In Morocco, all villages have their Souk / weekly market. The Souks last a few hours and are lively and colorful places where agricultural products and handicrafts brought by the villagers are sold together with everyday objects. Cities have several Souks and are organized according to the type of item they sell.
You can say that going to Morocco and not shopping is like ‘going to Rome and not seeing the Pope’. In the Souks you will find everything from jewelery, to leather products such as suitcases, poufs, belts and the famous slippers, clothes, fabrics, carpets, spices, basketware, handicrafts, fruits, vegetables, animals, etc. ..
In Morocco today, there are the souks (old markets) within the Medinas, but also shops selling traditional and modern products, scattered throughout the city. Haggling prices is common practice in Morocco, is part of the culture and are usually achieved, more fair prices than initially requested. Haggling takes some time and should be a subtle game between the seller and the buyer.
‘In the Market / Souk de Rissani’
The ‘Market / Souk de Rissani’ is one of the most characteristic of Morocco, where you can buy everything. Rissani officially Moulay Ali Cherif, is a town, municipality and oasis of southeastern Morocco, which is part of the province of Errachidia and the region of Meknes-Tafilalet.
Located in an extensive oasis of the Sahara Desert, created by the rivers Ziz and Gheris and covered with palm trees and date palms, the city is 22 km south of Erfoud, 37 km northwest of Merzouga and Erg Chebbi dunes, 94 km south of Errachidia, 530 km east of Marrakech and 440 km south of Fes.
The Rissani Market / Souk is part of almost all MoroccoDesertDream Travel Programs, all of our programs that go to the Desert / Merzouga, have a passage through this typical Moroccan market. Enthusiast with our photo gallery.