Five of the best emerging Halal travel destinations in the world

Halal friendly travel is a new product introduced in the travel industry which caters to Muslims, who are Halal conscious tourists. Halal is an Arabic term that means ‘lawful’ and designates an object or action permissible to use according to Islamic law. The term is commonly used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law, as well as industries such as banking. Today, even travel and the tourism industry can be designated as Halal, and this enables Halal conscious travellers to explore the world while enjoying services and travel facilities that cater to their religious beliefs. There are several countries across the world that are becoming Halal friendly – here are some of the best emerging Halal travel destinations in the world.

China: Broadly unknown for it’s 27 million muslim population, China encompasses an authentic Asian holiday – from skyscrapers and bustling cities to history and lush fields, mosques dating thousands of years and of course authentic Chinese cuisine.  Without local knowledge finding halal options in China is difficult (unless you can read Chinese), so using a halal-friendly operator can make free up your time enabling you to just enjoy exploring one of the oldest civilisations.

Sri Lanka : This pearl of the Indian Ocean has grown as a tourist destination due to it’s ancient history, beautiful landscapes and friendly people. In recent years, Sri Lanka has become a prime wildlife destination where you can spot Leopards, Blue Whales, Elephants and Sloth bears in a the wild. With many hotels catering for Muslim travelers, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a premier halal friendly destination.

Thailand: With a varied reputation, Thailand has often been demoted in the list of halal friendly destinations. However every country is diverse, and Thailand is no exception. From the Muslim majority island of Phuket and Koh Yao Noi to the south, to the bustling city of Bangkok, halal food and activities are available in Asia’s most exciting city.

Argentina: Buenos Aires hosts the largest mosque in Latin America, and is fast catering for Muslim travelers. With so much to see from the immense Iguassu falls, to simply jaw dropping regions of Patagonia and Ushuaia, the ‘long country’ is an experience not be missed. Whilst halal meats are not readily available, Argentina are fast catering for vegetarian diets in a carnivorous society.

South Africa: A country full of history from the modern times to the Zululand battlefields, South Africa is much more than great safari experiences. Hire a car and travel at your own pace along the garden route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, before heading to Durban the surfing capital. With many Muslims of South Asian decent in the major cities, halal options are growing in South Africa. Make sure to try some halal biltong!

Serendipity provides Halal travel options to Halal conscious tourists interested in travelling to various holiday destinations around the world. Serendipity is an excellent option for Halal honeymoons and other leisure holidays.

Aalia Mahdi
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