Morocco

Capital Rabat

Population 33,337,529

Area 446,550 km2

Key facts

Morocco is a country located in Northern Africa. There are 3 countries (Algeria, Spain, Western Sahara) that Morocco shares its borders with. The official language of Morocco is Arabic. Traveling across Morocco if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Morocco was ranked 71st out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Morocco is Moroccan dirham (MAD). The dirham (م.د.) is subdivided into 100 santim (santimat).

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 11.03 MAD and 1 USD is worth 10.27 MAD.

Moroccan
Banknotes

20 dirhams50 dirhams100 dirhams200 dirhams

Moroccan
Coins

0.5 dirhams1 dirhams2 dirhams5 dirhams10 dirhams1 santimat5 santimat10 santimat20 santimat50 santimat5 santimat

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Morocco is 33.77 Mbps and mobile is 45.83 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Morocco.28.61 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Morocco, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Morocco. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 127 V, 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 127 V, 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Morocco will celebrate 9 national public holidays. The next one Labour Day will take place on May 1.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2023 New Year’s DayRas l’ âm
January 11, 2023 Proclamation of IndependenceTakdim watikat al-istiqlal
May 1, 2023 Labour DayEid Ash-Shughl
July 30, 2023 EnthronementEid Al-Ârch
August 14, 2023 Zikra Oued Ed-DahabOued Ed-Dahab Day
August 20, 2023 Revolution of the King and the PeopleThawrat al malik wa shâab
August 21, 2023 Youth DayEid Al Chabab
November 6, 2023 Green MarchEid Al Massira Al Khadra
November 18, 2023 Independence DayEid Al Istiqulal

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Morocco?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Fes and Rabat.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Morocco.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Morocco.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Morocco.

There are Radisson hotels in 5 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Morocco.

What fast food chains are present in Morocco?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Morocco.

The KFC chain operates in Morocco.

The Burger King chain operates in Morocco.

The Subway chain operates in Morocco.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Morocco.

The Starbucks chain operates in Morocco.

Weather

What is the weather like in Rabat?

Today the sun in Rabat, rises at 8:16 AM and sets at 7:06 PM. The climate of Rabat may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9FogLow: 8.9°C (48.02°F)High: 19.5°C (67.1°F)
FridayFeb 10OvercastLow: 11.1°C (51.98°F)High: 20.1°C (68.18°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 12°C (53.6°F)High: 20.8°C (69.44°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: 12.3°C (54.14°F)High: 20.6°C (69.08°F)
MondayFeb 13OvercastLow: 10.1°C (50.18°F)High: 22.4°C (72.32°F)
TuesdayFeb 14Rain showersLow: 12.9°C (55.22°F)High: 17.2°C (62.96°F)

Weather data for Rabat (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains , and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Casablanca. Bolt is not available in Morocco.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Morocco.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.7, Morocco is placed 33rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Morocco traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  27.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 17.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Morocco

19 Police
15 Ambulance
15 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

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