Rabat, Morocco

Morocco's capital, Rabat is a modern city with wide streets, gardens and light, white buildings and is has a more laid back atmosphere.


There are many beautiful buildings that are well worth a visit as well as a cafe that overlooks the Atlantic. There is plenty for all to see and do in Rabat.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Rabat Reviews

Rabat Hotels (11)

This 5 star luxury hotel is set amongst a 17 acre garden, close to the Royal Palace and Mohammed V Mausoleum. There are plenty of amenities on site with a choice of restaurants, outdoor pool, Spa and ...

Comfortable accommodation, situated in the heart of the city, close to the train station and old medina....

Elegant hotel in a great location, just 5 minutes from the town centre and close to the city beach, Hassan Tower and Mohammed V Mausoleum....

Tastefully styled guest rooms and a convenient location, just 1km from the city centre and within easy reach of the city attractions....

Central location, close to the main train station with an on-site restaurant and 24 hour bar....

Well known for it's quality service, this hotel provides a comfortable and friendly environment ensuring a relaxing stay....

A centrally located Spa hotel offering comfortable rooms and a friendly atmosphere....

Spa hotel with contemporary accommodation in the Hassan district, 5 minutes from historic monuments and 15 minutes from the Royal Golf Course...

Situated opposite the botanic gardens, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities....

Spa hotel in walking distance of the Medina with a choice of restaurants, large lobby lounge bar and an Irish pub-style bar...

This historical Moroccan house has been transformed into a guest house, and offers guests intimacy, elegance and warm hospitality in the heart of the medina...


The wide golden sands of Oudayas Beach are popular with locals and tourists and there is also a sandy beach at Temara, on the southern outskirts of the city.

Things to Do

The Zoo of Rabat provides a fun day out for children and is home to around 1000 animals. The zoo is divided into 5 areas: the Atlas Mountains, the Desert, the Savannah, the Rainforest and the Wetlands to provide an appropriately simulated natural habitat for the various animals. The zoo also features a daily feeding programme, a restaurant and a fast food court.

Close to the river, the 17th century former Sultan's Palace now houses the Oudayas Museum and the charming Andalusian Gardens. The Archaeological Museum houses exhibits dating back to the Stone Age and a number of treasures from the ancient site of Volubulis.

Other landmark attractions include the impressive Bab Oudaia, a 12th century gateway to the Kasbah; the Hassan Tower and the ornate Mausoleum of Mohammed V.

Out and About

Stroll through the old streets of the Medina, lined with shops, cafes and artisan workshops; browse the spice market and soak up the authentic local atmosphere.

Closer to the Ocean, the UNESCO world heritage site of the Kasbah des Oudayas is a charming network of cobblestone streets with blue and white painted houses and picturesque ocean views.

Across the river, you can explore the winding alleyways in the traditional quarter of Sale and the walled ruins of an ancient roman city at Chellah Gardens.

Nearby Attractions

A short drive south of Rabat will bring you to Temara, where you can see the Grand Mosque, browse the markets, go surfing or relax on the sandy beaches.

Casablanca, home to the huge Hassan II Mosque is located approx 1 hours drive away. Here you can experience the contrasts of the old and the new quarters and explore the ancient Old Medina and the modern Habbous Souk.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Rabat


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