Official Name: The Kingdom of Morocco
Area: 710.850 Km2
Population: 31.600.000 hab.
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Official Language: Arab
The climate of Morocco is subtropical, thanks to the various influences of the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean Sea. However, it varies from a region
The weather is hot on the coast and it is tempered on the oriental coast by the winds coming from the west coast.
The south, the Sahara area, is very hot and dry the whole year, however the nights are quite cool on December and January. (Winter)
Inland, we can feel a dry and continental climate but as hot as in summer. Winter remains cold.
The North of Morocco is quite humid and it rains in winter. The precipitations are often breaking over the coasts between November and March.
Summer is normally very dry with high temperatures.
In the mountains, the temperatures are cool, like in the region of the Atlas. Sometimes in winter, the temperatures are under zero that's why the snow
skiing business is developing itself quite quickly there.
In cities such as Agadir, Rabat and Marrakech, the temperature is on the average 22°C in winter, going up to 39°C in summer and 21 °C in spring.
In other cities like Casablanca, Fez, Meknes and Tangier the annual average temperature is 21°C.
The Visas are valid up to three months. Those who will want to extend their stay will have to apply for a permit to the police station within the 15 days
of your arrival in the country. For more information on Visas, please visit the Embassy of Consulate website.
At your arrival in Morocco, it is not necessary to declare the following products: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 400g of tobacco, a litre of liquor and a litre
of wine; 50ml of perfume or pocket money.
Currency: Morocco Dirham = 100 céntimos. 0, 07 Â£. The notes available are 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 Dirham. The coins available are 10, 5 and 1 dirham
and our equivalents to the pence which are coins of 50, 20, 10 and 5.
Credit cards: Morocco allows all types of credit cards but it strongly advised to check with your bank about the use of your card abroad.
Travel cheque: to avoid paying very high commissions it is advised to bring with you dollar travel cheque.
Tipy of change: you will find below the currency conversions between the Euro and the American dollar according to the change rate of the 28th of July 2008:
1 euro = 11,50 morocco dirhams
1 dollar = 7,23 morocco dirhams
The bank open hours: from 8H15 to 15H00 from Monday to Thursday and 8H15 to 11H15 and 13H00 to 15H30 on Friday.