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Riad Ma’ab is an English speaking B&B located on the quiet derb Chentouf in Riad Laarousse within the ancient Medina of Marrakech. It is a completely renovated courtyard home.  The design is traditional, infused with hand made Berber furnishings from local craftsmen of the medina makes Riad Ma’ab a casual and comfortable home to return to after the exotic and vibrant street life of the Marrakech. The riad is close to the Musee de Marrakech, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, Qobat Almorabitine, the souks and only a 5 Read More …

July 2016 in Marrakech

Summertime weather and enjoying this July in Marrakech. With temperatures ranging between 21C and 37C, July is, alongside August, the hottest month of the year in Marrakech, both in terms of the searing dry heat and its popular festivals. National and Religious Holidays There are two religious festivals in July, the first of which, Lailat al Kadr, takes place on Friday, July 1st. Commemorating the night on which the Koran was originally revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, this ‘Night of Power’ is considered to be the Muslim year’s Read More …

June 2016 in Marrakech

Summertime weather and enjoying this June in Marrakech. With average day length of 14 hours, only 4.5 mm of rainfall (typically falling over just 2 days) and temperatures daily range of 15˚c from night time 17˚c to daily highs around 32˚c, the month of June is very sunny in Marrakech. Ramadan June 6 – July 5, 2016 Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting (no food and no water) from dawn to sunset, increased religious observance and self-reflection. For 30 days, followers of Islam pray and refrain from smoking, bad behavior — Read More …

May 2016 in Marrakech

Start of summertime weather and a couple of events to enjoy this May in Marrakech. With at least 10 hours of sunshine per day, only 20 mm of rainfall (typically falling over just 3 days) and temperatures at an average 21˚c (from night time 14˚c to daily highs around 27˚c), the month of May really kicks off summer, contrasting markedly with the cooler climate of most of the northern hemisphere. TEDx Marrakech May 28, 2016 Like any self-respecting cultural capital, Marrakech now has its own TEDx talk-fest, Read More …

April 2016 in Marrakech

Nice weather and a couple of events to enjoy this April in Marrakech. April is well into the Moroccan springtime bringing about 10 hours sunshine each day, very little rain and average temperatures around 18˚ C (lows of 12˚ C and highs of 24˚ C). Alwan’Art April 15-19, 2016 Flipping out is to be expected at this international festival of street performance, featuring acrobats, circus acts and dance crews. All acts perform free of charge in Marrakech’s public squares and monuments during Alwan’Art. Marrakech Air Show April 15-19, Read More …

Toma & Erika

Riad Ma’ab is proud to participate in rescuing abandoned / neglected felines from the streets of Marrakech Medina.  Our two “Raid Cats“, Toma and Erika were found as abandoned kittens.  Toma the eldest was found on a construction site in a pile of rubble and brought to us in a bag.  Erika was found a couple of years later in the streets near the riad under a pile of card board.  She was approximately 9 weeks old at the time.  Both have had full medical attention Read More …