When to Go

Winter (December to February) has plenty of blue skies but can be extremely chilly at night. Riad rates go up between 20 December and 6 January.

Spring (March to May) is a great time for medina escapades with temperatures hovering around 30°C. Try to avoid Easter holidays when prices jump.

Summer (June to August) brings scorching heat along with the Festival of Popular Arts.

Autumn (September to November) is ideal for non-sweaty souq exploring and sightseeing. Remember your umbrella in November, Marrakesh's wettest month.