Ain Diab (beach) (Casablanca area) — Ain Diab is located a short taxi or bus ride out from Casablanca city. But — this is really not the place to arrive in a bus: Ain Diab is the place for the chic, and everything is oriented around private clubs along the beach and discos and Western […]
Morocco Mall (Angle Boulevard de la Corniche / Boulevard de L’Ocean Ain Diab, Casablanca) – for locals tired of the old school markets (souks) and want a taste of a modern western-style shopping center, this is a welcome break. Inaugurated in 2011 by the Moroccan royal family and even a performance by Jennifer Lopez, this […]
Menara Mall (Bd. Mohamed VI, Marrakech) – this recently-opened mall has a more modest number of (mostly) regional retailers. Many shoppers (both local and expats) are still attracted to its amenities (from its food court, to a supermarket, and game areas for school children).
Megamall (Route de Zaer, Rabat) – this is a western-style shopping center (similar to Morocco Mall in Casablanca), complete with a variety of regional and international retailers. It also has a food court, as well as other mall amenities such as an ice-skating rink, a bowling alley, and a children’s play area.
Place des Ferblantiers (Mellah, Marrakech) – this is a shopping center geared toward tourists who are looking for various Moroccan souvenirs – from traditional hand-crafted lanterns to silverware to fabrics.
Anfaplace Shopping Center (Bd. de la Corniche Ain Diab, Casablanca) — located on the seaside of Casablanca, this urban shopping center is built over 3 floors, suggesting over 80 regional & international brands of fashion, leisure, catering and services, some of which are set for the first time in Morocco. The major brands found there […]
White Dream (5 Rue de la Mer Adriatique, Casablanca) – like Punjab lounge, White Dream is a popular local nightspot (attracting well-heeled locals) that regularly books Moroccan musical acts. For foreigners visiting this nightspot, this may be a good time to sample shisha (water) pipe smoking.
Theatro (Rue Ibrahim El Mazini, Es Saadi Grdens & Resort, Marrakech 40000) – 60 years ago, Marrakech was celebrating one of the first music hall scenes in Africa: the Theatre Es Saadi, where international musical entertainers like Josephine Baker, Charles Aznavour, and the Lido dancers have performed. In 2003, the Theatro was reopened, transformed as […]
Sky 28 (Kenzi Hotel, Twin Center, Bd. Zerktouni, Casablanca) — located on the 28th floor of the Kenzi Hotel, the premium bar lounge Sky 28 is the ideal place to enjoy a nice drink and have some finger food. At Sky 28, guests not only enjoy a refined choice of drinks and tapas but a […]
Punjab (10 Rue de la Mer de Chine, Casablanca) — this is a local lounge that books various local (Moroccan) musical acts. This is a great place for foreigners who want to sample the local musical culture, especially Rai music.