Rabat, the city of many faces, entices at every turn. As Morocco's capital, an imperial city, and a hub rich with history and landmarks, it wears many titles: a tourist destination, a business center, and more, each one as captivating as the next.
Rabat, with its graceful allure, is a delightful city to immerse oneself in, boasting a globally recognized heritage. The Hassan Tower, the Kasbah of the Udayas, the necropolis of Chellah... and its museums, galleries, and festivals, further reinforce its reputation as a highly sought-after cultural haven.
Perched on the Atlantic coast, at the mouth of the Bouregreg River, Rabat gazes over at the city of Salé. This prime location gifts it stunning beaches, perfect for both relaxation and water sports. Among its other offerings, Rabat is a hotspot for golf and horse back riding.
As a major economic hub of the Kingdom, Rabat has firmly established itself as an essential destination for business travelers. And for these guests, The View Rabat Hotel, strategically nestled in the heart of the chic Hay Riad—a district that blends business and residential vibes—is an ideal choice. From its towering height of 17 stories, this urban hotel, presenting a mesmerizing view of the city, wins over business travelers with its state-of-the-art facilities. Moreover, it's the urban, modern, elegant design combined with exquisite services and a prime location that enthralls visitors at The View Rabat. As for the locals? They've embraced the hotel, turning it into a city hotspot. Its restaurants, bars, spa, and fitness center have become an integral part of the city's life fabric.
Rabat is a treasure trove of captivating sites. Among its gems is the Hassan Tower, paired with the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. This iconic 44-meter tower, the remains of a 12th-century unfinished mosque, stands proudly surrounded by an esplanade dotted with 200 columns. Opposite it is the arabo-andalusian styled mausoleum of Mohammed V - Hassan II. Venture to the Kasbah des Oudayas, a fortified former military camp from the 12th century, and find yourself spellbound. Through its grand gates, a maze of lanes painted in soothing blue and whitewashed walls unfolds - an oasis of calm juxtaposed against the city's hustle. The Chellah necropolis, built atop the ruins of the ancient Roman city Sala Colonia, dates back to the 13th century. Here, remnants of Roman times intertwine with the Merinid necropolis, the mosque ruins, the zaouia, and a fountain. Nature's reclaim over the site lends it an almost dreamlike ambiance. Close to the ocean, Rabat's Medina offers tranquility. Encircled by 17th-century walls with six gates, visitors meander, seeking unique crafts and delighting in its labyrinthine streets. The renowned Rue des Consuls, sheltered by an artistic canopy, is a highlight. The Saint-Pierre Cathedral, built in 1930 within the Hassan district, radiates pure Art Deco elegance. It symbolizes Morocco's religious diversity. Another chapter of Rabat's tale lies in the "new city", erected during the French Protectorate from 1912 to the 1930s, which boasts numerous iconic structures. And for those with an insatiable thirst for culture, Rabat offers various museums. From the Museum of History and Civilizations to the National Museum of Photography, each tells a unique story. Yet, the crown jewel remains the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, which in recent years has played host to grand exhibits. Dive in, and let Rabat's stories envelop you.
As the beating heart of the nation and an economic center, Rabat offers a myriad of accommodations. The View Rabat, an urban hotel boasting panoramic 360° city views, extends modern yet cozy rooms and suites. It's poised perfectly for city exploration and is a haven for business travelers, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Fancy a coastal touch? Venture about thirty minutes from Rabat to the Vichy Célestins Bouznika, right along the Atlantic coast.
Rabat, the kingdom's capital, is a treasure trove of architectural, historical, cultural, and natural wonders. While one could spend days getting lost in its beauty, even a weekend or a day can offer a condensed yet immersive experience. For those on a tight schedule, focus on 3 or 4 major attractions and let the city entice you back for a more in-depth exploration on your next sojourn. Your journey through Rabat awaits!
The city overflows with dining establishments, bars, and lounges, ranging from simple delights to intricate gourmet experiences. Within The View Rabat alone, you'll find four unique culinary worlds. The Legend Club, bathed in contemporary elegance, serves up seasonal gastronomic adventures set against a breathtaking city backdrop on the 15th floor. Sensya offers chic fusion dishes in a heartwarming bistro setting. Cedar Lounge is your cozy haven for round-the-clock relaxation, with innovative cocktails and Peruvian tapas on the 14th floor, presenting an unparalleled view of the capital. At Sahar, indulge in a buffet spread of enticing starters, mains, and desserts for lunch and dinner – Perfect for indulging whims and diversifying culinary delights!
In Rabat, mobility is easy. Rent a car, hail a traditional “petit taxi”, or use ride-hailing apps like Heetch. Modern tramway lines, continually expanding, weave through the metropolis, offering another means of traversing the city.