Rabat: The American magazine Conde Nast Traveler has included the Moroccan capital, Rabat, in its list of African destinations to explore in 2024.

Highlighting that the city is often overshadowed by its imperial counterparts such as Marrakech and Fez, the report anticipates that Rabat will steal the show in 2024 with a wave of “cultural and artistic reinvention.”

The magazine highlighted the city's cultural and artistic dynamism, mentioning its mix of music festivals, unique architecture and luxury accommodations.

The report especially highlighted the city's highly anticipated Mohammed VI Tower, a structure designed to achieve LEED Gold and HQE certification. The tower is expected to become the tallest and only one of its kind in Africa.

In addition, the magazine highlighted the enthusiasm around the Grand Theater of Rabat, which will open its doors soon.

"One of legendary architect Zaha Hadid's unfinished masterpieces, it will incorporate an 1,800-seat theater, an experimental performance space and a 7,000-seat amphitheater, along with green spaces and a restaurant," the travel magazine noted.

The theater is expected to become the largest cultural venue in Africa and the Arab world, hosting a variety of performing arts, including symphonies, ballet, opera and philharmonic exhibitions.

The report also highlighted the return in 2024 of the Mawazine festival, after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The magazine recalled the festival's history of attracting A-list artists such as Rihanna and Mariah Carey, among others.

The festival, known as the largest in Africa, is expected to once again captivate audiences with its diverse musical offering.

Article source: moroccoworldnews