This is the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem's 13th year on the tour but first in Marrakech.
Mandy Minella and Simona Halep were in attendance at the official draw ceremony over the weekend.
The player party took place on Tuesday, and Daniela Hantuchova got a special birthday celebration.
Kristina Mladenovic and Chloe Paquet with the Tournament Director, second from right, familiar face?
It's former ATP World Tour star Hicham Arazi - pictured here with Olga Savchuk and Alla Kudryavtseva.
Moroccan players Nadia Lalami and Lina Qostal tried their hands at Gangnam Style at the party.
Petra Martic flanked by four Frenchwomen - Paquet, Alizé Cornet, Mladenovic and Mathilde Johansson.
Another Frenchwoman, Laura Thorpe, and Slovakia's Michaela Honcova during Tuesday's player party.
And then it was time for a traditional Moroccan musician to take center stage at the party...
Elsewhere, young Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens was taking part in a kids clinic for the tournament.
Bertens made a career breakthrough at this event last year, going all the way to her first WTA title.
Bertens was joined by Arantxa Parra Santonja, Sandra Klemenschits and Arazi at the kids clinic.