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

Should you visit Dubai or Casablanca?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Dubai and Casablanca can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Dubai or Casablanca?

Dubai

Ever wonder what it would be like to see the lifestyles of the rich and famous up close. There's no more upscale destination than Dubai. It's by far and away the spot for shopping, partying, sunbathing, fine dining and the most luxurious of luxury. As the most modern and progressive of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates, this area has experienced an unbelievable economic boom and tourism spike. It's a desert city with an amazing infrastructure.

Casablanca

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 city is cheaper, Casablanca or Dubai?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Dubai is $198, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $53. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Dubai and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Dubai $136
    Casablanca $32
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Dubai $272
    Casablanca $64
Compare Hotels in Dubai and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Dubai 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 Dubai


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: Dubai Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Dubai $10
    Casablanca $8.06
Typical Local Transportation prices in Dubai

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Dubai:


  • Taxi Ride
    $12
  • Airport Taxi
    $12
  • Sea Taxi
    $0.54

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dubai

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

  • Ultra - Dubai Private Airport Transfer from city centre to Dubai Airport DXB: $8.73
  • Ultra - Dubai Private Airport Transfer from Dubai Airport DXB to city centre: $8.73
  • Ultra - Dubai Private Airport Transfer from Dubai Airport DXB to Jumeirah Beach: $8.73
  • Ultra - Dubai Private Airport Transfer from Jumeirah Beach to Dubai Airport DXB: $8.73
  • Shared Transfers from Dubai Hotels to Ski Dubai/Wild Wadi: $15
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Dubai to Dubai Airport (DXB): $17
  • Private Airport Transfer: Dubai Airport (DXB) to Dubai: $17
  • Private Transfer to/from Dubai Airport (DXB): $17
  • Shared Transfers from Dubai Hotels to Dubai Frame: $18
  • Shared Transfers from Dubai Hotels to Aquaventure/Lost Chamber: $18
  • Sharing Transfers from Dubai Hotels to Dubai Mall (Burj Khalifa, VR Parks, DAUZ): $18
  • Shopping Tour with Sharing Transfers: $19

Typical Local Transportation prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.55
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • 6-days Tour package from Casablanca to Fes via Tangier &Private airport transfer: $1,244
  • 5-days Tour package from Casablanca to Fes via & Private airport transfers: $1,120
  • 2 Day Morocco Tour From Casablanca To Zagora Desert with private Transfers: $784
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Ouarzazate: $622
  • Private Transfer: Casablanca to Mohammed V International Airport (CMN): $622
  • Private Transfer: Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) to Casablanca: $622
  • Best Tour to Chefchaouen - from Casablanca in private Transfers (2 Day Trip): $592
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Agadir: $539
  • Casablanca to Essaouira: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $459
  • Casablanca private transfer from Casablanca city to Agadir airport (AGA): $452
  • Private transfer from Casablanca to Chefchaouen: $443
  • Casablanca to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $437

Is it cheaper to fly into Dubai or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Dubai 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Dubai $45
    Casablanca $14
Typical Food prices in Dubai

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Dubai:


  • French bread
    $0.95
  • Sumo salad in Dubai Mall + Juice
    $10
  • Lemon Mint Tea
    $4.36
  • Coffee & Cake
    $6.53
  • Smoothie
    $5.45
  • Shawarma
    $1.91

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dubai

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

  • Romantic Dhow Creek Dinner Cruise With Live Shows and International Buffet: $17
  • Sightseeing Dhow Cruise Dinner: $18
  • Dubai Deira Cruise with International Buffet Dinner with Live Shows: $19
  • Cruising with Dinner and Live Shows at Dubai Creek: $20
  • Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise Dinner: $20
  • Dhow Dinner Cruise at Dubai Creek (Without Transfers): $20
  • Sail along the Dubai Creek Dhow cruise with a delectable Dinner from AED 60: $21
  • Sightseeing Romantic Dhow Cruise Dinner: $21
  • Dhow Cruise Dinner Dubai: $22
  • Dhow Cruise Dinner on Dubai Creek: $22
  • Evening Dhow Dinner Cruise in Dubai: $22
  • Dubai Creek 2-Hour Romantic Dhow Cruise Dinner: $23

Typical Food prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.81
  • Lunch
    $8.42
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Private Virtual Moroccan Cooking Class Experience with a Local: $27
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $87
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $94
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Authentic Moroccan Home-Cooking: Private Cooking Class with a Casablanca Local: $146
  • Private Cooking Class with Optional Market Tour: $150
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $156
  • 6-Hour Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Casablanca: $156
  • Authentic Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with Hotel Transfers: $156
  • Casablanca unique private walking food tour.: $166
  • Private Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Casablanca Local with Transfers: $171
  • Experience Moroccan Cuisine - Private Market Tour & Cooking Class with Transfers: $173

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Dubai $15
    Casablanca $6.68
Typical Entertainment prices in Dubai

For Dubai, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Visit to the Dubai Museum
    $0.82

Tours and Activities in Dubai

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Dubai.

