Galerie Nadar - Named for one of the most famed French photographers
of the 19th century this small art gallery which opened in 1974 is a go-to
places in the Maarif to see contemporary art from Casablanca. Find it 5
rue Al Manaaziz, open most days except for Sunday, and closed in the mid
afternoon and Monday mornings.
Morocco Mall - The largest Mall in Morocco is located here. Find here
all the chain stores including major brands and exclusive presence that can't be
found elsewhere in casa, or in Morocco at all. There is an IMAX theater
and plenty of dining and eating choices. Located near the beach the viewing
platforms give great views out over the sea and of the Hassan II Mosque. Eat in
the large food court and view the musical fountain outside. Don't miss the giant
aquarium in the atrium! website
ANFA Place Shopping Center - Located facing the Plage Lalla Meryem,
and with the Cinema Megarama just outside, this is one of the hot modern
shopping destinations of the city.
Alpha 55 - Close to the Arab League Park this multi-story department
store is the only one of its kind in the city.
Old Medina - At the Ancienne Medina you will find the atmosphere of
the old city. Here you will find the traditional items of Moroccan life such as
the tagines, leather goods, hookahs and more. These are sold both to the
locals for their daily needs and to the visitors as souvenirs. Some are
practical and undecorated, others are wonders of handmade craftmanship designed
to be display items.
Medina - Although called "new" the Nouvelle Medina, or Quartier Habous, is
actually quite historic it is still caedl "new" by locals. See more
about it here.
Marché Central - Visit this real vibrant local market to see fresh
produce for sale, as well as fresh seafood. The center part of the market
is dedicated to fish and other seafood caught fresh in the Atlantic and brought
here every day. Around the edge of the market are restaurants which will cook
for you the fish bought in the market, so even visitors staying in hotels with
no cooking facilities can still experience the delight of food shopping here.
The market is open every day from early morning to late afternoon, but many
stalls will be shuttered during the early afternoon after the lunch rush is
Maarif neighborhood - Perhaps less traditional but still in individual
shops rather than malls you can walk the streets of the wealthy Maarif section
of town, near the Casablanca Twin Center, to window-shop in the boutiques of
Prada to Zara, as well as find all the handbags, belts, makeup and accessories
for the fashionistas.
Derb Ghallef - Want high tech shopping at a discount? Or low tech
second hand goods? Then this permanent flea market is the place for you. Read
more about it here.
Due to the heat most shops close in the early afternoon and most are closed
all day on Sunday. Therefore the best times to shop are in the morning
from around 9am when the majority of shops open up until lunch time. The
afternoon shopping from 3pm onwards can still be quite hot.