What is the dress code in Marrakech? Morocco clothing rules explained

IF you’re planning to visit Morocco soon and have no idea what to pack, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s the ultimate guide to what to wear when you visit.

Tips on clothing for your visit to Morocco


Tips on clothing for your visit to MoroccoPhoto credit: Getty

Is there a dress code in Morocco?

The most important thing to know is that there is no dress code in Morocco.

That means you don’t have to dress one way or the other.

However, Morocco is a Muslim country, so it’s always a good idea to dress more modestly than you might at home.

This is to avoid hassles and unwanted comments and to make your stay that much more enjoyable overall.

What should I wear when visiting Marrakech?

In Marrakech, daytime temperatures can soar to over 40°C while winter evenings are much cooler.

Depending on what time of year you’re visiting, you’ll need to adjust your wardrobe accordingly.

In big cities like Marrakech or Casablanca, many locals tend to dress in a variety of styles.

You’ll see cropped shorts and tank tops, and you’ll also see full body veils.

If you are visiting more rural communities, it is highly advisable to cover up more.

Wear longer shorts or pants, or at least drape a large scarf over your chest and shoulders.

Women in particular are advised to dress modestly and to cover shoulders and legs, especially above the knee.

Men can get away by wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

What clothes am I not allowed to wear in Marrakech?

Some important points about the dress code in Marrakech are as follows:

  • Avoid anything made of sheer fabric unless it goes over other clothing.
  • Avoid mid-rise tops, tank tops, backless tops, form-fitting tops, low-cut tops, or anything that exposes your cleavage or too much skin.
  • Stay away from skin-tight garments that accentuate your figure too much.

If you are a woman, there is a high probability that you have faced verbal sexual harassment at some point in Morocco.

This is not dependent on whether you dress conservatively or not.

However, the more exposed you are, the more likely you will be confronted with comments and advances.

https://www.the-sun.com/travel/7805137/dress-code-marrakech-morocco-rules/ What is the dress code in Marrakech? Morocco clothing rules explained

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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