When arriving in Morocco✈️🏖️🇲🇦️, you will need to complete landing forms. We learned this the hard way, when we first arrived in Morocco. With 5 forms to fill out & only one pen between us, plus our seriously tired toddlers too.
📣TOP TIP 1 : Take at least one pen with you when travelling to Morocco 🇲🇦
You’ll also need to fill out the same forms for your departure too. So, why not pick up some extra forms, fill them out as you chill by your pool & save time at the airport.
When flying out from Morocco, you will need to get your boarding passes stamped at the check in desk. EVEN if you’ve checked in online and have no hold luggage.
One family we saw running back and forth at the airport, went on to miss their flights because they were unaware of this.
It’s easy to miss the email about this from the airlines because they send so many “important” emails where they just want you to book “extras”. This was what we’ve experienced over the last few years. Always check emails from the airline you’re travelling with.
📣TOP TIP 2 : Take an unlocked mobile phone with you. That way you can just pop the sim card in.
When arriving at some airports in Morocco, you may be offered a free local sim card. They take a photo of your passport to register your sim. We’ve made good use of this over the years, whether calling for taxis or tour guides.
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Morocco has supermarkets where you can pick up pretty much everything you would find in a local UK supermarket. Plus a few extra things you wouldn’t find like burkinis & halal turkey. Some supermarkets like Carrefour, do sell alcohol where as others will not.
Yes ! They even have Pampers nappies, Kelloggs cornflakes & Johnsons baby shampoo. Some international brands aren’t quite as cheap as you’ll find them in Asda.
But given how much airlines charge for extra hold luggage, you could save by just buying locally.
What I love the most is how you can buy spices by weight in the supermarkets. If you don’t fancy haggling in the souks, then just head to the local supermarkets.
📣TOP TIP 4 : Morocco is way ahead of us in terms of plastic pollution. You can’t buy plastic bags in Moroccan supermarkets. So you’ll need to bring your own or purchase a reusable one at the checkout.
These electric cars can be found in some of the cities in Morocco. I’ve seen them in Fez, Marrakesh, Essaouira and Agadir. They’re great fun, cheap and let’s face it, a whole more exciting than the ones in our UK town centres.
One thing that is worth watching out for are taxis. You’ve probably read about how they can overcharge you. But actually the most important thing to note for families is that they have maximum occupancy.
“Petit” taxis can only carry 3 passengers and “Grand” taxis can carry between 5 & 6 passengers. The trouble is the “Grand” taxis are harder to come by.
📣TOP TIP 5 : If you are travelling as a family, try to book somewhere close to the main attractions or with a free shuttle service.