Rabat in detail


Rabat’s great shopping secret is its laid-back merchants. There’s little pressure to buy, so you can stroll the medina in relative peace, but there is also less room to bargain. There's a fair selection of good handicrafts on offer, particularly in and around the Rue des Consuls in the medina. Here you’ll find everything from jewellery, silks, slippers and pottery to zellige (colourful geometric mosaic tiles) and carved wooden furniture.