The currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD) which you will see represented as DH and is divided into centimes. 1GBP = 12.86 MAD. ATMS are scattered throughout Marrakesh with most of the banks in Gueliz. Crédit du Maroc on Rue de Bab Agnaou has an ATM and money-changing facilities. Currency can be exchanged at banks or Bureaux de Change. Dirhams have no value outside of Morocco and cannot be exchanged in the UK so if you have any left at the end of your trip change them back before you leave Morocco. Credit cards are widely accepted
Arabic is the official language in Marrakesh, but French is also widely spoken, especially with tourists. A number of other languages are spoken including Spanish, English and a variety of Berber dialects. English is generally understood in the tourist areas.
The international access code for Morocco is +212. City/area codes are in use, dial 44 for Marrakesh.
British citizens require a valid passport to enter Morocco, but no visa for a stay of up to three months.
No vaccinations are required to enter Morocco. It is not advised to drink the tap water. You should exert some caution with street food; look out for spots that are popular with locals and where you can see the food being prepared. Health insurance is highly recommended.
Stay alert, especially at night time in Marrakesh. Keep your money and valuables close. Be cautious with those people offering to be your guide or with street children asking for money. Sadly there are a number of scam artists posing as guides who take you to the medina and may charge you for getting lost!