Practical Information in Tangier

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Have a Hassle-Free Vacation to Tangier with these Helpful Tips

This Tangier practical information guide will help you as you plan your visit to this northern Moroccan city. Tangier is located on the western part of the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. Tangier is a progressively developing city with rapid modernization projects along its coast. Currently the city has many newly built and modern facilities, such as an airport, business hub and soccer stadium. When visiting the city, here are some few quick information to help you by.

Language

Local people in Tangiers either speak the Moroccan Darija, which is a form of Arabic, or Tarifit Berber. Most of the road signs and government documentation are printed in Arabic. However, on road signs, French translation is written below the Arabic print. Most personnel in hotel and tourist areas can understand English and Spanish. In the financial districts and schools, French is the language used.

Currency

The monetary unit used in Tangiers is the Moroccan Dirham. One Dirham consists of 100 centimes. One Moroccan Dirham (MAD) is equivalent to US$0.11 this rate is as of June 21, 2010.

You have to take note that it is illegal to take Moroccan Dirhams out of their country. That is the reason why you cannot buy Moroccan Dirhams prior to coming in to Morocco. The key here is to have your money changed into the local currency in small amounts at a time.  Furthermore, you need to keep your receipt of the exchange transaction, so that you will be able to have your excess Dirhams changed at the end of your travel.

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