Washington 18/11/2023 (MAP) – The city of Rabat is among the best places to visit in Africa in 2024, according to the travel magazine « Condé Nast Traveller ».
« The Moroccan capital of Rabat may be one of the country’s four imperial cities, but it’s long been bypassed by travellers drawn to the timeworn beauty of places like Marrakech, Fez, and Tangier, » the publication said.
« That may change this year, as the city is in the midst of a cultural and artistic reinvention, » the travel magazine pointed out.
« One of the most talked about attractions: the forthcoming Mohammed VI Tower, designed to be LEED Gold and HQE-certified and projected to be the tallest and only spire of its kind in Africa, » it added.
« But perhaps even more exciting is the new Grand Theatre of Rabat opening nearby, » the publication underlined, noting that the building is « one of legendary architect Zaha Hadid’s unfinished masterpieces. » « It will incorporate an 1,800-seat theatre, an experimental performance space, and a 7,000-person amphitheater, along with green spaces and a restaurant, » it said.
« It is set to be the largest venue of its kind in both Africa and the Arab world and will host symphony, ballet, opera, and philharmonic performances, » the magazine stressed.
« Another hotly anticipated cultural foray is the 2024 return of the Mawazine festival, coming back this summer after a COVID-19-induced hiatus, » the same source said, recalling that Africa’s largest festival has drawn in the past A-listers like Rihanna and Mariah Carey.
The magazine also underlined a flurry of high-profile hotel openings in the city of Rabat.