(Some of those may be obvious, only I was new to this kind of holiday)
In no particular order:
- sanitising hand gel is a must, we all used it and although there were some stomach upsets, it was nothing very serious. Imodiums and rehydration salts should also travel with you
- earplugs, the call to prayer resonates 5 times a day, starting at 5am! Having said that, I personally found it very mesmerising
- flipflops (for summer departure if pools are involved/ and the rest for hammams)
- nappy bags or similar for the stay at Kasbah Oliver (no toilet paper allowed down the toilets)
- insect spray (although this could be a summer annoyance)
- a bottle of your favourite spirit possibly- alcohol can be tricky to get hold of
- don't be afraid to haggle when it comes to more expensive items, somebody told us to aim for a quarter of the asking price
- if you have some dirhams left, DO change them in Marrakech, possibly at the airport before you leave, as there is nowhere to change them in the transit area of Casablanca airport
- beware of cheeky locals (Marrakech is the only place where it happened in all fairness) who might give you false information/directions about places of interest. If in doubt, ask a shopkeeper rather than passers by.
- shaking hands over price deals, for example with taxi drivers who won't use a meter, is a good idea.
- a couple of the journeys on the minibus are long so ensure you have travel sickness tablets if you tend to suffer from it