A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Doha vs. Marrakech for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Doha or Marrakech?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Doha and Marrakech can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Doha or Marrakech?


Doha is the capital city of Qatar, modern and rapidly developing with much construction underway. It is home to Doha International Airport, the main point of entry for Qatar, as well as many of the country's best museums and examples of cultural heritage.


Marrakech is on of the most popular travel destinations in Morocco. It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat and is located near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains only a few hours from the Sahara Desert. It's a beautiful city that is often referred to as the "Pink City" because of the pale pink color of many of the city's buildings. These striking colors make the city particularly beautiful during the evening hours when the low sun creates a very dramatic lighting.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco, and The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Morocco.

Which place is cheaper, Marrakech or Doha?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Doha is $200, while the average daily cost in Marrakech is $68. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Doha and Marrakech in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Doha $119
    Marrakech $46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Doha $238
    Marrakech $92
Compare Hotels in Doha and Marrakech

Looking for a hotel in Doha or Marrakech? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Doha

Hotels in Marrakech

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Doha Hotel Prices and Marrakech Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Doha $23
    Marrakech $6.28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Doha

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Doha:

  • Sharing Arrival Transfer - West Bay: $20
  • Shared Arrival Transfer - Doha City: $14
  • Private transfer: Doha to Doha Airport (DOH): $70
  • Private transfer: Doha Airport (DOH) to Doha: $70
  • Private transfer from Qatar Doha Hamad Airport (DOH) to Doha city: $116
  • Private Transfer: Hamad Airport DOH to Doha by Business Car: $80
  • Private Transfer from Hamad Airport to Doha City : $70
  • Private Transfer from Doha Port to Doha Hamad Airport (DOH): $74
  • Private Transfer from Doha Hamad Airport(DOH) to Doha Cruise Port: $82
  • Private Transfer from Doha Cruise Port to Doha Hamad Airport(DOH): $82
  • Private Transfer from Doha Cruise Port to Doha City Hotels : $74
  • Private Transfer from Doha City to Doha (DOH) Airport: $194

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marrakech

Also for Marrakech, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Hammam Massage Transfers Included: $72
  • Private Transfer From or To Marrakesh Menara Airport RAK: $9.96
  • Transfer Marrakech airport pick-up & drop-off: $7.12
  • Transfer Marrakech to Agadir & Marrakech to Agadir One way: $116
  • private transfer : Marrakech from or to Oualidia Beach & hôtels: $77
  • transfer from Marrakech city to Agadir city (AGA) one-way: $83
  • "Marrakech to Rabat: Enjoy a Private Transfer with Ease": $130
  • Agadir private transfer from Imlil to Agadir airport (AGA): $274
  • Agadir private transfer from Ouirgane to Agadir airport (AGA): $293
  • Agafay Desert Pool Day with Shuttle Transfer: $83
  • Airport Taxi Transfers Marrakech: $17
  • Airport Transfer Ride : $20

Is it cheaper to fly into Doha or Marrakech?

Prices for flights to both Marrakech and Doha change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Doha $61
    Marrakech $13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Doha

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Doha.

  • Private Dinner on Safliya Island: $65
  • Food Tour in The Pearl Qatar Island: $139
  • Half Day Doha City Tour with Lunch or Dinner: $143
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Camp Access, Buffet Dinner,Camel Ride: $195
  • Doha : Full Day Desert Safari | BBQ Dinner | Inland sea: $197
  • Private Overnight Desert Safari, Dune bashing, dinner & Breakfast: $220
  • Full Day Desert Safari with Lunch/Dinner in Desert Camp: $280

Typical Food Prices in Marrakech

For Marrakech, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Orange Juice on the Square
  • Breakfast
  • Dates
  • Olives
  • Sandwich
  • Souvenir Spices

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Marrakech

For Marrakech, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Agafay Desert Sunset, Camel Ride and Dinner from Marrakech: $15
  • Online Moroccan Cooking Class: $17
  • Cooking Lesson at the Ouirgane Ecolodge with Lunch: $19
  • Sunset in Agafay: Dinner, Camel, Quad-Book Adventure with Viator: $22
  • Dinner at Sunset & Camel ride in Marrakech desert Agafa: $22
  • All-inclusive Dinner and camel ride experience in Agafay desert : $22
  • Dinner Show in Agafay Desert with Quad Bike & Camels: $22
  • Marrakech Amazing Dinner Show in Agafay Desert, Sunset Camel Ride: $22
  • Marrakesh: Agafay desert Sunset tour with dinner show : $23
  • Marical dinner and camel ride at sunset in Desert of Marrakech: $24
  • Dinner and Sunset Camel Ride at desert Marrakech Agafay : $28
  • Magical Dinner & Sunset Experience in Agafay Desert From Marrakech: $28

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Doha $18
    Marrakech $6.99

Tours and Activities in Doha

Here are a few actual costs in Doha for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Doha City Tour And Dhow Boat Ride (Private Tour): $87
  • Private Express Doha City Tour: $165
  • Transit/Layover Tours from Doha Airport – Explore Doha City : $105
  • (Private) Quickie to the Desert Safari Experience - Inland Sea Visit: $100
  • 1 Hour Camel Ride Experience in Sealine Beach: $172
  • 4 Hours-Doha City Private Tour: $74
  • 4-Hour Private Group City Tour in Doha, Qatar: $70
  • 4-Hour Private Tour to Msheireb Museums and city tour: $75
  • 6 Hrs desert desert safari & Relax at inland sea desert (No Rush Tour): $129
  • 8-Hour Private Cultural Tour: $288
  • Al Safliya Island Experience: $42
  • Desert Safari - 4x4 Adventure (Duning & Beach): $193

Typical Entertainment Prices in Marrakech

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Marrakech's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Palace Tickets
  • Golf at Atlas Golf

Tours and Activities in Marrakech

For Marrakech, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Skip the Line: Woven History Museum Ticket - musée Histoire Tissée: $6.82
  • 7 Hours Ourika Valley Day Tour From Marrakech : $7.00
  • Atlas Mountains Tour with Camel Ride: $9.00
  • Ourika Valley Day Trip From Marrakech Private Day Tour: $9.99
  • Marrakech Airport to Hotel – Your Premium Arrival Experience: $11
  • Historical Marrakech Walking Tour: $15
  • Full Day Tour to Atlas Mountains in Imlil Valley: $15
  • Full Day Hiking Tour to Atlas Mountains from Marrakech: $15
  • Quad Biking Tour In agafay desert (private tour) : $15
  • Small Group Day Tour to Ourika Valley from Marrakech: $15
  • Marrakech Sightseeing Tour: $15
  • guided Oriental city tour marrakech 1/2 day : $15

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Doha $15
    Marrakech $15

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Doha and Marrakech, we can see that Doha is more expensive. And not only is Marrakech much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Doha is in Middle East and Marrakech is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Marrakech would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Marrakech and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Doha would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Doha than you might in Marrakech.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Doha Expensive? and Is Marrakech Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Doha or Marrakech?

Marrakech has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Doha. When comparing the sizes of Doha and Marrakech, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.