Practical information

The Naoura Barrière is just outside the gates to Marrakech Medina and welcomes guests to the delightful delicacies of Morocco.

Ryads Le Naoura Marrakech*****

Rue DJebel Alakhdar – Bab Doukkala / 40000 Marrakech Medina / Maroc

+33 (0) 970 821 110

Phone: +212 (0) 524 45 9000
Fax: +212 (0) 524 45 9001

Means of transport

By plane

  • Marrakech Menara International Airport
  • Just 10 minutes from the Medina
  • Direct flights to Marrakech from:
  • Paris (CDG, Orly, Beauvais), Bordeaux, Lyon
  • Nantes, Nice, Toulouse, Marseille
  • London, Brussels, Munich, Geneva
  • Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville
  • Rome, Milan...

By train

  • Come to Marrakech by train from:
  • Casablanca: 3 hours
  • Rabat: 4 hours
  • Tangiers: 8 hours
  • Fez: 7 hours

By boat

  • Drive to Marrakech from:
  • Casablanca: 2 hours, 240 km
  • Rabat: 3 hours, 320 km
  • Tangiers: 6 hours, 600 km
  • Agadir: 2½ hours, 260 km
  • Fez: 6 hours, 485 km

What you need to know

Time difference:
Morocco is on the same GMT time-line as France, one hour’s difference in winter and 2 hours’ in summer.


What to bring:
Good sunglasses and a hat throughout the year are your best friends against the sun. Following the example of Morocco, Marrakech is a town of contrasts: hot in the summer, cool in winter, with big temperature changes between night and day. To remember when packing!


Offical formalities:
Valid passport (less than 5 years old) for less than 90-day stays. Visa not required for stays of less than 3 months. Children under 16: individual passport not required if child is included on a parent’s passport.
Children travelling alone must have individual authorisation from parents (document required) and individual customs documents. Vaccinations are not required to enter Morocco.

Exchange – Budget:
Moroccan currency is the Dirham (DH) which is divided into 100 cents.
€1=DH 11.2
DH 1=€0.08
Notes: DH 20, 50, 100 and 200
Coins: 1, 2, 5 and 10 DH, and 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.
Currency must be changed in Morocco, at authorised banks or institutions (golden plaque). You will be given an exchange slip which will be required at the end of your stay to convert the remainder of your Dirhams back into your original currency. The most simple solution is to use ATMs. Entering the country with cash: declarations necessary for sums over DH 15,000.