Opening Times
Mon-Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Bank Holidays 10am-4pm

Do I need to be able to speak Arabic?

Do I need to be able to speak Arabic ?

The simple answer is no but, as when a guest in any country, an attempt to converse in the native language is much appreciated by the locals.

Staff in most riads, particularly those in the bigger towns and cities, are multi-lingual speaking English, French, Spanish and Arabic and maybe Berber too. In the more rural communities Arabic, Berber and French tend to dominate. In the far north Spanish is widely understood.

Most urban Moroccans understand some English; however, you should not assume that English will be understood and it can also be useful to know some French.

If you are visiting Taroudant with Naturally Morocco please note that we offer Arabic lessons  (or Berber or French on request) or as part of our Real Morocco programme.