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Marrakech

“Renowned speakers in a renowned city”

Marrakech

Surnamed the red city and located inside lands, to the north of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco. Marrakech counts approximately 930,000 inhabitants spread on a 230 sq km surface. The city is divided into two parts: the Medina or the historic city and the new city which has several districts.

 

Venue

Palais des Congrès de Marrakech is located in the beautiful city of Marrakech, Morocco. It has become an in-demand destination among many event organizers who plan events in Marrakech.

The venPDCue occupies a large area comprising architecturally-beautiful buildings and open ground.

The venue offers its building to hold meetings, seminars, Congresss, indoor exhibitions, outdoor exhibitions and many other events.

The venue management holds thousands of different events every year including cultural, social and business events.

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Climate

Marrakech has a Mediterranean and dry climate.

The average temperature is 20°C. Spring sees temperatures continue to rise in Marrakech and the weather is mild enough to enjoy everything the city has to offer in comfort.

galerie_marrakech_menaraThe temperature in March can rise from 11 degrees Celsius up to 23 degrees. On the other hand, in summer it is not unusual that the mercury passes 40°C.

Even during the evenings, the minimal temperatures stay around 20°C. The precipitations are rare (less than 25 days a year). The annual period of sunshine is about 340 days.

 

 

 

Getting around

Marrakech Menara Airport is located approximately 6 km from the city center of Marrakech.To get into town from the train station or the airport, there are several bus lines as well as taxis that will take you into either the medina (old town) or the modern tourist areas. Bus N19 is very frequent, clean and not crowded. One way ticket is 30dh. Taxi drivers are particularly abundant, they shouldn’t cost more than 30dh as well.

 

Language

The two official languages in Morocco are the Arabic and the Berber. French is also a common language while English gains ground in the business world.

  

Currency

The official currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (MHD, Dh or MAD). The Moroccan Dirham is fixed to the dollar with 1USD = 9,65MHD. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATM’s are plentiful.

  

Business hours

The working week runs usually from Monday to Friday. Most banks are not open on the weekend although ATM machines are available. Many shops and malls are open until 21:00.

 

Electricity

Moroccan power points accept the European two-pin plug only, and run on a 220V/55Hz current.

 

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