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Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Most restaurants and large stores accept credit cards. Smaller corner stores and almost all medina/market stores are cash-based. ATMs abound and are safe to use. - Oct 24, 2017
I used credit cards in the cities, and there were a few ATMs I trusted. Keep an eye on your statements, and realize that ATM skimming is an issue. - Oct 23, 2017
Credit cards are widely accepted. I know of several ATM skimming incidents. - Aug 29, 2017
Don't use them unless at a hotel or the Embassy. - Jul 20, 2014
I feel okay using ATMs in normal places, although most U.S. Embassy people cash checks with our cashier. Credit cards are not very reliable; some fraud has been perpetrated, and many places say they take them but then look at you horrified and the whole grocery line comes to a halt for 15 minutes while they try to make it work -- and then it doesn't. - Nov 17, 2011
None of the ATM's I ever used worked. Like they are permanently not functioning. It's a microcosm of the entire society. - Nov 16, 2011
We use our credit cards at the supermarket and shopping. Most people use ATMs. - Sep 18, 2011
I have used them, but sparingly. Others use ATM cards all the time with no apparent problems. - Apr 8, 2010
I use my ATM to get Dirham frequently with no problems. - Jun 3, 2008