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Book Christmas in Marrakech

Christmas in Marrakech

Christmas in Marrakech is a popular choice, not just for those wanting to get away from the commercialism of a modern-day European Christmas. With wonderfully warm sunny days averaging around 20 degrees, and cool cosy evenings spent in front of the log fire, exotic Marrakech is just 3 1/2 hours from the cold, grey and […]

Eid Al-Kabir (Festival of Sacrifice)

Eid Al-Kabir in Marrakech

Fast approaching is one of the most important holidays on the Muslim calendar. This year 2016, Eid Al-Adha, also referred to as Eid Al-Kabir – the “Big Holiday” – because of its tremendous significance, will take place on Monday 12 September, and generally lasts for 3 days. Eid Al-Adha translates to “Festival of Sacrifice” and […]

Moroccan Hammam Guide

Hammam Guide Marrakech

Moroccan Hammam Guide A visit to a local Moroccan hammam in Marrakech is a wonderful experience and one of the few ways to actually meet and participate in local Moroccan culture. If you are visiting Marrakech, don’t miss out on this cleansing and rich cultural opportunity. There is a certain etiquette involved and this brief […]

10 Not to Miss Experiences in Marrakech

10 not to miss experiences in Marrakech

Marrakech is many things to many people. A city of contrasts. Old and new. A smorgasbord for the senses. There is something to suit every budget – a version of Marrakech for the budget traveller, and a high-end luxury version for the wealthy traveller, with everything in between. All versions are equally real and valid. Whichever […]

Onde ficar em Marrakech?

Onde dormir em Marrakech

Marrakech é uma cidade maravilhosa para visitar. Conhecida como a “cidade vermelha”, a cidade é repleta de lugares mágicos – jardins, palácios, os famosos souks, mesquitas (onde somente muçulmanos podem entrar) e muitos bons restaurantes servindo uma comida marroquina deliciosa. Por que ficar conosco? Na nossa opinião (e na opinião de TripAdvisor), Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman […]

Menara Mall Marrakech

Menara Mall Marrakech

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Menara Mall is the largest commercial centre in Marrakech, boasting over 100 retail outlets covering over 50 000 square metres of floor space. Newly opened in Fall of 2015, the list of stores already actively trading include Cafe Coton, Z Création, Marina Rinaldi, Max Mara, Pal Zileri and Nectarome. On the […]

Buddha Bar Marrakech

Buddha Bar Marrakech At long last Marrakech has its own Buddha Bar. Eagerly anticipated, the Marrakech Buddha Bar officially opened on Saturday, 24 October 2015 amid much fanfare. With an opulent decor boasting magnificent colours, scents and cultural influences; an atmosphere of exquisite refinement invites you on a journey for the senses! Buddha Bar Marrakech […]

Magical Morocco

Magical Morocco from the 1960s – this video captures the magic and riches of Morocco that still exist today. Our Marrakech Riad is the perfect base for a cultural visit to the magnificent country of Morocco. Contact our riad reservations staff today to secure your preferred travel dates.

Marrakech Wedding Celebrant

Getting Married in Marrakech If you’re planning a wedding or renewal of wedding vows in Marrakech or a wedding elsewhere in Morocco, we can provide an English speaking wedding celebrant. We have over eight years experience officiating at weddings in Marrakech, from small intimate groups to large groups of over 100 people. Prices start from […]

What is a riad?

What is a riad in Marrakech?

What is a riad? If you are looking at options for where to stay in Marrakech you will have discovered some terms that you are perhaps unfamiliar with! As well as hotels, Marrakesh, or Marrakech accommodation is also available in places referred to as a riad or a dar. So, what is a riad? Or […]

Marrakech Riad video

Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman

The last video compilation we made of our Marrakech Riad – from 2013 – we need to do a new one.  Watch this space! Marrakech Riad video View the Marrakech Riad video directly on YouTube. Our Marrakech Riad is the perfect base for a holiday in Marrakech. Contact our riad reservations staff today to book […]

Morocco BBC Documentary

A wonderfully informative video offering an insight into the rich history of Morocco View the BBC Morocco video directly on YouTube. Our Marrakech riad is the perfect base for a rich cultural adventure in the exotic city of Marrakech. Contact our riad reservations staff today to book your preferred travel dates.

