Casablanca Halal-friendly holidays

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Halal-friendly holidays in Casablanca

In the busy Moroccan metropolis of Casablanca on the Atlantic, modernity meets antique charm, large commercial buildings mix with Arab-Muslim heritage and legacies of the colonial era. The “White City” also has a beach-lined coastline and palm-lined paths.

Is Casablanca Muslim-friendly?

Since Casablanca is in Morocco, where over 99% of the population is Muslim, it is a very Muslim-friendly city where halal food is widely available in all restaurants, with many mosques throughout the city and many alcohol-free hotels serving halal food only.

Is there halal food in Casablanca?

In Casablanca there is an abundance of halal food served in restaurants and hotels. You can enjoy traditional Moroccan dishes like tagine and couscous knowing they are completely halal.

Are there halal friendly hotels in Casablanca?

There are numerous hotels in Casablanca that only serve halal food and that are alcohol-free.

What are the top attractions for Muslims to visit in Casablanca?

Habous - Built by the French in the 1930s, Habous is a picturesque neighbourhood of Casablanca with many historical landmarks such as the Old Medina and the Royal Palace, as well as souks, arches, small squares, gardens and artisan shops.

Old Medina - Located in Habous, between the port and the Mosque of Hassan II, the ancient pre-20th century medina is full of labyrinthine little streets filled with shops selling handmade products and souks, all wrapped with the scent of mint tea.

Villa des Arts de Casablanca - Founded in 1934, the Villa des Arts de Casablanca was built to host exhibitions of contemporary Moroccan artists.

Cinema Rialto - This cinema is one of the oldest in Morocco and is heavily inspired by Art Deco design. It was built in 1929 and shows mostly Arabic films with French subtitles.

Rick’s Cafe - Rick’s Café was made famous by the 1942 film classic “Casablanca.” It opened in 2004 and attracts many tourists. They mainly serve seafood, but also Mediterranean salads such as goat cheese with figs.

Are there mosques in Casablanca?

There are many mosques in Casablanca. Here are some of them:

Hassan II Mosque - Built in 1993, the Hassan II Mosque is the largest functioning mosque in Africa, the most famous building in Casablanca and is visible from afar throughout the city thanks to its tall minaret (the second tallest in the world). Khutbahs are delivered in Moroccan Arabic.

Al-Qods Mosque - Al-Qods Mosque was originally built in the 1930s as a Gothic Revival-style church, but became a mosque after Morocco's independence. It is open for daily prayers and Jumu’ah Khutbahs.

Muhammadi Mosque - Located in the bustling Habous district, the Muhammadi Mosque underwent extensive restoration in 2007 and is a large mosque that can accommodate up to 8,000 worshipers.

Assuna Mosque - The Assuna Mosque, built in 1996, has an unusual design as it is made of raw concrete in a modernist style. It is open for daily prayers and Jumu’ah Khutbahs.

Moulay Youssef Mosque - Built in 1923, the Moulay Youssef Mosque in Habous is inspired by Moorish design. It is open for daily prayers and Jumu’ah Khutbahs.

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