|Monday||9:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
I loved this place compared to the souks. Prices are set and they are very reasonable. They are not pushy at all unlike the Medina souks. You can peacefully shop here.
Fixed price goods that you can find in the souks. If you're after slippers, clothes, lamps or even carpets you can find them here, at only slightly more (or less depending on your bartering skills) than souk prices. At the very least you can use it to gauge the value of things before you head into the souks. A word of warning though, don't follow the signs there, they seem to direct you into the souks and then vanish. Instead just head for the Cyber Park; Shopkeepers might be more inclined to help you get there than the ensemble itself.
Love this place where you can see all the arts and crafts clearly marked and there is no pressure to buy. Unlike the market place which is fun but I am not one to haggle on $.
Insane variety. One could spend several days here. Prices are surprisingly good! I'm sure most people would struggle to get better deals in the souks. Probably best to come here on your first day in Marrakech to get an overview of what's on offer in the souks and rough prices. If you're like me and are put off by the idea of haggling, just do all your shopping here.
Good to visit. Most shops are really well run with fixed prices and some aren't. I recommend the wood, box, chess set shop on the top level, right side as you look up. They're really nice to shop with and not pushy.
A variety of shops and some beautiful mosaic tiles in the shopping centre. Handy for gifts and sone beautiful tables for sale in the furniture shop.
We went into the day. It's quite stressful as tons of people try to sell you things all the time. It seems that you need to be prepared for that and be open minded to enjoy it, otherwise, you you're not going to get the best out of the square.
An ideal place if you don't want to haggle. Mostly Co operative and artistic ventures. Good prices. Genuine stuff. Buy your things here and then watch other people suffer in the souks... only criticism was that the cashpoint was in direct sunlight so couldn't use it. Really couldn't use it. Try it and see. There are more in the main square. .. 😊
No bargaining here, but rates are 15-20% higher than in the Medina and the choices are limited. Despite the madness of the souks, we preferred shopping in the Medina. It's useful to visit the ensemble before going to the Medina to know the average prices of products so you can bargain properly in the souks. Would suggest splitting your buying between the ensemble and the souks.
No Haggling! This place is ideal for the typical Brit who doesn't like to haggle, but would like to pay (very) reasonable prices for - probably -better quality goods. It is government managed and the prices are more or less fixed, but if you're buying a lot, you should always try to get a little discount. You can pay by credit card in some shops, as long as you're spending over 200 Dirhams - around £17. There is an ATM there, but it was empty when we were there, so it may be an idea to try to get some cash beforehand. (You may find that your hotel will give you a better rate than your credit card.) Easy to spend an hour or two there.