Urban sophistication is the name of the game here, and Casablanca is well on its way to achieving top status. Although visions of Morocco often conjure up images of old-world charm and cultures steeped in history, this city prefers to offer somewhat of a different atmosphere. With a population of over four million people, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city, and is fast becoming the poster child for modern times. As one of the largest financial centers on the continent, Casablanca is often considered the country’s hub for economic and business affairs, attracting driven young professionals who are looking to make (and spend!) their money. With several construction projects underway and the city investing in restoring and revitalizing its public spaces that have suffered some neglect in recent years, including the Parc de la Ligue Arabe and Place Mohammed V, it is working hard to maintain its reputation as a thriving, buzzing metropolis that ranks up there with some of the world’s most sophisticated cities.