Taroudant - US magazine Business Insider included two Moroccan cities in a ranking of "most disappointing destinations on Earth," announced on December 11.
Taroudant – US magazine Business Insider included two Moroccan cities in a ranking of “most disappointing destinations on Earth,” announced on December 11.
Casablanca, the Moroccan largest city and the leading African business hub, topped the ranking of the “most disappointing destinations on Earth”.
“Really, Casablanca is just a dumpy business district on the coast. Other than one obscenely expensive mosque that the previous king had built, there’s really nothing to see,” the survey said.
Surprisingly, the ranking included sixteen locations, most of them are famous tourist destinations.
This is not the first time, Morocco’s economic capital is ranked among the most disappointing in the world Earlier this year, Casablanca was among Smarter Travel‘s list of the most 10 disappointing destination of the world.
“It is somehow acceptable to spot Casablanca among the disappointing places for tourists since it is a busy economic district preferred by business men rather than people who are looking for calm and amazing places to spend their holidays in peace of mind,” Hamid Kadir, a city guide from Marrakesh told MWN.
“However, to see Marrakech, the African best destination, and home to one of the most famous squares of the world, ranked fourteen in this negative ranking, is someway unfair,” he added.
Business Insider quoted an American female tourist who visited the red city recently as saying that she was annoyed by the way people behaved with her during her stay in Marrakech.
“I’d never felt so abused before (I’m from America, there’s still sexism, but god it’s so much easier to deal with). The molestation, coupled with the obvious disrespect (male shop owners would yell at me for not buying things — full on yell and curse — and sometimes just for fun, then laugh when all the foreign girls around became upset,” she said.
With nearly 40 million visitors a year, Las Vegas, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, USA, comes on the bottom of the ranking of the “most disappointing destinations on Earth” .
In addition to many well known places in the world, including the Stonehenge in Wiltshire, UK and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the ranking also included the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
“The pyramids could be seen from the Pizza Hut, so close it’s impossible to imagine them away from the city. At the pyramids themselves, you are constantly harassed by Egyptians trying to sell you stuff up to the point where you feel the need to start hitting them to get away from you. Left after just 15-20 minutes, couldn’t stand it any longer.” —Broes.
The Business Insider bases this ranking on a recent Reddit thread, where users were asked what was the most disappointing place they had ever traveled to, and why.
Last spring, American Magazine Weatherwise, Casablanca ranks the 3rd best weather place in the world with best weather year round.