Casablanca

Casablanca, Morocco

Compared to the exotic charms of Marrakesh and Fes, Casablanca is an industry and business powerhouse and thus often ignored by travelers. There is a European touch to much of its architecture, and the city has a modern swagger that is unseen in other parts of the country. Although Casablanca's tourist sights and attractions may not be as obvious as those elsewhere, you will find some gems if you dig a little deeper. The city is a jewel hidden under a layer of disorder, with an alluring blend of tradition and progressiveness.

If you are looking for off-the-beaten-path things to do, Casablanca's junk yards, flea markets and antique shops, are well-stocked with loot left by the French. Over the weekends, join the locals on the beach near the shrine of Sidi Abdel Rahman.

Women digital nomads will feel unease with unwanted attention from men. Try not to use your smartphone on the street if you don't have to. Don't go out late at night by yourself, and try to avoid Bourgogne and Medina at night during the weekends due to the alcohol intoxication in those areas. Many Moroccan women avoid night buses too, because when it’s dark and everybody is asleep, some guys can get touchy. If it happens to you, don’t be embarass to shout ‘matkisnish‘ (‘don’t touch me’).

Casablanca is a relatively good base for digital nomads. The city has good infrastructure, relatively ok internet, cheap accommodation, easy transportation, and its proximity to Europe is a plus. However, there are not many co-working spaces in Casablanca, or Morocco in general.

Coworking Spaces in Casablanca

New Work Lab

New Work Lab

17, rue najib Mahfoud, quartier Gauthier

Workspot

Workspot

12, Rue el Oraibi Jilali

Cafes with wifi

Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.

Places to exercise

Om Yoga Casablanca

Om Yoga Casablanca

Running in the busy city might feel impossible, so head over to the yoga studios for a calm practice.

Cap Forme

Work out at the gym

Gyms can be found in Casablanca. Look out for gyms that cater to the expats.