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Casablanca is a charming city with its fusion of old and new. Evident in the shopping culture, “souk” or local markets are available throughout the city for traditional trinkets and fresh produce. Meanwhile, shopping malls in the colonial center offer European style shopping. Get your shopaholic mode on as we guide you through 10 places to shop in Casablanca:
1. Marché Central
Stay healthy and stock up on fruits and vegetables at Marché Central. They also sell some delicacies in jars that you can take home with you. Aside from food, they also sell clothing and souvenirs at a good price. When you get tired from exploring the market, you may also purchase fresh fish or meat and have them cooked at restaurants near the market. They serve them with Moroccan mint tea or soda, bread, salad for a complete meal.
- Name: Marché Central
- Address: Blvd Mohammed V | Station Tramway “Marché Central”, Casablanca 20200, Morocco
- Access: The market has its own tramway station, “Marché Central”
2. Anfaplace Shopping Center
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Satisfy your shopping cravings at Anfaplace Shopping Center that features local brand, American brands, and a wide selection of restaurants. Carrefour, a big supermarket, is also available so you can stock up your supplies and purchase local snacks that tickle your fancy. The mall is not too big that you would be tired walking around but big enough for a pleasant shopping experience. One exit leads you straight to the beach where you can unwind after shopping.
- Name: Anfaplace Shopping Center
- Address: Boulevard de la Corniche | Ain Diab,Casablanca, Morocco
- Phone: +212 (0) 522 954 646
- Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10:00AM to 10:00PM
- Website: anfashopping.com
3. Old Medina of Casablanca
While technically known as a landmark rather than a market, the streets in the area have an array of shops competing for your attention. A variety of traditional goods awaits you like colorful Arabian carpets, leather products, and sheesha pipes among other iconic items. It can almost be said you haven’t gone to Casablanca without experiencing these markets. Get ready to beat your sales man’s sales talk as most items do not have a price tag as they are meant to be haggled with for the best possible price.
- Name: Old Medina of Casablanca
- Address: North-west corner of Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca, Morocco
4. Boutique Jerraflore
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Stay in shape the natural way and shop at Boutique Jerraflore. Specializing in a variety of soap, clay, and oils that target different problem areas for massage, facial treatment, and hair treatment. Their products are of high quality without being too expensive, making every dirham spent worth the purchase. The store itself is cozy and welcoming, giving you a comfortable shopping experience.
- Name: Boutique Jerraflore
- Address: 18 Boulevard Ghandi, Casablanca 20000,Morocco
- Phone: +212 5229-94518
- Website: jerraflore.com
5. Derb Ghallef
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Experience everyday Moroccan life in all its rawness at Derb Ghallef. The place is often chaotic, having to dodge busy shoppers but it’s all part of the market experience. While most clothing items are an imitation of a brand, there are some with good quality if you’re thorough with your search. Meanwhile, mobile phones are authentic, shipped from Spain. You can also get other items like furniture and used books, and electronic services are also available at a good price. Contrary to expectations, the market is safe so you can shop without worries.
- Name: Derb Ghallef
- Address: Boulevard Anoual, Quartier 2 Mars,Casablanca 20000, Morocco
6. Morocco Mall
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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of markets and have a relaxed shopping trip at Morocco Mall. With various brands that fit a range of budgets from affordable H&M and Zara to the luxurious Gucci and Luis Vuitton. You may also take a shopping break and marvel at the giant aquarium reminiscent of the Dubai Mall. Enjoy a food trip too as their restaurants range from burgers, sushi, and local cuisine. Morocco Mall truly has it all.
- Name: Morocco Mall
- Address: Boulevard de Biarritz, Casablanca 20000,Morocco
- Phone: +212 80-1001230
- Opening hours:
- Sun – Thu 10:00AM to 9:00PM
- Fri – Sat 10:00AM to 10:00PM
- Website: moroccomall.ma
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Find everything you’re looking for and more at the only department store in Casablanca, Alpha55. While the store has a vintage feel to it, they sell a variety of brand new items. You can find everything from stationery, perfume, costumes that make for a great souvenir for your family and friends back home. While the items are affordable, they have great quality. When you get hungry from your shopping spree, a food court is located on the top floor that gives you a panoramic view of Casablanca.
- Name: Alpha55
- Address: Avenue de Mers Sultan, Casablanca 20000,Morocco
- Phone: +212 5222-23724
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10:00AM to 5:00PM, 9:00PM to 12:00PM
- Website: alpha55.ma
8. La Galerie de L’aimance
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Treat your eyes to the breathtaking art by local and international artists at La Galerie de L’aimance while shopping for jewelry, clothes, and furniture. True to the Moroccan artistic feel of the place, the store is quiet that helps readers view and savor the artwork in peace. To complete your experience, various teas aside from the traditional mint tea, are available to sip while shopping.
- Name: La Galerie de L’aimance
- Address: 113 Boulevard Felix Houphouet Boigny ,Casablanca 20000 , Morocco
- Phone: +(212) 522 204 979
- Opening hours: Tue – Sat 10:00AM to 12:30PM, 3:00PM to 7:00PM
- Holiday: Sun – Mon
- Website: delaimance.com
9. Marjane Supermarket
Perfect for shopping for souvenir snacks and stocking up on supplies, Marjane supermarket offers the best selection of food and wine. Moreover, they also sell clothing and shoes if you feel like revamping your wardrobe. Having an entire building for the store, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for while getting an exercise from all the walking. Truly, Marjane Supermarket is the one stop shop for all your basic needs and more.
- Name: Marjane Supermarket
- Address:Quartier Beausite – Ain Sebaa Casablanca, 20000 Casablanca, Morocco
- Phone: +212 5290-31000
- Opening hours: Mon – Sun 9:00AM to 10:00PM
- Website: marjane.co.ma
10. Quartier Habous
If you can’t get enough of markets for their cheap prices and unique local items, then Quartier Habous is a must visit. You can buy genuine leather bags with Moroccan coins and other embellishments that you will not find anywhere else. Just be careful to discern genuine leather from some shops that sell fake ones. You can also find elegant jewelry and clothes with colorful and intricate design among others. If you have time, you can even opt for made to order items, customized just for you!
- Name: New Medina of Casablanca
- Address: Blvd Victor Hugo, Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca truly offers a different shopping experience with its markets boasting local products. While there are malls available for a more relaxed shopping trip, markets not only allow you to take local goods back home but also give you an authentic adventure through the hustle and bustle of Moroccan life.
Have a good trip and travel!