On December 5th Morocco Mall will open it’s babs (doors) for the first time, the first and only destination Mall in the Mediterranean region and Africa will be open to visitors in Casablanca, Morocco. Morocco Mall is a new age concept merging retail, leisure and food & beverage, offering the finest in retail and leisure in a truly unique and majestic surrounding bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch, Chairman of the AKSAL Group behind the project, explains: “Morocco Mall is the true essence of a destination mall mixing shopping and lesiure. We wanted to go that extra mile, to place ourselves in a new league to traditional shopping centres. Our vision and desire was to offer the people of Casablanca, Moroccans and visitors to the Kingdom a unique and magical place that could be found nowhere else on Earth. The culture, the leisure attractions and the public gardens along the seafront all join together to complete the urban landscape and offer the people of Casablanca a new place of life and relaxation in one of the busiest areas of the city: The Corniche.”
Situated on the Atlantic Coast, Morocco Mall stretches over 10 hectares (24,700 acres), built over 250,000m² with 30,000m² of outdoor space and 14,000m² of landscaped gardens. Comparing with the finest Malls in the Middle East or North America, Morocco Mall offers its visitors a unique and magical experience combining retail, leisure and food & beverage to share with family or with friends, in a truly original and contemporary architectural design. Its unique design is inspired by its surrounding marine environment with soft contemporary lines and immersed in natural light. Morocco Mall opens out onto breathtaking landscaped gardens ideally positioned overlooking the ocean, along the 600 meters of seafront.
In terms of retail, over 600 international brands will be represented in Morocco Mall and its 350 stores. Many of these brands will be present in Africa for the first time and have chosen Morocco Mall to be their podium. These brands range from clothing (Men, Women, and Children) mid-range to luxury, through home ware, culture and entertainment. Morocco Mall will also play host to the first Galeries Lafayette and FNAC stores in Africa as well as many luxury brands, offering the consumers of Morocco a brand new choice of products.
To relax, Morocco Mall has 40 different restaurants, from fast food to casual dining to suit all tastes from international to local delicacies in a truly original food-court with a sea-view for everyone to enjoy while they eat. For those sunshine filled days visitors are able to eat on the terraces or from the many kiosks, so that they may take full advantage of the gardens, the ocean and the mild Casablanca climate.
In terms of leisure, Morocco Mall has placed itself as one of the major tourist attractions in Morocco and the region thanks to:
· 3rd Musical fountain in the world, 1st for the region
· Aquadream: a one million litre cylindrical aquarium crossed by a panoramic lift, 3rd of its kind in the world and 1st in the region
· First IMAX 3D in Morocco
· One of the largest ice rinks in Morocco, with a chalet theme and exotic feel
· And many attractions for adults and children alike to enjoy at Adventure-land with all this going on makes me want to move back to Morocco.