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The Way to Experience Morocco is Through Shopping and Fun

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Kingdom of Morocco


Are you thinking about visiting Morocco? Well, before you do, you should know that shopping is the way of life in the country. So, if shopping is not your thing, reconsider. It turns out that, Morocco’s unique souks – a.k.a. traditional covered bazaars – are one of the country’s biggest attractions. The country is also home to North Africa’s largest shopping mall, called the Morocco Mall. It stretches 25 acres in Casablanca.

Moroccans love haggling, and the basic thing about haggling is that you should never pay the original price. Whatever the person selling goods tells you, never agree to it, even if it seems like a good deal. Also, don’t be afraid to simply walk away if the price isn’t right.

Tourists love Moroccan handcrafts and that is a primary draw in the shopping malls and souks. But, the handcrafts, such as rugs and carpets, aren’t cheap. The best hand-knotted examples usually have a whopping four-figure price-tag.

What About Nightlife In Morocco?

Morocco offers a variety of nightlife options, including bars, discos and restaurants, often with live music or belly dancing. The party usually gets started around midnight, when dining tables are shoved out of the way to accommodate serious hip-shaking.

Most of the club culture is located in Marrakech and Casablanca. There are a bunch night clubs and cocktail lounges there which are a peculiar mix of Eastern and Western culture. A peculiar mix we like, of course. Late-night cafes are popular in cosmopolitan Tangier, while Agadir is infamous for its resort-style nightlife. Most hotels offer entertainment in the form of bars or boutique clubs.

Keep in mind that alcohol is served in a very few places.

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