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It’s really easy to fall in love with Marrakech—from lush gardens to busy souks and elegant riads, the city takes you on a cultural trip that overwhelms the senses.
To be able to enjoy all of it, though, you need to come well prepared. The weather, of course, is a major factor—summers in Marrakech are hot and dry but evenings can get a little chilly so you should always pack a jacket. And speaking of clothes to bring, the city may be accustomed to Western tourists but we would avoid wearing revealing dresses or showing too much skin. That being said, if there’s a pool in your hotel, feel free to wear whatever bathing suit you would normally opt for.
Chances are that you will be exploring the city on foot so a comfortable pair of shoes is essential. Hand sanitizer, a water bottle, and a power bank are some of the things to always carry in your backpack. If you’d rather tour the city as light as possible, simply go for a stylish belt bag, though.
Here we rounded up everything you need for a delightful trip to Marrakech.
United States to Morocco Travel Power Adapter
This slim travel adapter will help you charge your portable devices while you’re in Morocco. It’s super lightweight so you can even carry it in your purse.
To buy:; $15/set of 2, amazon.com
This Is Ground Oliver Organizing Panel
There is nothing worse than wasting time untangling cables or looking for a pen when you’re on the road. This leather panel will help you organize your travel essentials such as your smartphone, ID cards, a small journal, glasses, money, and, yes, cables.
To buy: $150, designmilktravels.com
Gucci Frayed Printed Modal and Silk-blend Scarf
This beautiful floral silk scarf may be the most versatile accessory you’ll bring to Marrakech. It will come in handy if you want to visit a mosque or you can also use it as an extra layer at night.
To buy: $445, net-a-porter.com
Tropic Sport Facestick SPF 30
Whether or not you decide to lounge by the pool in your hotel, you still need to bring sunblock to Marrakech. We’d carry this water-resistant (and reef-friendly) stick in our bag at all times so you can reapply every hour or so.
To buy: $13, tropicsport.com
Tory Burch Woven Cap Toe Flat
While we’re certain that you’ll be picking up at least a couple of pairs of babouche slippers from the souks in Marrakech it’s still a good idea to bring a comfy closed-toe pair of shoes. These Tory Burch espadrilles are chic and appropriate should you decide to visit a mosque.
To buy: $248, nordstrom.com
Vince Camuto Slim Leg Pull On Draw String Linen Cuffed Pant
Leave your shorts and mini skirts at home and instead pack a pair of loose-fitting trousers like this one. The high-waist silhouette is trendy and the fabric (it’s linen!) will keep you cool even if temperatures are soaring.
To buy: $89, dillards.com
Brixton Joanna Straw Hat
A sun hat is a must-have in Marrakech and this straw one sports a wider brim for extra coverage. The contrasting black band accents the beautiful natural color of the hat.
To buy: $44, nordstrom.com
Hydro Flask 18 oz Water Bottle
This insulated water bottle will help you stay hydrated while you explore the sights of Marrakech. It’s made from stainless steel and will keep your drink cold for up to 24 hours. And last but not least, it comes in 11 color options!
To buy: $30, hydroflask.com
Brix and Bailey Leather and Canvas Strap Unisex Backpack
Store your everyday essentials in this classic Italian-made backpack. It has a roomy main compartment that will also fit plenty of souvenirs.
To buy: $320, ahalife.com
Sony RX100 VI 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera
To capture the beautiful sights and vibrant colors of Marrakech, you’ll need a camera that’s compact, easy to use, and can produce high-resolution images. And this pocket-size Sony digital camera checks all the boxes. With super fast autofocus and a wider zoom range, you’ll be able to capture stunning detail shots as well as landscapes.
To buy: $1,198, amazon.com
Base Coat Cleansing Mist Hand Sanitizer
This antimicrobial hand sanitizer is formulated with a blend of essential oils and anti-inflammatory witch hazel.
To buy: $16, nordstrom.com
Mophie Powerstation Plus XL External Battery
Never run out of battery thanks to this portable power bank. Its sleek and compact design makes it perfect for traveling. It has a built-in charging cable that’s compatible with Apple and micro USB devices, and a USB port lets you charge an additional device at the same time.
To buy: $69, amazon.com