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Marrakech among Top Favorite Destinations of World Stars

Casablanca - The “Southern Pearl” is officially a world celebrity magnet. The famous French magazine Gala has recently published a list of most cherished destinations by international stars, and Marrakech is one of them. Once again, the “Red City” figures among the world’s most visited destinations. Gala listed the imperial city next to other fabulous places favored by world celebrities, such as Rio de Jane ...

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Thousands of Jews Arrive In Morocco To Celebrate Passover

Rabat - Moroccan authorities have put strict security measures in place as over nine thousand Jews pass through Moroccan airports this week to celebrate Passover. Despite the Israeli citizens having been called upon to avoid Morocco for non-essential travel, thousands of Jews from all over the world, including many from Israel, have chosen Morocco as their destination to celebrate the Jewish holiday Passove ...

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Casablanca Among “10 Most Disappointing” Destinations in the World

Casablanca- Travel website Smarter Travel has recently published a list of 10 places it considers as the “most disappointing” destinations in the world. Casablanca has made it to the list. Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital is a “soulless” city, according to Smarter Travel. According to the website, Casablanca is only a transitory station, unlike other places in the Northern African kingdom, and is thus ...

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Morocco’s Casablanca: 3rd Best Weather Place in the World

Fez- According to the March-April issue of the American Magazine Weatherwise, Casablanca ranks the 3rd best weather place in the world with best weather year round. According the data collected by the Magazine, which are based on the World Meteorological Organization, Viña del Mar, in Chile ranks first followed by Las Palmas, Gran Canaria in Spain, the northwestern coast of Morocco, Sassari, Sardinia (Italy ...

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Marrakech Ranks the World’s 6th Tourist Destination

Fez - According to the American website TripAvisor, Marrakech ranks the world’s sixth tourist destination. According to the reviews posted by millions of travelers, Istanbul is the world’s top destination followed by Rome, London, Beijing, Prague. The French capital ranks in 7th place after the Morocco’s top tourist destination. The Moroccan city comes ahead of other prestigious destinations, such as New Yo ...

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Morocco, World’s Top Retirement Destination for French Senior Citizens

Fez - Morocco continues to lure foreign tourists with diversity, rich culture and the beauty of its breathtaking landscapes. According to the French website Retraite-etranger.fr, Morocco ranked the world’s top country for French senior  citizens to retire. Morocco came on top of a list of 10 countries, which included Thailand, Mauritius, Tunisia, Portugal, Bali (Indonesia), Spain, Dominican Republic, Senega ...

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Morocco’s movie ‘Mecca’ seeks return to glory days

OUARZAZATE, Morocco - Ouarzazate in southern Morocco was once dubbed the "Mecca" of the film industry for its studio facilities and the stark beauty of its locations, with many Hollywood blockbusters shot there. "Laurence of Arabia" (1962, Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif), "The Sheltering Sky" (1990, Debra Winger, John Malkovich), "Kundun" (1997, Martin Scorcese),  "Gladiator" (1999, Russell Crowe, Oliver Reed) ...

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Eight Reasons Morocco Should be Your Next Travel Destination

By Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki Rabat- You’re ready to pack your bags and take the adventure of a lifetime, but where to go, where to go? With so many destinations to choose from it can be overwhelming to select just one. But, there’s one country that you can experience old and new, surf and sand, a modern urban and conservative rural culture, ice cold snow and desert heat – all the contrasts in one! If you’re st ...

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This why I Fell in Love with Morocco

By Marisa Fernandez - Buenos Aires, Argentina Although choosing an attractive destination for the holiday of a lifetime has always been on my mind, it is not an easy task. For me, travelling is not just a brief stay somewhere to relax; it is a true connection with a special place, people and culture. Visiting should be  like really living there, enjoying all aspects of the special place you choose. After wa ...

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What Europeans Should Know about Morocco

Casablanca- Polish people drink vodka to warm up during the winter. Women wearing hijab on their heads are suspicious. Spaniards are the best lovers. Arabs are terrorists. And so on and so forth... There are plenty of false stereotypes about each nation, religion or subculture. When I moved to Morocco friends asked me many, sometimes grotesque, questions. There is nothing wrong about it, the more you ask th ...

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Imouzzer Kandar, a Moroccan sleeping beauty

Rabat- Imouzzer Kandar, a small tourist town at the headwaters of the biggest water sources in Morocco, is suffering from its share of neglect. Imouzzer Kandar is a mountainous Amazigh twon that does not seem to be recognized for its role as a prominent destination for Moroccan and foreign tourists. It is located about half an hour from the imperial city of Fez; however it lacks the basic the basic infrastr ...

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Morocco’s Volubilis among “World’s Best Ruins”:The Telegraph

Rabat- Once again, Morocco’s Volubilis is making a prominent appearance on media rundowns of top tourist sites and ruins, as it ranked with famous sites like Angkor Wat, Pompeii, and Petra. UK publication The Telegraph included the partially excavated Roman monument Volubilis in their recent “World’s Best Ruins” list. According to the Telegraph, they compiled the list to coincide with the opening of the new ...

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