble pavement and towering modern shops, in mile after mile of crumbling dereliction. You enter it like some kind of peace bubble. Take a calm, casual walk past the expensive international stores, and sit down at the tranquil...

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  • Food and Drink

    Marrakesh Shopping

    If you absolutely need something you can't find anywhere else you can try the Marjane hypermarket on the edge of town. We broke our pushchair and needed a cheap replacement - we tried here and found one. It's huge and is stocked with everything you can think of. The hypermarket itself contains a number of smaller shops, but all around the...

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  • Local Products

    Marrakesh Shopping

    Marrakesh is one big open air market and must be one of the best plces in the world if you want to go bargain hunting. You can buy all sorts of things like lamps, hats, water pipes, carpets, spices. You name it and they most likely got it somewhere. Everything from water pipes to exotic spices. Remember to bargain. That is the way everyone goes...

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  • Souvenir Shops

    Marrakesh Shopping

    First and foremost .... these guys are experts ... no matter how good you think you are at haggling .... these guys make you look like a rookie ..... not only do they do it every day .... they have it in there blood over centuries of doing it ...... So whatever the asking price is .... start by offering 70% off the asking price ... of course...

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  • Carpets

    Marrakesh Shopping

    Should you decide to buy, they will package the rug up into such a small square, it is amazing but easier for transporting back home. Of course the size doesn’t not equate to the weight which of course is still the same.

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  • Lamps

    Marrakesh Shopping

    The industry of local arts and crafts that goes on in the souk is highly regarded - industrious, talented, artistic and wide ranging in selection for the customer. Shop for what you like, then you need to check for the quality, then be prepared for the haggling! Though the shops off the main souk trails ie out the far back of the medina or the...

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  • Music & Musical Instruments

    Marrakesh Shopping

    Whenever I travel, I like to listen to the local music. I usually return from my holidays with a few cd's. Morocco has a variety of styles - Arabic, Arabic-Andalucian, Berber, Gnawa or Gnaoua(a blend of Arab/Berber), Rai, Arabic/belly dance, contempory, and fusions of these including rap/hip hop/dance beats. The Lonely Planet Guide lists some...

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  • Perfume

    Marrakesh Shopping

    Our local guide took our group to a local Cosmetic Pharmacy during the tour of the medina. The display of cosmetics manufactured from local herbs was amazing, creams, deodourants, potions to clear practically any skin complain or sun spot. The women loved it as sample pots continued to be passed around, the men soon became bored. It developed into...

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  • Paintings

    Marrakesh Shopping

    I bought this small oil painting on canvas of a Marrakesh street scene fom a shop near Dar Si Said- as a souvenir of my trip, it was easy to carry, lightweight, and reminded me of my wanderings around the medina. Oil paintings of local life I think I haggled the price down to 100 dh

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  • Tatoos

    Marrakesh Shopping

    This is a must. Tattoo yourself with the local J'ma Al-Fna main square. don't pay more than 20 dirhams to a harm tattoo. 2€. od course that if you ant to be nice just pay 30 dirhamns. it's actually up to you. thats me in 2000 having a henna tattoo.

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  • Buying carpets in Morocco

    If you decide to see Morocco by organised tour its pretty much for sure at least one visit will be made to a carpet shop. If you are getting out and about on your own then heres the chance to know that a good carpet shop is well worth a visit! There are some well regarded carpet shops around - and in particular Maison du Troc in Tafraoute has a...

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  • What you can bring home to remember...

    Yes quite a number of things make great souvenirs and buys during your trip around Morocco.I have a pic in my Esssaouira page with some things - but particularly Moroccan carpets - they are wonderfully colourful and interesting - and can be enormously valuable as many are made by women and handed down through their families like heirlooms and come...

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  • Shopping in Fez el-Bali

    There are almost endless opportunities for shopping in Fez el-Bali, site of the city's souq, or marketplace. The souq is characterized by a maze of narrow streets and alleyways in which hundreds of small, hole-in-the-wall shops are located. Most of these shops cater to locals, rather than to tourists, so any foreigner shopping in the souq will...

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  • Metal-and silver craft -Tiznit

    Metal / silver craft -- Tiznit (I do not know why this tip keeps coming up 2 times -- I have tried to get rid of one but it keeps on coming back -- ) This workshop is located near Bab Al Khramiiz in Tiznit in the south of Morocco. In the shop you can find different kinds of local craft, but the real specialty is craft in metals - and especially...

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  • USN Cruise Shopping

    My husband went on cruise with the Navy to the Mediterranean. He grew a mustache and came home with this hat. We still have the hat, but he quickly shaved the mustache because every time the kids looked at him, they would giggle.

