With the end of Ramadan, the Fez Medina is once again a major tourist destination. During the month of fasting, the tourist numbers were down, but all the indications are that bookings for September and October are solid and already the tourist coaches are bringing day-trippers to the Medina.
|Tourists arriving at R'cif ready to enter the Medina|
Si Mohammed, who runs a shop specialising in antiques in the Medina is optimistic. "September will be a great month, inshallah," he says, "The weather will be cooler and I hear that the riads are getting good bookings."
Visitors to the Fez Medina are in for a few unusual surprises. In a fit of Eid celebration some of the local fountains have been given an unusual facelift - in pink!
|When too much pink is never enough... a fountain in R'cif|
|A rare sight - the usually bustling Talaa Sghira empty and closed for the holiday|
|A young girl dressed in her Eid holiday best|
Those local who were out were dressed in their new Eid outfits - especially the children. Another surprise was the sudden sound of trotting horses...
|The Talaa Sghira - not usually a street that horses can trot up|
Thankfully, with a few exceptions, the tourists were dressed in a respectful way.
|Not the best dress code! This girl had some locals muttering...|
|More appropriately dressed|