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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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Dutch-Moroccan Model Imaan Hammam Says Saffron is Secret of Her Beauty

Taroudant- Dutch fashion model Imaan Hammam of Moroccan origins reveals at Brooklyn’s Afropunk Festival last weekendthe secret of her beauty. The Moroccan model said that the secret of her skin care treatment can be found in the kitchen of everybody. Hammam is reportedly using “oils and butters from her mother’s native Morocco into her beauty routine” admitting that the best-kept secret of her beauty is mix ...

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Interview: Morocco, a Growing Market for Spa and Wellness Tourism

Casablanca - The eighth annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit sessions will take place on September 10-12, 2014 at the Four Seasons Resort in Marrakech. To shed more lights on this international event, Morocco World News talked with Mrs. Susie Ellis to discuss and learn about economic development concerning the spa and wellness industries worldwide and how this industry can benefit tourism in Morocco. Sus ...

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Fez Hosts the 10th Edition of Festival of Amazigh Culture on Sept. 5-7

Fez - The festival of Amazigh culture will be held on September 5-7 in Fez. The cultural event is organized annually by the South North Center for Intercultural Dialogue, Fès-Saiss Association and the Spirit of Fès Foundation in an attempt to participate in the national efforts to promote Amazigh and popular culture. The main objective of this edition is to highlight the historical and social significance o ...

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One family’s experience in Morocco of the 2010 Icelandic Ash Cloud

Marrakech - Jim Fletcher is a Tourism Economist and Financial Analyst with over 30 years of experience working in the tourism and hospitality sectors, including in Morocco. In 2010, he and his family visited Morocco and stayed longer than they expected because of an eruption of the Icelandic volcano and its resulting ash.  By chance, our 2010 trip followed a similar route to the one we took on 1976, as far ...

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Morocco’s Safaa Taouch Did Not Win Miss Humanity International 2014

Rabat - It was rumored this morning that Morocco’s Safaa Taouch was crowned Miss Humanity International 2014. However, Safaa told Morocco World News that it was just a rumor The rumors spread quickly on social networking as many Moroccan Arabic-Speaking media outlets claimed that Safaa was crowned 2014’s Miss Humanity International. Alyaoum24 reported Monday morning that Safaa Taouch has been named Miss Hum ...

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