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Holiday Houseboys

The best way to discover Marrakesh is to hire a Holiday Houseboy, your private gay friendly tour guide. Apart from keeping you away from the scammers that may fall your way, he will be able to show you places that you would never visit on your own. A local insight that will make your holiday extra special. Make the most of your vacation.


Jamal is a well educated guy with a degree in applied Foreign Languages. Putting his language skills to good use, he became a licensed tour guide. He now has over 2 years experience in this field.  Jamal looks forward to showing you not only the main tourist monuments but a few hidden gems too off the beaten track . Jamal is also no stranger to customer service a he has worked as a hotel receptionist in the past. For hobbies he enjoys travelling, trekking, cycling and riding horses. To enjoy Marrakesh with a smiley licensed tour guide, book Jamal.

Jamal is a non smoker and speaks English, French, Arabic and the local language Tamazight.

Total cost for the guide services of Jamal for 5 hours = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Jamal after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.


Wanting a tour of the Medina in Marrakesh, we chose Holiday Houseboys for our introduction to Morocco’s most intoxicating destination. Jamal was our guide – he did not disappont. Charasmatic and engaging. Jamal shared knowledge about local customs and traditions and helped us better understand life in this highly energized city. He even took time to join us for tea and nibbles at the end of the day. What a gem.” – Jim, USA


A master engineer of of marine biology, Rafeeq has worked in a zoo looking after various animals. However he is more of a water animal – he enjoys swimming, diving and exploring life in the ocean. Other outdoor activities he enjoys include walking, cycling and studying nature. Hence his passion to share his experiences with you, and to personalise them to your needs. Apart from observing nature, Rafeeq is also a good people watcher. Apart from the tourist sites, he will show you some interesting roof tops and amazing traditional Morrocan cafes to watch the world go by. Rafeeq also knows the gay parts of Marrekesh, and will be happy to show you the gay night life. Enjoy Marrakesh with Rafeeq to get a unique flavour of the city.

Rafeeq is a non smoker and speaks English, Spanish and Polish.

Total cost for the guide services of Rafeeq for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 80 in cash to him after his services. Total 125 US dollars.

Alternatively the total cost for the guide services of Rafeeq for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to him after his services. Total 75 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

How To Book A Holiday Houseboy

To book any of our Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form.

Or send an email to

Alternatively WhatsApp +94-76-630-1069.

Remember a Holiday Houseboy is your gay friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.


Our other destinations in Morocco are CasablancaMeknesMerzouga and Rabat.

Make the most of your stay in Marrakesh and book one or more of these wonderful activities.

Highlights of Marrakesh

Jemaa el-Fnaa Square Marrakesh

Jemaa el-Fnaa Square Marrakesh

Marrakesh sometimes referred to as “Marrakech” with its French spelling is the fourth largest city in Morocco. After Casablanca, Fez and Tangier. In addition Marrakesh is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. The others are Meknes, Fez and Rabat, Morocco’s current capital. Its population is in the region of 930,000. Moreover Marrakesh is known as the “Red City” after the red sandstone used to build its defensive wall and buildings in the 12th century. From the Berber Empire.

Without doubt one of the most famous squares in Africa is the Jemaa el-Fnaa Square in Marrakesh. Its night time activity of food stalls, merchandise and local entertainers draws in the crowds. Indeed it is the busiest square in Africa. After all it is a unique experience. It is wise to go with a guide to help you protect you from the less desirable tourist traps that may fall your way. From henna drawers, snake charmers, unscrupulous waiters, souk guides and rug sellers, they all have their subtle and less subtle ways of extracting money from the unsuspecting tourist. Enjoy the buzz of the square but beware. Take my advice and go with a guide.
The Marrakesh Medina is a must visit also. Opens at 10 am, and closes at 8 pm. With a maze of alley ways you may easily get lost. But the experience will be worth it as souk sellers try to sell their ware of pottery, ceramics, leather goods, rugs, pewter ware, jewellery, clothes and trinkets. Your bargaining skills will be put to the test.

Many of the madrasas (religious schools), mosques and buildings of the 12th century bear much resemblance to the decor in Andalucia, Spain. Check out Medersa Ben Youssef, one of the old islamic schools for its courtyard and intricate tile designs. However after a period of decline following the rise in popularity of Fez, the royal sultans came back to enjoy Marrakesh and built splendid palaces. El Badi Palace for example although past its prime, was in its splendour during the 16th century. Under the reign of Saadian King Ahmad al-Mansur. The views from the terrace show the Atlas Mountains beyond the city. Take a local guide here to explain about its previous wonder. Also amongst your palace visits, perhaps you should also include the 19th century Palacio da Bahia. Visitors highly rate this palace too.

If you are looking for peace and quiet, apart from the tourists that is, then visit Jardin Majorelle. It has a classical look and feel as a result of its original design in the 1920’s. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent now owns this jardin along with his partner. He has even built a museum here to educate tourists of the YSL story. Even if you are not a fashion aficionado, many tourists rave about this museum.

Other parks to wander around include the free Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam and Le Jardin Secret. Andre Heller’s ANIMA Garden is also popular. Artwork with the Atlas Mountains as a  backdrop.

The tallest building in the old quarter is the Koutoubia Mosque and its Minaret. At 77 metres high it can be seen from many vantage points. Only muslims can enter but at least you can enjoy the manicured gardens and the impressive building from the outside.

Albeit other attractions include the photograph museum Maison de la Photographie, and for Moroccan art try Dar Si Said Museum. Another place to visit is the Saadian Tombs. They house the remains of the former royal family. Check out the Chamber of the 12 Pillars for its Italian Carrara marble and intricate design.

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