Casablanca in

One Day

Start your day by visiting the city's major landmark and tourist drawcard, the Hassan II Mosque. Next, head to Sqala, in the ramparts, or Restaurant du Port de Pêche, in the port compound, for lunch, before wandering through the Old Medina and taking an architecture-focused stroll around the downtown area. In the evening, pay homage to a cinema classic by dining at Rick's Café or head to the beachside suburb of Ain Diab to sample traditional Moroccan dishes at Basmane or mod Med creations at ultrachic Le Cabestan.

Two Days

With another day to enjoy the city, start in the Quartier Habous, where you can pick up some souvenirs at the souq and buy a selection of Moroccan pastries at Pâtisserie Bennis Habous – enjoy these with a good coffee at Cafe Imperial. In the afternoon, pop into the Abderrahman Slaoui Foundation Museum to admire its collection of Moroccan decorative arts, check out an exhibition at the Villa des Arts de Casablanca and then finish the day by enjoying an excellent French dinner at old-fashioned favourite Restaurant Brasserie La Bavaroise followed by a drink and a dance at La Bodéga.