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Morocco is one country that mainly focuses on tourism. The Moroccan kingdom is strongly focused on the country's coast, culture, and history, sharing its beauty with the rest of the world. It is also one of the nations in Africa known to refrain from Ottoman rule. In 1985 the Moroccan government found it best to invest in the tourism sector by creating the ministry of Tourism, making Morocco one of the best locations for tourists from all over the world. 


Naturally, Morocco bursts with entertainment, from the night beckons to the modern dance clubs. If you are more into tradition, you can also find the traditional Moroccan performance that allows you to experience Moroccan culture at its best. In Morocco, you will find everything you need to have a wonderful time. 



Dance Clubs in Morocco

If you are ready to spend the whole night dancing, then Morocco has got you covered. There are several nightclubs in the country where you can meet the locals and dance till dawn. To begin with, pay a visit to Le Phoebus in Fez's Jnan Palace hotel. However, during the week, the nights are quiet, but the weekend is full of frenzy. 



Movie Theaters In Morocco

When tired of the African heat and looking for some rest, the movie theater is one place you have to visit while in Morocco. The cinema is filled with numerous movies you can enjoy watching. However, most of the films are either in Arabic or dubbed in French. But if you are looking for the best movie theaters, you can go to the Colisee in Marrakech or the Rialto in Casablanca. Nevertheless, there are many cinema buildings that go back to the 1940s.


Note: An excellent example of a grand old cinema that was built back in 1938 is the Cinema camera in Meknes. 



For movie lovers who are really interested in watching movies especially with historical background, you should not miss visiting Morocco Cities. Morocco with its distinctive position, moderate climate as well as exotic landscape mixing mystery, magic & beauty, made it an attractive destination for moviemakers to shot their films in this distinguished country. You may have the chance to explore some of the backdrops for many classic movies, which have been filmed in Morocco.


Ait Ben Haddou ( the old fortified village ) is situated in Ouarzazate, an old mud-brick city, on the edge of the High Atlas mountain which is considered the movie capital of Morocco. Ait Ben Haddou had been declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. This traditional old city had been featured in many films like Lawrence of Arabia in 1962 along with the latest film of Tom Hank, Captain Phillips in 2013.


This unique city with its very special nature lies in the south of the High Atlas mountains and it was inhabited by the Berbers.
You can visit also the Atlas Studios which lies in the center of Ouarzazate, various films have been shot there like Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Alexander & Kingdom of Heaven.


18 Hollywood Films You Didn't Know Were Shot in Morocco

  • Othello (Orson Welles)
  • Flight to Tangier
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Jewel of the Nile
  • The Mummy
  • Gladiator
  • Spy Game
  • The Mummy Returns
  • Inception
  • Hanna
  • Sex and the City
  • Captain Phillips
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Babel
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Alexander
  • Exorcist: The Beginning
  • The Hills Have Eyes 2


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Friendly Gambling


In Muslims, gambling is one activity that is prohibited. However, in Morocco, you can come across a few casinos, where you can take your gambling experience to the next level. The Le Grand Casino La Mamounia is the best choice for any gambler. You can lose or make more money, but always remember the house always wins. 



Morocco Shopping Experience 


It's fun and even more exciting to go outdoor shopping and hang out with friends. Well, Morocco provides the best environment for you and your friends to have the best time of your lives. In most of the market, you will come across real performances. During the night, the squares are filled with live magicians and dancers who are very interesting to watch.


Note: A great example of a market you should visit when going outdoor shopping is the Rues des Consuls, which is in Rabat. 


Entertainment in Morocco


Drinking with Friends


Among the most popular spots, you can go for late-night fun is the Sable D'or Bar. You can find the bar right on the beach, offering a fantastic view of the night. The bar is also known to play Moroccan music, which attracts both locals and tourists. There are several bars you can come across, especially in Tangier. 


Moroccon Local Dinner


If you are planning for a romantic but fun experience, then Djemaa is the best place to visit. You can make dinner reservations for two at Riad Enija, which is one of the oldest mansions of the Moroccan bourgeoisie. Here you will meet beautiful rose petals, arched walls, and floors with yellow mosaic decorations. The atmosphere provides a perfect location for your honeymoon or that perfect anniversary where you can dine underneath the stars. 


Entertainment in Morocco


Festivals in Morocco


1. Begin with, the International Nomad Festival


It strikes out as one of the open-air festivals that take place in the Sahara. The festival is filled with poetry dance, weaving, sport, music, and more aspects of the nomadic culture. 


2. The international festival of world Music 


Is an interesting festival in Morocco. Generally, it has more than 20,000 attendees. The festival is filled with music and other activities like taking a camel ride into the dunes and attending a biodiversity seminar. 



3. In April, the Jazzablanca festival


It takes place as Casablanca's very own festival. It serves as a platform for emerging Moroccan and international artists. 


4. The Mawazine Festival


Which considered one of the largest festivals in Morocco, and it serves as a celebration of World Music. It is also an attraction for more mainstream international stars like Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz, and not forgetting Usher. The festival generally has over 2.5 Spectors, four stages, and surprisingly free entry, which makes it one of the world's biggest music festivals. 


Morocco is full of fun both in the day and night, so make every moment count by touring morocco with our Morocco Vacations!