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Lonely Planet Recommended Guesthouse Marrakech

Lonely Planet Recommended Guesthouse

Lonely Planet came to stay at our Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman earlier in 2014. This is what they wrote about us: “What Dar Zaman may lack in size it makes up for in heart, with extraordinary personal attention from Peter, Hassan and Karima. Other guests obviously think the same, as dinner dates quickly transform into […]

Ramadan 2014 Marrakech Morocco

Ramadan Marrakech 2014

Ramadan 2014 in Marrakech will start on 28 June, give or take a day, and last through the majority of the month of July, ending on 27 July, again, give or take a day. The dates can never be exact as the start and end of Ramadan depends on sightings of a certain phase of […]

Riad Dar Zaman Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Marrakech Riad TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Marrakech, Morocco – 22 May, 2014 – Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman today announced that it has received the 2014 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of […]

Marrakech Airport Arrivals and Departures

marrakech menara airport

Below are the scheduled Arrivals and Departures for today at Marrakech Menara airport.   Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is subject to the FlightStats Terms of Use. Our Marrakech Riad is the perfect base for a holiday in Marrakech. Just 20 minutes from the airport, our driver will bring you to our door […]

Mustapha Blaoui Tresors des Nomades

mustapha blaoui marrakech

Mustapha Blaoui owns an enormous labyrinth store full of beautiful carpets, furniture, artwork, lamps – you could quite easily furnish your entire house here. Everything in the store is of the best quality, and mainly manufactured locally. Worried it won’t fit in your luggage?  Not a problem, they will ship to absolutely anywhere with a […]

Gluten Free Breakfasts

"Bissara" or fava bean soup

At our Marrakech Riad we cater to guests’ individual needs wherever possible. If you are gluten intolerant it does not mean you have to miss out on breakfast. With the understanding that options may be more limited than where you usually live, a gluten or wheat free breakfast at Dar Zaman can still be a […]

Morocco Rail 50th Anniversary

Train Station Marrakech

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of ONCF, the “Office National de Chemins de Fer” which is the Moroccan name for the Moroccan rail company.  The anniversary coincides with the 100 year anniversary of the first train track being laid in Morocco. The occasion is being celebrated around the country during a six month period at […]

La Cantina Essaouira

La Cantina English café Essaouira

La Cantina Essaouira is an English owned café located on a sun-kissed square in the Mellah district of Essaouira offering delicious home-cooking. La Cantina has created a following for its burgers which have been voted the “best burgers in North Africa” two years in a row. Other favourite menu items are the lasagne and vegetable stir fry. […]

Les Bains de l’Alhambra Marrakech

Les Bains de l

There are a number of excellent spas in Marrakech where you can try hammam and massage, pamper yourself and forget about the world outside for a couple of hours. Les Bains de l’Alhambra is a spa that we know well and recommend to anyone who asks. It’s located in the Kasbah district, just opposite the […]

Marrakech International Film Festival 2013

Marrakech International Film Festival

The 13th Marrakech International Film Festival will be held this year from 29 Nov – 7 Dec. The President of this year’s Feature Film jury is the Academy Award-winning director, Martin Scorsese. The competition for best film sees productions from Japan, Venezuela, the USA, France, South Korea, Sweden,Cuba and the UK. Main Competition AGAIN -Japan […]

Supratours Bus Marrakech

Supratours Marrakech to Essaouira service

Supratours is the name of the national bus company in Morocco that operates as an extension of the rail network. It is owned by ONCF (Office National des Chemins de Fer).  The Supratours network stretches to the south, east and west of Marrakech.  The two most heavily travelled routes from Marrakech are those to Essaouira […]

Marrakech Tenpin Bowling

10-pin bowling Marrakech

If you are looking for a fun activity in Marrakech to while away a couple of hours, head over to Le Kech 10-pin Bowling at the Operal Plaza Hotel, located just across from the Train Station and opposite the Theatre Royal. Le Kech Bowling offers six tenpin bowling lanes along with pool tables and table-football. […]

