Morocco is famous for its Arabian and European cultural influences, not to mention the opportunity to flood your Instagram feed with picturesque backdrops of mountain ranges, dramatic deserts, ancient cities and some of the world’s most intricate architecture… but when the sun sets and your sightseeing is done for the day, where do you go next?
Dramatic Djemaa El Fna
Whether you’re staying for a short while or a little longer, the Djemaa El Fna *has* to make an appearance in your itinerary. Marrakech’s main square, this spot dates all the way back to AD 1050. Now a bustling plaza, you can witness the spectacle and dramatic flare of grills being fired up and musicians taking to the street as soon as the sun sets. Djemaa El Fna was declared a “Masterpiece of World Heritage” by UNESCO in 2001, thanks to its ability to bring to life the history and oral legends of the land. The Djemaa El Fna is exactly where you need to be if you want to connect with the Moroccan people and experience Marrakech at its best and most flashy. Expect great street food, dancing and interesting goodies to purchase from the market.
Know your Nightclub
Morocco’s colourful nightlife will lead you to anyone of the following clubs that we can recommend:
- Flamingos, Agadir
- Papagayo Nightclub at Tikida Beach Hotel, Agadir
- Paradise at Hotel Pullman Mansour Edhabi, Marrakech
- Vanity, Casablanca
- Rick’s Bar at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Casablanca
Casablanca’s Paradise at Hotel Pullman Mansour Edhabi is one of the most popular party spots in the city, and is the perfect place to dance the night away and sip on cocktails overlooking the dazzling city lights. Most of the clubs in Agadir are in hotels, so if you don’t have any luck at Flamingos or Papagayo Nightclub, make sure you try a few hotels. Marrakech has some gems hidden away, but you’ll find the best place to be is enjoying the markets, such as the the Djemaa El Fna mentioned above, or the lantern-lit streets.
Music & Munchies
If you can bear the thought of passing up a night at a nightclub, we’d recommend opting for some of the vibey restaurants instead. Le Salama Restaurant & Lounge is a rooftop lounge in the Djemaa El Fna area and serves up the most authentic Moroccan cuisine and the opportunity to enjoy hookah and cocktails (there’s a “Happy Hour” special which lasts all night… do you really need more convincing?). Gueliz is next on the list and offers up a truly authentic Moroccan city experience. A “new” city, Gueliz gives the impression that you’re in Europe, but still serves up Moroccan hospitality, music and cuisine. This part of town also has a large variety of bars, clubs and lounges, proving to be the perfect spot for club-hoppers or those looking to spend an entire evening in one part of town.
Music, flavourful food, cocktails and hookah, colourful streets and a pumping nightlife are just some of the reasons to enjoy Morocco by night… throw in all the day-time activities and you’ll be spoilt for choice! Contact one of our Travel Experts today and we’ll ensure your trip to Morocco is nothing short of magnificent.