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Marrakech is the most visited city in Morocco. It is one of the most interesting destinations in the world.
The exact meaning of the name is debated. The probable origin of the name Marrakesh is from the Berber (Amazigh) words amur (n) akush, which means "Land of God".According to historian Susan Searight, however, the town's name was first documented in an 11th-century manuscript in the Qarawiyyin library in Fez, where its meaning was given as "country of the sons of Kush". The word mur is used now in Berber mostly in the feminine form tamurt. The same word "mur" appears in Mauretania, the North African kingdom from antiquity, although the link remains controversial as this name possibly originates from μαύρος mavros, the ancient Greek word for black. The common English spelling is "Marrakesh",although "Marrakech" (the French spelling) is also widely used. The name is spelled Mṛṛakc in the Berber Latin alphabet, Marraquexe in Portuguese, Marraquech in Spanish, and "Mer-reksh" in Moroccan Arabic.
From medieval times until around the beginning of the 20th century, the entire country of Morocco was known as the "Kingdom of Marrakesh", as the kingdom's historic capital city was often Marrakesh. The name for Morocco is still "Marrakesh" to this day in Persian and Urdu (مراكش) as well as many other South Asian languages. Various European names for Morocco (Marruecos, Marrocos, Maroc, Marokko, etc.) are directly derived from the Berber word Murakush. Conversely, the city itself was in earlier times simply called Marocco City (or similar) by travelers from abroad. The name of the city and the country diverged after the Treaty of Fez made Morocco a French and Spanish protectorate, but the old interchangeable usage lasted widely until about the interregnum of Mohammed Ben Aarafa (1953–1955). The latter episode set in motion the country's return to independence, when Morocco officially became al-Mamlaka al-Maġribiyya (المملكة المغربية) ("The Maghreb Kingdom"), its name no longer referring to the city of Marrakesh. Marrakesh is known by a variety of nicknames, including the "Red City", the "Ochre City" and "the Daughter of the Desert", and has been the focus of poetic analogies such as one comparing the city to "a drum that beats an African identity into the complex soul of Morocco.
Thinking of travelers who have a short time in Morocco, our company has developed several options of small tours and excursions starting from Marrakech.
Make the most of your Marrakech visit by joining one of the many options for a day Tour with our company, or combine multiple day trips transforming it in an exciting experience.
We offer Marrakech day tours and excursion to explore the beauty of the city and to discover the culture of the region.
A short Sahara desert trip departing from Marrakech will allow you to see more about the South of Morocco crossing the berber villages, exploring kasbahs and surfing in the fantastic dunes of the Sahara desert where you will enjoy the silence, wonderful sunset and Sunrise.
If your preference turns to be visiting beaches, no better time to explore one of the finest natural places in Morocco.