Marrakech Riads

Marrakech Riad

Marrakech Riads Marrakech riads are magical places for a holiday in Marrakech with friends and family. The small intimate size – riads generally have from 5-8 bedrooms – means you can book all the rooms and effectively stay in a private hotel, making them perfect for small group celebrations, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or just to […]

Le Pain Quotidien Marrakech

Le Pain Quotidien Marrakech

Le Pain Quotidien Marrakech Le Pain Quotidien has arrived in the Marrakech medina! Just metres from our Marrakech riad is a brand new Le Pain Quotidien, tucked down a side street in Bab Taghzout. Le Pain Quotidien is a rustic-chic French boulangerie and patisserie bakery/cafe chain, serving classic light fare and organic breads. Already with […]

Ramadan Morocco 2015

Ramadan Morocco 2015

  Ramadan Morocco 2015 The Holy Month of Ramadan 2015 will start in Morocco on either 18 or 19 June this year and lasts for 30 days. During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims around the world spend more time on personal reflection and devotion to God. Fasting takes place between sunrise and sunset. What […]

Riad Dar Zaman Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Fifth Consecutive Year

Marrakech Riad TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

Marrakech, Morocco – 20 May, 2015 – Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman today announced that it has been recognised as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ […]

Essaouira Gnaoua Festival 14-17 May, 2015

Essaouira Gnaoua Festival 2015

The 2015 Essaouira Gnaoua Festival will be held over four weeks early this year to avoid clashing with Ramadan, which falls in mid June until mid July. The Gnaoua Festival will run from 14-17 May, 2015 and promises another programme packed with local and international talent. Visit the Gnaoua Festival site for more information. Our […]

Marrakech Airport Bus No 19

Marrakech Airport Bus no. 19

Marrakech Airport Bus No 19 The city of Marrakech’s public transport bus service is operated by a Spanish company called Alsa.  Alsa provides an Airport Bus service (Bus no. 19) for transferring from the Marrakech Menara airport to the medina (ancient city) and Gueliz (new city) of Marrakech.  Bus number 19 is definitely the least expensive […]

Carre Eden Marrakech

Carré Eden Shopping Centre Marrakech

Carre Eden Marrakech The Carre Eden Shopping Centre on Boulevard Mohamed V in Gueliz, Marrakech, opened to the public in May, 2014.  There are 60 retail units including electronics, cosmetics, home furnishings and some major brands of casual clothing and sportswear including H&M, Springfield, Adidas, Guess and Lacoste. Shopping in Marrakech has never been so easy […]

EasyJet to launch flights from Luton to Essaouira

EasyJet flights Essaouira

EasyJet flights Essaouira From 1 May, 2015 EasyJet will start a direct service from Luton to Essaouira. The flights will run on Mondays and Fridays, departing Luton at 6.40 am and arriving at 10.20 am local time. Fares start from £67.99 for the outbound leg, and £35.08 coming back. No trip to Morocco would be […]

Marrakech International Film Festival 2014

Marrakech International Film Festival 2014

The 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival will take place this year from 5-13 December, 2014. The 2014 festival will welcome a major delegation of actors, directors and producers, and spotlight some of the masters of the Japanese movie industry. Sharing the spotlight will be Yasujiro Ozu, Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Mikio Naruse, […]

Morocco Tour on Harley Davidson 20-30 April, 2020

Harley Davidson Morocco

If  you dream to ride a Harley Davidson or already have one, why not join a Harley Davidson tour of Morocco.  Organised by Twintour Morocco, it promises to be a trip of a lifetime, offering an unforgettable ride through the stunning scenery of Morocco. The tour starts and ends at the port in Tarifa, Spain. The dates […]

Lonely Planet Recommended Guesthouse Marrakech

Lonely Planet Recommended Guesthouse

Lonely Planet Marrakech Riad Lonely Planet came to stay at Riad Dar Zaman in 2014. This is what they wrote about us: “What Dar Zaman may lack in size it makes up for in heart, with extraordinary personal attention from Peter, Hassan and Karima. Other guests obviously think the same, as dinner dates quickly transform into social […]

Ramadan 2014 Marrakech Morocco

Ramadan Marrakech 2014

Ramadan 2014 in Marrakech will start on 28 June, give or take a day, and last through the majority of the month of July, ending on 27 July, again, give or take a day. The dates can never be exact as the start and end of Ramadan depends on sightings of a certain phase of […]

Riad Dar Zaman Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Marrakech Riad TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Marrakech, Morocco – 22 May, 2014 – Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman today announced that it has received the 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of […]