I guess it’s time to experience in person the enthralling views and captured moments of Morocco that you have been seeing on the internet. It is one of the most beautiful African countries, with a diverse cultural heritage and amazing tourist attractions for inquisitive travellers and fun seekers. With countless engaging activities and experiences, Morocco sure is a common destination on many bucket list travels. Speaking of the mountains, desert, local markets, historical sites, beaches, and hotels, the country promises unforgettable adventures.
A common question people ask when planning their trip to Morocco is what to wear. It is an Islamic country, but not as you think it is. They have a huge influx of tourists every day and are very accommodating and welcoming to visitors. However, they remain true to their cultural and religious standards. Here are the things to consider when shopping and packing for your long-awaited vacation trip:
It is important to put the culture in perspective while preparing. Generally, Moroccans are about modesty in fashion, so you might want to take along clothes that fit into that category. ‘Spaghetti hands’ and short attire are to be left out. They are well aware that the country is a major vacation destination, so they might understand you are a tourist, but if you plan to venture deep into the local areas and villages, do well to cover up. Hijabs are not mandatory for women, but to enjoy and flow with a kindred spirit, you can wear a dgellaba.
Morocco is mostly on the warm side, so it is preferable to go with lightweight and breathable clothing like cotton and linen. Those choices of fabric will help you stay cool. Loose and lightweight clothes are also an added advantage because of their comfort. Dessert areas can become cold in the evenings and at night. If you plan to stay out late, have a jacket or a shawl handy. Stay up to date on the newest in the world of Fashion, Arts, Beauty and Lifestyle; Follow FAB on socials.
Double check with your tour guides and go through your itinerary for the trip. The places you plan to visit will determine your vacation wardrobe. Although it is not compulsory for women to cover their heads, entrance into certain religious sites might require that you cover up. Activities such as hiking and camel climbing would mean no dresses or skirts. For a day at the beach, conservative swimwear will do just fine.
Prepare to protect yourself from the sun by packing your sunscreen. In addition, you can take along your sunglasses and hats. Sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the strong sunlight.
Certainly! Here’s a comprehensive packing guide for Morocco:
- Hat or cap for sun protection
- Scarf or shawl (useful for covering shoulders, the head, or for warmth)
- Travel umbrella (for rain or sun protection)
- Toiletries and Personal Items:
- Basic toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
- Medications and prescriptions
- Sunscreen with a high SPF
- Insect repellent
- Hand sanitizer
- Travel-sized tissues
- Travel adapter for electrical outlets
- Travel guidebooks or maps
- Travel documents (passport, visa, ID, travel insurance, etc.)
- Money (local currency and/or credit/debit cards)
- Travel locks for securing your luggage
- Portable chargers and charging cables for electronics
- Camera or smartphone for capturing memories