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Identity card of MOROCCO

Description
Name Kingdom of Morocco
Suface 710.850 Km2
Population 34 million of inhabitants
Capital Rabat
Languages arabic, amazigh, french, spanish, english
Religion Islam
National Day July 30
Currency Dirham (MAD)

1 euro €= about 11 dirhams (MAD) / 1 US USD= about 9,44 dirhams (MAD)

Credit cards are accepted.

Climate in November Pleasant to cool, sometimes rainy, between 10°C and 20°C
Telephone

 

 

 

 

Internet

To call a Moroccan number from abroad :
(International code) + 212 (code for Morocco) + 9 figures (correspondent’s number without the initial 0).

To call a foreign number from Morocco :
00 + (code for the country) + correspondent’s number.

For local calls, dial the 10-digit number that begins with 0
(the three digits following 0 correspond to the area code).

Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, restaurants and cafes.
Prepaid Data SIM cards are available from Internet service provider agencies.

Orange, Inwi, Maroc Telecom

Local time GMT+1

Shops are generally open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and more.

 

 

VISA AND VACCINE TO STAY IN MOROCCO

For a stay in Morocco, a valid passport is required; Nationals of countries of the European Union, Switzerland and Canada are exempt from visa.
For other nationalities :
It is advisable to check with the Moroccan diplomatic representations.
No vaccine is required.

Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates : www.diplomatie.ma

Rabat

Rabat

Rabat, coastal city at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean located between Casablanca and Tangier, fourth imperial city and modern capital of the Kingdom, embraces in its ramparts the traces of the Almohad dynasty. It houses the Royal Palace; it is the seat of government, ministries, administrations and embassies.
Five large doors allow you to enter Rabat to visit its monuments and museums.

Monuments
The Mohammed V Mausoleum, a masterpiece of traditional Moroccan art
The Hassan Tower, an unfinished 12th century mosque
The Chellah, Roman ruins on the site of the ancient city of Sala
The Oudayas, set of Almohad architecture
Museums

Musée Mohammed VI d’Art moderne et contemporain : exhibitions of foreign and Moroccan artists
Avenue Moulay Hassan, Centre Ville
tél : +212 (0) 537 769047
site web : http://www.fnm.ma/musee-mohammed-vi-dart-moderne-et-contemporain/

Musée de l’histoire et des civilisations (Musée archéologique) : it traces the history of Morocco.
Avenue Yacoub el Mansour, Centre Ville
tél : +212 (0) 537 70 19 19
site web : http://www.fnm.ma/musee-archeologique-de-rabat/

Villa des Arts de Rabat
10, Rue Beni Mellal , Angle Avenue Mohammed V, Centre Ville
tél : +212 (0) 537 66 85 79 à 82
site web : http://www.fondationona.ma/fr/espaces-culturels/villa-des-arts-de-rabat/site-et-architecture

Musée de la Monnaie de Bank Al-Maghrib : a numismatic collection testifying to 2,500 years of history
277, Angle Avenue Mohammed V et Rue Al Qahira, Centre Ville
tél : +212 (0) 537 70 26 26 / 537 26 90 96
site web : http://musee.bkam.ma

Musée régional de la Céramique : rare pieces from various regions of Morocco
Borj Benbachir at Salé

Musée des Sciences de la Terre
Ministère de l’Energie et des Mines, Quartier administratif d’Agdal
tél : +212 (0) 537 68 84 00

Musée Maroc Télécom
Avenue Annakhil, Hay Ryad
tél : +212 (0) 537 71 71 71

Map of Rabat

→  Map of Rabat – Downtown and Agdal (click the link to view)

Lodging

Hotels 5 *****

HOTEL FARAH RABAT
Place Sidi Makhlouf, 10000 Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 23 74 00 – fax : +212 (0) 537 72 21 55
e-mail : Sales-farahrabat@menara.ma
website : http://www.farahrabat.com

HOTEL RABAT
21, Avenue Chellah, 10000 Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 70 00 71 – fax : +212 (0) 537 70 00 59
e-mail : commercial@hotelderabat.ma
website : http://www.hotelrabat.ma

LA TOUR HASSAN
26 Rue Chellah, B.P. 14, Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 23 90 00 – fax : +212 (0) 537 73 18 66
e-mail :reservation@latourhassan.com
website : http://tourhassanpalace.com

