Rabat (city) — Imperial city, cosmopolitan centre of commerce and capital of Morocco, Rabat is a delight for holidaymakers. Located an hour (86 km.) northeast of Casablanca, Rabat is a grand city, full of fine buildings and welcoming people, with plenty to see and plenty to do. Over the centuries, Rabat has been owned by the Phoenicians, Romans, Almohads and Merenids and you’ll find plenty of monuments in the city to these past cultures, not least in the ancient medina. But it’s not all about history in Rabat, there are many fine restaurants to eat in, world class hotels to stay at, and a long warm beach to relax on.