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 place 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 $248, 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 Dubai and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Dubai $170
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Dubai $340
    Casablanca $84
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 $13
    Casablanca $11
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:

  • Global Village Dubai Skip the Line Tickets with Transfer Option: $9.15
  • Global Village Dubai Ticket with Optional transfer: $10
  • Global Village Dubai Tickets with Transfers Option: $11
  • Private Dubai Airport Transfer DXB to Anywhere in Dubai: $13
  • Global Village Entry Ticket with Hotel Transfer: $14
  • Shared Transfers from Dubai Hotels to Ski Dubai/Wild Wadi: $15
  • Private Transfer Arrival Dubai International Airport (DXB): $17
  • Shared Transfers from Dubai Hotels to Aquaventure/Lost Chamber: $18
  • Sharing Transfers from Dubai Hotels to Dubai Mall (Burj Khalifa, VR Parks, DAUZ): $18
  • Dubai Frame Admission Ticket with Optional Transfer: $18
  • Dubai Airport Transfers from all terminals: $19
  • Dubai Global Village All Days Ticket With Shared Transfer: $20

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.99
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.99

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Transfer between Casablanca and Fez: $487
  • Casablanca & Marrakech Private Transfer: $331
  • Transfert Arrival - Casablanca Airport to Marrakech City: $298
  • Private Transfer Casablanca - Maknes : $290
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Casablanca Airport To Tangier: $290
  • Transfer Private From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $287
  • Casablanca Airport Arrival to Agadir Private Transfer: $284
  • From Fez: Private 1-Way Transfer to Casablanca: $279
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Safi: $262
  • From Casablanca Airport: Private Transfer to Marrakech 1 Way: $259
  • Private transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca: $258
  • Private transfer from Casablanca to Marrakech: $257

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 $56
    Casablanca $19
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:

  • Dhow Dinner Cruise with International Buffet: $15
  • Romantic Sightseeing Dhow Cruise Dinner: $15
  • Dhow Cruise with Dinner and Live Entertainment at Dubai Creek: $15
  • 2-Hour Evening Dhow Cruise and Dinner: $15
  • Dhow Dinner Cruise with International Buffet in Dubai: $15
  • Dhow Cruise Dinner Dubai Creek with Buffet Dinner: $16
  • Dhow Cruise Dinner Dubai Creek with Buffet Dinner: $16
  • Romantic Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai Creek: $17
  • 2-Hour Evening Dhow Cruise and Dinner: $17
  • Dubai Creek Dhow Cruise Dinner: $18
  • Dhow Cruise Dinner with International Buffet: $18
  • Cruising with Dinner and Live Shows at Dubai Creek: $18

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.99
  • Lunch
    $8.98
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $32

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
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Dubai $19
    Casablanca $8.91
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.

  • Dubai Guided Old Town Tour, Abra Boat, Gold & Spice Souk: $4.63
  • A Self-Guided Tour of Dubai’s Origins in Deira: $5.99
  • Global Village Entry Ticket: $6.13
  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai Hidden Gems - Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour: $6.42
  • Old Dubai with Museums, Abra Cruise, SouksŲŒTastings: $8.17
  • Souqs, Old city & Abra boat tour with guide: $8.17
  • Pearl Merchants and Palm Trees: A Self-Guided Tour of Sharjah: $8.99
  • Dubai Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Old Town Tour with Museums, Souks, and Boat Trip: $9.26
  • Global Village Entrance Skip the Tickets Line : $9.77
  • Walking Tour, Old Town, Abra, Souks & Street Food: $9.80
  • Tour of old Dubai by night. Tastings and history.: $10

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
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Dubai $23
    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 Dubai

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Dubai:

  • Pub Crawl Nightlife Tours: $66
  • Pub Crawl Nightlife Tour: $67
  • Pub Crawl Private, Birthdays & Corporate Events: $110


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.

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


Which is Bigger, Dubai or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Dubai. When comparing the sizes of Dubai 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.


When is the best time to visit Dubai or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer 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. Plenty of visitors come to Dubai because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Casablanca year-round.

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. Daily temperatures in Dubai average around 35°C (95°F), and Casablanca fluctuates 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. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Dubai year-round. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

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 daily temperature in Dubai averages around 29°C (84°F) in October, and Casablanca fluctuates 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. Dubai attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Casablanca 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 average around 19°C (66°F), and Casablanca averages at 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. The warm climate attracts visitors to Dubai throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

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. Daily temperatures in Dubai average around 26°C (79°F), and Casablanca fluctuates 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)