Airports in Marrakech
||Marrakech city centre
Menara (RAK): 4 mi from city centre
Flights to Marrakech: practical information
Cheap airlines to Marrakech
Morocco's national airline, Royal Air Maroc, operates several daily flights from the UK. All cheap international airline tickets to Marrakech land at Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK).
When to book flights to Marrakech
Marrakech is undeniably hot during the summer but for some reason that's the most popular time to book tickets to Marrakech. Avoid the crowds and head in autumn when the weather is still great.
- Peak season: July, August as well as Easter which is popular with French tourists.
- Low season: September to December and Ramadan.
Marrakech air flights from London take 4h 20min.
Experience Marrakech: what to do, what to see
Majestic and mesmerising, Marrakech is the jewel of Morocco. Located close to the desert and also near the Atlantic Ocean, Marrakech owes its nickname the "Red City" to its ochre-coloured walls. Renowned worldwide for its minarets and palm trees, the red city also has an impressive heritage to discover while on holidays in Marrakech.
Essentials in Marrakech
Koutoubia: The most emblematic sight in the city, this monument was built in 1158 by the Almohades and reaches over 70m tall. It's named after the book merchants who sell their manuscripts nearby and who have always sold their books, since the day the building was erected. While it's not possible to go inside, you can still admire it from outside.
Djemaa El-Fna: This place is inescapable if you want a glance into the daily life of Moroccan people. By day it's a lively square and by night it turns into a festival. Find musicians, dancers, story tellers in the heart of the medina. Stalls surrounding the square sell delicious Moroccan food and women offer henna tattoos.
Souks: You can spend days exploring the souks, Marrakech's marketplaces. You can buy almost anything here: spices, clothes, shoes, jellabas, tea pots, tagines, kaftans... it's endless! You might even need to pick up an extra suitcase for all the treasures you'll want to bring back. Sellers here are much more easy-going than in Egypt or Turkey, so enjoy, relax and shop until you drop.
Find more information on visitmorocco.com.
Accommodations in Marrakech
Marrakech has a myriad of attractive hotels thanks to the number of design-inspired hotels, guest houses and the more tradition riads. Generally speaking, hotels in Marrakech tend to me more style-conscious than elsewhere in Morocco and especially in Northern Africa.