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Rabat (Arabic: الرِّبَاط‎‎, ar-ribāṭ; Moroccan Arabic: الرَّبَاط‎‎, ar-rabāṭ; Berber: ⵕⵕⴱⴰⵟ, Ṛṛbaṭ) is the capital of Morocco and its seventh largest city center with an urban population of approximately 580,000 (2014) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. It is also the capital of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra administrative region. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. On the facing shore of the river lies Salé, the city's main commuter town. Rabat, Temara, and Salé form a conurbation of over 1.8 million people. Silt-related problems have diminished Rabat's role as a port; however, Rabat and Salé still maintain important textile, food processing and construction industries. In addition, tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat one of the most important cities in the country. Once a reputed corsair haven, Rabat served as one of the many ports in North Africa for the Barbary pirates, who were particularly active from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Rabat is accessible by train through the ONCF system and by plane through the nearby Rabat–Salé Airport. The Moroccan capital was ranked at second place by CNN in its "Top Travel Destinations of 2013." It is one of four Imperial cities of Morocco, and the medina of Rabat is listed as a World Heritage site.

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Planning a vacation to Rabat in Morocco? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A gripping city on its own right, Casablanca also deserves a visit. Add Casablanca to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Hassan Ii Mosque, Old Medina Of Casablanca, Casablanca Cathedral. A holiday in Rabat can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Rabat*

  • Pollution Statistics in Rabat

    Know the pollution level of Rabat before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 32.35 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 30.77 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.85 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.46 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 36.54 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10.42 (Very Low)
  • Rabat: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Rabat for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Rabat.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.75 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.11 (High)
    • Car Stealing 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.75 (Low)
  • Living in Rabat - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Rabat is 128.09 (High)

    • Safety Index 64.77 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.11 (High)
    • Pollution Index 33.25 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.86 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.69 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.73 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.61 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.71 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Rabat

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Rabat

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.28 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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