Meknes - Morocco has become the preferred destination in the world for international athletes, singers, actors, and politicians to celebrate special occasions and important events.
Meknes – Morocco has become the preferred destination in the world for international athletes, singers, actors, and politicians to celebrate special occasions and important events.
In 2015, numerous well known celebrities visited the kingdom, demonstrating through social media their passion for Morocco’s beauty, culture, cuisine, and history.
During the Mawazine Festival in June, American singer Usher Raymond took the opportunity to take a stroll through the “medina”, the old city of Morocco’s capital Rabat.
Accompanied by his fiancée Grace Miguel, the R&B superstar posted photos and videos of their visits to various Moroccan historical monuments, including the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art.
In October, British pop singer Lily Allen took a break during the shooting of a new campaign for fashion label Vero Moda to take in the glamourous beauty of the kingdom and find relief in the relaxing environment of Marrakech.
The 30-year-old singer shared pictures on her Instagram account, showing herself enjoying the sunset.
British legendary footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria arrived in Marrakech in May on their private jet to celebrate his 40th birthday.
Beckham expressed his amusement at enjoying the best event of his life by posting a collection of photos with his family in Marrakech on his Instagram account.
In attendance at his birthday party were Eva Longoria, former members of the Spice Girls, Tom Cruise, Gordon Ramsay, and David’s family members.
Victoria Beckham also seized the opportunity to have a good time in Morocco. She obviously enjoyed her inspirational visit to Marrakech landmark Jardin Majorelle, sharing snaps of herself on Twitter.
Pop music celebrity Jennifer Lopez arrived in Morocco in May to take part in the opening of the 14th Mawazine Festival in Rabat.
As soon as she arrived, the singer posted a photo on her Instagram account to inform her fans about her performance in Morocco.
The American singer’s performance caused an uproar among Moroccans and precipitated strong indignation from social media users in Morocco who complained about the sexiness aspect of her show.
Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho visited Morocco at the end of October to take part in the honorable soccer match of Moroccan former player Mustapha Hadji along with popular national and international iconic figures at the stadium of Agadir.
French former player and current coach for Real Madrid B team Zinedine Zidane traveled to Marrakech at the end of October to deliver gold medals to the Moroccan team in its first ever Danone Nations Cup and to decorate the U12 Moroccan promising footballers during a special ceremony.
Argentine iconic footballer Diego Maradona arrived in Laâyoune in the beginning of November to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Green March and participate in a ‘gala match’ for charity accompanied by number of other international footballers.
The 55-year-old idol received an unprecedented greeting by hundreds of his fans who were awaiting his landing at the Saharan City.
The worldwide legend drew Moroccan press attention by showing his admiration for Moroccan traditional dance and wearing Saharan regional outfit. He also seized the opportunity to enjoy the charm of Marrakech during his four-day trip.
Francis Ford Coppola
Prominent American film director Francis Ford Coppola visited Morocco to preside over the jury of the 15th International Marrakech Film Festival in the beginning of December along with several other worldwide stars in Marrakech.
The Hollywood director, producer and screenwriter stated that Morocco is one of his preferred places and he was honored to attend the Festival.
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo visited Morocco at the invitation of acclaimed World Kickboxing Champion Badr Hari in the beginning of October.
Real Madrid superstar and the richest athlete in the world enjoyed his most memorable moments in Marrakech and Agadir. He posted a collection of photos on his social media accounts, enjoying Moroccan style and expressing his gratitude to Morocco by writing his first posts in Arabic and enjoying himself in nightclubs, resort pools, and meeting his fans.
Following in the footsteps of these sportsmen was former British footballer Gary Lineker who opted for Marrakech in October to spend some time off with his family.
Accompanied by his two elder sons, the winner of the Golden Boot during the World Cup of 1986 posted some photos of his stay in Morocco for his Instagram followers, showing himself enjoying sports sessions and a toast while watching a glorious sunset.
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