Marrakech is rich with culture, colour and tradition. From desert treks to lush gardens, the allure of this Moroccan oasis is strong
In 1939, George Orwell wrote of travellers flocking to Marrakech in search of “camels, castles, palm trees, Foreign Legionnaires, brass trays and bandits”. Ever since, this Moroccan medina (old town) has been enticing visitors with its teeming souks, pink-hued palaces and elegant riads. These days there are more boutique hotels than bandits, but whether you’re ducking under rolls of dripping bright yarn in the dyers’ quarter, tasting lamb that’s been roasted underground in a clay pot or sleeping under the stars amid the Saharan sands, the appeal of Marrakech is eternally captivating.