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.
May 28, 2016
Like any self-respecting cultural capital, Marrakech now has its own TEDx talk-fest, where Marrakshi movers and shakers take on challenging themes such as ‘A New Paradigm for Development’ and ‘Aphrodisiacs and Botanical Livelihoods’.
Marrakech Biennale Art Exhibition 2016
Thru May 8, 2016
Join a crowd of art lovers going to see the Marrakech Biennale – from February 24th to May 8th, 2016. The theme of this year’s event is “Not New Now / Quoi de neuf là”
The Marrakech Biennale, 6th Edition, has made great efforts to build bridges and foster mutual understanding and collaboration between regions in the contemporary art field.
The art scene in Morocco has been growing in recent years and Marrakech, with a number of new modern art galleries, has become the most sought-after and stylish destination in North Africa.
Other Things to do in May
The beautiful gardens of Marrakech are really coming into their own in May and offer a wonderfully peaceful, cooling retreat from the steadily rising temperatures. Must-visit gardens include the famous Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace Gardens and the Arsat Moulay Abdeslam Cyber Park; the garden of the Dar Si Said (Moroccan Arts Museum) and the Agdal, often referred to as the ‘Islamic Versailles’ and regarded as the most important as well as largest garden in Marrakech.