Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is Asia’s primary travel destination with gorgeous beaches, blue waters, stunning scenery, colourful shopping markets, cultural attractions and boutique islands. With a total population close to 66 million, approximately 5% of which are Muslim, Thailand is one of the top rated non-OIC countries for global Muslim travel. Thailand has taken steps already to make Muslim travellers feel welcome. Its main airport – Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok has excellent facilities with halal food and facilities for prayers, and is one of the best halal friendly
South Africa is one of the world’s top travel destinations. Situated on the southern tip of Africa, with a coastline of over 2,500 km, it is the 25th largest country in the world with over 1.2 million square km. South Africa has a history of Muslim migrants to the country; the Muslim population accounts for approximately 1.5% of the population today with Halal food and prayer services accessible in the major cities. South Africa is mega diverse and offers so much to do and see – its excellent climate, adventures,
Over the years, Malaysia continues to hold on to its top position as the most halal friendly tourist destination in the world. With Muslims accounting for over 60% of the 30 million people in Malaysia, this country is a haven for tourists looking for halal friendly holidays. What makes Malaysia so popular is its vast diversity of attractions and activities that one can do. Whatever you enjoy doing, whether it is exploring the bustling capital city of Kuala Lumpur with its amazing shopping opportunities, lazing around pristine beaches and stunning
Located in the southern region of Spain is Andalusia, an autonomous community that is a popular tourist destination. The name Andalusia was derived from the Arabic word al-Andalus, and its culture was heavily molded by over 500 years of Islamic influence. Given its Islamic heritage, Andalusia has garnered a lot of interest from Muslim tourists. Halal tourism is set to rise over the next few years – Muslims spent $137 billion on tourism in 2012 (excluding pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia), and this is expected to rise to $181 billion by
Japan is boosting efforts to attract Muslim tourists by taking various steps to cater and accommodate Muslims better. Known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, Japan is a top destination for travellers, with a variety of family friendly attractions encompassing scenic, cultural and historical treasures. In the past, Muslim tourists had great difficulty in Japan due to a lack of halal friendly facilities and awareness. However, Japan is overcoming this issue and is now taking steps to cater to Muslims better. In July 2013, Japan relaxed visa requirements for
With the advent of the Halal friendly travel industry, Muslims in UK need not be limited to holidays in Islamic countries solely. Now, you can travel to various destinations across the globe and discover and enjoy a whole new world. With Halal friendly holidays, you can be rest assured that you and your family will enjoy a perfect Halal holiday that falls in accordance with your religious beliefs. There are several destinations across the globe that cater to Halal friendly holidays and accommodate the unique needs of Halal conscious travellers.