You’re Going to Love Rabat
Rabat city lies along the Atlantic coat, at the Bouregreg River, with beautiful architecture influenced by its Islamic, French colonial, and Berber past. You’ll enjoy the city’s warm hospitality, the very modern new town, and the historic city center. Morocco’s coastal capital since 1912, Rabat has just over a million people. Modern and even reserved by Moroccan standards, the city also has many fascinating historic sites, including the picturesque Kasbah of the Udayas, built in the mid-12th century. The unique Hassan Tower, begun at the end of the 12th century, was meant to have the world’s largest minaret, but was never completed. Just opposite the tower lies the 20th-century Mausoleum of Mohammed V, another of the city’s main attractions.
Summers are warm and dry, and winters mild and wet in Rabat, making it a year-round destination with a spike between April and November, when temperatures range between 70 and 80 degrees.
The Riad Meftaha is a quiet oasis in the city, with well-appointed rooms and modern furnishings. At the Golden Tulip Farah, you’ll enjoy contemporary furnishings and amenities, with beautiful views of the Bouregreg River. Popular Neighborhoods in Rabat: Centre Ville – the downtown area encompasses the Medina along with the surrounding commercial area of the city, and offers a wealth of shopping and dining possibilities. Agdal – this wealthy neighborhood is where you’ll find many French immigrants, along with both of the city’s train stations. Ville Nouvelle – the modern part of the city is where you’ll find the Mega Mall and other shopping adventures, along with dining options.
Enjoy classic Moroccan favorites like couscous at cheap prices at Restaurant de la Libération, where main dishes start at only Dhs 60. Ty Potes is one of many French restaurants in Rabat, this one specializing in crepes, galettes, and other lighter fare. Main dishes start at Dhs 65.Share this tour