Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Casablanca

Moroccan trinkets |© Pixabay
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3 July 2017

Whether you’re spending a week in Casablanca or discovering the highlights on a day trip, you’ll likely want to take home souvenirs from Morocco’s largest city. Read on to find out the best shopping spots for a variety of souvenirs and gifts.

Old Medina

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Old Medina

While Casablanca’s old medina doesn’t have the atmosphere as other medinas around Morocco, it’s still a good place to practice your haggling skills and buy souvenirs in the small souks. Although Casablanca’s souks aren’t as famous as the souks of Marrakech, for example, you’ll still find an enticing assortment of goodies to capture your attention. Traditional clothing, such as kaftans and djellabas, footwear, tea sets, shisha pipes, ornate lamps, wooden musical instruments, and aromatic spices are just a few things you’ll find in the markets.

Location and Phone Number:

Old Medina, North-west corner of Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca, +212 6686 91247

Quartier Habous

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Quartier Habous is one of the top places to find souvenirs in Casablanca. There’s a good mixture of traditional market stalls and modern stores, all within the French-designed New Medina. For those who love a blend of old and new, a shopping trip to the Quartier Habous may be ideal. A range of Moroccan handicrafts can be found tucked away down the alleyways and on the stalls in the open-air markets. Look for Moroccan clothing, scarves and pashminas, jewelry, crafts, teapots, and more. While haggling is still the norm, the air is a little more relaxed than in the old medina and than in the souks of cities such as Marrakech and Fes.

Central Market

Market, Moroccan
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The Central Market in Casablanca is mainly known for fresh produce, seafood, and flowers, though it can be a good place for souvenir hunters who wish to take dried spices home for their loved ones. Huge tubs of multi-colored spices tempt the eye, and the strong aromas tickle the nostrils. There are also vendors offering traditional Moroccan items and knickknacks.

Exposition Nationale d'Artisanat

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Exposition Nationale d’Artisanat

Shoppers can find a selection of traditional Moroccan crafts at the three-level Exposition Nationale d’Artisanat. Made by skilled artisans, goods are generally of a high quality. Items include colorful rugs, ceramics, woodwork and carvings, pieces of artwork, lamps, and leather goods. In addition to local products, you can find items from all around the country. The fixed prices make for a comparatively relaxed shopping experience, removing the need to negotiate prices and haggle.

Location and Phone Number:

Exposition Nationale d’Artisanat, 3, Avenue Hassan II, Casablanca, +212 5222 67064

Morocco Mall

Shopping Mall
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If you’re seeking a high-class shopping experience in Casablanca, don’t miss the enormous Morocco Mall. It is one of the largest shopping centers in Africa. The shops sell a selection of designer and high street items, with clothes being particularly abundant. There are also several outlets that sell an assortment of gifts and souvenirs. Prices are fixed.

Alpha 55

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Another haggling-free and fixed-price store, Alpha 55 is one of the biggest department stores in Casablanca. Along with the unusual items, such as clothes, homeware, and toys that you would expect in a department store, you’ll also find a good selection of gifts and souvenirs. Prices may, however, be higher than you could find elsewhere.

Boutique Jerraflore

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Boutique Jerraflore

Boutique Jerraflore specializes in natural skin care products, hair care items, and oils. The sophisticated interiors boast well-ordered and beautifully packaged items, including products made using the acclaimed argan oil. If you, or someone you know, would love to take home Moroccan argan oil, this could be a great place for you to visit.

Location and Phone Number:

Boutique Jerraflore ,18 Boulevard Ghandi, Casablanca 20000, +212 5229 94518

Mohammed V International Airport

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Mohammed V International Airport

As with almost all major airports around the world, Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport is home to a selection of shopping and dining options. Souvenir shops sell an assortment of Moroccan wares, such as clothes, ornaments, argan oil, spice sets, and tea pots, perfect for picking up some last-minute gifts and treats. Prices will invariably be higher, though, than outside of the airport.

Location:

Mohammed V International Airport, Nouasseur, Casablanca