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Tangier

Tangier (city) — one of the most evocative places in Morocco, the name Tangier immediately conjures up images of an exotic city – bright white buildings under a hot sun blazing down from a clear blue sky, the gateway to this much loved kingdom. Located 3 ½ hours northeast of Casablanca (via A1 & A3 […]

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Tamaris Aquaparc

Tamaris Aquaparc (Route d’Azemmour km. 15, Casablanca) – this is the only water park in the Casablanca area – not far from Tamaris beach. Children will enjoy the wave pool, the huge river and slides of all sizes. Built in an oasis of greenery, Tamaris Aquaparc is a very popular destination for the residents of […]

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Royal Golf Dar Es Salam

Royal Golf Dar Es Salam (Km 9, Ave. Mohammed VI, route des Zaers Soussi, Rabat) — designed by Robert Trent Jones and located in the heart of a cork oak forest, the Royal Golf of Dar Es Salam is only fifteen minutes from the center of Rabat. Opened in 1971, visiting golfers have two 18-hole […]

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Rif Mountains

Rif Mountains – located 7 hours (553 km) northeast of Casablanca, this fascinating and scenic mountain range in the country’s north is the stronghold of the Berber people. Wonderful trekking opportunities avail, including through the fir forests in the Talassemtane National Park. The tour outfits that offer excursions to the Rif Mountains include: www.fes4x4excursion.com; www.festrips.com; […]

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Rabat

Rabat (city) — Imperial city, cosmopolitan centre of commerce and capital of Morocco, Rabat is a delight for holidaymakers. Located an hour (86 km.) northeast of Casablanca, Rabat is a grand city, full of fine buildings and welcoming people, with plenty to see and plenty to do. Over the centuries, Rabat has been owned by […]

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Marrakech

Marrakech (city) – located about 3 hours (242 km.) south of Casablanca, Marrakech is not only a fantastic city, it is also a symbol of the Morocco that once was, and which still survives here. The streets of the old and pink city have been too narrow to allow effective introduction of cars. And tourists […]

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Majorelle Garden / Berber Museum

Majorelle Garden / Berber Museum (entrance in side street off Avenue Yacoub el Mansour, Marrakech) — given by the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent as a gift to the city of Marrakech, this botanical garden was created in the 1920s by French artists Jacques and Louis Majorelle. Perfectly manicured gardens, with pools, giant cacti, bamboo, […]

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Jidar Street Art Festival

Jidar Street Art Festival (Rabat) – first time visitors to Rabat in recent years may notice that portions of the city resemble an open-air art gallery, with local and international street artists painting elaborate works of art on the sides of buildings there. Every April, an independent organization called the Artistic and Cultural Education-L’Boulvart (EAC-L’Boulvart) […]

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Jemaa el Fna

Jemaa el Fna (Marrakesh) — Jemaa el Fna square (a.k.a. Place of the Dead) is the center of medina life both day and night as a gathering place and unofficial stage for street theatre. It is also Marrakesh’s main square. For more than a millennium, the Jemaa el Fna’s daily bill has featured acrobats, henna […]

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Jazz au Chellah

Jazz au Chellah (festival) — this musical festival is held in Rabat every September. Launched in 1996 by the European Union in Morocco (in partnership with the Moroccan Ministry of Culture), it is dedicated to the discovery of European jazz and the encounter between European and Moroccan jazz musicians. This Festival has featured 190 such […]