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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Fès has long been notorious for its faux guides (false guides). The situation has improved with the introduction of a brigade touristique; still, high unemployment forces many to persist. A few hustlers hang about Fès train station and hotels, but the worst place is around Bab Bou Jeloud, the main western entrance to the medina.

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While you're there

Medical services

Hôpital Ghassani (055 622777) Located east of the Ville Nouvelle in Dhar Mehraz.

Night Pharmacy (055 623493; Blvd Moulay Youssef; 9pm-6am) Located in the north of the Ville Nouvelle; staffed by a doctor and pharmacist.

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