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Practical information :Currency : dirham, non-convertible benefits from a favorable exchange rate, 1 euro = 11dh.
Language : Arabic and the Moroccan city. French is spoken and understood everywhere. In the medina outside bazaars "multilingual", the craftsmen often do not speak French, but you will always find someone who will be pleased to act as interpreter.
Schedule : time difference of one hour less in winter and two summer with France.
Fez has a continental climate. The sun is highest in all seasons. Temperatures are mild in nine months 12 hottest summer, July and August, with extremes of up to + 45 ° and winter mainly in February where temperatures can approach 0 ° for a few days. In recent years the rains are scarce and are concentrated in February and March, often in the form of heavy showers.
Best season : March to June and from September to January.
Clothing Accessories : The Fez medina is by its location a medina "sport", built on hills and dales, cobbled streets so unequal to require the visitor (the visitor especially) who wishes to walk with it walking shoes, comfortable and preferably without a heel. In spring and autumn evenings to provide a light sweater as the temperature difference day / night can be important. Whatever the season, clothing is recommended.
Means of transport :
Small Taxi : Each city has its small color taxis in Fes are red and very many new town. They do not take more than three passengers. Rates are small races, for example, from downtown to R'cif the center of the medina takes approximately 10dh day. The night from 20h tariffs are increased by 50%. All small taxis are metered. Small taxis serve only the urban area.
Great Taxi : Mercedes-bearing age, they provide connections beyond the city limits. Collective, they take up to 6 passengers. Do not have meters, the fare is negotiated in advance.
Trains : For connections between cities it is best to choose this mode of transport. ONCF Morocco has embarked on a policy of continuous improvement of its services both in terms of passenger comfort as compliance schedules. Fez since there are regular trains to Meknes, Rabat, Casablanca and TAZA / OUJDA.
Taxi Tourism : there are thirty approved for the city of Fez, the vehicles, Mercedes newer than those of the Great Taxi provide a much better comfort and their drivers speak at least one foreign language. They are rented by the trip, day or stay. This is the perfect solution to make day trips such as Moulay Idriss / Volubilis / Meknes or that of the Middle Atlas, Sefrou / Ifrane / Azrou.
Rental Cars : Most rental agencies are in new city. Europcar, Avis or Hertz to provide the best known benefits of the same level as in Europe.
To facilitate your arrival in Riyadh Souafine we can arrange transfer by taxi from the airport Tourism.
Savoir Vivre :
Morocco is a Muslim country, the Moroccans are by nature friendly and hospitable. Fez, the religious capital of Morocco, is no exception in the sense of hospitality, but it is useful to know some rules to better respect the sensitivity of Fassis.
Ramadan evenings are also where people gather after the break to listen to songs and Sufi music or over tea with friends.
A centuries-old tradition still in place may surprise the tourists: the night during Ramadan happening in all parts of the Medina (also new in town), a man charged with preventing the residents that it's time for last meal before sunrise. It uses a kind of drum or sometimes a traditional trumpet.
As in all Muslim countries, Friday is the day of great prayer and represents the equivalent of Sunday.
Given the "distance" between the Medina of Fez and Fez new city, the organization of weekly rest is different.
In the Medina all shops close at noon on Friday while in the new town is closing on Sunday.
Governments and banks are closed in the two cities on Saturday and Sunday.
The system of continuous day tends to grow but it is still not practiced everywhere and there are always different schedules for summer and for the month of Ramadan.
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