Women’s travel to Morocco in terms of respect and freedom for women, Morocco has come (and is still coming) a long way, with great achievements that can be seen especially in the main cities. In any case, if you are a woman and you are organizing a trip with your girlfriends, you should take into account a number of aspects. And if you trust Uniquedeserttour.com, we will help you with all the details: you will feel even more supported by our professionals, who are used to organize all kinds of tours with female groups.
How women are and how they live in Morocco
The women’s travel to Morocco depends very much on the area of the country we are talking about.
In rural areas, women are extremely hard-working, to the point of being the breadwinner in many cases, especially at the family level, but often also at the work level. Therefore, the traditional role of mother of the family and decision-maker in terms of raising children, for example, is maintained.
Group of young Women’s travel to Morocco
In the cities, on the other hand, women are making great strides towards equality with men. In Tangier, Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakech, there are more and more women university students and they are educated in a climate of freedom and equality.
Although there is still the unfinished business of management positions, which are still dominated by men, the fact is that they are beginning to gain access to positions of greater responsibility. A good example of this is the police force, where women are now more common. Morocco has embarked on a path towards openness and equality of rights and opportunities which, although it is still moving at two speeds (city-rural world), seems unstoppable.
Women traveling alone in Morocco
The attitude of some Moroccan men towards single women of foreign origin, with whom they allow themselves some licenses, varies considerably. If you are coming, we recommend you to read the following lines, where we warn and advise you in relation to some situations that may arise:
- Avoid wearing clothes that, in the eyes of a Moroccan, could be considered light or indiscreet. In this sense, the idea is to wear loose-fitting clothes and long enough to cover the shoulders and legs beyond the knees. Therefore, if you come in summer, you will want to choose thin and breathable fabrics. If you usually wear spaghetti straps, plunging necklines, or very short shorts, it is best to leave them at home to wear them when you return from your trip.
- In Morocco, women are not obliged to wear a veil in the street, although if you decide to wear a headscarf in an elegant way, it will be a respectful gesture and well seen. This recommendation becomes an obligation inside mosques and temples, although it will be a rare situation in your case: the entrance to these places is reserved for Muslims, with a few exceptions, such as the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca.
- Be firm and firm if you do not want to be bothered, especially in the game of looks, as compliments and even flirtations are frequent. Among the most common words are, “Bella” and similar adjectives, in different languages, discreetly on some occasions and not so much on others. And if for some reason, you do not want to be blunt, always act with maturity and prudence, because beyond the flirtation there may be ‘economic’ interests: an advantageous sale in the ‘cousin’s store’ or even a good opportunity to leave the country accompanied.
- It is preferable that in women’s travel to Morocco alone do not stroll in the wee hours of the morning. If you do so, you run the risk of being mistaken for women of another profile and, as a consequence, be bothered by it. This confusion can even be caused by the police: sometimes it happens that law enforcement officers stop couples walking together in the wee hours of the morning and ask them to prove that they have a marriage bond. However, this situation is more common when the aforementioned couple is composed of a Moroccan woman and a foreign tourist, in order to combat local prostitution, especially in the vicinity of nightlife venues in large cities.
- All these recommendations must be followed even more strictly during the Ramadan period, where a gesture or an “unfortunate” dress can be interpreted as disrespectful.
- In any case, in Tourism Morocco women are one of the pillars of our clientele: we organize tours with groups of mostly women or composed entirely of women, as you can see in our TripAdvisor reviews and in many of the photos we post on this website. We work with special sensitivity in this aspect, and our driver-guide will be the best help in any situation, so you will feel supported by our professionals and collaborators at all times!
When to visit Morocco
If you are thinking about when to visit Morocco, it all depends on the region you want to visit. In general, spring is the best time to visit the country, when the trees bloom and the landscapes show all their beauty.