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Casablanca, Morocco


City skyline, Casablanca

Introduction

Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and port. Remember to dress conservatively in Muslim countries.

Where You're Docked

Cruise ships dock at a large commercial port on the northeast corner of the city. Shuttles may be provided dropping off at Place des Nations Unies beside the Old Medina or to the port gate.


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Money and Tipping

The Moroccan Dirham (MAD) is the currency of Morocco. Tourist-friendly shops may take Euros or US dollars. A small tip is appreciated when dining in restaurants. In taxis, just round up to the nearest 5 dirhams, e.g. if the taxi meter says 17, pay 20.

Local Transportation

A new street level tramway opened Dec 2012 though it doesn't go to tourist areas like the beach or mosque. Registered taxis are red or white. White taxis offered shared ride services and can be hired for the hour or day. Red taxis are required to use the meter.

Hotels

Search hotels in Casablanca here

Sights

  • Hassan II Mosque - This imposing mosque is one of the largest in the Islamic world and is known for its majestic 200-metre-high minaret. Closed to non-muslims for prayer on Fridays.
  • Place Mohammed V - This square is flanked by majestic white government buildings constructed in the distinct French colonial style.
  • Parc De La Ligue Arabe - The city's largest public park.
  • La Corniche - The main beach area with lots of waterfront restaurants.

Shopping & Restaurants

  • Rick's Cafe - the restaurant made famous by the movie.
  • The Old Medina - Partly enclosed by the restored city wall, this area is a maze of narrow streets lined with bustling stalls and shops selling snacks and local bargains.
  • Boulevard Muhammad V is Casablanca's busiest shopping street
  • Central Market (Marche Central) - Located on Boulevard Muhammad V.
  • Habbous Souk District - many types of souks selling variety of items

Post Office

There is a post office on Blvd de Paris just west of Av Hassan II.

Internet

Try cafes and restaurants for WiFi.

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Weather

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