THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Tournoi International Féminin du club ACSA
From 12/12 to 18/12
Money prize: $ 10,000
Surface: Clay Outdoor
Location: Club Amicale Culturelle et Sportive des Aéroports (ACSA) , Cité de l’Air – Aéroport Casa Anfa , Casablanca , 20550, Morocco
How to get: Tennis courts are far about 7,5 km hour driving from Casablanca city center. From International Casablanca Mohammed V Airport you need 30 minutes drive to get ACSA club.
Main players: Oana Georgeta Simion (Rou) – Deborah Kerfs (Bel) – Cristina Ene (Rou) – Daiana Negreanu (Rou) – Eleni Kordolaimi (Gre) – Josephine Boualem (Fra) – Alice Bacquie (Fra) – Petia Arshinkova (Bul) – Federica Prati (Ita) – Maria Guitirrez Carrasco (Esp)
THE TOWN: Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, located in the central-western part of the country bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Lonely Planet writes about this town: “Though not as atmospheric as other Moroccan cities, Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. This is where money is being made, where young Moroccans come to seek their fortunes and where business and the creative industries prosper.
The number of construction projects currently under way here is simply extraordinary – major redevelopments include those at Pl Mohammed V and the Parc de la Ligue Arabe, and new public buildings include the Grand Théâtre de Casablanca.
The city’s handsome Mauresque buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style, are best admired in the Downtown area. Visitors who spend time there, in the Quartier Habous and in the beachside suburb of Ain Diab are sure to get into the local swing of things and realise that this old pirate lair is looking towards the future, embracing the European-flavoured urban sophistication that has underpinned life here for the past century.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN CASABLANCA:
- Hassan II Mosque
- Quartier Habous
- Ain Diab Sunset
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
Hotel Al Walid. Great *** hotel located in the heart of Casablanca, just 2 km from Central Market and Habbous district. Featuring a restaurant, a bar and a sauna, it offers double rooms at 76,5€ per night with good breakfast and free wifi included.
Down Town Hotel By Business & Leisure Hotel. Wonderful **** hotel located conveniently in the Maarif neighborhood. Rated 9.3 on Booking, this hotel is just 2,3 km from Hassan II Moskee. Price for a 50 mq2 double room with parquet floor is 89€ per night with free wifi and parking.
Grand Mogador City Center Casablanca. Excellent ***** hotel which rises 5 minutes drive from Cathedral’s Church. Rated 8.7 on Booking it features a delicious on site restaurant and offers free wifi and parking to customers. Prices for a modern 43 mq2 double room start from 172 € per night with breakfast included.