Morocco: Exclusively Morocco

 

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AT YOUR SERVICE ...Exclusively Morocco are a team of skilled specialists who combine an intimate knowledge of the country with a real understanding of the needs of the discerning international event buyer.

We have a very strong service culture, which is evident throughout the process, as we believe that ‘people buy people’. It is by thoroughly understanding your requirements, creating innovative solutions that inspire; detailed planning, including risk management, and immaculate onsite delivery that we really stand out.

It is not only the personality of the team and the company that is important but the skills and competencies that each individual brings. It is by adding value, creating the trust, having the know-how and local knowledge to create great destination ideas and the passion to deliver outstanding events"

We offer a complete destination management service from innovative ideas, through the detailed planning, ensuring we leave nothing to chance, to the onsite presence that gives you peace of mind.
We add value by focusing on the things that really matter to you. We continually invest in developing our own skills and services to ensure we satisfy your needs.

Website: exclusivelymorocco.net

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Key Contacts
Essaid Faiq, Managing Director

Exclusively Morocco Excels

Morocco - Destination Factfile

Marrakesh Incentive Programme

Flying time from the UK
Direct flights to Marrakesh from - Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London Heathrow / Gatwick; and Manchester – flight duration approx 3:30hrs to 4:10hrs depending on departure airport.

Direct flight to Casablanca from London Heathrow – flight duration 3:15hrs

Airports
Marrakesh - Menara International Airport
Casablanca - Mohammed V Airport

Transfers
Marrakesh Airport to Palm Grove Area – 30-40 minutes
Marrakesh Airport to Hivernage Area/city centre – 15 minutes

Casablanca Airport to city centre – 40 minutes
Casablanca Airport to Mazagan Beach Resort – 1:15hrs

Marrakesh Conference Programme
Immigration
Visitors require a current passport valid for a minimum of 6 months.
Residents of the United Kingdom do not require visas when visiting Morocco.

For further advice contact the Moroccan Embassy in the UK as follows:-

The Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco
Diamond House
97/99 Praed Street
Paddington
London
W2 1NT

Tel: 020 7724 0624 / 020 7724 0624
Email: Cg.london@maec.gov.ma.
Office hours Monday to Thursday: 9.00 am to 10.00 am. Collection: 1.00 pm

Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco (London) website

Official Currency Moroccan Dirham (MAD; symbol Dh) = 100 centimes.
Notes are in denominations of Dh200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Dh10, 5 and 1, and 50, 20, 10 and 5 centimes.
Credit cards: Most major credit cards are accepted in larger restaurants, hotels, guest houses and the occasional shop in the souks, with Visa and MasterCard being accepted most widely.

ATM: Cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in larger towns, although service in smaller towns can be erratic. Most major hotels now have reliable ATMs.

Travellers cheques: Traveller's cheques are accepted in some areas but are not advised, as the exchange can be problematic and it can be difficult to find a bank able to cash them, although some of the main tourist hotels offer this facility.

Banking hours: Mon-Thurs 0830-1230 and 1500-1830, Fri 0830-1200 and 1500-1830.

Currency restrictions:
IMPORTANT NOTE The import and export of Moroccan Dirhams is prohibited by law.
Moroccan Dirhams can only be obtained in Morocco. Foreign currency may be exchanged at an official Bureau de Change (identified by a golden sign) at the airport on arrival, at a bank or at a hotel. A hotel is the best option as they exchange money at the same rate as banks and do not charge a commission.
All local currency must be reconverted prior to departure. Be sure to keep the exchange receipts for change back to foreign currency ONLY AT THE AIRPORT when leaving Morocco. A rule of thumb is not to exchange too much money at one time.

Warning - changing money in the street is illegal. The Euro and US Dollar are widely accepted, even sometimes preferred.

The import and export of foreign currency is limited to amounts equivalent to £10,000 and must be declared on arrival and departure.

Climate Morocco is dominated by the Mediterranean climate made temperate by the influence of the Atlantic Ocean in the northern and southern parts of the country. In the centre, the climate is continental with significant temperature differences. The Atlas region is moist with frequent snow falls. In the South, a desert climate prevails.
The rainy season between November and April is something of a misnomer, bringing only occasional light rain.

Current weather information can be checked at www.moroccoweather.com

Local Time Morocco is on GMT all year.

Electricity 220 volts AC, 50 Hz for newer buildings / 110 volts AC, 50 Hz for older buidlings. European-style, two-pin plugs are standard.

Holidays
Official Holidays
January 1: (New Year's Day)
March 15: (start of the 1848/49 revolution and war of independence, national holiday).
April: (Easter) First week - date variable
May 1: (Labour Day)
June: (Whitsun). First week - date variable
August 20: (foundation of state, celebration of King Saint Stephen, national and state holiday)
October 23: (start of the 1956 revolution and war of independence, date of the declaration of
the Republic of Hungary in 1989, national holiday)
November 1: (All Saints' Day)
December 25-26: (Christmas)
December 31:

Religious Holidays
These holidays are based on the Lunar calendar; their dates vary each year and are fixed after the sight of the moon.
1st of Muharram: New Year (Muslim calendar)
12th of Rabi Al Awal: Aid El Mawlid (the Prophet Mohamed's Birthday)
1st of Shawwal: Aid El Fitr (End of Ramadan)
10th of Dhu Al Hijja: Aid El Adha (Commemoration of Abraham's Sacrifice)

Ramadan hardly affects visitors to Morocco, which is one of the very few Muslim countries where this has no effect on programmes. There are no alcohol restrictions for visitors. Moreover, the city is even busier and livelier both daytime and in the evenings, compared to the rest of the year. Djemaa El Fna Square is generally not busy between approx 15 minutes before sunset and 45 minutes later, so this is good opportunity to get changed and freshen up before dinner.

Health Advice No vaccinations are required but you should always check for advice with your local health centre.
It is not advisable to drink tap water in Morocco.

Communications
Emergency Services
Police - dial 19 from any city in Morocco or 177 in rural areas
Fire - dial 15
Ambulance – dial 15

There is excellent mobile phone coverage all over Morocco.

Dialling code from the UK to Morocco: 00 212.

Tipping Generally expect to pay a 10% tip for most services. Tips and gratuities are left to your appreciation, consideration and discretion.

Taxes VAT is levied on goods and services in Morocco at 20%.

 
 
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