By Maroua Errai

Rabat, the deep-rooted city, the inveterate tradition, the fabulous buildings.

The Medina al-Qadima of Rabat is like an art exhibition, and the buildings and houses sparkle in white and blue, some decorated with beautiful gardens.

The alleys are too narrows and there many interesting historical Riads. One of the must-see attractions in the older part of the city is Souika.

Souika is full of shops, and you can find everything that you are looking for: clothes, accessories, toys, beauty products at the “Attar,” decorations showing the originality of Morocco, shoes (there is a long path full of shoe shops called the Souk S’bat), and food.

You can try a variety of cheap, delicious sandwiches and snacks. In the crowds of the Souika, you are always in front with the men wearing colors called “Guerrab.”

The Guerrab has many different ways of wearing: he wears a Djellaba, a big hat, is surrounded with many copper cups, and always has his “Guerba” where he puts the water.

People in the Souika are too kind, welcoming tourists and living happily as one family.

Deep inside Rabat Medina. Photo by Maroua Errai/MWN
Photo by Maroua Errai
souvenir from Rabat, Morocco
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Souvernir from Rabat, Morocco. Photo by Maroua Errai
Photo by Maroua Errai
Souvernir from Rabat, Morocco. Photo by Maroua Errai
Photo by Maroua Errai
Souvernir from Rabat, Morocco. Photo by Maroua Errai
Photo by Maroua Errai
Rabat Medina. Souvernir from Rabat, Morocco. Photo by Maroua Errai
Photo by Maroua Errai
Sandwish shop in Rabat Medina. Photo by Maroua Errai
Photo by Maroua Errai
Rabat Shop in Medina. Photo by Maroua Errai
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Snails. Photo by Maroua Errai
Photo by Maroua Errai
Morocco printed in leather bag. Photo by Maroua Errai
Photo by Maroua Errai
Rue Souika in Rabat. Photo by Maroua Errai
Photo by Maroua Errai