Sleeping in Airports

Marrakech Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Marrakech Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

There were few comfortable sofas inside, where would be very comfortable to sleep, but the staff woke me up to note that airport is closing now and i must leave. – Ainis

RAK Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Marrakech Menara Airport.

What to Expect

Marrakech Airport (code: RAK) has two modern passenger terminals housed under one large building. There are a variety of shops available both landside and airside, though dining options are limited, and their opening hours may be, too. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Additional services and comforts—including showers—can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

marrakech airport guideTravellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport report numerous problems. Seating is described as especially uncomfortable, and is generally located near automatic doors. Travellers attempting to sleep in the airport report being stared at by other passengers, and have been woken up and asked to move by security, especially when trying to sleep on the floor. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Good to Know

Travellers report that taxi drivers often fail to follow the official rate, overcharge and demand large tips.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Marrakech Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Marrakech Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Kenzi Farah Hotel – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle can be arranged by the hotel upon request ($). » Check Rates
  • Grand Mogador Menara Hotel & Spa – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are not available. » Check Rates
  • Amani Hotel Appart – (7 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttles service is available upon request, 7,00€ (7:00AM – 7:00PM) and 9,00€ (7:00PM – 7:00AM). » Check Rates
  • Movenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech – (10 minutes from the airport) Private transfers can be organized by the hotel($). An airport bus (Line 19) operates daily (6:00AM – 12:00AM). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Marrakech Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Pearl Lounge (Departures) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 1st floor, after Securty Checks and Passport Control. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Pearl Lounge (Arrivals) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Ground Floor before Pass Control. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

Royal Air Maroc Oasis Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Marrakech Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.

Currency Exchange – There are several currency exchange kiosks available. Location and hours: unknown.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside in Departures. Newspapers, snacks, and a variety of Moroccan crafts and clothing are sold in shops located throughout the airport.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of any 24-hour dining options.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at the Emergency Medical Unit (UMU).

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Ali Ait Sayad Pharmacy. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Arrivals. Hours: unknown.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Showers can be found inside the Pearl Lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Marrakech airport is served by the following airlines: Air ArabiaAir France • Austrian Airlines • Binter Canaria • British Airways • Corendon Airlines • EasyJet • Edelweiss • Eurowings • German Wings • Iberia • Jetair Fly • Lufthansa • Luxair • Mistral Air • NIKI • Norwegian • Privilege Style • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • Sata • SunExpress • Swiss • TAP Portugal • Thomson Fly • Transavia • Travel Service • Turkish Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air.



There is a bus connecting the airport to the city centre which departs every 20 minutes.

Car Rentals

Air Car • Avis • Budget/Locasam • Dbilij • EBooking Car • Ennasr Car • Europe Car • France Car • Location • Hertz. Car Rentals counters are located in Terminal 1.


A large taxi area can be found outside the terminal at the airport esplanade.

Last updated: 2020-10-21

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.