If invited to a family meal, one must wash their hands first with an ewer. Meals begin only after the master of the house says the “bismallah” in praise of God. It is proper to eat with the right hand and to try everything even if a person does not finish. Visitors should avoid eating, drinking and smoking in public during Ramadan.
Access to mosques and other holy places is forbidden to non-Muslims, the only exceptions are Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Mohammed V Mausoleum in Rabat, the Moulay Ismali Mausoleum at Meknes and the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum in Rissani.
Arabic is considered the language of education, media and civil services, however, Berber is widely spoken despite not being nationally recognized. Due to colonial influences, French is widely spoken while Spanish is spoken in the north. English is spoken and understood in tourist places and in the north.
Morocco is predominantly a Muslim country, however, there are Jewish, Christian and Hindu minorities.
Morocco Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Morocco.
Learn about the history and culture of Morocco, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Morocco's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Morocco for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Morocco tours today!
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