Morocco is a kingdom that lies in North Africa with a coastline that is bordered by both the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
Widely known for its ancient cities, captivating architecture, colourful souks and a rich heritage born from the Islamic Golden Age, it’s no wonder Morocco is known as the gateway to Africa.
Colloquially referred to as the Red City, due to the city walls and red sandstone buildings, Marrakech is the country’s third largest city.
From the Jardin Majorelle, a botanical masterpiece designed and laid out by famous French artist Jacques Majorelle, to the Jemaa el-Fna, the main square and market place situated in the city’s medina quarter (old city), Marrakech offers all of the traditional Moroccan attractions.
When visiting Marrakech, riads offer the best, most authentic form of accommodation.
Traditional Moroccan houses that are built around an inner courtyard or garden with colourful tiles and carved wooden doors, riads are often converted into boutique hotels. Some riads date back over 200 years and their elegant décor and typically vibrant colours are a true reflection of original local architectural craftsmanship.
Usually built around lush oasis gardens and private plunge pools, staying in a riad enables you to immerse yourself into your own secluded tranquil sanctuary making for a truly authentic experience.
Riad BE is one of the Marrakech’s most traditional riad accommodations and is situated right in the city’s heart, amidst its bustling medina. This colourful riad creates an authentic and unique place full of local history, tradition, art, and food, and brings true Moroccan culture to its surface.
Find out more about the Riad BE here.
Marrakech Ménara (RAK/GMMX) is the nearest airport to Marrakech and is approximately 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the city centre. Accessible by private jet, a transfer to Marrakech takes around 20 minutes by road.
Approximate flight times:
|Dubai ✈ Marrakech||8 hours 0 minutes|
|London ✈ Marrakech||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Moscow ✈ Marrakech||6 hours 0 minutes|
|New York ✈ Marrakech||7 hours 0 minutes|
|Paris ✈ Marrakech||3 hours 0 minutes|
|Singapore ✈ Marrakech||14 hours 45 minutes|
|Zurich ✈ Marrakech||3 hours 30 minutes|