Reasons To Visit Casablanca
Casablanca Mohamed V International Airport is the busiest airport serving Morocco situated around 25 km from the city center of Casablanca. The airport handles a wide range of international flights from across the globe including direct flights from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Casablanca is a vibrant city offering something for everyone with its bustling marketplaces, liberal atmosphere and beautiful beachfront districts. If heritage is what fascinates you then you can visit the stunning King Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest in the world, or take a stroll through the walled Old Medina district. Casablanca is particularly famed for its lively nightlife scene which not only includes bars and nightclubs but an eclectic range of restaurants, cafés and eateries which stay open late.
Arriving In Casablanca
The main airport serving Casablanca is Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport which handles around 8 million travelers every year. The airport is comprised of three passenger terminals and provides everything you would need for a pleasant stay. When you have landed at the airport, taxis are the most popular way to reach your destination and can be found outside of the airport terminal 24 hours a day. Alternatively, there are several leading car rental agencies that can be found at the airport if you plan on exploring the region by vehicle.
While you are at the airport there are several amenities and services to keep you happy. There are plenty of cafés and eateries if you are feeling hungry, while duty-free shopping is available alongside many more convenience and souvenir stores. Free Wi-Fi access is provided at the airport for up to 30 minutes, so you can quickly get in touch with family and colleagues. There are also a few airport lounges if you are looking for somewhere more luxurious to wait for your flight. Travelers based in the UAE will be able to fly to Casablanca directly from Dubai International Airport with Emirates or from Abu Dhabi International Airport with Etihad Airways.
Where To Stay
UAE nationals flying to Morocco won’t need to get a visa in order to enter the country as long as the stay does not exceed 90 days. The weather in Casablanca can be a lot cooler than other areas of Morocco due to its coastal location. Average highs peak at around 26 degrees in July and August and winters are relatively mild with some rainfall. The local time zone in Morocco is four hours behind the UAE so remember to alter your clocks when you arrive, while the currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham. You will generally find that prices in Casablanca for essentials like dining out and accommodation will be cheaper compared to the UAE.
* This information is correct as of March 2019
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