Modern Morocco

When king Mohammed VI married engineer Salma Bennani in 2002, she became the first wife of Moroccan ruler to be publicly acknowledged and given a royal title. Women’s rights have since improved. The minimum age for matrimony has risen to 18, and women have more freedom of choice in marriage and divorce. Women have also won seats in parliamentary elections. Terrorist bombings in 2003 and 2011 have raised fears of radical Islamic extremists, but King Mohammed VI has tried to expand tr constitutional reforms to create more freedom and limit the powers of the monarchy. Morocco has sought membership in the European Union, but the stalemate in Western Sahara remains unresolved, something that has hindered the region’s stability and prosperity. The king continues to implement reforms and retain the affection of his people despite the 2011 Arab Spring, which toppled the more oppressive régimes of Morocco’s neighbors. Mohammed VI has also adopted a moderate role in the government, which is seen as key to countering hardline Islamic preachers who are widely regarded as responsible for the radicalization of young men in Morocco, the Maghreb, and the Middle EAST.

About Habiba

Located in the Medina 5 minutes walking from Jamâa El Fna This beautiful Moroccan Riad with swimming pool is nestled in the heart of the colorful Medina of Marrakech. Riad Anabel is the embodiment of grace and tradition, welcomes you all year in the heart of the medina. At just 5 minutes walking distance from the famous Jeemaa El Fna square, Bahia Palace , Badii Palace and the Saadians tombs and its market, you will discover here the authentic charm of a typical and exceptionally comfortable Moroccan Riad.. You will be able to enjoy, in this enchanted location where the change of scenery, grand comfort and peacefulness combines in a harmony of warm and restful colours, a beautiful swimming pool, hammam room, massage, patios, panoramic terrace, solarium, a Moroccan sitting rooms and an adorable fountain. Riad Anabel is the real place where you can discover the moroccan values got 4 suites and 1 standard room. Offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy its succulent Moroccan dishes. Everything has been thought for your comfort and well-being … we offer excursions and activities on site, steam bath and massage with argan oil and essential oils, facials, manicures and pedicures are also provided. Our staff will make eve make of your stay an unforgettable moment. The Riad is also environmentally friendly, enjoying an ideal position it produces its own energy with solar panels. Riad ANABEL is a dream come true, the sublime love refuge in simplicity and comfort and we hope that you will enjoy a well-deserved restful stay in the calm and freshness of this beautifully decorated traditional Moroccan house.