A good look in the origins of Moroccan tradition and culture will lead you to book cheap flights to Oujda. It sprung up as a town in the midst of multiple oasis and pasture fields for the nomadic farmers much to the north of the country. Today that part has transformed into the ‘old city’ surrounded by successive developments in the form of new city, with suburbs consisting of flats and avenues. Located near the Algerian borders, Les Angades Airport caters for all Oujda flights, connecting non-stop to over 12 cities. Both Royal Air Maroc and Iberia are competing for offering cheap flight tickets to Oujda with TravelhouseUK.
No, there are no direct flights flying out of any airport in the UK to Oujda, for the moment. The preferred route to visit the city is to take an Air Maroc Flight to Casablanca and then take a domestic flight to Oujda.
The best time to visit Oujda is in the months between April and June, or between the months of September and November. With a total of six months of the best weather for a perfect tan, Oujda gives you plenty of leg room to manage the time span of your vacation. The highest the temperature goes is 30°C by the end of June. Some do come to Oujda in July, but for people living in the United Kingdom; a temperature beyond 30°C can be less enjoyable. The highest temperatures in May and in November remain in the early 20°C, just perfect for sunbathing. There is little to no rain throughout these months so you can go about the place to explore without worrying.
The cheapest time to travel to Oujda is in November. Not only this month is pleasant but due to the lack of less tourist activity, it is also the cheapest time to be around. Most tourists are waiting patiently for the December holidays to arrive in November. Their procrastination can give you an added advantage and provide you with the cheapest tickets and accommodation deals, without sacrificing comfort.
The international airport serving the city of Oujda is Angads Airport. Angads Airport resides about 12 kilometres from the centre of the city, due north. The trip from the airport to any hotels in the city centre is about 30 minutes long.
It is not necessary to obtain a visa to enter Morocco for a British citizen with a valid British Passport. The Moroccan Authorities allow British nationals to remain in the country for 3 months without any paperwork. Please have your passport stamped at the airport upon entry and check the date of the stamp when leaving the immigration terminal. Please also note that even though Oujda is a city bordering Algeria, the border is closed for all travel since 1994, so make your plans accordingly.
Oujda is a major city in the Northern Morocco, not too far from the Mediterranean Sea. The city was developed by the French and even after many years of independence, Oujda still grows around the infrastructure and architecture the French have left behind. The entire city is like a museum; while the inner city is stopped in time, intoxicated by the nostalgia of Maghreb architecture, just outside the city walls are the ruins of a Roman Castra fort, a herald of a time older then Islamic Maghreb.
The best way to get around Oujda is by taxis. There are the smaller red taxis that mostly stick inside the domains of the city but the white larger taxi can travel beyond. Going through the city could be a bit time consuming because traffic congestions are common. Whenever you can, do walk to your destination or buy an inexpensive bicycle to paddle through the city freely.
There are more economically friendly hotels available in Oujda that are less extravagant but homey.