6. Fridays and other holidays
Morocco is a Muslim country, and as such Fridays are holy days. Everything will be closed. As always with Muslim countries, inform yourself about Ramadan as it may significantly affect your experience. Islam’s most significant event, Ramadan is followed by Eid al-Adha during which the end of Ramadan is celebrated. It’s a bloody affair as animals are slaughtered on the streets.
7. Visiting Morocco’s Mosques
We have to disappoint you. Morocco’s mosques are closed to Non-Muslims. Nonetheless, they are often worth a visit as they are beautiful from the outside and surrounded by stunning fountains.
8. Alcohol may not be available
Within the walls of the Medina, alcohol is prohibited. Hence, you won’t find any on the regular menu. In some cities, we were offered alcohol from the black market, which was severed in brown paper bags. Most “new cities” offer some sort of nightlife though. While we were surprised by the glamorous nightlife in Marrakech, the only bar in Meknes was a prostitute hangout.