Marrakech Riad Podcast

Marrakech Riad Podcast

Mike, Oliver and the Marrakech Riad Team bring you your guide to the magical city of Marrakesh, packed with insider tips and information. Companion pod to the free Marrakech Riad Travel Guide app.


January 30, 2022 27 min
Mike and Ollie discuss the latest update in Marrakech, following the news the borders will reopen on 7 February 2022!

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It's June 2021 and the borders have reopened in Morocco! Mike and Oliver discuss what you can expect from a trip to Marrakech this year.

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March 31, 2021 25 min
Mike and Ollie discuss the latest from Marrakech, with an update on how Marrakech has responded to the Coronavirus Pandemic and a look ahead to 2021. We also discuss the important work of the Henna Cafe: Soup Kitchen, which you can support via
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April 25, 2020 21 min
On today's podcast, we provide an update on how Marrakech has responded to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We also have some exciting news to share about the launch of a new project!
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February 10, 2020 31 min
Marrakech is for everybody. Hear a fantastic mum-and-daughter top ten from regular visitors Jan and Kate discussed with Mike and Ollie.

Beldi Country Club
Henna café
Max and Jan
Wood turners
Restaurant Nomad
Méchoui Alley
Le Comptoir
The Pearl
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From a nice little Italian restaurant to the Moroccan national football team, insider tips and a personal perspective from our own Mike Wood

1. Amaia
2. Churchill’s Bar
3. Madrassa Ben Yussef
4. The Secret garden
5. An excursion to Essouira
6. Mohammed El Krita
7. Svenge
8. Ramadan breakfast
9. Football in Marrakech
10. Tuk tuk travel
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The BIG Top Ten classic attractions in the Imperial City of Marrakech.
1. Jemma al Fnaa square
2. The new Yves St Laurent Muséum
3. The fabulous Majorelle Gardens
4. Saadian tombs
5. Bahia palace
6. Menara garden
7. El Badi palace
8. Maison de photographie
9. Museee de Marrakech
10. Musée de Confluences and Bacha Coffee

Introduced by Morocco experts Mike and Lucie in discussion with Oliver.
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January 27, 2020 35 min
Co-founder of the renowned Maison de photographie, Patrick explains what attracted him to Morocco as well as the background to his new music museum and ground breaking development projects in Morocco and Nepal.
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January 27, 2020 35 min
The acclaimed Pikala bike project has been hugely successful in Marrakech and us about to expand to other cities. We are joined by charismatic founder Cantal and Project Manager Khaoula
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The iconic Jan Pauwels joins us to talk craftsmen, design, concept stores, and what’s next for the Marrakech medina!
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January 27, 2020 20 min
Frequent visitors Ed and Irene Wood reminisce about forty years of family visits. Marrakech is for everyone!
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January 19, 2020 4 min
The Marrakech Riad Podcast is back! Mike and Ollie share with us what we can look forward to this series
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December 27, 2019 20 min
On this episode of the Marrakech Riad Podcast, Ollie and Mike talk with Bella Lloyd, Producer and Director of 'Gordon, Gino and Fred Christmas Road Trip'. Our Riads are flexible spaces which the team adapts to meet guests' needs. The production team had some special requirements which we loved the challenge of meeting. But the process was not so different to helping any group of guests make the most of their time in the...
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October 16, 2019 26 min
Friend and neighbour James Wix talks to us about his fabulous trou au mur restaurant and the regeneration of the Kaat Benahid district of the medina
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September 29, 2019 30 min
On this episode, we talk about staying in a Riad in Marrakesh. Oliver is joined by Mike and Lucy Wood.
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August 25, 2019 13 min
Whether you are staying in Marrakech for a short or long duration - there really is an excursion for everybody in Morocco! Mike Wood discusses with Oliver some of the brilliant trips and activities on offer
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August 25, 2019 53 min
The Souk is an absolute must for your stay in Marrakesh! In this episode, we learn the very best advice and tips from a former souk seller alongside an experienced shopper. From the best time to go, where to avoid and a demonstration of a haggle - Oliver is joined by Zubair and Lucy!
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July 31, 2019 17 min
Oliver and Mike meet Art Collector Nabil and hear about “The Orientaliste”, his private museum in the Heart of the Marrakech Medina
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July 5, 2019 29 min
In this episode, we talk about Marrakesh and all it has to offer. Who is it for? What is there to know about the infamous Souk? Can you still have food and drink like any other European city? Hannah Landsall, Mike Wood and Oliver Dean discuss!
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In this episode, we give you an idea of what to expect from your first 24 Hours in Marrakech! From the bustling streets to the perfect Instagram spot at Marrakech Airport.
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