The peak season to visit Marrakech is the summer season from June to September. It is hot and dry at about 88-98 deg F, and you can use this time of the year to enjoy Marrakech Popular Arts Festival and Gnaoua Music Festival. Another peak season here is during the winter season during December to February. It would be cooler at 65 deg F, and you can enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations in the meantime. If you’re experiencing a budget crunch, you can visit the city during the fall season in October and November. The city would have cooled-off of tourists and high temperatures, and you would also get lower airfares and hotel prices.
The city is served by Marrakesh Menara Airport. This international serves both public and military ends, and is operated by ONDA (Morracan Airports Authority) and Royal Air Force. Once used by the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War, it is now a focus city for Royal Air Maroc. It connects the city to a number of international destinations like Brussels, London, Vienna, Madrid and Paris among others. The airlines offering flights here include British Airways, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways among others. One can also avail seasonal and seasonal charter flights at certain times of the year to and from here. Places of Interest in Marrakech
Marrakech (or Marrakesh) is the capital of Marrakesh-Safi region in the Kingdom of Morocco. It lies near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and is at a few hours ride from the Sahara Desert. The city is divided into two contrasting parts, the historical part called Medina and the new European modern district called Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle. Medina is full of intertwining narrow passageways, traditional markets and is best hallmarked by ‘Riads’. A Riad is a Moroccan house with an internal courtyard with inward-facing windows. Entering such a house is like discovering an Aladdin’s Cave, sans theatrics.Majorelle Garden
Majorelle Garden is a 12-acre botanical garden in Marrakech. It was built by a French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1920s. The special shade of bold cobalt blue used by him is now known after him as Majorelle Blue. This is best known for its tropical gardens, fountains and an excellent collection of cacti besides being home to the Islamic Art Museum where you will find a collection of ceramics, jewellery and paintings by Majorelle.Medina (Old City)
Medina district is the soul of the city for its typical and traditional Islamic appearance. It has a maze of narrow alleyways that stand dotted with a myriad of shoe, carpenter, perfume and spice markets. You should not miss the Dars, several old grand houses that have been converted into hotels and inns.Djemaa El-Fna
The square of Djemaa El-Fna is the centre of all pulsating nightlife in the city. You would find musicians, dancers, story tellers that breathe life here through a cacophony of drum beats and excited shouts. Also of note here are stalls where women make henna tattoo, and there are people who would offer you to take snaps with monkeys and snakes.