The city of Oujda is located in the north east of Morocco, less than 10 miles of Algeria. The city is the largest in Morocco and is wonderful mix of old and new. The city centre boasts some stunning architecture, and while many of the buildings have been poorly maintained, it’s easy to admire their deco features. The city exudes a relaxed atmosphere, unlike many of the busier cities in Morocco, so it’s an excellent place to use as a base for exploring the surrounding areas. Oujda is a university city which contributes to its laidback atmosphere. There are a handful of cultural and historical sites as well as many restaurants serving fantastic local cuisine. The city is also located close to the Rif Mountains.
An off-road vehicle is most suitable for driving in the city and in the surrounding rural areas, owing to the changing quality in the road conditions.
Driving in Oudja Angads
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Important things to note
Roads can be poorly maintained in certain areas around the city, particularly in rural areas. These can be particularly dangerous to drive on, so it’s recommended to drive cautiously.
Be aware that many roads might have sudden dips or turns, so it’s advisable to drive slowly than you would normally.
It is not recommended to drive into remote areas or into the desert unless you are travelling with another vehicle.
Highlights & Hotspots
The Ville nouvelle is home to an array of excellent local shops and cafes – the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. The town’s main sights are 1930s clock tower and the impressive French Cathedral and bell tower.
The small medina quarter is also worth exploring. Home to a handful of sights and historical features, the surrounding area has been recently modernised and renovated. There are numerous market stalls and street food cafes, giving you an authentic taste of the old town.
Experience an authentic Moroccan bath at the Hammam du Jardin. This public bath was first built during the early 20th century and is a great place to relax, unwind and experience part of the city’s heritage.
While the city is home to numerous cafes and restaurants, the Restaurant Nacional is by far the most popular. Locals are known to queue for tables during lunchtimes, so be sure to get there early to sample the excellent local cuisine.
Oujda Angads Airport is located approximately seven miles north of Oujda city centre and serves a large part of eastern Morocco, plus the border towns in Algeria. The airport has direct flights to France, Spain and the Netherlands.
The airport is about a 40 minute drive from the centre of Oujda and is accessible via the N2 motorway.