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My daughter is going to have a flight with one day stopover in Casablanca. Are there places to be avoided in Casablanca for a single young woman? Which ones might they be?

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I know the question was edited to meet the FAQ but now the text makes Casablanca seem like a city full of criminality with a few safe places. –  nsn Apr 9 '13 at 17:51
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Are there safe places in Casa? this should be Are there dangerous places in Casa? –  MeNoTalk Apr 9 '13 at 17:58
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@HaLaBi: I reedited the question. Is this better? –  Tom Au Apr 9 '13 at 18:17
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Just as a general comment .. I sometimes think that any question of the form "Is {$FavouriteCity} safe?" is a bit meaningless as you can get into trouble in any city in any part of the world - including the "safe" parts. However lists of explicit locales/behaviors to avoid are more useful. –  Peter M Apr 9 '13 at 18:34
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Casablanca is the most european city of Morocco. It is much ado about nothing. Except for its mosque it is quite a boring city. If time schedule permits I would advise your daughter to try to go to El Jadida (1h) or Rabat. There are nice highways that connect both. –  andra Apr 10 '13 at 14:02

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Casablanca in general is safe and the police is visible almost in all areas which makes you even feel safer. Also Morocco is one of the favorite countries for tourists in north Africa (maybe the first one) and it did not get that position if it wasn't safe enough for tourists. Just stick to these simple rules:

  1. Don't go out late at night, unless in populated areas like beaches, clubs, traditional shopping areas, .etc.
  2. Don't go to side roads or alleys if you are walking.
  3. Don't talk to any strangers that offer help. Usually a young attractive innocent looking lady with a man in a suit and they speak few languages and have some tourism brochures which might makes people trust them. These people will try to convince you to take their tourist tour but once you ride with them or go with them to the office you will be robbed somehow or other.

Other than that, enjoy the city and the food there. They have very delicious local dishes you must try some of them.

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I think you meant to say countries not cities –  Simon Apr 9 '13 at 19:32
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I think the first favorite city for tourists in Morocco or even North Africa is definitely Marrakech. –  PERSONA NON GRATA Apr 9 '13 at 20:29
    
@Simon thanks. fixed it –  MeNoTalk Apr 9 '13 at 20:32
    
@HaLaBi Welcome –  Simon Apr 11 '13 at 10:52

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