SOFITEL RABAT JARDIN DES ROSES
B.P. 450, Souissi, 10000 Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 67 56 56 – fax : +212 (0) 537 67 14 92
e-mail : H6813@sofitel.com
website : http://sofitel.accor.com/hotel/6813/index.en.shtml

Hotels 4 ****

ONOMO HOTEL RABAT TERMINUS
286, Avenue Mohammed V, Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 21 29 00 – fax: +212 (0) 537 26 60 50
e-mail : reservation.terminus@onomohotel.com
website : https://www.onomohotel.com/fr/hotel/12/onomo-rabat-terminus

HELNAN CHELLAH HOTEL
2, Rue d’Ifni, Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 66 83 00 – fax : +212 (0) 537 70 63 54
e-mail : Chellah@helnan.com
website : http://www.helnan.com/en/Hotels/Index/13

HOTEL BELERE RABAT
33, Avenue Moulay Youssef, Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 20 33 01 / 537 20 33 02 – fax : +212 (0) 537 70 98 01
e-mail : contact@belere-rabat.com
website : https://belere-hotels.com

HOTEL LE DIWAN RABAT
Place de l’Unité Africaine, 10005, Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 26 27 27 – fax : +212 (0) 537 26 24 24
e-mail : H2820@accor.com
website : http://all.accor.com/hotel/2820/index.fr.shtml

HOTEL RIHAB
45, Avenue Moulay Ismaïl (Angle Avenue Moulay Ismaïl et Rue Al Mourabitine), Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 70 62 70 / 537 26 08 92 – fax : +212 (0) 537 72 36 22

LE DAWLIZ
Avenue du Prince héritier, Bouregreg, Salé
tel : +212 (0) 537 88 32 77 / 78 – fax : +212 (0) 537 88 32 79
e-mail : reservation@hoteldawlizrabat.ma
website : http://www.hoteldawlizrabat.ma

Hotels 3 ***

ONOMO HOTEL RABAT MEDINA
2, Rue Ghandi, Quartier Hassan, 10000 Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 70 30 74 / 76 – fax : +212 (0) 537 70 30 86
e-mail : reservation.medina@onomohotel.com
website : https://www.onomohotel.com/en/hotel/11/onomo-hotel-rabat-medina

LE PIETRI URBAN HOTEL RABAT
4, Rue Tobrouk, 10000 Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 70 78 20 / 537 70 91 30 / 537 70 79 22 – fax : +212 (0) 537 70 82 35
e-mail : contact@lepietri.com
website : http://www.lepietri.com

HOTEL IBIS RABAT AGDAL
Avenue Haj Ahmed Charkaoui, Place de la Gare RABAT-AGDAL, 10000 Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 13 17 07- fax : +212 (0) 537 13 17 01
e-mail : HA0G2@accor.com
website : https://all.accor.com/hotel/A0G2/index.fr.shtml

HOTEL MERCURE RABAT SHEHERAZADE
21, Rue de Tunis, Quartier Hassan, 10000 Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 72 22 26 / 28 – fax : +212 (0) 537 72 45 27
e-mail : H2962@accor.com
website : https://all.accor.com/hotel/2962/index.fr.shtml

HOTEL BOUREGREG
Angle Avenue Hassan II et Rue Nador, Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 72 04 14 / 537 72 04 45
fax : +212 (0) 537 73 40 02

Ryads and Guest Houses

VILLA MANDARINE
19, Rue OuledBousbaa, Souissi, Rabat
tél : +212 (0) 537 75 20 77 – fax : +212 (0) 537 63 23 09
e-mai : reservation@villamandarine.com
site web : http://www.villamandarine.com

RIAD DAR AL BATOUL
7, Derb Jirari, Médina, Rabat
tél : +212 (0) 537 72 72 50 – fax: +212 (0) 537 72 73 16
e-mail : albatoul@menara.ma
site web : http://www.riadbatoul.com

RIAD DAR KARIMA
8 rue Jamaa Moreno, El Gza, 10 000 Rabat Medina

DAR SCHÂAN
Rue Jirari, 10 000 Rabat Medina

L’ALCAZAR
4, Impasse Benabdellah, Bab Laalou, 10 000 Rabat Medina

RIAD KALAA
3-5 rue Zebdi, Rabat Medina

Transportation

Airports

International Airport Mohammed V of Casablanca
website : www.onda.ma
tel : +212 (0) 522 33 90 40 / 522 33 91 40
fax : +212 (0) 522 33 99 01
Served by train to Casablanca and Rabat; Schedules to be consulted on the ONCF website, www.oncf.ma
Ticket price 100 to 120.00 dirhams

