Airline tickets to Casablanca, a metropolitan city in western Morocco, on the Atlantic coastCasablanca (Casablanca to Spanish, "white house" in Arabic: الدار البيضاء, ad-Dār al-Beyda, Moroccan Arabic: dar Beyda, a Berber: Tadart Tashemlalt) is a metropolis city in western Morocco on the Atlantic coast. Administrative center of the Grand Casablanca region. One of the most romantic, but also the most modern cities, business center of the country and the largest city in Morocco.
The population is 3.5 million people (according to 2004 data), making it the largest city in Morocco. Casablanca is the largest port in the country, it is an important international airport and is the economic center of Morocco. The city has a completely modern, cosmopolitan look and atmosphere is much closer than as Marseille to other cities in Morocco.
The most famous landmark is the mosque in Casablanca "Hassan II". This is the most modern mosque in the Islamic world. It compared in size as required by canon, just ancient Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. "Hassan II" was built from 1986 to 1993 by the King of Morocco in honor of his father Hassan II and was designed by French architect Michel Pins. Inside it can hold up to 25,000 believers. Minaret is 210 meters high. Entering the mosque by non-muslim people is limited, but groups are allowed several times a day to visit the mosque uhder certain conditions. The architectural style is typical of traditional Islamic temple architecture in the Maghreb. It was built on an extensive stylobate on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Its tides and the view of high waves impressive complement the perception of the temple.
Another notable site is the lighthouse of Casablanca. With its 45 m high tower silhouette, erected in 1905, it dominates the coastal beaches and restaurants.
Casablanca's main airport is Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco's busiest airport. Regular domestic flights serve Marrakech, Rabat, Agadir, Oujda, and Tangier, Laayoune as well as other cities.
Casablanca is well served by international flights to Europe, especially French and Spanish airports, and has regular connections to North American, Middle Eastern and sub-Saharan African destinations. New York City, Dakar and Dubai are important primary destinations.
The older, smaller Casablanca-Anfa Airport to the west of the city, that served certain destinations including Damascus, and Tunis, was largely closed to international civil traffic in 2006. It currently services domestic flights and freight. Casablanca Tit Mellil Airport is located in the nearby community of Tit Mellil.