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Marrakesh Square Among 10 Best Night Markets in the World

Taroudant, Morocco- Adioso featured Jamaa el Fna square in Marrakesh among the 10 best places around the world for “feasting, shopping and people watching to your heart's delight.” Ranked third most beautiful square worldwide in a rating made by travel website Lonely Planet last year, the square is featured by the travel-lovers app Adioso as one of the 10 best places for spending a wonderful night in “open- ...

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Turkey bans tattoos, piercings in schools

France- Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned pupils from wearing tattoos or body piercings in schools, a measure denounced by opponents as oppressive and unenforceable, reports said Sunday. While tattoos are frowned upon by conservative elements in Turkey's diverse society, they are highly fashionable among secular urban youth, including school-age teens. The measure is the latest hugely controvers ...

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Morocco’s Old Medinas: Rainbow of Art and Design

Rabat - An old medina in Morocco is a world in motion. Within its walls, the colors and textures are transformed with every ray of sunshine, and that’s why getting lost in these narrow streets will always be a new experience. The mosaics, engravings and paintings that adorn these old neighborhoods are a delight for those who have gotten used to the architectural monotony of the big cities. Here any door or ...

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Moroccan Elected Most Beautiful Arab Woman for 2014

Rabat - Moroccan Fati Jamali was crowned most beautiful Arab women for the year 2014, at the Miss Arab beauty pageant organized on Saturday by Lebanese channel MTV in Beirut.  This is not first tile won by the Moroccan beauty who has been top model since age of 16. Last year, she was crowned Miss Africa and won the prize World next top model for that year, which earned him the title of the model that has th ...

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This Is Why Morocco Has Become My Adopted Country

By Genesis Roman Melgar New York - Summarizing a vacation in Morocco in a short article would be impossible. Morocco has the beauty of different countries all wrapped up in one. Every city is unique so much so that going from one to the other make visitors feel as if they had traveled to completely different places. It is a country with exceptional architecture, incredible landscapes, delicious cuisine, and ...

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Morocco: A day on a train

By Imane Chergui Casablanca - Morocco is full of different means of transport, and most of them are disappointing. After trying all of them, I became content with the train. I’ve always liked travelling by train. Though you spend hours shaking from left to right and meeting different people, there are some useful things one can do in it, such as reading and observing. The latter is my favorite. One day, I w ...

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5 Must-See Places In Morocco

By Amelia Verona London - Morocco is the favorite holiday destination of Europe's jet-set for a reason. Where else will you find such a unique blend of Mediterranean magic and African exoticness? A never ending fairyland of ancient medinas, colorful bazaars, and the trendiest nightclubs in the world. If that's not enough, there are the rolling golden dunes of the desert and the towering mountain peaks of No ...

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Moroccan Woman in Final of Miss World Next Top Model 2014

Rabat-  Moroccan Ghita Kebrani reached the final of Miss World Next Top Model 2014, in a ceremony broadcasted on the Lebanese channel MTV on Saturday. 4o top models from around the world took part in the competition. The Moroccan top model finished 5th runner up behind Mercedes Pruzzini (Venezuela), Sandra Cvetanovic (Serbia), Dina Kubasova (Latvia) and Diana Oubeid (Lebanon) who finished first runner up. T ...

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Pierre Bergé Releases New Book: ‘Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion’

Rabat- French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House Pierre Bergé is releasing the English version of his book "Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion", which pays tribute to the life he lived with Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in Morocco, according to media reports. The book, which was originally published in French in conjunction with the "YSL et le Maroc" 2010 exhibition i ...

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Morocco pavilion at Walt Disney celebrates 30th anniversary

Rabat - The Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, U.S. will celebrate this weekend the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Morocco Pavilion which was the first expansion to be added to the resort's World Showcase in the Epcot Center on September 7, 1984. Located between the Japan and France pavilions, the Morocco pavilion was designed to look like a Moroccan city. It has two sections: the Ville ...

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Morocco: Over 40k Men Made Requests to Marry Underage Girls in 2013

Rabat- The Moroccan Ministry of Justice has reportedly received over 40,000 requests for marriage of underage girls in the last year. Although the requests were denied, dozens of them allegedly married minor girls illegally. Akhbar Alyaoum newspaper quoted a UNICEF official as saying that over 40,000 Moroccan adult males made requests to the Ministry of Justice to marry underage girls. The UNICEF official a ...

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