Flights to Marrakech
Flights from which UK airports to Marrakech?
A relative newcomer on the cheap flights destination list, Marrakech International Airport now welcomes millions of passengers every year from all across Europe and north Africa.
From the UK, it is possible to fly directly to the Moroccan city from London's Gatwick, Heathrow or Luton Airports.
In addition, for those travellers living outside of the capital, regular cheap flights can be caught from Bristol and Manchester airports.
Airlines flying from the UK to Marrakech
Morocco's national carrier Royal Air Maroc offers daily flights from London to Marrakech, with international services operated by the carrier departing from both Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Also flying out of Gatwick is low-cost airline easyJet, with this competition helping to keep airline tickets for the route affordable
Also flying out of London is leading low-cost airline Ryanair, which also offers cheap flights from Bristol, while Thomson Airways flies from Manchester to Marrakech.
Where is Marrakech in Morocco?
The city of Marrakech is the capital of the region of Marrakech-Tensift Al Haouz, in the south-west of Morocco.
Its location makes it a perfect base for visitors to explore all the north African country has to offer, including the coastline, the desert and the stunning Atlas Mountains.
Flights between the UK and Marrakech take around three hours, heading over all of Spain and then the rugged interior of Morocco.
As such, no stop-overs are needed, while travellers should also be aware that there is a two hour time difference between the two countries.
Things to see and do in Marrakech
Known as the 'Red City' due to its colourful brick walls, Marrakech offers a fascinating short-break for holidaymakers.
Within the city walls, tourists can explore a maze of centuries-old alleys and squares, some of which give way to bustling souks – or marketplaces – which offer them the opportunity to try out their haggling skills and grab themselves a locally-produced bargain, such as spices or rugs.
In recent years, the boom in visitor numbers has prompted the city's tourism industry to get its act together and, as such, dozens of luxury hotels and chic bars have sprung up amid the historic sites such as the Koutoubia and Ben Youssef Medrassa mosques.
For the more adventurous, the Atlas Mountains are just a short drive away, making car hire a must-do.