Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, with a population of over 2.9 million residents. Serving this large population is the Mohammed V International Airport, located about 18.6 miles from the city and handling over 7.25 million passengers yearly. Flights from Casablanca to international destinations are readily available, with international airline services offered by Germanwings, British Airways, Air France and EgyptAir, among others. Reservations on international flights can be made online using Orbitz.com.
Short- and long-term parking are both available at the two car parks located across from the arrivals and departures terminals. Short-term rates are about $.50 per hour, with long-term rates of $2.50 a day.
The airport is connected to the A7 Casa-Berchid motorway, making it easy to reach from the Casablanca city center by private auto or taxi. First-class train service hourly from Casa-Port railway station in the city is $5.70, and second-class service is $4. The train station is located beneath the arrivals area in Terminal 1. The train trip takes about 32 minutes. Taxi service costs approximately $25 to $35 for the 30-minute trip from the town center to the airport, while bus service from Casa-Port in the city center is also available, taking up to two hours during rush hour traffic for a cost of $4.
Several restaurants are available at the Mohammed V Airport for those wishing to have a meal before catching their flights from Casablanca arranged by Orbitz.com. The restaurants in the airport serve both Western-style and Moroccan food. For a great taste of the city before departing, you should find your way to Rick's CafÃ© for a Western breakfast, or head to the CafÃ© Maure for a more traditional Moroccan meal.
Getting flights to Jeddah doesn't have to be a cumbersome task. Orbitz.com allows travelers to book flights and hotels, often at steep discounts. The primary airport operating in Jeddah is the King Abdulaziz Airport. Located just 11.8 miles north of Jeddah, it is convenient for tourists and business travelers alike. Several international airlines travel to the airport, including British Airways, Egypt Air, Middle East Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and several others.
Rental car services are available straight from the airport terminal. Passengers can book rentals before leaving home through Orbitz.com online services. Booking online is often the best choice for the budget conscious traveler because it is possible to get deals on car rentals, as well as hotels and return flights.
Jeddah has a dry, warm climate with temperatures ranging from 106â—¦F in the summer to 61â—¦F in the winter. Therefore, tourists can pack lightly with shorts, tanks, and other warm weather gear all year. Sunscreen is also a good idea, especially when traveling in the summer months.
Any vacation planner will want to make an itinerary of Jeddah's most famed tourist destinations, and there is something exciting for anyone. Those who want to add a little culture to their vacation will love the Naseef House, a fully restored home set amongst the ruins of Jeddah's former trading district. There is also the Al-Tayibat City Museum for International Civilisation, a sprawling 300 room palace full of artifacts from times gone by. Those more interested in fine dining will appreciate the Asian seafood provided at Green Island. This restaurant actually sits on top of the water with green panels making up the floor so diners can view the sea life down below. Add to this a stunning natural landscape, and it's easy to see why world travelers catch flights to Jeddah all year round.
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