Travel guide to Rabat

Facts

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Local name
Er Rabat
Inhabitants
1,385,872
Timezone
When it is 12 noon in the UK (summer time), it is 11 am in Rabat. When it is 12 noon in the UK (winter time), it is 12 noon in Rabat.

Best time to visit

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You can visit Rabat year round but the city can be insufferably hot in the summer. However, Rabat lies at the Atlantic coast which gives the opportunity to cool off.

Culture and entertainment

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In Rabat you can let the eager vendors at the markets entertain you or you can sit at one of the modern European-style cafés. Otherwise the great Tour Hassan mosque and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V are obligatory cultural features during a visit in Rabat.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There is a wide range of overnight accomodation in Rabat. Most hotels are situated between the central park, Jardins Triangle de Vue, and the Central Station. And here you'll find both humble boarding houses at reasonable rates as well as five-star hotels. Book your hotel in Rabat here

Local transport

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Taxi

It is easy to catch a taxi in Rabat. For instance, look for petits taxis which can carry up to three people at a time. Agree on the fare with the driver if he doesn't switch on the meter.

Other transport

There are plenty of bus services in Rabat and there are train connections to the cities and the major towns.

Special conditions

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Rabat is partly a modern city. This means that street vendors and stall holders are not as over-eager as they are e.g in Marrakesh. Most places you can walk undisturbed.
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