Rabat – Come here in Moroc to discover a beautiful town attending some first class tennis matches

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem

From 015/01 to 05/07

Money prize: $ 226,750

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Location: Société Wifaq Tennis Rabat S.A , Km 6,8 Route des Zaers Lot Ambassador , Rabat , 20000, Morocco

How to get: Tennis courts are far about 10 km from famous Rabat’s Hassan Tower. From International Airport Rabat-Salè you need 23 minutes drive to get WIFAQ club.

Past champions: 2016 Timea Bacsinszky – 2015 Elina Svitolina – 2014 Maria Teresa Torro Flor – 2013 Francesca Schiavone – 2012 Kiki Bertens – 2011 Alberta Brianti – 2010 Iveta Melzer – 2009 Isabela Medina Garrigues – 2008 Gisela Dulko

Main players: Daria Gavrilova (Aus) – Daria Kasatkina (Rus) – Timea Babos (Hun) – Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) – Laura Siegemund (Ger) – Allison Riske (Usa) – Yaroslava Shevedova (Kaz) – Alize Cornet (Fra)

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 70€ per night with breakfast included. Rated 8.4 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 79€ 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 7.9 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 205€ per night with wifi and parking included.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Rabat on Visit Marocco

Your Hotel in Rabat



Enjoy!!!

Honolulu – Last Wta Event of the Year in the “Paradise Lost”

THE TOURNAMENT: WTA 125 Hawaii Open

Date: From 21/11 to 27/11

Money prize: $ 115,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Tournament Location: Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park – 94 Kamehameha Highway, Waipahu, HI 96797

How to get: Tennis centre is far about 21 km from Honolulu International Airport and about 27 km from Honolulu city hall.

Top 10 Players: Shuai Zhang (Chn) – Maria Sakkari (Gre) – Nicole Gibbs (Usa) – Catherine Bellis (USa) – Sabine Lisicki (Ger) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Risa Ozaki (Jpn) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) – Samantha Crawford (Usa) – Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp)

ABOUT HONOLULU: Honolulu is the largest and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. As of 2015, Honolulu was ranked high on world livability rankings, and was also ranked as the 2nd safest city in the U.S. Lonely Planet writes about it: “Here in Honolulu, away from the crowded haunts of Waikiki, you get to shake hands with the real Hawaii. A boisterous Polynesian capital, Honolulu delivers an island-style mixed plate of experiences. Eat your way through the pan-Asian alleys of Chinatown, where 19th-century whalers once brawled and immigrant traders thrived. Gaze out to sea atop the landmark Aloha Tower, then sashay past Victorian-era brick buildings, including the USA’s only royal palace. Ocean breezes rustle palm trees along the harborfront, while in the cool, mist-shrouded Koʻolau Range, forested hiking trails offer postcard city views. At sunset, cool off with an amble around Magic Island or splash in the ocean at Ala Moana Beach. After dark, migrate to Chinatown’s edgy art and nightlife scene.

TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE:

  • Manoa Falls


  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve


  • Waikiki Beach



BEST PLACES TO STAY:

VIVE Hotel Waikiki. Boutique *** hotel, rated 8.5 on Booking, this hotel is situated just 7 minutes walk from Waikiki Beach, and offers standard queen rooms at 156€ per night with breakfast buffet and free cancellation included. Wifi, of course, is free.

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach. Excellent **** hotel at 5 minutes walk from Waikiki Beach and adjacent to shopping and dining areas. This modern hotel features an outdoor pool, a bar and a restaurant. Rated 8.7 on Booking, it offers modern king rooms at 156€ per night with free wifi.

The Modern Honolulu. Wonderful ***** luxurious hotel located next the sands of Waikiki Beach. It features a world class restaurant, 3 bars, 2 exotic pools, a spa, a fitness center and a nightclub. Rated 8.7 on Booking it offers  standard king rooms with wifi included at 303€ per night.

Please notice that the prices don’t include a 13,96% tax.

USEFUL LINKS:

HONOLULU ON GO HAWAII.COM

HANAUMA BAY SITE

TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL SITE

ALL ACCOMODATIONS

ENJOY!!!!