3 Things to Avoid When You're In Morocco

Morocco, like any country, has its own way of doing things. Having a conservative and religious society, in Morocco the tourists will have to abide by certain rules and regulations set by the locals. And whether it is your first time visiting, or it’s your all-time favorite travel destination, you can never get to know a country too well. So with that said, here are several things you should keep in mind while traveling Morocco.

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Insulting the Monarchy

It is a criminal offense to disrespect or insult the Monarchy in any way. So make sure you do not speak ill of the King because doing so could land you in jail for up to three years. It is considered to be a serious and vile crime. While anything offensive said by accident may be ignored, making jokes, criticisms, or speaking ill of the King could land you in serious trouble. So, like our mothers used to tell us, if you have nothing nice to say, best say nothing at all.

Wearing Beachwear 

People in Morocco are very conservative and consider revealing clothes to be offensive. So keep away from beachwear, as this is not something appreciated by the locals. While it might feel like the most ‘tourist’ thing to do, exploring a new place in clothes you find comfortable and feel light would be the better thing to do.

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Disrespecting the Religion

While this wouldn't be appreciated anywhere, Morocco has some strict rules against any activity that can lead to disrespecting the religion and religious beliefs of its' locals. Islam is one of the major religions in the country, with nearly 90% of the population in the country being Muslim. So, make sure you abide by the rules and avoid any activity that may convey disrespect towards the Sufi religion.