Maroc in brief
Destination Maroc, a Nations Online country profile of the Arab kingdom in the western part of the Maghreb in North Africa, officially known as the Kingdom of Maroc.
Sports in Maroc
Football Like many countries, Maroc’s most popular sport is football. In fact, football is so important to the country that Maroc has now made five bids to host the Fifa World Cup. So far those bids have been unsuccessful, but they are trying again for 2030. But if you’re not planning your holidays that far ahead, what football can you see in Maroc today? Botola Pro is the professional football league for Maroc, home to 16 teams competing for the title. This league is the most-watched in Africa, broadcasting to an audience of around two billion people across 153 territories. Two of the top teams in Botola Pro to look out for are the current champions and runners up, Wydad AC and Raja Casablanca respectively.
Equestrian sports are big crowd-drawers in Maroc, split between the principles of dressage, jumping, and fantasia. Fantasia, also known as Tbourida, is a traditional horsemanship exhibition that you are most likely to see during cultural festivals and if you are lucky enough to attend a Maghrebi wedding.
Every kind of water sport is catered for on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast - Most the hotels on the coastline offer a wide range of water sports: surfing, windsurfing, sailing & yachting, canoeing, rowing, waterskiing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing.
In Maroc, tennis is played on clay courts. Challenging and exciting play can be found at all major resorts where tennis is a very popular sport.
There are several aeroclubs in Maroc where you can indulge in Aviation, parachuting, ULM, gliding, deltaplane, parachute gliding and hot air ballooning.