Things to do in Rabat

Take a special Moroccan holiday in Rabat

Rabat is the capital city of Morocco. It is considered one of the best holiday destinations because of its wild nightlife, beautiful natural scenery, terrific tourist attractions, and pleasant sightseeing options.


Things to do in Rabat


Rabat Archeological Museum

One of the most visited tourist spots in the capital is the Rabat archeological museum. It has been open to visitors since the 1930s and displays pre-Islamic and pre-historical artifacts that are part of Morocco’s history.


Rabat Zoo

If you are an animal lover, pay the Rabat Zoo a visit. Animals in this zoo are well taken care of and placed in their most natural habitats.


Rabat Nightlife

Nightlife in Rabat is pretty delightful. You can enjoy good drinks and live music in certain pubs and clubs within the city.


Royal Palace

You can visit the Royal Palace although visitors are prohibited from seeing the interior. It is still a worthy excursion due to its fine architecture and aristocratic grandness.





Rabat to Casablanca

If you want to travel outside the city, you can take a train ride to other touristic Moroccan cities like Marrakech and Casablanca. The ride from Rabat to Casablanca, which is the wealthiest and largest city in Morocco, takes only an hour. Casablanca has a lot of interesting tourist attractions, but the roads are traffic-congested.


Rabat to Marrakech

Going from Rabat to Marrakech is a long but pleasant 4-5 hours journey. Like Rabat, Marrakech is an ideal Moroccan destination because of its wonderful historic center and scenic landscape.


When to go to Rabat

Rabat is a hotspot to tourists during the summer season. The peak travel period happens between the months of November through February, when the cool and pleasant winter temperatures are friendly to wandering tourists.

If you are interested to experience the unique Moroccan culture in Rabat, plan your trip between April and June because this is the time when most of the city’s cultural events and festivals are held so you can be sure to find a lot of cool and fun things to do in Rabat during this period.


Things to do in Rabat

Rabat Facts

Population620 996
CurrencyMoroccan Dirham
AirportSale, Morocco (RBA)

Rabat average temperatures

14~17 °C 15~19 °C 21 °C 23 °C 20~27 °C 23~29 °C 26~33 °C 26~34 °C 25~31 °C 22~27 °C 18~21 °C 16~18 °C


UNESCO World Heritage Sites Rabat - Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage

The historic centre of the capital city of Morocco is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was conceived during the time of the Protectorate at beginnings of the 20th century, when the city was adapted to a modernist town plan while respecting the earlier Arabo-Muslim heritage. Some of the favourite attractions in the city are the mausoleum of Mohammad V, with its exquisite mosaics, or the beautiful Kasbah with amazing views.

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Golf in Rabat

Located 15 minutes from central Rabat, you will find the only golf club in the area: Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. It is a spectacular 45 hole golf course with two different 18 hole courses and one 9 hole course, all placed in the heart of a cork oak forest. If you are looking for great golf in Morocco, this is the place to be!

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