Population: 928,850

Living in Marrakesh, Morocco:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Marrakesh, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Marrakesh what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Marrakesh is a pretty hot city during summer. Motor bikes are the main transportation means in the city. however, there is a sheer lack of cycling lanes in Marrakesh. The outskirts of the city are the go-to destination for most people but it might be a big hustle if one does not have a personal transporting vehicle.

Marrakech is known for her beauty, it received millions of tourists from all around the world. it is is the fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco, It is the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. known also for her Colorful souks, Moorish architecture, intimate gardens, and boutique hotels–Marrakesh is unforgettable.

Marrakesh is known for its hot and dry weather. If you are not quite resistant to these conditions you may have to forget about it. The accommodation expenses can be quite high (depends on the area you choose), but in general it is a beautiful city known as “The Sahara Door”

For someone moving here they should know two things. First, it is not a good city for those used to small town life. The rhythm of life is too fast and chaotic to be considered calming and peaceful. Secondly, if they choose to move for studying or working, they should consider the opportunities available here. Mostly, teaching and tourism are the most available job offers. The rest of the fields are all unavailable most of the time.

If you’re coming to Marrakesh in summer, know that the heat can be unbearable at times. Be ready to invest in an AC and some sunscreen. The people are very hospitable, so don’t be surprised when they offer you tea, which is Morocco’s favorite drink, when you’re simply walking down the street. If you’re a woman, I’m afraid you will have to get used to catcalling! Men feel it an obligation to show their admiration for women walking in front of them.

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