Buddha Bar is finally coming to Marrakech. The giant Albatross hotel and gardens have been demolished and a new mall called the Menara Mall is about to be constructed on the site. According to the signage Buddha-Bar is coming to the new Menara Mall. There is very little information available and no opening date is advertised. However, the Buddha-Bar is a welcome addition to the existing "chill-out" bars. For many, Marrakech has always felt a comfortable setting for a Budd
Maghreb is the name given to the first call to prayer (or the fourth if counting from daybreak) All across Marrakech the mosques come alive to the sound of the prayer. As you stand on the roof tops you can hear the sound pass across the city as the mosques start the call one by one. The official start time is debated but essentially the first prayer of the day starts in the evening just after sunset. The sky must have darkened and in Marrakech this seems to be at about 5 mi
Ryanair have announced a significant investment in Morocco. Having initially reduced their flights to Marrakech due to a dispute with the authorities about costs the airline has decided to return to the country with enthusiasm. An investment of $210 million will see flights commencing to Essaouira early in 2013. Disappointingly these will not initially be from the UK but from Brussels & Marseille. But hopefully if the route proves to be popular it is just a matter of time.