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  • Good Shopping center at Marakesh

    You can find hundreds of kind Moroccen gift here. They can be a bit more expensive from the square but definetely worth to see here...

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  • Silver jewellery or not

    Petite taxi's take 3 people and are very economical for short journeys in and around Marrakech. Be sure they use the meter, or ask the price before you get in. Ask in your hotel what the normal fare is, then you will have an idea what you should pay.Once in Essaouira you will not need transport. Everything is within walking distance. From the...

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  • Night Market

    On the square of Jemaa El Fna, starts at approx 18:00. Stall number 65 is called Chez Ali and the food is really good. Stall 117 has great food too and one of the guys that works there is lovely. He likes to rhyme off all his English like "lovely jubbly" and "117 takes you to Heaven". Anything from soup 3DRH to Mixed Kebabs 60DRH, they also sell...

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  • Supermarket

    Large supermarket selling food, drink, baby items, toiletries, cleaning products. Great for general groceries. Sells a range of baby items including nappies, wipes, jars of food. Slightly more expensive than Tesco/Asda in England

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  • Shopping in Marrakesh

    If your short on time, Marrakesh has anything and everything you need. However, unlike Fez or Meknes, it difficult to actually see craftsmen at work. Shop owners are more like salesmen not artisans and the best place to shop is where the crafts are actually made, usually in the villages of the countryside. You can find, however, unique items from...

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  • Metal-and silver craft -Tiznit

    Metal / silver craft -- TiznitThis workshop is located near Bab Al Khramiiz in Tiznit in the south of Morocco. In the shop you can find different kinds of local craft, but the real specialty is craft in metals - and especially silver. The quality of the products is fine -- and the prices reasonable, but can sometimes be negotiated. If you want to...

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  • Rial, Francs, Dirhams

    Here's the skinny on the confusing rial, franc, dirham issue:When converting ryals to dirhams, divide by 20. e.g. 100 ryals: 100 ÷ 20 = 5 DH. From franks to ryals, divide by 5. For example, 200 franks ÷ 5 = 40 ryals. From franks to dirhams, divide by 100. For example, 200 franks ÷ 100 = 2 DH. From ryals to dirhams, divide by 20. For example, 40...

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  • Dry fruit

    Fruit in Morocco was always fresh and very cheap. We loved dates and figs, so delicious, not possible to find in czech. Dates grow on trees everywhere around. Figs are tied in long stripes and the seller cut how much you want. Also there are many shops with lots of kinds of nuts. Little money

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  • Spices, herbs, local food

    Of course you can go to the supermarkets to do your shopping. But when you are in Morocco it gives al lot more of fun to go to the souqs, not only for the shopping, but also for the ambiance, the colours, the aroma's. Especially for herbs and spices the souqs are the best places to go. When I visit the souqs, I am always curious and like to...

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  • Travellers cheques

    This was my answer to a forum question on travellers cheques. In the cities/ large towns there are plenty of banks/ATMs etc. Hotels will often offer exchange facilities, but these can sometimes be a bit 'hit and miss' On a couple of occasions the hotel wasn't able to exchange my cheques, and I was sent on a long trek to 2 banks before I could get...

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  • Shop Essouira

    The souks in the medina of Marrakech can be overwhelming due to the sheer size and number. For a less stressful and pressured environment, if you have the time to take a side trip, head to Essaouira, a small coastal city 3 hours west. It's beautiful and the temperatures are more forgiving. The souks there offer all the same items as those in...

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  • Barganning

    bargaining It is a tricky thing to do. Ask what the price is and then go with about 25% of that as your starting price. If you pay more that 60% of their asking price, you are getting ripped off. If they refuse to go any lower, simply walk away and they will usually come out after you willing to renegotiate their last price.Also, find some flaw in...

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  • the souks - Marrakech

    In Marrakech try the souks (like street-shops) and walk without time. See everything and buy what you like. Remember they ask a bigger price, to negotiate with you. I bought some things by 1/3 of first price. If you have a guide, he will try to conduct you to some shops, which prices are bigger. Buy in the street!

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  • Shop for your Moroccan Wedding...Fes

    Really, the giant wedding chairs and carriages will make a New Orleanian feel at home - it's like the floats at Mardi Gras. The efforts to honor the bride and groom are so filled with love. art, and knowledge of tradition that you will giddy just hanging here. Follow your ears to this place in Najjarine - saws and hammering give it away....But if...

