8 ways to make your birthday in Marrakech, Morocco unique!

The charming city of Morocco, Marrakech became a popular destination for birthdays and other events such a hen parties or weddings. Even Madonna has chosen Marrakech to celebrate her 60th birthday.

Here are 8 brilliant activities for birthday parties in Marrakech. Contact me if you need help in arranging these activities for your special day.

1. Sunset Dinner&camel ride at the stone desert

Only thirty kilometres south of Marrakech will you find a hidden gem – a stone desert. Don’t confuse it with the sandy Sahara desert that is almost 8 8-hour drive from Marrakech. Next to Marrakech lies a giant, rocky plateau that will give you and your birthday guests a secluded desert experience.  My favourite stone desert camp can offer everything you can imagine for your special event. Starting a peaceful time at the open-air swimming pool with a Berber lunch, camel rides, yoga, meditation, cooking classes.

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The sunset camel ride through the monumental desert, followed by the dinner at the camp, sounds like an amazing birthday celebration? The desert is also impressive for photoshoots! After dinner, you can spend a night in luxury tents or go back to Marrakech.

2. Discover Marrakech on Side Car

Uniquely discover the secrets of Marrakech on the vintage sidecar. The experienced sidecar drivers will drive you through the unbeaten paths of Marrakech and its surroundings. You can choose from a short in-town or longer out-of-town sidecar tour experience. Don’t worry if you come with a bigger group; these guys have a collection of sidecars for everyone. You can pimp your ride with an additional champagne bottle or many extra services.

3. Sunrise in the Hot air balloon

The flight with a hot air balloon is an unforgettable experience in Marrakech.  What can be more epic than meeting the sunrise and discovering the fabulous landscapes of Morocco (desert, villages and Berber oases, mountains and gorges)?

After the early flight, you will enjoy the traditional Moroccan breakfast prepared by the women from local villages. Or, if you want to go more luxurious, your breakfast can be served in the sky!

4. Birthday in Berber village

Lithuanian dance studio “Sokiu Akademija” at their team-building trip to the Berber village where they also had a local dance workshop.

If you would like to have an authentic birthday experience, celebrate it in an authentic mountain village with locals! There, you will spend time hiking in the beautiful landscape and later, you can either do a cooking class, dance workshop or any other activity. Or, a dinner with local musicians and dancers, dressed in traditional Moroccan clothes.

5. Cooking class

Moroccan cuisine is a mix of Berber, Arabic, Andalusian, and Mediterranean cuisines. Discover the secrets of Moroccan food by preparing it yourself. At least for me, cooking together parties are so much fun as all friends collaborate in preparing delicious dishes.

On an organic farm, you can choose to have a cooking class inside Marrakech or outside the city. Alternatively, you can book a food tour during which the licensed guide will introduce you to a wide selection of traditional Moroccan street food.

6. Henna party

If you are celebrating your birthday with girlfriends, why not organize a henna art party? Decorative henna art on the skin has a long-rooted tradition in Morocco. The henna drawing stays for a week or even more on the skin. You can have a henna art party at a local cafe or simply have the henna artists in your birthday place (hotel, vila, etc.).

7. Make your perfume

Love perfumes and oils? The olfactory experience invites you to create, from the ingredients, your bespoke perfume, with the help of a palette of fragrances and the advice of an activity leader, who will introduce you to the art of perfumery.

8. Photoshoot

Photoshoot parties is a great way to spend your birthday with friends. Marrakech has so many exotic locations to offer for the best pictures. You don’t need to worry about the photographer; I can suggest to you the best ones in Marrakech.

Contact me to book these activities.

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  1. Hi Rasa!

    My boyfriend and I are going to Marrakech in December and we’ll be there on his birthday! I love your post and thought #1 Sunset Dinner&camel ride at the stone desert would be perfect for his birthday. Could you please tell me the company you booked with? Thank you!


    Julia Wald

  2. Hi Rasa,

    Thanks for the post…so glad I found it! I’m celebrating my birthday in Marrakech with my boyfriend on Nov. 14th and I’m interested in a Sunset Dinner in the desert…there are just so many companies to choose from. Can you provide information on the one you featured? We’re there Nov. 12th-15th.

    Renu Beniwal

  3. Hi Julia, I’m planing to go to Morocco with my family during the summer. I was wondering if it is save to drive, since we would like to visit Chefchaouen, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakesh and Ourzazate? We don’t love tours, we prefer to explore by ourseleves.

  4. Hey. I am planning to go to Marrakesh with my huband by end of septeembeer and I read your artilce. It is so helpful. But I am still confuse where and how to celebrate my birthday. Because its just two of us. And My idea is to get a set up such as some decoration in traditional Moroco way, camel and a small cake and candle in desert. What do you recommend who can arrange this for us? Any suggestion please