Leisure in Casablanca

Leisure activities in Casablanca
Updated 2022-07-14 13:49

In a dynamic and diverse city like Casablanca, there's practically no chance that you will ever get bored. With a wide range of leisure activities, there is something for all tastes and budgets. Here is a non-exhaustive list of things to do during your free time in and about Casablanca.

Cinema in Casablanca

To enjoy the latest movies, head to the Megarama, which is the biggest movie complex in Casablanca. It has a huge offer, including international blockbusters. Imax is another movie hall which is found at the Morocco Mall. Depending on the day and the screening time, a cinema ticket can cost between 45 DHS and 65 DHS (plus an extra charge for 3D glasses if necessary).

Sports in Casablanca

In Casablanca, there are many gyms with various offers available for all tastes and budgets. However, it is best to inquire and visit the premises before subscribing. Make sure to read and understand the contract as well to avoid unpleasant surprises. Find out more in our article about Sports in Casablanca.

Culture in Casablanca

If you prefer more cultural activities, foreign organizations, including the Institut Français de Casablanca (French Cultural Institute of Casablanca) and the Institut Cervantes (Spanish Cultural Institute of Casablanca), regularly organize activities, shows, or conferences. Check their website and follow them on social media to learn about their programs. You will also find art galleries and a few museums open during normal office hours but usually closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Nightclubs in Casablanca

If you like to party, Casablanca is not likely to disappoint you. There are many clubs and bars, each with its own style and prices. The choice is huge between the night bars, which close at around 1 am, and the cabarets and nightclubs, which close at 4 am. Some trendy restaurants turn into nightclubs late at night; when the kitchen closes, the DJ starts spinning. Keep in mind, however, that these trendy places are also generally very expensive too! Count around 1,000-1,500 DHS per person by drinking alcohol.

Shopping in Casablanca

If you wish to get some souvenirs for your relatives and friends, you can opt for shopping in your free time. To do so, you may go to the local souks in Casablanca, where you will find everything you need ranging from wood makers to shops selling the famous Moroccan slippers (i.e. Balgha). If you are looking for a high-end souvenir, you can visit the Morocco Mall which is the biggest mall in Morocco and the second largest in Africa after Algeria's Park Mall Setif. It has been open since 2011, and it is built under the highest international standards and with the most beautiful and stunning designs inside and outside, making it a unique artistic and architectural masterpiece that characterizes the Kingdom of Morocco. You will indeed be surprised and fascinated by its design and size. 

Going out with the family in Casablanca

If you would rather plan a day out with your family, there are many brunch packages and other activities organized by big hotels during the weekend.

From spring onwards, private beachside swimming pools open their doors. These establishments offer a catering service, so you can even grab a bite and have a drink without going to the pool. You can find these at Ain Diab. If you are afraid of not getting parking, a valet parking service is available.

In Dar Bouazza, you can enjoy bowling and an impressive aqua park. In summer, the private beaches of Dar Bouazza usually get very crowded, and the traffic gets crazy.

The range of leisure activities available in Casablanca is vast, even if creative leisure activities are quite rare. You can also find some specialized stores across the city.

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