Marrakech is the third largest city in Morocco and is located a few hours away from the foot of Sahara Desert, near the foothills of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. The name of the city is derived from Amazigh (Berber),
meaning “Land of God”, a name well-earned with its contrasting landscape and location. The city is divided into two parts, the historical city, Medina and the Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle, which is the more modern and new European district.
It is an exotic and sprawling city which offers luxurious as well as highly relaxing experiences. For the tourists looking for a more cultural trip, the older part of Marrakech, Medina is the perfect option. The main square of Medina is Djemaa El-Fna, the heart of Median and the highlight of any night in Marrakech. The place is packed with dancers, musicians and storytellers as well as a wide array of stalls that not only offer items to eat but making
henna tattoos as well. Some of the other highlights in and around the area are The Souks or markets where it’s possible to buy almost anything, the Koutoubia Mosque which is beside Djemaa El-Fna, and although tourists are not allowed inside, it offers a beautiful view when it is lit up at night.
Other places of interest are the Saadian Tombs, which are still preserved the way they were during the Saadian rule, El Bahia palace, which gives a good impression of what 19th century Morocco must have been like and the El Badi Palace, which is now in ruins but still has some underground passageways to explore. Tourists seeking a more relaxing and peaceful atmosphere can visit the Majorelle Gardens, which offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city as well as housing plants from around the globe and a small museum within.
Marrakech is a place that will give tourists a taste of its past with its many mosques and museums. Travelers can do soul-searching, unwind or relax in its quiet gardens and beautiful nature spots on a botanical tour. The city of Marrakech also offers an exciting nightlife as well as features many busy markets with the many dancers and fortune tellers at Djemaa El- Fna, also known as the city of the dead, being a good example. Filled with many traditional attractions, from palaces, mosques and old cities to vibrant and lively street markets and beautiful botanical gardens, the city promises to make the trip worthwhile for the adventure and historical traveler as well as tourists planning a relaxing luxurious break.
Tourists planning to visit the city of Marrakech can look for accommodations at the Riad Dubai. It is conveniently and ideally situated in Medina, and allows easy access to the town’s most important facilities. They also offer a variety of amenities and services, like steam room and spa as well as allowing tourists to bring pets. The unique facilities at the hotel are bound to create an experience that is enjoyable and unforgettable.