Casablanca is no doubt Morocco’s metropolitan and economic capital – and certainly the most progressive. While Casablanca is not the most charming Moroccan destination, there are a few interesting sites and attractions.
The old medina market in the north of the city is charming and typical of Morocco: narrow, mazelike and selling almost anything and everything. Morocco’s largest mosque, the King Hassan II Mosque, is another of Casablanca’s calling cards. It boasts the tallest minaret in the world and features beautiful tiling throughout.
For adventurer types, a 5-day return trip by camel (less by 4WD!) to Erg Chigaga, one of the two major dunes of the Moroccan Sahara, will definitely get your adrenalin going. And at the Corniche of Casablanca is Ain Diab, a beachfront neighbourhood perfect for a night of bar-hopping and dancing.