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Swept Under The Rug: Fez’s Hidden Gem Revealed

Rabat - A weekend trip to Fez, home to the world’s oldest university and the infamous leather tanneries, is sure to leave visitors with sore muscles, an array of colorful Moroccan souvenirs, and enough stories to tell for the next year. Although the historical university is a must-see for all and the tanneries are a truly unique adventure for those willing to take it, one of Fez’s most overlooked—and incred ...

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In Pictures: Morocco’s Top Ten Beautiful Natural Sites

Taroudant - The diversity of Morocco’s landscapes, waterfalls, beaches, desert, climate and culture makes it among the world’s most beautiful countries. Through its geographical position in the Mediterranean basin, the Kingdom, thanks to its rich nature and diverse landscapes, always makes it to the lists of famous countries that appear regularly in the world's best tourist destinations. Akchour Waterfalls ...

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Life in USA, Colombia, Mexico, and Morocco

By Sara Gomez Rabat - During my travels over the past seven years, I’ve realized a few things. One of those is that life is fluid. Like water, life runs through filters, sewers, down bumpy roads and in waves of all strengths and sizes. Through it all, it changes a bit. Yet, it is still water. The train my cousin takes to school in Medellin, Colombia takes a longer route than the bus I take to school does, t ...

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Myths and Truths: Debunking Six Stereotypes About Morocco

By Sara Gomez Rabat - If anyone were to look at the search history on my computer for the past four months, they would come across a lot of Lonely Planet handbooks and “Traveling Alone for Dummies” articles. I’ll admit that I did my extensive research on Morocco, as any good student, journalist, and traveler should do, before even taking a peek into the black hole that is planning a trip like this. Airfare, ...

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The Ouzoud Waterfalls: An Unforgettable Journey For All

By Bochra Laghssais Marrakech - Located in the Middle Atlas, just a few hours from the imperial city of Marrakech, lies the renowned Ouzoud Waterfalls. Tourists from all over the world are only one of the many groups of people who visit the illustrious site each year. Students attending university trips, for example, make up a portion of these visitors. A student traveling to the Ouzoud Waterfalls may exper ...

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Visiting Simply Morocco

Ksar el-Kebir - Although many tourists believe that Marrakech, Rabat, Fez and Tangier are the must-see areas of Morocco, after living and working here for over two years, we must disagree. In our experience, to truly know Morocco you must go where the locals go and see what they see, eat what they eat, drink what they drink, and share hearts, stories and bread. Our journey from Marrakesh to Merzouga satisfi ...

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A Journey in Marrakech: Seven Places Not to Miss

By Bochra Laghssais Marrakech - Have you ever been to Marrakech before? If your answer is ‘yes,’ good - you will have flashbacks of amazing memories. If your answer is ‘no,’ that’s also a good thing because you have the opportunity to go on a new journey. I will share tips with you from my five months of experience living in Marrakech. The first stop on our journey is Dar Bellarj The Dar Bellarj Foundation ...

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Morocco Ranks 62nd in Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index

Taroudant - Morocco ranked 62nd out of 141 countries in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015 of the World Economic Forum. Morocco made a significant stride, and gained nine places in comparison with 2014. Spain, followed by France, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Japan and Canada respectively are the top ten in the report. The United Arab Emirat ...

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Five Moroccan Cities, Most Favorite Non-European Destinatons for Spanish Tourists

Rabat - A study by online travel agency "eDreams Spain" has ranked five Moroccan cities among the most favorite non-European destinations for Spanish tourists. The study included Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Rabat and Ourzazate in a list comprised of ten international destinations most preferred by Spanish tourists. In addition to Morocco, Spaniards prefer to spend their vacations in Miami, New York, New ...

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Lebanese Billionaire Najib Mikati to Celebrate Son’s Wedding in Marrakech

Rabat - Lebanon's richest man and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati has reportedly booked El Badi Palace in Marrakech for the wedding of his son Malick Mikati, Telquel reported. The wedding of the billionaire's son is expected to take place in the city of Marrakech on April 25th at El Badi Palace, a historical tourist attraction built in during the reign of the Saadi dynasty. The Mikatis will also host a b ...

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Le Figaro: Dakhla, ‘a paradise for surfers and desert lovers’

Rabat - The water sports made Dakhla, a southern Moroccan city, a “successful tourist destination,” which became not only “a paradise for surfers but also a destination for lovers of the desert,” said the French newspaper "Le Figaro" on Wednesday. In an article entitled "A Dakhla, l’Atlantique rencontre le Sahara” (in Dakhla, the Atlantic meets the Sahara) and dedicated to the tourist attractions of the Mor ...

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Morocco among Belgians’ Favorite Destinations

Brussels – Morocco is among tourist destinations favored by Belgians to spend the spring break, according to data on reservations made by Belgian travelers. Over the past weeks, a 11 % rise in the search for destinations as Agadir and Marrakech was noted. This attractiveness is due to the excellent price/quality ratio and the sunny weather, said Jurgen De Vos from “Voyagespaschers.be” website. According to ...

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