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Learn Arabic in Rabat: Accommodation

Student Residence

The on site residence offers double occupancy rooms and single occupancy rooms (or triple rooms on request).  There are separate floors for each gender.  Breakfast, basic daily cleaning service, linen and internet access (wireless signal and shared computer access) are included.  The rooms are heated in winter and have air conditioning.

Family/half-board

Facilities, single rooms in our carefully-selected host families. We ask our students to respect their family’s cultural beliefs and daily routine, and to follow their requests with regard to meal times, curfews and dress codes. Half board is included.
Most hosts are located walking distance (within 3 kilometres/2 miles, approx 20/30 mins) of the school location.
Host family accommodation includes breakfast and dinner everyday.

Hotel B&B***

Single and double rooms are available (double rooms can only be booked for two students travelling together). Breakfast is included.
Distance to school 20 – 30 minutes away by bus

There are also Off Campus private studio apartments.
Up to 15 minutes from the Arabic college (in some cases) and more expensive.
Rental period: 4 weeks minimum

Travel

Arrive: Sunday
Depart: Saturday
It is possible, (if you’ve travelled in Morocco before/have good Arabic) to make your own way to Rabat and your accommodation.  If you are a beginner in learning the Arabic language or have never been to Morocco before, please take the college arranged transfer!

College transfer
We recommend the college arranged transfer for complete beginners of Arabic, but all students are welcome/advised to use this service unless they know Morocco well. Students will be met by arrangement in advance with CESA, from Rabat or Casablanca airports (transfer fee applied). A return transfer can be arranged on request.

Independent Travel
Students generally arrive in Rabat via Casablanca airport or direct at Rabat airport.
A direct coach service operates from Casablanca airport to Rabat and trains leave Casablanca Airport for Rabat every hour (with one train change in Casablanca). Travelling by train is comfortable, cheap and takes an hour and a half.
By taxi: Rabat-Salé Airport is 7 km north east of Rabat, and the only connection to the city is by taxi. Rabat-Sale Airport is 7 km north east of Rabat and the only connection with the city is via Grands Taxis.