Main Post Office Medina Marrakech

Post Office Jemaa el Fna Marrakech

Sitting proudly on the southern edge of Jemaa el Fna is one of two main Post Offices in Marrakech (the other is in the new town, Gueliz). Here you can buy stamps and post your postcards. There is a separate counter for sending items with proof of delivery, express and to international destinations. If you […]

Royal Air Maroc adds direct London to Marrakech flights

Royal Air Maroc

Great news for those travellers who fly to Marrakech from London.  Starting in November 2013, Royal Air Maroc will be adding four direct flights a week to its existing service that until now had an obligatory stop in Casablanca. It adds another alternative to easyJet, RyanAir and British Airways, so don’t forget to compare prices and […]

New Year’s Eve in Marrakech

New Years skiing at Oukaimden near Marrakech

The period around the New Year is an exciting time to spend in Marrakech.  The days are generally sunny and warm, with blue skies stretching to the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains to the south of the city. The nights are crisp with a festive atmosphere, and the smell of wood smoke from log fires hangs […]

Christmas in Marrakech

Christmas in Marrakech

Christmas in Marrakech is a popular choice, not just for those wanting to get away from the commercialism of a modern-day European Christmas. With wonderfully warm sunny days and cool cosy evenings, exotic Marrakech is just 3 1/2 hours from the cold, grey and damp Christmas often experienced at home. Treat yourself to a Marrakech […]

Patisserie Amandine Launches Multi-coloured Macarons

Patisserie Amandine Macaroon Selection

Popular bakery Amandine is set to launch a line of multi-coloured macarons on Thursday, 5 September offering 15 delectable flavours including Mango Passion, Violet, Pistachio and Peach amongst good old favourites like Raspberry and Chocolate. A Macaron is a light baked type of confection, somewhat meringue-like depending on its consistency. Not to be confused with […]

Moroccan Pastilla and Briouates Marrakech

Savoury Briouates

Two delicious dishes that you must try during any holiday in Marrakech are the Moroccan Pastilla and Briouates. The Pastilla generally comes in three forms – Chicken, Pigeon and Seafood. The chicken and pigeon varieties are a sweet and savoury combination, with sweetened almonds mixed in with the meat and a garnish of cinnamon and […]

Copa do Mundo de Clubes da FIFA de 2013

FIFA Marrocos

 A Copa do Mundo de Clubes da FIFA de 2013 vai ser disputada nas duas cidades de Marrakech e Agadir no Marrocos entre 11 e 21 de dezembro, 2013. Durante estes 10 dias, 7 times de futebol de 6 confederações futebolisticas vão jogar para ganhar a Copa do Mundo de Clubes da FIFA. Os estádios […]

Naturia Bio Health Food Shop Marrakech

Naturia Bio Organic Food Shop Marrakech

The Naturia Bio Health Food Shop in Marrakech sells a broad selection of certified organic food products – breakfast cereals, grains, seeds and nuts, pasta, dried fruit, honey, soy and rice milk, royal jelly, miso paste – bearing various European brand names, guaranteeing their authenticity as organic products. This Marrakech Health Food shop also sells […]

Marrakech Weather and When to Go

Marrakech weather

Temperatures Marrakech is famous for its all year round dry and warm climate. June, July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures in July and August typically around 40°C in the sun, and sometimes reaching the low 50°s. Once the sun goes down the temperature cools and in the evening there is often a […]

Riad Dar Zaman Earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman - Certificate of Excellence

Honoured as a Top Performing Riad in Marrakech as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site MARRAKECH, MOROCCO – 2 August 2013 – Marrakech Riad Dar Zaman today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve […]

Guided Walking Tour of Marrakech Medina

Guided walking tour of Marrakech Medina

It can be really helpful to enlist the services of an official guide to show you the historical cultural highlights of the Marrakech medina. While some will relish the challenge of navigating the labyrinth of the medina – and it is a lot of fun – having a knowledgeable guide with you can bring it all […]

La Mamounia Marrakech

La Mamounia

The Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakech is a stunningly regal palace of unimaginable beauty and elegance. Part of the Leading Hotels of the World collection, La Mamounia is one of a kind, exuding exceptional opulence. Situated right on the edge of the walls of the ancient medina, La Mamounia is named after its 200-year old […]