Rabat is a pleasant city located on the Atlantic Ocean. It became the capital of Morocco in 1912. The city is divided into the medina, the old walled town, and the ville nouvelle or new town. The souqs are well worth visiting and are not as hectic as those of Marrakech or Fez. The Kasbah des Oudaias is a maze of narrow streets lined by whitewashed houses. It is built on a bluff overlooking the ocean and beach, which is busy with locals on holidays and weekends. Other attractions include the Palace Museum and the lovely Andalusian Gardens, the Hassan Mosque and the ancient Roman site of Chellah.
Marrakech is the main international gateway. British Airways, Easy Jet, Ryan Air and Thomson have frequent direct flights from London to Marrakech. There are also direct flights to Casablanca and Fez, and a more extensive service with Royal Air Maroc to other airports within Morocco.
Language: Moroccan Arabic is the official language. It is significantly different from classical and modern Arabic.
Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from the embassy
There are no compulsory vaccinations.
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