Packing for Morocco
When we start to think about a traveling to Morocco, normally various questions come up, for instance what to wear, since we’re going to a muslim country. Here we’ll give some tips for packing for Morocco so you can prepare your bag with less worry.
Nowadays Morocco is a country that is very open to tourism, let’s not forget that it’s one of its most important sources of income.
So to answer the question of what to wear during our trip to Morocco, first of all we have to ask which period of the year we’re traveling and second which places we’re thinking of visiting.
If you’re traveling during winter it is essential to take warm clothes, especially during the night. Nights tend to be very cold (approx. 2 or 3 C).
In summer it’s advised to take light and breathable clothes of cotton material. Keep in mind that in the evening the temperature drops so take a sweater or a light jacket. Tourists, whether man or woman, can dress as he/she pleases You can wear a skirt, shorts and tank tops. There are no restrictions for clothes but to avoid attracting unwanted attention we advise dressing with some discretion.
Morocco, even though it is a muslim country, these days the dressing rules don’t really apply to tourists.
If you’re a woman, we advise taking a scarf or something similar to use in case you want to lower attention. Women in Morocco are always covered, not only for religious reasons, but also because the sun is really strong. Therefore, to feel the heat less, it’s better to take something of light material and loose to cover as much as possible.
If you’re planning on going to the beach anyone can swim with any attire that you feel comfortable with. You can swim with any swimsuit or bikini.
When you are in the atlantic coast, where the wind is colder, you might want to take a scarf or something similar.
If you’re going to big cities like Fez, Marrakech, Casablanca, Tanger, ect. you will notice that western clothing are much more common.
When going to a smaller town or more traditional cities, the tourist can dress as he/she prefers. Although you find interesting to know that if you don’t want to attract too much attention, you can take a light scarf that covers your shoulders and trousers or shorts that reach knee length.