After the Earthquake: Safety, Recovery, and Why Your Visit to Marrakech Matters More Than Ever
A Sobering Wake-up Call
Last Friday, September 8, 2023, an earthquake struck the Atlas Mountains, with its epicenter located 80 km away from Marrakech. The devastation was significant, particularly in the Atlas region, where most of the more than 3,000 casualties were reported. In Marrakech, the toll was comparatively lower, limited to a low double-digit number of victims.
Immediate Response and Cleanup
We at Riad Enchantés are grateful to report that our team and property are unscathed. Cleanup operations in Marrakech are in full swing, with efforts focused on clearing streets of debris that fell from isolated structures. Most shops have reopened, and a sense of normalcy is gradually returning to the city.
A Safe Haven for Our Guests
We want to assure potential visitors that Marrakech remains a safe and welcoming destination. Here are some compelling reasons why you should consider maintaining your travel plans:
The economy of Marrakech relies heavily on tourism. Your visit helps sustain local businesses, many of which have already suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Solidarity and Support
By choosing to travel to Marrakech, you are making a statement of solidarity with a community working hard to recover from a natural disaster.
We have thorough safety protocols in place to ensure the well-being of our guests. These measures include structural inspections and emergency preparedness training for our staff.
Marrakech is a city rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Despite recent events, the essence of what makes this destination special remains untouched.
A Warm Invitation
We understand that traveling after a significant event like this requires thoughtful consideration. However, Marrakech is resilient, and your presence as tourists will contribute to its recovery and the well-being of its people.
Feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions. We are here to assure you of a safe and enjoyable stay at Riad Enchantés.
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you soon.
The Riad Enchantés Team