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Scenic Refuges: The Beauty of Oukaïmeden and Villages on the Outskirts of Marrakech

Marrakech, as a global tourist destination, needs no definition or presentation. It attracts people from all over the world who want to see the many beautiful tourist attractions and sites around the city, especially the wonderful Jemaah al Fna square, which brings together millions of people from different cultures, civilizations, and origins every year. However, Marrakech also has great appeal by virtue o ...

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Moroccan Hammam Experience: An American’s Perspective

By Brianne Kelly Bouarfa, Morocco - My first experience in a hammam was about a year ago, shortly after arriving in Morocco. I was staying in a small city outside of Rabat with a host family for ten weeks. I am a Peace Corps Volunteer from America. A year ago my Moroccan Arabic was very limited and the only foreign language instruction I had previously received was in Spanish and French. I knew enough to or ...

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Essaouira among 20 destinations for 2015, Daily Telegraph

London - The Moroccan city of Essaouira is among the 20 destinations for 2015 according to British paper "Daily Telegraph." The paper says that Essaouira, known for its Gnaoua festival, retains the sort of laid-back charm that lured the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens in the Sixties. It also noted that a new direct easyJet route will open access to Essaouira from the city of Luton starting May 1, 2015 ...

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Moroccan sexologist launches her Web TV

Rabat - After fourteen years of experience in her clinic, Amal Chabach, first female sexologist in Morocco, is launching a YouTube channel to provide information and advice on sexuality.  Speaking in a promotional video on her YouTube channel, the Moroccan doctor said that she will discuss in detail the most common health issues related to sexuality, a topic that is still taboo in Moroccan society. In a pur ...

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Rabat and Casablanca to Become “World Tourist Destinations”

Fez-The Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT) aims at making Rabat and Casablanca “global destinations” and to spend about MAD 18 billion to develop rural tourism notwithstanding the economic crisis. In a report issued at its Supervisory Board meeting in Rabat on December 22, the Moroccan agency disclosed that investment in Morocco’s tourism industry in 2014 amounted to $2 billion.  This is “despit ...

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Masterchef Morocco Breaks Records of Audience

By Sara El Bekri Marrakech - The first season of Masterchef Morocco seems to have broken all records. The show has brought together some of the greatest Moroccan chefs as members of the jury: Chef Moha, chef khadija Bensdira, chef Meriem Ettahri and chef Ramzi El Bouab. The 15 candidates have benefited during the competition from the professional coaching and advice of the four jury members. All candidates ...

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Despite Strained Relations, Morocco Remains one of Algerians’ Favorite Destinations

Rabat - In spite of the stressed political relations between Morocco and Algeria, Algerians still regard Morocco as one of their favorite destinations to spend the end of the year holidays. According to Algerian newspaper Al Watan, Morocco was ranked among the top five international destinations Algerian would want to travel to in order to spend the holidays. Morocco came in fourth place, preceded by Tunisi ...

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Henna Art Café : Another Perspective for Moroccan Cafés

Marrakech- Morocco is well known for cafés everywhere, where people sit daily with drinks reading newspapers, chatting, and watching sports channels. Café Henna Art comes, in a creative light, with a special perspective that café is a cross-cultural, educational, and an artistic gallery place, as well as a place to change stereotypes about Moroccan culture and even religion. Café Henna Art is located in the ...

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Netherlands: Second Maroc Expo To Kick Off December 27

Marrakech - Maroc Expo, the largest Moroccan cultural exhibition in the Netherlands, will open December 27 in the province of Utrecht. Maroc Expo features all aspects of Moroccan culture, including Moroccan cuisine, fashion, and even traditional Moroccan weddings. The Expo, which runs over two days, will focus on several themes, the Moroccan family, leisure, shopping and bazaars, the Neggafa show, fashion a ...

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Al Mouloud Holiday: When the Sacred is Spoiled By the Profane

Taroudante - Like many Muslim countries, the Moroccan people will celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) on January 4, 2015. This celebration is known by different names in the Islamic world. In Morocco, it is called “Eid Al Mouloud,” or simply “Al Mouloud.” It is an occasion when Moroccans show their devotion to their faith, a spiritual day to recall the ideals of Islam and recite ...

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Morocco’s Chefchaouen Among 17 Most Beautiful Travel Destinations Of 2014

Rabat - Morocco’s northern city Chefchaouen was included on Buzzfeed Life’s list of the Most Beautiful Travel Destinations of 2014, issued on Saturday. Chefchaouen ranked 9th on Buzzfeed’s list of Most Beautiful Travel Destinations, making it the only city from North Africa and the Arab world on the list. It ranked ahead of Utah, USA, Camiguin, the Philippines, and Cape Town, South Africa.  The New York-bas ...

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Morocco’s Tourism Sector Attracts $2 Billion Investments in 2014

Rabat - Morocco’s tourism sector attracted $ 2 billion in investments in 2014, "despite a challenging international economic environment," Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad said Monday. "Despite a challenging international economic environment, the sector attracted $ 2 billion in investments in 2014, to bring the overall investments in the sector since the launch of the 2020 Vision to 7 billion dollars," point ...

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