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Cash in Marrakech

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Cash in Marrakech

Going to marrakech in a few days , is it better to pay on credit cards or get some cash dirhams , am I better to change £ sterlin or € euro.

Should I change some cash up at airport and then get some more at hotel .

any suggestions greatly received

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2. Re: Cash in Marrakech

Hi,

Everything you need to know is already here in the Banks and Money article in the Top Questions box on the right of the page.

Edited: 09 October 2012, 18:44
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4. Re: Cash in Marrakech

Good to know and added to the article.

Edited: 09 October 2012, 20:01
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6. Re: Cash in Marrakech

It's the same at Marrakech airport. In the departure lounge people can spend dirhams at the cafes but the duty free shops only accept major foreign currencies and credit cards.

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7. Re: Cash in Marrakech

Okay dokay, that's now added to the top question article as well :-)

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8. Re: Cash in Marrakech

If your bank card is accepted, I would just withdraw dirhams directly from an atm. Its gives a decent bank exchange rate, and you don't have the "change" money ever.

But the lack of credit cards being accepted was something that really surprised me. I was leaving from the Casablanca airport summer of 2011 and not a single food shop took credit cards. I don't recall which currency they did accept, but it had to be cash. It just made me laugh because it was classic Morocco - Its all about cash. I feel like hardly anyone takes credit unless (as stated above) you're in a posh hotel or restaurant or something. If you're budget traveling then you'll need lots of small change cash for taxis, little shop, street food...pretty much everything.

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