Rabat - Marrakech has attracted a record number of visitors last December.
Rabat – Marrakech has attracted a record number of visitors last December.
According to Acharq al Awsat newspaper, four million passengers used the city’s airport in December, which is nearly three times the population of Marrakech.
Tourists chose Marrakech to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the same source added.
Marrakech attracted tourists from Europe, America, Asia, the Arab World and Moroccans living abroad.
Many celebrities from the fields of cinema, media, arts in addition to political figures and high dignitaries have also visited the Red city during this period.
Among those is former French President Nicolas Sarkozy who attended the game between French giants Paris Saint Germain and Italian side of Inter Milan in the Grand Stadium of Marrakech on December 30.
The same source added that celebrations took place in the city’s famous Jamaa El Fna square despite the cold weather.
In 2014, Marrakech hosted a number of international events in various fields, including the World Entrepreneurship Forum, the International Forum of Human Rights, Marrakech International Film Festival and the FIFA Club World Cup.