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Monday, January 12th, 2009

Rabat (الرباط) is the capital city of the Kingdom of Morocco and is situated on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. Rabat is worldwide known for its textile industry as well food production and construction industry. The city has a estimated population of 1.5 million people.

In the recent years travelers have been discovering Rabat’s hidden delights, particularly its local markets where shop owners are nice and won’t harass you, monuments and magnificent museums, old cafes and restaurants with delicious Moroccan dishes. Watch the changing of the Friday’s morning change of the Royal Guard at the Royal Palace or walk the narrow streets of the Casbah des Oudaya and visit the 12th century tour Hassan.

Morocco is just a step from Europe, yet its feels like a world away in culture, color and experiences. This is partly due to its geographical position, situated where East meets the West and where Africa shakes hands with Europe, and the Mediterranean merges with the Atlantic.

Travelers to Rabat are required a valid passport. Most nationals are not required a visa, just a return ticket and passport that’s at least 6 months valid. Travelers are advised to contact the Moroccan embassy before a trip. The best months to visit are June till August, with the least rain and best temperatures.