LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

Venue

The INDC Forum will be held at the Sofitel Jardin des Roses:

Sofitel Jardin des Roses

Souissi (Rabat), Morocco

Website: http: www.sofitel.com/Rabat

Tel: +212 5376-75656

Transportation

The Sofitel Jardin des Roses is located 118 Km north of Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, approximately a one hour and 30 minute drive.

The Sofitel Jardin des Roses is located 12.3 Km South west of Rabat International, approximately a 20 minute drive.

Visa Requirements

All foreign visitors entering Morocco must be in possession of a valid passport and, where necessary, a visa. Please arrange all visa requirements beforehand. Participants from the countries of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Gabon, Russian Federation, Spain, United States, South Korea, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Switzerland, Indonesia, Tunisia, Turkey and Venezuela DO NOT require an entry visa to Morocco, but we strongly advise each participant to verify with their local Moroccan Consulate.

Participants that need a visa should notify UNDP Morocco by email at: indcforum@undp.org. For this purpose, participants requiring a visa have to provide a scanned copy of their valid passport.

Please note that the Moroccan authorities require at least 15 days before issuing a visa which will be available at the airport of arrival.

General Information

Language

Interpretation services in English and French will be provided during the conference. The official languages of Morocco are Arabic and Berber. French is also widely spoken.

Time

At the date of the INDC Forum, time in Morocco is GMT+1.

Climate

October in Rabat is influenced by Interior Mediterranean climate with a nice average temperature. October is an autumn month in Rabat. Temperatures at this time of year average around 20°C, and the rain starts to increase.

Electrical Plug/Outlet and Voltage Information for Morocco

Electrical sockets (outlets) in the Kingdom of Morocco usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you’re plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.

Currency

The official currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, denoted as MAD or Dhs. The Moroccan Dirham is composed of 100 cents; notes are available in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 25, and 20 (Dhs), all in new and old varieties and coins are available in denominations of 10, 5, 2, 1, 0.50, 0.20, 0.10 and 0.05 (Dhs).

United Nations US Dollars rate as of September 2015 is: 1 USD= 9.687 MAD.

Money and Banks

To change money during your travel in Morocco you can use banks which all operate with equal exchange rates and without commission. In Morocco, places to purchase dirhams include the airports, most major seaport stations and ATM machines. Another option is to exchange money at a travel agency in Morocco. If you do this make sure to shop around as some agents offer better rates than others.

Emergency Numbers in Morocco

Medical (15)

Police (19)

Fire (15)

For questions, please contact indcforum@undp.org 

Posted October 03, 2015 in: Practical Information by indcforum

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