A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Dahab vs. Casablanca for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Dahab or Casablanca?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Dahab and Casablanca can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Dahab or Casablanca?


Dahab is a small town on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. It is located about 85 kilometers north of Sharm el-Sheikh and sits on the Gulf of Aqaba. It's a popular destination with divers and backpackers alike, and offers some of the best snorkeling and diving that you'll find in the Red Sea. It's a great alternative to the resort driven Sharm el-Sheikh, and is popular with independent travelers who are looking for affordable accommodation. There are some upmarket options however, predominantly in the Laguna area, but budget facilities are not hard to find.


Casablanca is so much more than a classic Bogart movie with killer one-liners. It is also the largest, most cosmopolitan city in the country of Morocco. Sitting at the economic and industrial heart of this region, Casablanca has a population of approximately four million. Brush up on your high school French before visiting this lively city as it's the main language spoken by the locals. While this is the most liberal and progressive city in Morocco, remember to be cautious in this region of the world with your western views.

Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Dahab?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Dahab is $21, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $71. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Dahab and Casablanca in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Dahab $9.35
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Dahab $19
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Dahab and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Dahab or Casablanca? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Dahab

Hotels in Casablanca

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Dahab Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Dahab $2.95
    Casablanca $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dahab

Also for Dahab, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Sharm el-Sheikh: 1-Way or Round-Trip Transfer to Dahab: $38
  • Private Transfer from Hotel in Dahab To Sharm el Sheikh Airport: $55
  • Private Transfer From Dahab To Sharm El Sheikh - (1-8 Pax): $60
  • Pickup transfer from Dahab To Sharm El Sheikh airport: $70
  • Private Pickup Transfer From Dahab To St. Catherine: $75
  • Private Sharm El Sheikh Airport (SSH) Transfer: $75
  • Private Transfer From Dahab To Taba border group from 1 to 4: $90
  • Private Transfer from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) Airport: $110
  • Private Pickup Transfers from Dahab to Taba: $120
  • Private Transfer From Dahab To Taba border group from 1 to 12: $220
  • Private Pickup Transfers From Dahab To Cairo: $260

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Casablanca:

  • Train from Airport (for 2)
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • transfers from Casablanca Airport or city to Fez (Door to Door): $150
  • transfer from casablanca airport to casablanca city & hotels: $28
  • private transfer from casablanca airport to casablanca city: $28
  • private transfer from Casablanca airport to Marrakech city: $110
  • Your Private Casablanca Transfer: $21
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service Casablanca HTL-APT (CMN): $42
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service Casablanca APT-HTL (CMN): $42
  • Transfert Arrival - Casablanca Airport to Marrakech City: $298
  • Transfers from Casablanca, Mohamed V Airport to Marrkech: $164
  • Transfers from Casablanca to Fez ( door to door ) Airport or Hotel: $150
  • Transfers: $46
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Casablanca City to Airport: $38

Is it cheaper to fly into Dahab or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Dahab change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Dahab $7.41
    Casablanca $19
Typical Food Prices in Dahab

For Dahab, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Seafood Dinner (for 2)
  • Juice
  • Breakfast for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dahab

For Dahab, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Bedouin Dinner in the Mountains In Dahab: $30
  • Bedouin Dinner in the Mountains In Dahab: $36
  • Bedouin Dinner in the Mountains In Dahab: $39
  • Dahab Desert Safari and Bedouin Dinner: $40
  • Stargazer + Camel riding + Bedouin dinner from Dahab : $90

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

Some typical examples of dining costs in Casablanca are as follows:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Casablanca.

  • Old local Market visit+Moroccan cooking class with a local family: $38
  • Flavors of Morocco Food Tour in Casablanca: $50
  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $50
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $67
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $71
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $75
  • Visit of the museum of the Slaoui foundation with a dinner at the red mullet of Isle: $94
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $96
  • Private cooking Class in Casa by Traditional Lady +Free transport: $100
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $105

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Dahab $7.07
    Casablanca $8.91

Tours and Activities in Dahab

For Dahab, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Dahab Horseback Riding Desert and Beach Equestrian Adventure: $25
  • Dahab's Kept Secrets 5 Adventures in 1 Tour: $25
  • Blue Hole Snorkeling Tour with lunch from Dahab: $28
  • From Three Pools Guided Snorkeling Tour with Lunch: $29
  • Dahab Windsurfing Adventure in Red Sea Waves: $30
  • Royal seascope Semi-Submarine Cruise: $33
  • Royal Seascope Submarine Guided Boat Tour : $38
  • 4x4 Jeep Adventure from Dahab: $40
  • Blue Hole Snorkeling Adventure in Dahab: $40
  • Three Pools snorkeling and Quad Bike full-day tour in Dahab: $40
  • Astronomy and Bedouin Culture Private Tour in Dahab with Pickup: $40
  • Full Day Climbing and Hiking Tour in Canyon with Pickup: $40

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Casablanca are as follows:

  • 2-Days Private Tour of Chefchaouen and Fez, from Casablanca: $275
  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $310
  • 10 Day Private Tour in Morocco Imperial Ceties+Sahara Desert: $2,430
  • 14 Days Authentic Morocco Tour: $269
  • 2 Days Tour And Excursion From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $228
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $39
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • 4-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Fes: $3,102
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,293
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,275
  • 9 Day Tour from Casablanca via Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakech & Desert: $100
  • A True Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $46

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Dahab $4.04
    Casablanca -

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Dahab and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. And not only is Dahab much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Dahab would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Dahab and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Casablanca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Casablanca than you might in Dahab.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Dahab Expensive? and Is Casablanca Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Dahab or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 390 times larger than the population of Dahab. When comparing the sizes of Dahab and Casablanca, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.