What's the Weather Like in Marrakesh in September
The average daily temperature during the month of September hovers around 27 degrees Celsius. This includes a potential low of 20 degrees Celsius, which you can anticipate at night, and a high of up to 33 degrees Celsius. These high temperatures will likely be during the early afternoon but check the latest forecast to double check.
Regardless of temperature, you can depend on an average if eight hours of sunshine on any given day, which gives you ample time to explore the area.
There is an average of ten millimetres of rain on the area throughout the month, usually concentrated over two days.
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Hotels for Marrakesh in September
Riad I'Oiseau du Paradis
There is no shortage of budget hotels in Marrakesh and the trick is finding the excellent options. The Riad l'Oiseau du Paradis is one of those options. This hotel has many floors of rooms, which vary in noise exposure from the outside streets.
The rooms are beautifully decorated and designed with comfort in mind. One thing to note is the hotel has previously housed cats and kittens. If you're allergic to cats, double check with the staff before booking to make sure you won't be bothered while on holiday. It's also worth noting that this riad is run by a French speaker with limited English.
A lovely, affordable hotel option is the Riad Bahia. This well-kept hotel is complete with many comfortable rooms with large windows overlooking the courtyard. None of the windows face out to the streets, this is beneficial for quieter nights. This hotel can be a little difficult to get to so plan in advance to avoid getting lost. If you're willing to find the hotel on foot with your luggage then your reward will be quiet nights.
Sahara Palace Marrakech
Stunning without an exorbitant price tag, the Sahara Palace Marrakech has traditional yet minimalist style. This hotel is quite large compared to others in the area. The large lobby with chandeliers welcome guests to one of its 161 rooms. There is a spa on the grounds that offer yoga, meditations and other traditional therapies.
Riad Maison Belbaraka
One of the less frequented hotels, the Riad Maison Belbaraka is still one of the best hotel values in the city. The simple yet convenient rooms have free high-speed internet and a peaceful reprieve from the busy Moroccan streets.
Traditional in design, the Riad Tzarra is an undeniably Moroccan hotel. This quiet hotel attracts mature travellers who want peaceful rest while on holiday. This riad only has four rooms so there will be few others using the hotel bar, restaurant and swimming pool while you may be there.
Restaurants and Bars for Marrakesh in September
Royal Mansour Bar
While Morocco is a Muslim country and most citizens do not drink, there are some establishments throughout to enjoy a cocktail. The Royal Mansour Bar is one of these rare places and is located in a luxury hotel in the city. The hotel is fantastically decorated and the bar is no different. The drinks aren't cheap but it's a nice place to treat yourself on holiday.
Catering for a wide variety of tastes, the Souk Kafe has a menu filled with Moroccan classics, the lovely steak is a must try and there are even vegetarian options. In a city that is dominated by tagines, Souk Kafe is a popular choice with tourists who want a little bit of everything. There is spacious dining area on the rooftop terrace where you can see spectacular views of Marrakesh's minarets.
Things to Do in Marrakesh in September
For those of you seeking some respite from the hectic pace of the main city, the Majorelle Garden is the best place to go. Designed by French painter Louis Majorelle over the course of forty years, the garden features a variety of plants and trees, as well as several ponds, fountains and art installations. It is heavily visited by tourists due to its great reputation. It will feel like a separate world from the busy streets of Marrakesh.
KiFKiF is a fashionable and locally run shop where every item is handmade by the owner, Stephanie. This little shop can be hard to find but it's well-recommended by others in the area. KiFKiF sells jewellery, handbags, scarves, clothing and many other items that are sourced from local materials and made by hand. This shop is much more Western in manner, you won't be expected to haggle and there is less pressure to buy anything.
Moha Camino Berber Travel Company
Unique and adventurous, the Moha Camino Berber Travel Company offer day excursions. The company was started by Spanish expatriates, they cater for international tourists and have tour guides fluent in English.
Moha offers a comfortable experience from beginning to end. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to your chosen destination. Their tours include trips into the desert, Atlas Mountains or throughout Marrakesh and smaller villages.
Dates for the diary
As Morocco is a Muslim nation, September is a very solemn month in Marrakesh. The country will be partaking in Ramadan, one of the most important holidays in the Muslim calendar. During the entire month, Muslims are required to fast during the day from sunrise to sunset.
Moroccans will be abstaining from food and drink until the sunsets at which time they will eat to sustain themselves. Even if you do not practice Islam, being respectful and mindful of the locals' traditions cannot be recommended enough. On the positive side, this means that if you are dining during the day, you and other tourists would be the only ones vying for reservations.
The Imilchil Marriage Festival starts in the month of September. During this time in the village of Imilchil, local women enjoy music and dances during which they try to find their future husbands. More often than not, this festival is culminated by numerous marriages.