Rabat – A recent ranking of global touristic hubs  has just confirmed Marrakech’s standing in the group of global titans, those ‘international cities’ setting ablaze the hearts of those who visit them.In its most recent ranking of the world’s top 25 destinations, TripAdvisor ranked Marrakech as the eight best destination for travellers, putting the Moroccan city ahead of cities like Istanbul, New York, and Dubai, which were ranked ninth, tenth, and seventeenth, respectively.“The red city of Marrakech is a magical place brimming with markets, gardens, places and mosques, “said TripAdvisor in its justification of Marrakech’s standing in the ranking.” The globally reputed ‘travel app’ recommended a number of “magical places” to visit while in Marrakech, including the city’s sinuous and romantic streets, and of course its world-class hotels and restaurants. From the city’s vibrant Medina to the “serenity of the Majorelle Garden,” and the presence of its numerous historical mosques, Marrakech is a splendor, according to TripAdvisor.It is worth noting that Marrakech is the only African city to have made it to the top 10, with the Egyptian town Hurghada, the other African town in the top 25, ranked as 21st .If Morocco’s reputation as a touristic hub is to be maintained, then international validation is vital.And perhaps unsurprisingly, with this ranking of Marrakech in the clubs of the world’s most magical and marvellous cities, Morocco’s tourism industry can take pride in yet another morale boost, an international and credible validation of those who have visited the North African country’s many touristic destinations. read more

first_imgTwitter user ChrissyP said: “I know him, that’s Zippy from Rainbow.”One Facebook user, Jen Wyatt, said: “Seriously had to check the date wasn’t 1st April!” A bizarre e-fit picture issued by police has attracted a lot of attention after people compared the wanted man to Zippy from Rainbow and the Cheshire Cat from Alice In Wonderland.Warwickshire Police issued the image in order to try and catch two burglars who managed to get into a house by distracting a woman in her 40s.The men claimed to be from Orbit Housing as they tricked their way into the flat on Hertford Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.The force posted on Twitter: “We’ve issued an e-fit for of a suspect in a distraction burglary in Stratford in February. If you have any information please contact us.”Social media users branded the e-fit “hilarious” and “a joke”. Warwickshire Police have been unfazed by the mockery, responding on Twitter: “We can confirm that this is real and that we anticipated the attention!”But jokes aside, it was created from a description provided and it’s serious as a woman was victim of a horrible crime. Hopefully the attention will mean we identify the offender/bring him to justice quicker.”  That dodgy efit is zippy if he was a human pic.twitter.com/wbH667YRID— Joe (@Joe_farrardise) April 3, 2018center_img And the winner for efit of the year goes to…. https://t.co/MYfV82oalS— Matt Jackson (@Mattlj92) April 3, 2018 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more