One of the most common questions I get is about women visiting Morocco alone and with friends. It can seem really intimidating to visit a Muslim country for those who have never been before.
Morocco is as safe for a woman to visit as any other country. There are some general precautions to keep in mind but if you traveled anywhere in the world you will be facing similar issues.
Every day thousands of women visit and millions more live here. Traveling in Morocco as a woman is not a new thing. Morocco is safe for female tourists. But it is important to be aware of cultural norms.
Keep your wits about you when you’re alone. Generally, it’s not a good idea to walk down streets alone late at night. Don’t carry large sums of cash. Don’t befriend people and hope for the best.
A smile means more than a smile here, it’s an invitation to continue (or start) a conversation, which then often leads to other assumptions. I think it’s easier to just avoid altogether.
If I’m being honest then you need to know you’re going to hear comments. Some are innocent, perhaps complimenting you or exclaiming how beautiful you are. Flattering isn’t it? I’ve found the best way to deal with this is to just ignore it.
In Morocco you CAN wear whatever you want. This is especially true in big cities. BUT, you also should be aware that the less you wear, the more attention you’ll draw.