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When driving in to Essaouira,especially for the first time,watch out for all the young lads by the roundabouts who will run up to you waving their arms in the air. This distraction can be dangerous to tourists driving on the right and having to negotiate roundabouts, and directions.
However the lads are waving keys to rental apartments in Essaouira, and this practice continues down the promenade stopping at the medina. Their intentions are harmless enough. But if you are tempted to a cheap deal,do consider the implications of renting in this manner.