THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Tournoi international Feminin du club WIFAQ
From 26/12 to 01/01
Money prize: $ 10,000
Surface: Clay Outdoor
Location: Société Wifaq Tennis Rabat S.A , Km 6,8 Route des Zaers Lot Ambassador , Rabat , 20000, Morocco
Main players: Maria Marfutina (Rus) – Victoria Muntean (Fra) – Fanny Ostlund (Swe) – Michele Alexandra Zmau (Rou) – Patricija Polanska (Pol) – Panna Udvardy (Hun) – Kerstin Peckl (Aut) – Daria Solvyeva (Rus) – Sara Marcionni (Ita) – Claudia Hoste Ferrer (Esp)
THE TOWN: Rabat is the seventh largest city center with an urban population of approximately 580,000. It is one of four Imperial cities of Morocco, and the medina of Rabat is listed as a World Heritage Site. Lonely Planet writes about this town: “Morocco’s political and administrative capital may be short on top-drawer tourist attractions, but it compensates with plenty of charm. The Ville Nouvelle’s palm-lined boulevards are clean, well kept and relatively free of traffic – a blessed relief for those who have spent time in Casablanca. There’s a clean central beach, an intact and evocative kasbah, and an attractive walled medina that is far less touristy than those in other large cities. All in all, the city is a good choice for a short sojourn.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN RABAT:
- Hassan Tower
- Mohammed V Mausole
- Kasbah des Oudaias
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
Hotel des Oudaias. Very good *** hotel located in the medina of Rabat, and just 8 km from Airport. Featuring an on site restaurant, free wifi and parking at 2€ per night, it offers deluxe double rooms of 26 mq2 at 85€ per night with breakfast included. Rated 8.3 on Booking.
Belere Hotel Rabat. Voted nr.1 hotel in Rabat on Tripadvisor, this **** accomodation is located close to Royal Palace. Belere Hotel provides 3 delicious restaurants and a bar with panoramic view. Price for a superior double room with view is 89€ per night with breakfast, free wifi and parking included.
Sofitel Rabat Jardin des Roses. Wonderful ***** hotel which sits on a luxurious site of more than 7 hectares, including 3 swimming pools and mini-golf area. Rated 8.1 on Booking it features a restaurant, a bar, a night club, a garden terrace and a wellness center. It offers modern 25 mq2 superior double room at 207 € per night with wifi and parking included.