What's the Weather Like in Marrakesh in July?
How Hot Is Marrakesh In July?
July is absolutely scorching in Marrakesh with an average temperature of 29ºC on any given day. This incorporates a low of 21ºC, which is usually at night, and a high of 37ºC. The heat in Morocco is notorious so please pack and plan your days accordingly.
July Sunshine Hours In Marrakesh
The average day sees around eight hours of sunshine so there will be ample time to explore outside of the hottest times of the day, the early afternoon.
Does It Rain In July In Marrakesh?
True to its desert location, the area only sees ten millimetres of rainfall over the course of one day in July. It's very unlikely that you'll experience any rain at this time of year.
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Hotels for Marrakesh in July
While many hotels are located within the historic portion of Marrakesh, the Riad Morgane is found in a residential area of town. This means it is a bit further of a walk to get to many attractions but it will be quieter and more relaxed than many other options. As is tradition with many locally run hotels in Marrakesh, the owners of this riad are endlessly friendly and helpful.
Riad Dar Saba
If you would rather stay in the city, the Riad Dar Saba is a within a quick walk of many attractions in Marrakesh. The riad is located inside the medina, one of the most popular and high traffic areas in the city.
If you like a busy, energetic holiday, you will certainly get it with a stay here. Of course, because of its location, you should be ready to walk a bit further with your luggage as taxis cannot stop in front of its doors. And many people in the streets of the medina will offer to give directions or carry your bags but be wary as they will expect payment in exchange.
The Riad Charlott' has a spectacular location within Marrakeshrom its rooftop you'll be able to look over most of the city skyline. The five rooms of this hotel have a blend of traditional and contemporary style paired with modern amenities. Guests can enjoy the hotel pool, hammam, massage room and business centre.
El Miria Palais Riad
With large rooms, the El Miria Palais Riad is popular with travellers seeking relaxation. The hotel boasts that each guest will feel like a sultan or sultana when staying in their rooms. Each guest has access to a swimming pool, restaurant, hotel bar and free parking.
Les Jardins de la Medina
Ranked as one of the finest Marrakesh hotels in terms of luxury, Les Jardins de la Medina is worth the price tag. Located on manicured grounds that make it feel more private, this hotel has ample rooms and amenities including free parking, freedom to bring pets, a large swimming pool and a fitness centre.
Restaurants and Bars for Marrakesh in July
If you're looking for a classic fine dining experience in Morocco, the Chez Mado restaurant is an obvious choice. This restaurant offers a wide variety of menu options that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Despite its distance from the sea, Chez Mado boasts a French bistro menu complete with seafood options fresh from the Atlantic. The menu is complemented by splendid décor and a positive ambiance due in part from its energetic and passionate staff.
La Cuisine de Mona
For vegetarian diners, picking the right restaurant can be tricky, even in countries like Morocco. La Cuisine de Mona caters to vegetarians with a lively and vibrant menu.
Open for breakfast through dinner, La Cuisine de Mona has classics like tagines and cous cous but also other Middle Eastern classics like hummus and falafel. Like many restaurants that aim to please vegetarians, the kitchen is flexible if you have special requests. But unlike many Middle Eastern restaurants, this one serves alcohol.
Head over to Latitude 31 to sample the latest fusions of North African and Mediterranean cuisine. This popular restaurant has been earning a name for itself in Marrakesh, and rightly so. It's located off the busy Rue El Gza, but offers a sense of seclusion away from the city's bustling markets and streets.
Marrakesh might not have a reputation as a party city but you can still have an amazing night if you know the right places to look. Pacha is one of the city's most prominent venues and hosts regular club nights which are capable of accommodating thousands. It's a little way out of the city centre, but the vast selection of drinks and variety of music on offer make the trip worthwhile.
If a big night out isn't your style, then head to the renowned Lawrence Bar. Located inside the Sofitel hotel, this is a great place to finish the day and admire the skyline and city sights with a drink in hand. The Lawrence Bar has a vast selection of drinks on offer and gives a good sense of contrast to the city's frenetic character with its laid-back atmosphere.
Things to Do in Marrakesh in July
One must-see while you're in Marrakesh, if you are feeling up to the heat, is the Medina. This historic building marks the entrance to the large market in the city. This gated area of the city is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site and that distinction is well-earned. Do plan on bringing cash with you to the Medina as the popular marketplace is located inside.
Also, be prepared to haggle with local vendors as it is expected and part of the fun of shopping here. Don't feel uneasy about negotiating for a price, it is a part of the act of purchase you won't be offending anyone.
If you would like to stay inside rather than being outside during the heat, you can make a stop into the Maison Tiskiwin. This museum is dedicated to the history of Marrakesh and Morocco, including artefacts from its nomadic history, and held in high regard.
It is often listed on to-do lists when visiting the city. It is a rather compact museum so there are countless wonders to see in a beautiful building but it will only take a few hours of your time. Many of the exhibits are labelled in English, French and often Arabic.
Another option to beat the heat and relax is spending an afternoon at the Heritage Spa. This exquisitely decorated spa is staffed with trained professionals offering a wide range of relaxation and beauty treatments.
Most of their products are all-natural and plant-based so they are gentle on skin and can accommodate any special condition. Despite their classic and organic treatments, they are modern in their reservation schedule. You can book online and pay them through PayPal.