1001 Nights in the heart of Marrakesh

No one knows when this party started or who initiated it. It just is, every night, all year long – since always. It starts somewhere around the late afternoon, right around the time when the first carts of the cookshops start rolling to the borders of the big square underneath the Koutoubia Mosque. During winter, it ends around midnight, when it starts getting poignantly cold. During summer nights however, it takes until the crack of dawn before the sounds of countless tambourines will start to fade – before the fires die out, the sword swallowers call it a day, the snake charmers take home their reptiles, the last attendees finish their drink and go back through the labyrinthine alleys of the Medina to their hidden palace hotels or private villas: what an experience!

It is a festivity that is celebrated every night at the market place Djemma el Fna in the heart of the royal Moroccan city of Marrakesh, situated in the High Atlas. Nobody needs an invitation, there are no entrance tickets: if you have seen it once, it is hard to forget. You want to see it, admire it and experience it for yourself? We know the best hotels, are able to share insider tips – and we look forward to telling you more about the wonderful city that is Marrakesh.

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