Change / currency:

The monetary unit is the Moroccan dirham (MAD) which is divided into 100 centimes.

The Dirham is not convertible and currency outflows are prohibited. Any money changed must therefore be spent on site

A Euro is equivalent to around Dirhams 11.00. The exchange rate is available on the website of the Office des Changes. Currency exchange can be done at the airport, banks, exchange offices, hotels and bazaars. Tickets of 200 DH, 100 DH, 50 DH, and 20 DH are available. Circulating coins are 10 DH, 5 DH, 2 DH, 1 DH, 0.50 DH, 0.20 DH and 0.10 DH.

Credit cards :

Credit cards are accepted in almost all hotels, restaurants and antique shops.

Phone :

For example, to reach France, dial 00, 33, then your number. The Morocco code is +212 followed by the area code + the recipient's number.
Example: 00 212 5 23 39 18 58

The climate :

The climate is almost everywhere temperate during most of the year.
Mediterranean. Summer very hot inside, more bearable on the coast, mild winter (+ cold in the desert) and often sunny. Interstions very pleasant.

Opening time :

The museums are open from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 15:00 to 17:30.
The shops generally welcome you from 8:30 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 21:00 and more.
Administrations in Morocco adopt the continuous schedule from 08:30 to 16:00.

Hour :

Morocco follows GMT time.

Transport :

The National Office of Railways (ONCF) serves by train all major Moroccan cities. The busiest network is the Rapid Shuttle Trains between Casablanca and Rabat, whose 2nd class comfort meets European standards. Luxury coaches with air conditioning crisscross the roads between the big cities.

The roads are generally good The motorway network is booming, around the big cities of the north to Agadir in the south.

Service stations are plentiful in the city and suburbs, but do not forget to refuel before any trip to the desert. The speed is limited to 60 km / h in the city, 100 km / h on national roads and 120 km / h on motorways.

Fines on speeding: 400.00 DHS.

Tourist information :

In all major Moroccan cities there are offices of the tourist office.
For more information consult the website of the national tourist office.


  • Police : 19
  • Fire department : 15
  • Roadside / Gendarmerie : 177
  • Telephone information : 160