Shopping & Getting Around
Souk shopping is an experience rich in colour and excitement. The souks are laid out in sections. Should you want a Guide, please contact us. We have some brilliant guides with fountains of knowledge! The guide will be able to explain the historical side of the souks as well as leading to the best shops.
Haggling is a sport, and expected! Normal rule is half the price you are given. However, there is not really a set price – you should be happy to pay what you believe is right. The popular items are mainly hand made by skilled artisans who have spent years perfecting their skill.
|In response to someone saying hello||W’alekum as-salam|
|Please||Fadlak / Afak|
|How are you?||La bas?|
|How much is this?||Bi kam?|
|Excuse me||Sme leeya|
|Do you speak English?||Tatakallam ingleesee?|
|No problem?||Maffi mushkila|
|What is your name?||Asmeetak?|
|My name is….||Esmee…..|
|I have no money||Maffi feloous|
|I don’t understand||Ma femtesh|
|It’s too expensive||Rally biseff|
There are taxi ranks in all the convenient places. Ask for the counter to be put on, and don’t be worried if someone else jumps in too! It isn’t very usual, but it has happened a few times!
As a rule of thumb – the average price in and around Gueliz should be around 10 – 50DHS and night times will be double..
Tipping in Morocco. There is no “rule of thumb” per se regarding tipping in Morocco. Moroccans themselves might only leave a few dirhams on a 150 dirhams dinner bill. At many of the upmarket restaurants in the tourist areas they will add 10% to the bill, therefore check your bill.