- Surface area: 446,550 sq km (710,850 sq km with the Western Sahara)
- Capital: Rabat
- Official language: Arabic and Amazighe (Berber). French is also widely used.
- Currency: the Dirham
- Religions: Islam (98%) Useful facts for your stay at Agadir Club Med
Contrary to other Muslim countries, the Gregorian calendar is used to establish dates. Friday is not a public holiday, but the souk stalls in the medina are generally closed on Fridays.
● Main public holidays and events in Morocco
- January: New Year’s Day (1st January) / Manifesto of Independance pronounced in 1944 (11 January)
- May: Labour Day (1 May)
- July: Feast of the Throne, one of the most important civil celebrations, dating back to 1934, with fireworks and parades (30 July) / Timitar Festival, with Amazigh and world music(during July, in Agadir)
- August: Oued Eddahab, marks the return of the Saharan provinces to Morocco (14 August) / Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People (20 August) / Youth Day, also the Birthday of King Mohammed VI (21 August)
- November: Anniversary of the Green March, a pacific march from Morocco to the Western Sahara that took place in 1975 (6 November) / Indépendance Day, celebrates the return from exile of King Mohammed V (18 November)/ International Festival of Documentary Films (FIDADOC) in Agadir (during November) / Concert for Tolerance in Agadir (during November)
● The calendar of Muslim religious festivals
Muslim festivals are calculated according to the Hegirian lunar calendar (Christian Easter is also calculated according to the moon). The dates vary from year to year. The Muslim New Year (Muharram) or Ras al-Am, is the first day of the first month of the Hegirian calendar. Achura is the 10th day of the month of Muharram, the anniversary of the death of Hussein and the commemoration of the crossing of the Red Sea by Moses. Al-Mawlid an-Nabawi is the commemoration of the birth of the prophet a 2-day holiday to spend with the family). Ramadan falls in the 9th month of the Muslim calendar, a period of fasting and abstinence from sunrise to sunset. Aïd al-Fitr or Aïd es Seghir is a 3-day celebration of the end of the Ramadan fast. Aïd al-Kebir or Aïd al-Adha takes place 70 days after the end of Ramadan.
● Moroccan culinary specialities
- Starters: brioute (small fried beignets), mechouia (salad of tomatoes, cooked peppers, garlic and lemon), harira (soup eaten at the end of the day’s fasting during Ramadan
- Dishes: tajine (with preserved lemon, 7 vegetables or prunes), Couscous Bidawi (with vegetables) or Couscous royal (with meat), pastilla (flaky pastry case with almonds stuffed with minced pigeon or chicken powdered with sugar and cinnamon)
- Desserts: j’ben ( Moroccan goat cheese), kaab al ghzal or cornes de gazelle, brioute with honey and almonds, haloua rhifa (cone-shaped cake served at weddings and to celebrate a birth), ghoriba with almonds or sesame seeds, bechkito (crispy biscuit) milk pastilla or ktéfa
● Flora and fauna native to Morocco
- Flora: lemon, orange, fig, eucalyptus, pine, tamari, argan, palm, flmboyant and almond trees
- Fauna: The Souss Massa National Park, in the south of the city, has pink flamingos, storks and a large colony of bald ibis (the city is on a migratory route): it also has mammmals such as mangouste, jackals, gazelles and antelopes
● Shopping in Morocco
- Craftwork: wrought iron and metalwork, leather, wooden objects such as boxes and trays, pottery, lamps, jewelry, carpets (woven, knotted, embroidered), woollen blankets
- Local produce: cinnamon, saffron, paprika, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, cumin, ras-al-hanout (mix of several spices). Argan oil (used in the kitchen and for cosmetics), henna (to dye hair, nails and skin), filou (may replace mint in mint tea), rassoul or Moroccan mud (for hair and skin), ambergris (to calm certain pains or flavour tea), musk, khôl (cosmetics)
● A few useful expressions for your stay in Morocco
- Hello: sbah al khair (in the morning), msa al khair (in the evening)
- Goodbye: bslâma
- Thankyou: shukran, barak allahou fik
- Yes: ayeh or naâm
- No: o-o or la
- Please: afak or min fadlak
Places of interest to discover in the area surrounding Agadir Club Med
Make the most of your stay at Agadir Club Med to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.
Agadir Club Med is located:
- a 20-minute walk from the town centre, alongside a 6-km stretch of beach; you can visit the Valley of Birds (gardens with aviaries, mouflons and goats), the grand souk, the port and its famous fish market, the old kasbah with its magnificent view over the city, and the surprising new medina
- 19 km from Taghazout, renowned for suring
- 60 km from Imouzzer, with its famous waterfalls
- 260 km from Marrakech, the "pearl of the south", an imperial city at the foot of the Upper Atlas mountains.
The climate in Morocco
The Atlantic coast has a Mediterranean climate: hot and dry in summer, the winters are mild. The Chergui is a wind that may blow at times for several days on end.
GMT time difference : 0
Météonews provides live weather news for this Resort and forecasts for the next 5 days.
Club Med is a great place to share with your friends and extended family
To book more than 6 guests, please call :
1300 855 052
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays.