Marrakesh is the crowning jewel of the Maghreb – the western part of the Muslim world. With medieval towers looming high above in its skies and expansive gardens beautified by millennia-old caliphs and sultans, Marrakech boasts the past as rich as the city of Baghdad and a future as vibrant as the city of Dubai. Marrakesh is also called the Red City owing to the historic building carved out of red sandstone. Marrakesh is among the four Imperial cities of the Kingdom of Morocco and its beauty attracts a large amount of European, especially French celebrities and fashion designers towards the elegance the city exudes. The city is engulfed with traditional marketplaces, called souks that have sold spices from India, wildlife articles from Africa, Perfumes from France and soap from the oldest soap making factories in the world, for ages. The ancient Berber chieftains realized the impact of the sun and the dire requirement of water in an ordinary Berber life. Since then, underground channels traverse through Marrakesh to feed the many gardens that are associated with the kings and caliphs of old. These gardens are now national treasures of Morocco and Marrakesh, its bazaars and its many historical places were awarded as UNESCO world heritage sites in 1987. Marrakesh is a place for the Sufi soul, a home for those who desire that old charm of the Islamic Golden Age, preserved magnificently by technology and modernization.
|Languages Spoken||Arabic, French, English|
|Currency Used||Euro, Moroccan Dirham|