Experience the local culture at Oasis, The Oasis festival is renowned for the way it incorporates Moroccan culture into a modern-day festival. Located in a serene part of the red city – Marrakech, Oasis is a highly popular festival featuring the very best of techno and house music. So far there have been many major acts announced for 2018 including the likes of Amine K, Actress, Avalon Emerson, Bassam, Ben Klock, Damian Lazarus, Carl Cox, Malik, Casa Voyager, and many more, with additional acts to be announced at a later date.
During the day you can enjoy listening to the latest DJ sets whilst lounging in the pool soaking up the African sun. Or even head over to the festivals wellness site and try out some yoga and meditation. Throughout the day the venue is packed with food stalls offering a range of current and local delicacies and has a range of champagne and cocktail bars. As night begins to fall the make-up stations prepare you for an evening full of dance and partying providing temporary body art and culturally inspired non-permanent tattoos.
‘The venue for Oasis resembles that of a small peaceful town with street stalls selling unique Moroccan items and several different sections offering music, dance, and serenity.’
On the sidelines of the live DJ sets and the dancefloor, there’s a hookah lounge where you can chill out on giant bean bags and floor cushions, mingle with other festival goers and try all the different hookah flavors.
Held in the Fellah Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, there are two airports that you can fly into for the Oasis festival. The closest airport is Marrakech Menara International Airport (RAK). From there a taxi costs just $20 or less to the resort and there are shuttle buses running every 20 minutes. The second airport, Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN), is a 3hour drive from Marrakech but is Morocco’s busiest airport and it works with more airlines than Menara International.
Although the drive is only 3 hours from Casablanca airport, it can be fairly expensive for a taxi. The cheapest option is a train from the airport into Marrakech but that journey can take up to 5hours.
The 2018 festival starts on the 14th of September and runs until the 16th of September. The festival tickets are sold for the whole weekend only and range from €140 to €200 depending on when you purchase them. Tickets go up in price closer to the festival date so be sure to book early to secure your spot.
There is a range of hotels and apartments to choose from in Marrakech each offering security and all the basic amenities. During the Oasis festival, accommodation close to the venue will be more expensive however there is regular public transport throughout the day. A classy hotel 11km away from the festival venue will cost around $90 per night. If you’re not that bothered about where you stay cheaper, hostel style accommodation can be found around Marrakech for as little as $40 per night.
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Bursting with culture and history Marrakech offers a range of sights to see and activities to participate in. Walking around the dusty city you will see many tropical gardens, countless street vendors, historical buildings, several museums, and large cultural markets, all dressed in traditional Moroccan art. You can visit the city’s mosques or take a trip to the 19th-century Bahia Palace. If you need somewhere to cool off the Oasiria waterpark is where you need to go. The park is well maintained and has multiple water slides, a lazy river, wave machines, and a kids swim and splash area.
Whilst it’s not illegal, it is considered rude for women to wear revealing clothing around Morocco (the Oasis festival and waterpark not included). It is advised that men refrain from wearing tank tops in public and for women to cover their shoulders and wear knee-length shorts or skirts.
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