Buying orange juice at Djemaa el-Fna Marrakech

Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech is famous for its orange juice stands. Here you can get a freshly squeezed juice for 3 Dirham (35 cents US).

Djemaa el-Fna orange juice stands
[Djemaa el-Fna orange juice stands]

Buying a juice should be a simple procedure that doesn’t need instructions, but here are some tips to be aware of.

Some of the juice guys pre squeeze the juice and add water and sugar. Adding sugar to OJ ruins the taste for me. I am not alone in the quest for 100% Orange Juice.

Also some of the stalls will try and upsell you to a blood orange. Some of the stalls have the price clearly marked, but others don’t. A guy in front of me got super-sized to a blood orange and was caught out when his 3 Dirhams didn’t cover the 15 Dirham drink.


  1. Man, that sounds awesome. Could there be a better way to start a day when you’re traveling?