Vital Facts and Numbers
Dialling Code: +212
Emergency Number: Police: 190 or 112 from mobile phones, Ambulance: 150, Fire: 15
Where To Stay
With colourful mosaics, carved woodwork and a sunny infinity pool overlooking the city skyline, this grand 19th-century building was once home to Rbatie nobility. Today it’s an intimate boutique hotel with 7 striking rooms built around a central atrium.
Address: 7-9, Impasse Caïd Bargach, Rabat, Morocco
Telephone: +212 5377-34209
This charming hotel is nestled among 3 acres of gardens with over 700 orange trees. The hotel offers a growing art collection and its 31 rooms and 5 suites are decorated with family heirlooms and uniquely Moroccan elements, such as Zellige mosaics, Beijmat tiles and iron works.
Address: 19 Rue Ouled Bousbaa Souissi, Rabat 1777, Morocco
Telephone: +212 5377-52077
Decorated with bold, colourful furnishings, Villa Difaya offers elegant suites and a private villa, surrounded by manicured gardens. The hotel’s spa and beauty salon offers a jacuzzi and a Moroccan hammam, while Le Restaurant serves European dishes with a Moroccan twist.
Address: Angle Rue Bani Yadder et Rue Jebala, Rue Bani Yadder, Rabat 10220, Morocco
Telephone: +212 5380-50800
Where To Eat
Food always tastes better poolside, in the sunshine; particularly when it’s freshly caught from the Atlantic ocean. John Dory bouillabaisse or lemon butter scallops are must have dishes here, but be sure to save room for dessert. If you prefer to stay in the shade, their hip dining room is cosy, with an eye-catching shark-themed artwork gracing the walls.
Address: Quartier Souissi, C/O Hôtel Sofitel Jardin Des Roses, Rabat, Morocco
Telephone: +212 5376-75656
After being greeted by a robed man carrying a lantern, and escorted through the narrow laneways of the Medina, guests arrive at this exotic, buzzing locale, which dishes up set menus of traditional Moroccan cuisine, like tagines, cous cous and delicious pastries. Live music, stone walls and soaring ceilings add to the convivial vibe
Address: Rue des Consuls, Rabat, Morocco
Telephone: +212 5377-33636
Le Grand Comptoir
This lively, down to earth locale is known for delivering a sumptuous French Brasserie style menu; with grilled lobster and leg of lamb making our ‘must try’ list. The buzzy dining room is often filled with live music, provided by the restaurant’s resident musicians.
Address: 279, Avenue Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco
Telephone: +212 5372-01514
What To Do
Dar El Kebira
Relax in this exotic spa centre, offering a wide range of treatments, from Argan oil massages to manicures and Moroccan Turkish bath sessions.
Address: Rue des Consuls, 1 Impasse Belghazi, Ferrane Znaki, Medina, Rabat Morocco
Telephone: +212 5377-24906
The Currency Museum of the Bank Al-Maghrib
This fascinating museum tells the story of Morocco’s history through its money, from Roman times to today. It also has an interactive section that can explain the central banks role in both the local and global economy. If you would like to learn more about Morocco and it’s culture while in the museum make sure you don’t forget to visit their art gallery also.
Address: Avenue Allal Ben Abdellah | et Rue Al-Qahira, Rabat 10000, Morocco
Telephone: +212 5372-16472
With The Family
Zoological Garden of Rabat
Get up close to elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes and white rhinos in this sprawling zoo which is home to 1000 animals across 130 different species.
Address: Annex 23rd, (Green Belt), Cite Yacoub El Mansour, Rabat, Morocco
Phone: +212 5372-93794
These vast, picturesque gardens showcase more than 650 plant species, including succulents, as well as tropical and sub-tropical varieties. Stroll along tree-lined avenues, explore water features and the arboretum.
Address: Avenue Annasr, Rabat, Morocco
Rabat is the capital of Morocco and the country’s seventh largest city centre with an urban population of around 580,000 (2014) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million.
Morocco is the 68th largest export economy in the world. Morocco’s GDP was worth US$100.59 billion in 2015, accounting for only 0.16% of the global economy.
In Morocco, approximately a third of the population work in agriculture, another third work in mining, manufacturing, and construction, while the final third are employed in the trade, finance, and service sectors. Morocco struggles with high unemployment rates – the official figures are 10% but it’s generally believed to be higher than this.
Morocco’s top exports are sent to Spain, France, Brazil, Italy and Germany and include Insulated Wire, Cars, Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers, Phosphoric Acid and Non-Knit Women’s Suits. Top imports come from Spain, France, China, the USA and Germany and include Refined Petroleum, Crude Petroleum, Petroleum Gas, Cars and wheat.
Regional Tourism Council of Rabat
Address: 23 Avenue de la Victoire, siège CRI Rabat, Morocco
Phone: +212 5377 79077
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