Rabat - Post Report Question and Answers

Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Yes. - May 2022

We never used ATMs and were careful about credit card use. - Apr 2018

Most restaurants and large stores accept credit cards. Smaller corner stores and almost all medina/market stores are cash-based. ATMs abound and are safe to use. - Oct 2017

I used credit cards in the cities, and there were a few ATMs I trusted. Keep an eye on your statements, and realize that ATM skimming is an issue. - Oct 2017

Credit cards are widely accepted. I know of several ATM skimming incidents. - Aug 2017

Don't use them unless at a hotel or the Embassy. - Jul 2014

I feel okay using ATMs in normal places, although most U.S. Embassy people cash checks with our cashier. Credit cards are not very reliable; some fraud has been perpetrated, and many places say they take them but then look at you horrified and the whole grocery line comes to a halt for 15 minutes while they try to make it work -- and then it doesn't. - Nov 2011

None of the ATM's I ever used worked. Like they are permanently not functioning. It's a microcosm of the entire society. - Nov 2011

We use our credit cards at the supermarket and shopping. Most people use ATMs. - Sep 2011

I have used them, but sparingly. Others use ATM cards all the time with no apparent problems. - Apr 2010

I use my ATM to get Dirham frequently with no problems. - Jun 2008

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