Are you going to visit Marrakech?

Make sure to make the most of your trip to Morocco by heading into the city of Marrakech, just 20 minutes from the festival terrain at Atlas Electronic, Villa Janna.

Being in Marrakech is a great adventure full of sounds, colours and scents. Here you can let go of your sense of direction and predictability – you’re better off without them. In the city of thousand-and-one-nights you will find yourself wandering around with your friends or loved ones. Chilling in your hotel, lit with candles. Having dinner in a small traditional restaurant. Sipping on a cocktail, overlooking the city at one of the many roof terraces and enjoy everything Marrakech has to offer.

You can start with the action packed Djemaa el-Fna. Head north into Marrakech’s maze of souqs where Berber tribes once traded gold, ivory and leather. If you look closely, you’ll also find a number of creative new galleries and shops. They signify the evolving face of the medina as a new generation of craftsmen and artists try to connect the city’s hankering for modernity with its traditional craft heritage.

Beyond the souqs, the medina is an ideal place to explore private palaces and riad mansions, many of which now provide the city’s most atmospheric accommodation. But it’s worth leaving the old city occasionally for dinner, drinks and art galleries in the ville nouvelle (new town), mountain bike rides in the palmeraie (palm oasis) or horse-riding and retreats in the Agafay Desert and Ouirgane.