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Gratuity is part of Moroccan culture. Tourism drivers, licensed guides, waiters at restaurants, and porters at hotels, all anticipate receiving gratuity for their services. While gratuity tipping is not mandatory it is proper cultural etiquette to offer gratuity to those who serve you.
Moroccan cuisine is well-known throughout the world for its international influences and delicious flavors. The Imperial Cities in Morocco offer a wide variety of dining options ranging from Moroccan cuisine to French, Italian, and Asian. Our list of recommended restaurants is those that are sought after by travelers to dine at for their quality of food, stunning views, popularity, and unique interiors.
Morocco has huge tracts of forests that contribute greatly to the country's economy. These forests are home to rare trees, including the Argan tree that does not grow anywhere else in the world except Morocco. Argan has been classified by UNESCO within the "global human heritage" category.
Every culture symbolizes the marriage of a couple with a unique wedding ceremony. Traditions and rituals differ from one country to another, but in general, most weddings involve social gatherings, gift-giving, traditional dresses, local food, and music. Morocco is no exception.
Moroccan Hammams were inspired by Roman bathhouses created over 2,000 years, designed to increase public hygiene in ancient times. The Roman influence can also be seen in Moroccan culture and architecture, particularly within the traditional-built Moroccan Hammams.
Morocco is known for producing a high quality of dates. This dried fruit plays a crucial role in society both culturally and agriculturally. Dates are a major source of Moroccan income given there are so many varieties. This also holds true for the region of North Africa and the Middle East. Dates are also used regularly in Moroccan cuisine during religious celebrations and are known for their high nutrient content.
Morocco has a wealth of art galleries throughout the country making it an ideal place to explore for art enthusiasts and collectors. Artists throughout the past centuries have been inspired by Morocco which has resulted in famous artworks including landscape scenery, village life, the souks, and other hidden jewels of the culture within their works.
Morocco is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is more than any other country on the African continent. Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Morocco will offer exceptional insight into the vast history and culture of the country.