Visiting

Business hours

Usual opening hours are from 8.30am to 12.30pm and 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

During Ramadan and from June 15 to September 15, businesses remain open at midday but close earlier in the afternoon, around 2.00pm.

Banks are generally open from 8.30am to 11.30am and 2.15pm to 4.30pm.

Public holidays

January 11 – Presentation of Independence Proclamation
February 26 – Prophet’s Birthday
May 1 – Labour Day
July 30 – Feast of the Throne
August 14 – Allegiance Day
August 20 – King’s and People’s Revolution Day
August 21 – King Mohamed’s Birthday
September 10 – Aïd al-Fitr
November 6 – Green March Day
November 18 – Independence Day

Climate

Morocco has a Mediterranean climate. On the coast the weather is mild most of the year. Winter can be cool and wet in the north and in the snow-capped Atlas Mountains it is cold – skiing from December to March.

During the summer time the mountains in the north are hot in the day and cold at night.

For weather details in Morocco, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

Oanda currency converter

The official currency is the Dirham (Dh).

Time zones and time differences

Morocco is 12 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time - from March to September and 10 hours behind from October to February.

To find out the current time in Rabat, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Morocco's country code is +212.

For calls to Morocco from Australia dial: 0011 + 212 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Morocco to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

For further information (eg. area codes) please visit the White Pages - international dialling codes.

Electricity and water

Morocco’s power supply is 220 volts, 50Hz. The European round two-pin plugs are the most common.

Links and resources

Travel and tourism

Itinerance Plus
Maghreb Tourism
Webtour Maroc

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