Cheap flights to Marrakech Morocco

Bazaars, lively gestures, fragrant tea and spicy aromas
Flights to Marrakech from
  • 42 GBP per person
  • Flights from London starting at 67 GBP
  • Flights from Birmingham starting at 140 GBP
  • Flights from Manchester starting at 150 GBP

About Marrakech

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‘Come to 68 – Lamb tagine, my friend!’ A man beckons with a toothy grin. Imagine it is dusk in Djemaa El-Fna: the square is filled with food stalls, each one numbered and enveloped in a cloud of smoke. The aromas of harissa and cumin sizzle in the air. Beyond, in the labyrinthine bazaars, vendors make charming gestures and offer fragrant mint tea served in silver teapots to sweeten the deal made for silken slippers or handmade leather purses. By day, the square is a quieter place, although henna artists approach you with dye and street dentists brandish their pliers.

The name Marrakech is thought to derive from the ancient language of the Berber and means ‘Land of God’.

When you tire of the heat and dust of the medina, make a retreat to a Parisian-style café in the more orderly Ville Nouvelle - or climb the ramparts of El Badi Palace, where noisy storks keep watch over this rose-tinted city.

Public executions used to take place in Djemaa El-Fna. Its name means ‘Place of the Dead’.

How’s the weather in Marrakech in September?

  • Temperature 18-32 °C
  • Dry days 27-
  • Average rainfall 10 mm
  • Snow days 0

Demographics

  • Population 844K
  • Local time :
  • Currency Moroccan Dirham

What does Marrakech cost?

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Restaurants

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 2.36 GBP

Markets

  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle): 3.01 GBP

Transportation

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): .32 GBP
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): .55 GBP

Sports And Leisure

  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult: 27.51 GBP
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend): 10.48 GBP
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat: 3.54 GBP

Clothing And Shoes

  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 58.29 GBP
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 51.08 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes: 51.08 GBP
  • 1 Pair of Men's Leather Business Shoes: 60.87 GBP

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About Marrakech

Rarely can you feel a city’s rich history and culture as viscerally as you can in Marrakech, home of tall tales and everyday wonders.

It’s there in the crazy maze of covered market streets, where you’ll find yourself pressed against the ancient stones to let donkeys and teenagers on mopeds and blind beggars past. Here, in these tiny workshops and storehouses, haggling is an elegant battle of wits, so never accept the starting price for those intricately tooled leather sandals, or that knock-off Armani aftershave.

If the souks of Old Marrakech are the city’s veins, then the square is its feverishly beating heart. Leave your guidebooks at home and throw yourself into the melee. Here snake charmers work the crowds while healers tout their love potions. And don’t worry if you’re put off by the local delicacy of sheep’s brains – the delicately spiced tagines and pigeon pies taste all the better for being cooked out in the open air, and for being washed down with freshly squeezed orange juice or hot, sweet mint tea.

If you’re after something a little stronger, head to one of the swanky hotel bars that cater to the city’s tourists and non-believers. The most exclusive offer hamams - steam rooms - and rooftop views as well as perfectly mixed cocktails. Meanwhile, boutique riads in the old town provide a stylish escape from the heat and crowds of the city’s streets, while staying true to local traditions of craftsmanship.

That legacy of art and architecture can be seen most spectacularly at Bahia Palace, a residence fit for a Vizier. Equally unmissable is the Koutoubia Minaret. Here old and new Marrakesh vies for your attention, as the youths hawking their pirated DVDs fall silent as the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer.

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