Morocco’s Tourism Hot Spots Ban Burkinis

Published on : Friday, August 29, 2014

Morocco’s-Tourism-ObservatoryA number of private pools in Morocco’s tourism hot spots have forbidden women from wearing burkinis, also known as halal swim-suits.

According to local news reports many resorts in the touristic city of Marrakesh have reportedly banned the burkini in their private pools with many citing “hygiene reasons”.

Mazagan beach resort, located in al-Jadida which is south of the economic capital Casablanca, told Al Arabiya News that burkinis are not allowed to be worn in the resort and that only “ordinary swim-suits” are permissible.


Local news websites have published posters used by the management of private swimming pools to inform users that the burkini is not allowed. One posted in Morocco World News came in three languages and says “Burkini not allowed” and “Bathing suits mandatory.”


Howeve,r Abdelaziz Aftati, an MP of the ruling Moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party, sent a complaint to Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad, after a woman wearing a burkini was reportedly banned from a swimming pool in al-Jadida, according to Morocco World News.




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