Helpful information to Morocco
HOW TO DRESS IN MOROCCO
Tourists are welcome to dress in the usual European style, but women are advised to avoid overly revealing outfits, especially during Ramadan. Topless sunbathing is prohibited. It is not recommended to wear expensive accessories while walking around the city. While walking around the old part of the city (medina), where the lifestyle is more traditional and conservative, women are advised to wear clothes that cover their shoulders, chest, knees.
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET IN MOROCCO
Upon arrival at the airport, you can take free SIM cards from INWI, ORANGE, MAROC TELECOM operators at branded counters in the baggage claim area. In order for the card to work, you need to deposit 20-50 dirhams (2-5 Euros), which is enough for 2 weeks of calls and / or the Internet.
You can buy a scratch card for replenishment at the airport at the newsstand. You can also buy SIM cards in the city at newsstands, company stores or shops with the logos of these operators. The cost of a SIM card is 2-3 Euros. Free WiFi is available at airports, hotels, cafes and restaurants. However, if you need good internet during your trip, it is best to purchase a local SIM card.
ALCOHOL AND SMOKING IN MOROCCO
Alcohol in Morocco is freely sold in large supermarkets, specialized alcohol stores, mid-range and high-end restaurants, bars and clubs. The sale of alcohol may be limited 2 weeks before and during Ramadan.
The cost of alcohol is quite high. In decent restaurants and nightclubs, an alcoholic drink will cost from 5-9 Euros. Morocco is the largest wine producer among Muslim countries, so you should definitely try the local wine. Morocco also produces its own beer, one of the best brands of Moroccan beer is Casablanca. There is no smoking ban in public places in Morocco.
Cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs can get quite smoky. Cigarettes are sold only in specialized shops (not in supermarkets).
PHOTOS IN MOROCCO
In Morocco, it is forbidden to photograph government institutions and military installations. It is not recommended to take pictures of people without their permission, especially women. Moroccans believe that this can lead to the evil eye, and they are also afraid that their photos will be distributed for commercial purposes.
For this reason, they may sometimes agree to pose for money. Many sellers of gift shops and art galleries also have a negative attitude towards photos of their property and may act aggressively.
If in tourist places you are offered to take pictures of water carriers, monkey trainers, etc., you should remember that they will certainly ask for baksheesh.
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