Pearl Lounge (Departures), Marrakech Menara: Empty, empty, empty

While my professional event is just beginning, or even in full swing, I have to slip away to join my family in London for a personal event.

As a reminder, here is the route followed:

1LoungeLufthansa Business Lounge, Londres Heathrow
2FlightRoyal Air Maroc Business, Londres Heathrow – Casablanca, Boeing 737 MAX
3FlightRoyal Air Maroc Business, Casablanca – Marrakech, Embraer E190
4HotelBarcelo Palmeraie, Marrakech
5LoungePearl Lounge, Marrakech Menara
6FlightTAP Business Class, Marrakech – Lisbonne Portela, Embraer E190
7FlightTAP Business Class, Lisbonne Portela – Londres Heathrow, Airbus A320
Today’s itinerary

Check-in and ground run

I arrive at the airport about 1h45 before the departure of my flight for Lisbon . I grope a bit to find the TAP counters, and use the priority queue to register.


My documents are checked and my boarding pass issued with my two flights of the day. A sticker giving me access to the Fast Track is affixed to my boarding pass.


I then go to security and passport control and use the priority line… But my boarding pass will not work in the automatic gates.


A customs officer will take me through an adjoining gate.

A first customs search is carried out, before a classic PIF, then a passport control with exit stamp on the passport and on the boarding card.

And finally, I’m airside!


Location and access

The lounge is located near the main Duty Free , but you have to go back after the escalator following the “Pearl” and not VIP signs. The VIP signs will take you to the local Royal Air Maroc lounge .


Be careful, nearly no airline has an agreement with this lounge . This is the case for TAP and Air France for example. I will use my Priority Pass card to access it .

Lounge design

The design of the lounge is quite original, in line with the futuristic architecture of the terminal. Moreover, it is not completely separated from this terminal.


Catering offer

It’s very simple, it is nil, or almost. Only Nespresso coffee and mineral water are served.



A magnified waiting room , but still better than a bench in the waiting room.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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