Originally Posted by Fet600
Would it be worth taking some basic lessons in Arabic?
A few basic Arabic expressions are always useful for traveling as it's such a widely spoken language - a bit like knowing a few basic Spanish phrases. Added to that, the basic Arabic greetings and courtesies are known and used by Muslims around the world regardless of race or native language. I don't think you need to take lessons though.
gives you a good 'starter pack' although it sticks to Classical Arabic and you'll undoubtedly come across alternative forms in Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Dubai or wherever. The basic phrases are used throughout the Arabic-speaking world and if you make an effort to communicate in Arabic you'll quickly work out which ones they are.
Have fun in Morocco.