Airport of Rabat-Salé
website : www.onda.ma
tel : +212 (0) 537 80 80 90 / 537 80 80 89
fax : +212 (0) 537 80 80 94
Served by a Shuttle Bus to the center of Rabat (20.00 dirhams) and Grand taxis (150.00 dirhams)

Railway Stations

Office National des Chemins de Fer (O.N.C.F)
website : http://www.oncf.ma
Call center 24h/24 et 7j/7   : 2255
Rabat Ville Railway Station – Avenue Mohammed V
Rabat Agdal Railway Station – Rue Abderrahmane Al Ghafiqi, Agdal

Coacj Company

Bus station of Kamra / C.T.M. Coaches – Avenue Hassan II, Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 79 51 24 / 537 79 58 16

Rental Cars

Budget – Rabat-Salé Airport
tel : +212 (0) 537 70 57 89

Hertz – 467, Avenue Mohammed V, Rabat
tel : +212 (0) 537 70 92 27

Cabs

Taxi Service : +212 (0) 6 00 07 77 77
Petits taxis (mini cabs, local city taxis)  : +212 (0) 6 75 00 00 01

Useful as transportation inside town.
In Rabat, the mini cabs are blue.  In Casablanca, they are red.

Fare in Rabat (example) :
From downtown (new town) to the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse in Agdal, the fare is about 15 to 20 dirhams.

Grands Taxis (extra urban taxis)

Taxi Boux: +212 (0) 6 61 39 50 49
Taxi Brikil: +212 (0) 6 68 92 91 23

Car booking application (with drivers)
Tramway

Line 1 (T1) r connects the campus area of Madinat Al Irfane in Rabat and Hay Karima Hay in Salé, in particular serving the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco (Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc) and the Rabat Ville Railway Station.

Line 2 (T2) connects the area of l’Ocean of Rabat and Salé Bettana.
The ticket for a ride costs 6 dirhams.

website : http://tram-way.ma/

Restaurants

Restaurants of international cooking, moroccan gastronomy, fast food, tea rooms, ice cream shops, pancake shops, etc… Informations are avaible in Guide books of Rabat on sale in bookshops and kiosks.

Tourism

Monuments and Museums

See rubric RABAT

Traditional Crafts

Rue des consuls
Trek el Marsa « les Oudayas »
Oulja, le village des potiers
the medina of Rabat

Sport and Relaxation

Royal Golf Dar Essalam Avenue Imam Malik, Km 9 – tel : +212 (0) 537 75 58 64 – fax : +212 (0) 537 75 76 71
Tennis, Yacht club – tel : +212 (0) 537 72 02 64
Thalaforme – tel : +212 (0) 537 63 82 94 à 96 – fax : +212 (0) 537 63 82 97
Archery, equitation, hiking, aquatic sports, surfing, jet ski, pétanque (game of bowls), karting, jogging, climbing, swimming, moutain bike, etc…

Places of Worship

Mosquée Sounna – Avenue Moulay Hassan, centre ville
Mosquée Lalla Soukaina
Mosquée Badr – Avenue FalouldOumeir, Agdal
Mosquée des Oudayas
Etc…
Cathédrale Saint Pierre – Place Al Joulane
Grande Synagogue Talmud Torah – 9, Rue Moulay Ismail
Temple Protestant, evangelical church – 44, Avenue Allal ben Abdellah

Post Office (Barid Al Maghrib)

Main Post Office of Rabat – Avenue Mohammed V, Place de la Poste – tel : +212 (0) 537 72 21 80

Emergencies / Medical Services

Emerngencies (SAMU de Rabat) – tel : +212 (0) 537 73 73 73 / 537 20 85 00
24 hr Doctor (SOS médecins) – tel : +212 (0) 537 777 333
24 hr Dentists (SOS dentistes) – tel : +212 (0) 537 70 01 01
Night Chemist (Pharmacie de la Wilaya de Rabat) : Avenue Moulay Slimane
Anti-Poison Center (Centre Anti-Poison) – tel : 0 801 000 180 / +212 (0) 537 68 64 64 (24h/24)
website : http://www.capm.ma