Reasons To Visit Rabat
Rabat, the capital of Morocco, is known for its many cultural and historical attractions alongside a thriving atmosphere and plenty of marketplaces, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Be sure to check out some of the leading landmarks in the city like the Kasbah of the Oudaias and the sprawling Royal Palace, or you can head into the Old Medina area which retains much of its ancient charm. The city is home to many bustling souqs where you can pick up some local curiosities, or consider exploring some of the museums like the Modern Art Museum or the National Archaeological Museum for a more in-depth insight into the city’s heritage and culture.
Arriving In Rabat
Rabat Airport, also known as Rabat-Sale Airport, is situated less than 10 km from the center of Rabat and handles a variety of international flights including direct flights from the UAE. Those looking to book flights from the UAE to Rabat can make the journey directly from Abu Dhabi. Currently the only airline operating flights on this route is Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of Abu Dhabi (Understanding the Etihad Airways baggage allowance rules).
At Rabat Airport you will find a decent selection of amenities and facilities to help pass the time as you wait for your flight. There are a couple of places to eat and drink available as well as duty-free shopping, or you may prefer to wait for your flight in one of the airport lounges. When you have arrived at the airport there are airport buses available which can take you into the city, although you can always rely on getting in a taxi just outside the terminal building instead. At Rabat Airport there are plenty of car rental agencies available on site at your disposal, so you can easily rent a vehicle once your flight has arrived.
Rabat Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to Morocco you will be able to enter the country visa free for a period of up to 90 days. In Rabat over the summer you can expect warm temperatures with average highs of around 27 degrees from July until September, while over the winter it gets a little cooler so you may need something warm if you are going out in the evenings. Don’t forget to put your clocks back four hours to get on local time in Rabat, while the currency you will need is the Moroccan dirham.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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