Rabat in

One Day

Start your day by exploring Rabat's medina, snacking on some traditional street food for lunch. Cross Blvd Tariq Al Marsa and enter the Kasbah les Oudaias through or near its spectacular main gate, Bab Oudaia. Climb to the top for magnificent views over the estuary and across to Salé and then stop for tea at atmospheric Café Maure. In the evening, join the local promenade up and down Ave Mohammed V and enjoy a Moroccan dinner at Le Petit Beur or Tajine Wa Tanjia.

Two Days

Take the tram to Salé and head into the medina to view the beautiful medersa of the Grand Mosque. Afterwards, wander down to the river and be rowed across to Rabat, where you can spend the afternoon sunning yourself on the plage (beach) or take a taxi to the Chellah for some archaeological investigation. In the evening, enjoy French cuisine at Cosmopolitan or Le Bistro du Pietri in the ville nouvelle, or at L’Entrecôte in upmarket Agdal.