Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and the continent of Africa. It is also the economical and cultural hub of the country and 60% of the country's businesses are located here as well as the majority of banks. Casablanca is also home to amazing sites and places like the Hassan II Mosque, the Central Market and the Habous District. The Hassan II Mosque is the worlds largest and was opened for public viewing in 1993, to commemorate the King's 60th birthday. The Central Market is the place to find all authentic Moroccan produce, including fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat. You'll also find traditional arts and crafts like rugs and hand-woven baskets. A low cost flight from Gatwick or other UK airports can make one or more stopovers in major cities like Rome, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona. You should expect a flight with stopovers to have a longer journey time than a direct flight to the same destination. When booking a flight to Casablanca, be sure to check online, in order to find the best cheap flight to suit your specific requirements and needs.
You can get to and from the airport by train, shuttle and taxi services. It takes 45 minutes to get to the city centre and Casablanca's port from the airport, via the shuttle train service. Catch the shuttle train from outside of the airport arrival area. This is an ideal way to travel if you intend to link to intercity connections, which will take you to various major locations in the city. Check the official website for more information at www.oncf.ma. If you prefer to travel by road, catch the CTM shuttle bus, which is also available by the arrivals area. It takes around an hour to get from the airport to the city centre by shuttle bus. Check the shuttle bus website for further details at www.ctm.ma). Those travelling with a lot of luggage may prefer to catch a taxi. Cabs take 45 minutes to the town centre and services are available 24 hours a day and can be caught at Level 0 by the arrivals area. The Port of Casablanca is a great place to visit while in the city. Here you'll find wonderful seafood restaurants and high end shops in a luxurious setting. Spend some time at the Quartier Habous and check out the fantastic market stalls. This is a great place to come to if you want to buy some authentic Moroccan souvenirs. Try some North African pastries, Moroccan style, at the delightful pastry shop Chez Bennis. Visit the Hammam Ziani for some rest, relaxation and rejuvenation and enjoy the reasonably priced steam rooms, massages and Jacuzzi.