Travel during Ramadan

Jul 10th, 2008, 08:36 PM
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Travel during Ramadan

We are, for various reasons, 'locked into' the first two weeks of Sept. for a trip. Is it ridiculous for us to go to Morocco during Ramadan? How (other than lunchtime scarcity) will it change our experience?
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Jul 10th, 2008, 08:53 PM
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We were in Morocco last year for one week during Ramadan and one week before that. Sure it affects it, but not too much. We didn't want to eat or drink obnoxiously in front of abstainers, but were able to get a coke or tea if we wanted it and we enjoyed the soup Moroccans broke the fast with. Breakfast was pretty normal and dinner after dark was normal, so we just tried to get by with a protein bar or something. Really not too bad. Patty
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Jul 11th, 2008, 06:33 AM
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There's a discussion on Ramadan & travel from, I think, last year. It included Morocco.
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Jul 11th, 2008, 05:43 PM
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We were in Dubai last year during Ramadan. The hotels served lunch though behind screens. Some people were drinking water on the street, I didn't and it was hot. On the sightseeing bus and dhow drinks were served. The biggest inconvenience for me being a tourist was that all the shops and museums were closed during the day. Other than that it was fine.
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Jul 11th, 2008, 05:54 PM
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I was in Morocco at the tail end of Morocco last year...I'm also "Moroccan looking" so my experience might be different from others.

I didn't eat or drink infront of others, mainly out of respect adn the fact it was awkward.

Depending on where you are, finding restaurants open during the day might be hard. Some shops are closed. I don't think it will change your experience vastly, might be a few inconveniences with transportation.
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Jul 12th, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Run this search:

Forum: Africa & the Middle East
Search Term: ramadan
Topic(s): Morocco

Here's the title of the thread Imentioned above, but there are others discussing Ramadan & Moroocco.

8. Travel in Morocco during Ramadan?
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