African & Middle Eastern Congress on Addiction (AMECA)

Travel and General Information

Travel Arrangment


TERRATOUR Agence de voyages

23, rue El Maarif (en face du cinéma Zahwa) Aviation Rabat

Tel: 00212 537 63 57 50

Gsm : 00212 660 42 62 34

Fax: 00212 537 63 05 34

Email: bendourotman@gmail.com

site: www.terratour.co.ma

 

Venue and Accommodation
The venue for AMECA will be at the Rabat Mohammed V University. Most sessions will be conducted at the Conference ROOM Benabdeljalil, located on United Nation Avenue, 10 000 Rabat –Agdal.


Rabat is the capital and third  largest city of the Kingdom of Morocco. One of the country’s four imperial cities. The urban population of Rabat is approximately 650,000 (2010), with a total metropolitan population of over 1.8 million. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean and the river Bou Regreg. On the other side of the river is the city Sale. Another town located adjacent to Rabat is Temara. Rabat is accessible by train through well developed system; it is also accessible by plane through the its Rabat-Salé Airport international conference. The city is an attractive destination that it was recently awarded second place in "Top Travel Destinations of 2013.”


Accommodation
There are several hotels that close to the conference venue. Many hotels can be within walking distance or within a short taxi ride. Rabat is also well connected with a town trains that link the university to most of hotels.
Please find below a list of hotels (see below) within the area.
Belere Rabat
Le Pietri Urban Hotel
Hotel la Tour Hassan
Hotel Rabat
Le Diwan Rabat
Rihab Hotel Rabat
Rive Hotel
Riad Dar El Kebira
Dar Zouhour
Mercure Rabat Sheherazade
Golden Tulip Farah Rabat
Ibis Moussafir Rabat
Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses

 

Climate

Rabat has a mild, temperate climate, shifting from cool in winter to warm days in the summer months. The nights are always cool (or colder in winter), with daytime temperatures generally rising about +9/10 C° (+15/18 F°).

 

Electricity

The Electrical power available on the local network is 220V, 50/60 hz. 110/220 adaptors can be found in local electric shops. Morocco’s electrical system uses the European plug mechanism.

 

Vaccination

No specific vaccination is necessary for tourists that are planning to come and visit Morocco.

 

Visas

Visas are not necessary for all tourists or visitors planning to come to Morocco. However, there is a list of countries where the visa is required and where Embassy representations are available. For further information, please visit the website of the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to view the list of countries that need an entry visa. Click here for more information.

 

Transportation Systems

Different methods of transportation are available in Rabat :

Taxi

  • Inner city taxies : blue and known as « Petit taxi », they will take you anywhere within Rabat. However, they are not allowed to go out of the city. These taxi are equipped with meters. Fixed prices are set for every kilometer traveled by the taxi.
  • Inter-city taxies : white and known as « Grand Taxi », these taxies can carry up to 6 passengers and every trip is a negotiable experience.

Buses

  • A bus network covers all of the different neighborhoods of Rabat. Along with a newly built tram network, the public transportation system has fully developped its services and outreach. The fare for a single bus ticket is 4 MAD.

Tram

  • Two tram lines, newly built, cover the major neighborhoods of Rabat. They also connect the two cities of Rabat and Sale. The fare for a single tram ticket is 6 MAD.

Airports:

  • You can reach Rabat, by flying to its closest airports – Rabat Sale International Airport, which is about 20 minutes from downtown Rabat; and Casablanca International Airport, which is approximately 1h30 minutes away from the city. There are inter-city taxies that can take you from the airport to any point in the city for a fixed cost.

 

 

Hospitals and Clinics

A number of private clinics and hospitals are available in Rabat, offering premium medical treatment :

Hospitals

  • Avicenne University Hospital
  • Cheikh Zaid University Hospital

Clinics

  • Clinique de l’Agdal
  • Clinique des Nations Unies
  • Polyclinique International de Rabat
  • Centre des Maladies du Cœur et des Vaisseaux

 

Touristic and Cultural Sites

Chellah

  • Ancient ruins, the Chellah has been home to all of the civilizations that have inhabited Rabat, throughout its history
  • Opening Hours : 9 a.m – 5 p.m
  • Entrance Fee : 10 Dhs

Kasbah of the Udaya

  • The Kasbah of the Udaya was built by the Almohads in order to protect the city of Rabat. Its ruins today represent one of the most important historic sites in Rabat.
  • Opening Hours : 9 a.m – 5 p.m
  • Entrance Fee : None

Rue des Consuls

  • Located near the downtown medina, the Rue des Consuls is where most of the leather workers and silversmiths of the city can be found.
  • Opening Hours : 9 a.m – 12 noon and 4 p.m to 8 p.m
  • Entrance Fee : None

Medina

  • Downtown shopping center for artisanal and various products. A large variety of choice is present in this market ranging from artifacts to local products (olive oil, safran).
  • Opening Hours : 9 a.m – 12 noon and 4 p.m to 8 p.m
  • Entrance Fee : None

Jardin Exotique

  • Built in the 1960’s, this garden is a representation of a number of plants and flower species.
  • Opening Hours : 9 a.m – 6:30 p.m
  • Entrance Fee : 50 Dhs

Oulja

  • A commercial center for pottery and handmade artifacts. This center, built in Sale, is just a few minutes away from Rabat and offers a wide range of products
  • Opening Hours : 9 a.m – 6:30 p.m
  • Entrance Fee : None

Marina

  • Built in Sale, on the other side of the Bouregreg River, this leisure port also hosts a number of cafes and restaurants.
  • Opening Hours : 9 a.m – Midnight
  • Entrance Fee : None

Centre Artisanal Bouregreg

  • The Bouregreg Artisanal Center is located next to the Rue des Consuls and the Kasbah of the Udaya. It unites a small number of artisanal shops in the same center.
  • Opening Hours : 9 a.m – 6:30 p.m
  • Entrance Fee : None