Practical information


Flying to Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate Airport is located 2 kilometers from the city center and has daily flights directly to and from Casablanca with Royal Air Maroc.


Airport Pick Up/Drop Off

Transportation will be provided upon your arrival at Ouarzazate airport. Once you arrive and complete entry procedures, please go to the “CIF@10 desk and provide your name and hotel. This same service will be offered for your return to the airport from the three preferred hotels (Le Berbere Palace, Hotel Farah Al Janoub, Hotel Club Hanane).


Shuttle Services in Ouarzazate

A shuttle service will be provided to and from the Masen Center for guests staying at the three preferred hotels (Le Berbere Palace, Hotel Farah Al Janoub, Hotel Club Hanane). The schedule will be provided upon arrival at the hotel. Should you choose not to stay at one of the three preferred hotels, you will need to make your way to one of these hotels to access the shuttle service and entry to the venue.


Entry Visa

Visas for travelers visiting Morocco must be obtained prior to entry into the country. You are kindly reminded to verify specific requirements (including transit visa) before travelling. Please ensure that your application for a visa request is submitted well in advance of the meeting dates as issuance may take up to four weeks.

To determine if you require an entry visa please refer to the following website here.

For participants requiring an entry visa but without an in-country diplomatic mission or Moroccan Embassy, the CIF Administrative Unit is collaborating with the relevant Moroccan departments to assist with issuing those participants with a visa on arrival.  Please contact the CIF Administrative Unit at to request assistance on this matter – kindly ensure that your passport is valid for six months from the date of entry.


Health and Hospital Information

An emergency response team will be available on-site at the Masen center and Le Berbere Palace Hotel for any medical emergencies.

In addition, below provides a list of hospitals and private clinics in Ouarzazate:

Hospital name Address and contacts details
Clinique Chifa  

Address: Ouarzazate 45000, Maroc

Phone: +212 5248-85276

Availability:  24 /7

Clinique Ouarzazate  

Address: Ouarzazate 45000, Maroc

Phone: +212 5248-82323

Availability:  24 /7

Sidi Hsain ben Naser Hospital  

Address: Ouarzazate 45000, Maroc

Phone: +212 5248-88988

Availability:  24 /7



Participants will need to make their own medical insurance arrangements.


Safety and Security

To ensure the safety and security of all participants, comprehensive security checks will be carried out at the entrance of the conference site and hotels. Proof of identification must be provided to access all sites.


Information for Participants

  • Banking: The list of all banking agencies in Ouarzazate here.
  • Power plugs and sockets: In Morocco the sockets of C and E types are used.
  • Restaurants: Link to restaurants in Ouarzazate
  • Things to do in Ouarzazate: Here is a list of ideas for things to do in Ouarzazate.
  • Weather: The average temperature in January can vary widely, with average highs of 17° C (62° F), and lows of 3° C (37° F). Warm clothing is advised.
  • Currency Exchange: Local currency is the Moroccan Dirham. Major credit cards are readily accepted in Ouarzazate.


Useful Contacts

  • Dial code: International dial code: +212
  • Police: 190 Ambulance: 150
  • SOS Médecins Maroc (SOS Doctors): 05 22 98 98 98
  • Directory inquiries: 160