Casablanca is a hefty mix of architectural treasures that glisten with gold in the sunshine and near-decrepit old buildings. A sprawling city that brims with a cosmopolitan flair, Casablanca is Morocco's largest city and most hectic port.
Sitting on the country's Atlantic coast, it blends a frenetic lifestyle with stylish restaurants and vibrant shopping opportunities, opening up in a destination that slowly starts living up to its Western counterparts.
||Approximately 4 million
||Moroccan dirham (Dh or MAD) 1 dirham = 100 centimes
||Ambulance/Fire Brigade: 15
||La Quinzaine du Maroc
L'observateur du Maroc
La Vie éco
||Shops in Casablanca are generally open Mon-Fri from 8.30am-12pm and 3pm-6pm, from 8.30am-12pm on Saturdays. Shops are closed on Sundays. The central market (Marche Central) in Rue Chaouia is open daily 6am-2pm. Banks keep similar hours and the main branches are open from 8.30am–12pm, some are also open in the afternoons.
||The Regional Council of Tourism of Casablanca
60 bis, Avenue Hassan II, Casablanca
+212 522 20 62 66