Morocco

A Right Royal Retreat: Royal Mansour, Marrakech

The Spa Spy | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Hidden in a secret oasis behind the ancient city walls - amongst palms, citrus, olive and pomegranate trees -the tranquility of The Royal Mansour feels a million miles away from the vociferous bustle of nearby Djemaa el Fna square.

Where to Go for a Quick Blast of Winter Sun

Victoria Ferran | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

The further you travel the more chance you have of catching some sun, but then again you're sacrificing valuable holiday time and is it really worth it? There are much better things you could be doing with your time than sitting on a plane. So without further ado, here are three short-haul destinations.

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Winter Sun Getaways for New Year

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

As temperatures begin to plummet in Blighty, it can only mean it's time to pack your bags and head to warmer climates, where spectacular beaches, exotic food and sunshine are a plenty.

Super-Luxe Spas of Marrakesh

The Spa Spy | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I'm so attached to the centre of the 'Red City' and the maze-like alleys of its old town, the medina, that I am always reluctant to leave. Any hotel outside of the city walls... was going to have to really impress to contend with my love for those intimate places in the old town.

This Is The Kiss That Could See Moroccan Teenagers Jailed For Two Years

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

This is reportedly the picture of two Moroccan teenagers sharing a kiss outside their school, which saw the pair arrested for "violating public decenc...

The Opening of MMP+ the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Karen Ruimy | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP+) is a new home for the arts, somewhere that with all the political and social unrest you see every day in North Africa, will send out a message to the rest of the world that Morocco is a country where contemporary culture can and will triumph over reactionary thinking.

Whip Crack Away

Nick Abbot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

Hot news from the Dark Ages - a man who danced naked on his car was sentenced to...have a guess...no, go on, take a wild stab in dark. What should be the punishment for a man who took all his clothes off and D.I.S.C.O.'d on his car in the naughty naked nude? Small fine? Community service? I know, it is a difficult thing to answer...

Teen Sweethearts Arrested For Facebook Kiss

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

Two lovestruck Moroccan teenagers will face court for posting a picture of themselves kissing on Facebook. The school sweethearts - aged 14 and 15...

Filming The New Video in Morocco: a Test of The Old Endurance

Josephine | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

Morocco was a whirlwind of bikes, scooters, heat and extremely pushy/ enthusiastic merchants, selling everything from slippers to spices. It is a place where you need to watch your back for bikes; or otherwise be mowed down, and be careful of eye contact unless, that is, you really want to buy something.

Planet Appetite: Rotterdam World Food Festival in the Netherlands, 18 September to 27 October, 2013

Rupert Parker | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I've been to Rotterdam a number of times, usually for art or jazz, but I always make time to visit its vibrant food markets and restaurants. The fact that it's a port means that all sorts of people come and go but many stay and have a major influence on the food culture of the city.

Theresa May's Immigration Policy Is Ruining People's Health

Michael Allen | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

There is a terrible human cost to the government's immigration policy orchestrated by home secretary Theresa May. Thousands of families are being torn apart and forced to live in separate countries as a result of a new £18,600 salary requirement for bringing a foreign spouse from a non-EU country into the UK.

Spanish Hypocrisy Over Gibraltar: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Luke Coffey | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

It is clear that Spain's disdain for Gibraltar is purely hypocritical when viewed through the wider lens of Spanish possessions in Morocco. Above being hypocritical, Spain's behaviour creates unnecessary tension between two very close friends and partners.

Inquest For Student Who Died In 'Extreme Heat' During Morocco Trek To Begin

PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The full inquest into the death of a schoolboy during a trip to Morocco with his classmates will begin on Monday. Samuel Boon, 17, collapsed as he ...

Five Exotic Short Break Destinations

Mark Hodson | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Fancy somewhere out of the ordinary for your next holiday? If you have plenty of time and money you'll find no shortage of exotic far-flung destinations. But if you know where to look, you don't need to cross continents to find exciting, colourful and culturally-rich cities. Here are five exotic short breaks all within five hours flying time of the UK.

Review: Mawazine Festival - Rabat, Morocco

Lauren Razavi | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Razavi

Visit Rabat in May, and you'll find gig posters everywhere. The whole city erupts in pure excitement for its annual 9-day Mawazine Festival. Featuring...

Surf's Up: Hitting the Waves of Great Surfing Destinations

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

There is something magical about riding a wave. It's that feeling of walking on air, adrenaline pumping, and yet somehow completely peaceful. Once you've done it once you understand why it's so addictive. So if you want a little taste of surf heaven, pack your wetsuit and your board and get ready to hit the waves of some of the greatest surfing spots around the world.

Why I am a Feminist: Born in Morocco, Then a Parisian Banker - Now a Gender Campaigner

Karen Ruimy | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Feminism means that gender equality should become the norm. It is a work of changing the mentalities now and here, the wrong habits of inequality in our world. I was born in Casablanca in Morocco and grew up in Paris; I was exposed to gender inequality early on in my life, and have always striven to fight openly against it.

Eight Rules to Avoid Getting Ripped Off on Holiday

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Sometimes I think getting overcharged is part of travel but it doesn't have to be like that. I am currently on a short break in Turkey and I made up some rules about how to get the most out of being in Istanbul without getting fleeced.

LOOK: 22ft Wasp Nest Found In Abandoned Spanish Home

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A mammoth wasp nest has been found in an abandoned house in Spain. The seven-metre (22ft) nest was discovered by police who were contacted by worr...

Live the High Life During the 'Low' Season: Spectacular Spring Destinations

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

The best reason for travelling during spring has got to be its natural beauty. As Mother Nature bursts onto the scene once more, parks overflow with blooming flowers, baby animals frolic and play, and otherwise unassuming landscapes are set ablaze with colour.

Catching Some Sumptuous Zzzs in Morocco

Black Tomato | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

From long stretches of stunning coastline to rolling dunes of the Sahara desert and snow-capped Atlas Mountains - there's something for everyone on a ...

Morocco: Amend Penal Code to Protect Women Against Violence and Discrimination

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

In solidarity with female victims of violence and discrimination, the "Spring of Dignity" coalition organised a human chain last Saturday, which started at the headquarters of the Ministry of Justice in Rabat and ended at the seat of the House of Representatives. Several hundred people took part.

How to Grow a Film Festival

Rollo Ross | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

I have to say that all these changes have certainly revolutionised the Marrakech Film Festival experience, and it's gone from a dismal environment to a joyous one. If it continues to go forward in this direction, it shouldn't be too long before it's as celebrated as its established European counterparts.

Travel Eye: Exploring Rabat - Morocco's Hidden Gem

Karen Edwards | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

It's the capital of a Kingdom and is home to 1.8 million people, still Morocco's third largest city, Rabat, leads a relatively anonymous existence on the country's Atlantic coast. A short 45-minute train ride from Casablanca, Rabat is a place where Moroccan history spectacularly collides with modern life; and where the country's European roots wonderfully weave themselves through its African heritage.