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  • Men: The Jellaba or Fooqia

    These stores will sell both men's and women's jellabas which are those long regal nightie looking things...this is called traditional Moroccan wear but it is also contemporary and post-modern and whatever else you want to call it. Men of any age and background wear them - buy one, feel weird for a bit, get into it... chill... Bayti: Care for the...

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  • A Scrap of Heaven for MacAddicts

    WARNING: This tip will only make sense to those of us for whom owning a Mac is a way of life. If you don't get moist at the thought of owning the newest powerbook or the latest G5 - skip this tip. What makes it so special? Count the Mac stores on a hand in this country and ask me again. (Nearly none - this is the only one I know) I thought I had to...

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  • Buying Dirhams - Selling Dirhams

    When you get off the plane - you have your first official opportunity to buy dirhams. Do this at the bank. If you are driving take into consideration you will need to fuel your car up at around 400 DH. I would change at least 1500 DH until you get to your next destination. Do all of your money changing with a known bank such as BMCE, Banque...

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  • Nas El Ghawine - Moroccan Icons

    You will see the casette stores on the street - the patron will be playing a boom box of his selections - I won't cost more than 10-15 DH for the music. Buy Nas El Ghawine's music. Learn some tunes. Hum them. Ask your Moroccan friends to sit and listen with you and watch what happens. Give the tape as a housewarming gift. Nas El Ghawine is loved....

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  • Pick a hanoot - your corner market

    These places have it all: bottled water, processed cheese and meat, bread, sodas, paper towels, tampons, razors, toys...If you are hungry and the cafes and restaurants are closed, get all the fixings for your sandwich here - pick up a Coke or Sidi Ali - respite accomplished. 5 dh for the Sidi Ali, 1 and half dirhams for the baguette and rounds, 3...

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  • Got your price? - stick to it

    You are anywhere in the Sooq - "what you want to pay IS the price" (A SOOQ GAME)You want to pay one buck for an antique? Stick to it. You will never get it, but you will have the fun of watching the actual price of your item go lower the longer you stick to it. Break a little. Two bucks. No one will accept the measly offering of yours. But a new...

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  • Essaouiria:The best medina for shopping

    In Essaouiria you can find all the gifts you probably find in the others medinas, but you are not forced to buy and you can find better prices than the others.The streets are larger and more confartable for bargain.Here is the place that you can find all kind of wooden carving, boxes, varnish, esculptures etc.

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  • Fossiles in Ourzazate

    If you intend to buy some fossiles, dont do this in the fabrics because its almost expansive than the sellers you can find in the streets or in the desert, except if you want to buy a big one, because they can deliver it in your residence. Bargain, bargain. You always can reduce the price for more than 75%

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  • Caftan Fashion

    Apart from the usual pieces of arts and crafts works and jewelry that visitors of Morocco take back home, it is worth while to take a look at the Moroccan festive fashion that is offered at the souks and in the shopping streets of the Villes Nouvelles.Alternately with western-style evening robes the "marocaines" favour wearing the "caftan" for...

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  • Wooven carpets

    The shop itself is located in a former palace.Huge carpets in different quality and many colors - several price classes.Credit card accepted - and free transport to your hometown is possible so that you don't have to carry the carpet yrself.Picture taken NOT by me but by a collegua So many choice - carpets and shoes - local crafts by the...

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  • Moroccan Calfatan

    The Moroccan women`s clothing item,it could be worn over clothes or to be worn alone,they have many diffrent colours each represent a certain city or village.you can find cheap ones and very expensive ones,depends on your budget.The Locals call it (Quftan).

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  • Moroccan Porcelain

    You can buy pocelain items, i came back with a bag full of it :-D It`s cheap and make very nice gifts!

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  • Fossils

    Between Fes and Marrakesh, in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, are roadside vendors that sell amazing fossils. They sell all different kinds of fossils and salt crystals from the nearby mountains. You can get giant specimens for $20-$30 or about 230 dirhams.

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  • Le Souk

    When you enter the souks for the first time, it is nice to have a guide. We had alot of time in Marrakech, so we were in no rush. As huge shoppers, it was very helpful to have a guide showing us around, and helping us out. You can get quite lost, and it is really a different world. A little scary at first. Well, a little scary all the time...

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  • Souqs of Marrakesh

    The souqs of Marakesh are the place to go to shop.I hate shopping but found the labarinths of market stalls fascinating. Shoes, carpets, woodencrafts, sweets, pastries and other market items.

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  • A plethora of shopping options.

    Leather, spices, carpets, carved wood, metal works, tea sets, lamps, furniture, etc, etc... There are so many great things to buy in Morocco.

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