  • Global Village Entry Tickets: $4.11
  • Dubai Full-Day Global Village Tickets: $4.11
  • Global Village Entry Ticket: $4.19
  • Skip the Line: Global Village Ticket: $4.32
  • Global Village Dubai (Ticket): $4.85
  • Dubai Global Village Entrance Ticket: $5.20
  • Dubai Marina: Explore its activities & attractions on this audio walking tour: $5.50
  • Ethnic Emirati Dining Experience: $12
  • Resident Marina Sightseeing Tour: $12
  • Dubai City Tour, Dubai: $12
  • Dubai Virtual City Tour With Live Video Chat Commentary: $15
  • Flying Cup Experience Ticket Dubai: $17

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • 10 Day Morocco Affordable Tour starting in Casablanca and ending in Tangier: $2,600
  • 10 Day private tour around Moroccco: $2,074
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Budgeted Casablanca Adventure: $2,051
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Luxury Tour of Morocco: $2,295
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Private Morocco Tour from Casablanca with Camel Trek: $2,364
  • 10 Days Grand Morocco Tour for Best Experience: $1,991
  • 10 Days Imperial Cities and Desert Tours: $2,261
  • 10 Days Morocco Luxury Classic Tour: $4,198
  • 10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Merzouga Desert, Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech: $3,636
  • 10 Days Tour From Casablanca, Morocco: $1,866
  • 10 Days Tour Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert (Any Departing Point): $1,963
  • 10 Days Tour from Casablanca: $1,493

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Dubai $18
    Casablanca -
Typical Alcohol prices in Dubai

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Dubai:


  • A Couple Drinks
    $25

Sample the Local Flavors in Casablanca

Also in Casablanca, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Day Tour of Casablanca with Lunch and Wine Tasting in Benslimane Vineyard: $170
  • Organic Wine Tour And Premium Lunch In Casablanca Valley: $188


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Dubai and Casablanca, we can see that Dubai is more expensive. And not only is Casablanca much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Dubai is in Middle East and Casablanca is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Casablanca would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Casablanca 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 Dubai would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dubai than you might in Casablanca.


When is the best time to visit Dubai or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer tropical climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Dubai or Casablanca in the Summer?

Both Casablanca and Dubai during the summer are popular places to visit. Dubai attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

June to August is the dry season in Dubai. Dubai usually gets more rain in July than Casablanca. Dubai gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

Dubai can become quite hot in the summer. In July, Dubai is generally much warmer than Casablanca. Temperatures in Dubai average around 35°C (95°F), and Casablanca stays around 23°C (73°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Dubai 35°C (95°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Dubai or Casablanca in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Dubai and Casablanca. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Dubai throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

In October, Dubai usually receives less rain than Casablanca. Dubai gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

Dubai is a little warmer than Casablanca in the autumn. The temperature in Dubai is usually 29°C (84°F) in October, and Casablanca stays around 20°C (67°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Dubai 29°C (84°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Dubai or Casablanca in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Dubai as well as Casablanca. Plenty of visitors come to Dubai because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

January to March in Dubai is the rainy season. Dubai usually gets less rain in January than Casablanca. Dubai gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the winter, Dubai is a little warmer than Casablanca. Typically, the winter temperatures in Dubai in January are around 19°C (66°F), and Casablanca is about 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Dubai 19°C (66°F) 
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Dubai or Casablanca in the Spring?

Both Casablanca and Dubai are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Dubai attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

The dry season in Dubai is June to August. In April, Dubai usually receives less rain than Casablanca. Dubai gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.

In April, Dubai is generally much warmer than Casablanca. Temperatures in Dubai average around 26°C (79°F), and Casablanca stays around 16°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Dubai 26°C (79°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Dubai

Dubai Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 20°C (68°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 31°C (88°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 33°C (91°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 35°C (95°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 36°C (97°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 33°C (91°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 29°C (84°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 21°C (70°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)


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