Marche Central is a bustling market well worth a visit when you are in Casablanca. Visiting this market is truly an experience - even you if are not buying anything from the vast selection of fruit and vegetables found here you can just enjoy cruising around and browse at the several stall.
Club Hippique le Barry is located outside Casablanca and provides various activities in a farm environment. If you come here as a group you will be offered entertaining team-building activities. Club Hippique le Barry also offers pony rides, horse rides, paintball fights and quads.
Restaurant Le Port de Pêche sits along the numerous seafood restaurants that Casablanca is dotted with. With its peculiar nautical theme, this eatery has drawn the attention of many foodies, attracted by the restaurant's high-rated delicacies and a fast, yet welcoming service.
Inside the Art Palace & Spa you can find the stylish Art Age Restaurant. Here you can enjoy a great Moroccan, Mediterranean and European inspired dinner accompanied by an extensive wine list in a restaurant that, hosting live bands frequently, aims to be a gathering point for all music aficionados.
Want to feel like you are in the movie "Casablanca"? Come to Rick´s Café where the bar from the 1942 film has come to life. With an international menu specializing in Casablanca’s fresh seafood, vegetables and fruit you can enjoy good food while listening to chill-out piano music.
Morocco's largest and most exclusive casino is situated at the Mazagan Beach Resort, providing thrilling games and some great nightlife entertainment. Everything from blackjack to Texas hold'em poker, baccarat, English roulette and slot machines are provided here. In the heart of the casino you will also find Jockey Club, a restaurant and bar where to sip a cocktail or savor a tasty meal.
Across the city, you can find small, local markets that give away a deep insight into Moroccan artefacts. Some of the items you can expect to find are traditional souvenirs, local produce, clothes, silver jewellery and rugs but do not forget to show your haggling skills to get the best price.
Anfaplace is a large shopping centre in Casablanca located right by the ocean. Here you can go shopping for women's fashion, men's fashion, food and much more and, when in need to regain strength after an afternoon of shopping, you can stop-by at one of the over 20 eateries.
If you'd like to test your haggling skills at a hectic flea market, Darb Ghallaf is where you should be headed to - a picturesque neighbourhood that is composed of a maze of shopping streets. Here you can find everything from clothes and books to furniture and electronic items.
Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport is located around 30 kilometres from the city centre. The airport has frequent connections to Paris, New York, Dubai and Frankfurt. You can easily reach the city centre by train, taxi and car hire companies. The taxis are stationed at Arrivals and trains can be found on the lower level of the airport. The bus company CTM operates to/from the airport and the journey takes approximately an hour. If you wish to book a taxi in advance, you can do it online with Suntransfers.com.
CTM intercity buses run to most towns in Morocco. There are plenty of routes and they leave from Gare Routière on Rue Léon l'Africain in the centre of the city. You can also travel by train to reach other parts of Morocco. If you want to catch a train you must head to Gare du Port. www.oncf.ma
Casablanca opened its network of trams in December 2012. The tram has 49 stops and links the city's main neighbourhoods, running from 5.30am-10.30pm. You can buy a one-way ticket, a rechargeable ticket which can be used 10 times or a card that can be used for 5 years. Tickets can be bought in ticket machines, agents and retailers.
Taxis are available throughout the city at various spots, especially around the main squares and the Gare du Port. They are generally inexpensive and often quicker than buses. Look for red taxis (Petit) or white taxis (Grand). Shared taxis can be a good idea for longer distances. Careem - Car-booking app www.careem.com/casablanca [email protected]
Post Maroc is the company that runs the postal service in Morocco, offering a reliable service that tends to be open Monday-Friday till 4pm and on Saturday in the morning only. Here you can buy stamps (timbres) which can also be purchased at souvenir shops, kiosks and newsagents. If you want to mail a postcard you will find several yellow mail boxes in town. Place Mohammed V is Casablanca's main square and it is where you will find the main post office.
When in Casablanca you should be careful with what you drink and eat. Make sure you avoid drinking tap water and that all food you eat is properly cooked. Pharmacies are generally open Monday-Friday 8.30am - 12.30pm and 3.30pm - 8pm and only in the morning on Saturday. They operate on a rotation system that guarantees an open pharmacy at night and weekends. You will find the address of the pharmacy on duty at the every pharmacy's front door. There are several pharmacies scattered around town. Pharmacie Val d'Anfa: 194 Boulevard d'Anfa, Casablanca , +212 5223 64348 Pharmacie Centre: Boulevard Mohammed V, Casablanca ,
Although Morocco is developing at a fast pace, it can remain very traditional in some cultural aspects, especially in rural area. As a tourist, it is important to pay attention to local traditions and act respectfully towards them. It is advised to wear long sleeves and avoid shorts, for both men and women. This will also allow you to visit Mosques (but if your are a woman remember to bring a scarf to cover your hair).