The best 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 known Halal travel destinations in the world.

Malaysia: This multicultural country encompasses all aspects required of an Asian holiday – from skyscrapers and bustling cities to beaches and lush fields, national parks and mountains to endless eating and friendly locals. Muslims will be very comfortable here as Islam is the largest practiced religion – mosques are plentiful and Halal food is a norm in most regions.

Turkey: Situated in between Europe and Asia, Turkey is best known for its rich history which dates back centuries. There are several sights and sounds for travellers to enjoy within easy reach of Istanbul such as the Blue Mosque, Haigha Sophia and the Topkapi Palace. Turkey offers a stunning coastline from Antlaya to Dalaman, which offers halal friendly beach resorts.

Morocco: This African nation is the most westerly country of the Arab world and is well known for its food, culture, shopping and friendly people. Marrakesh is a must visit for all tourists, as well as the ancient capital of Fes, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The latter is home to the world’s oldest universities – University of Al-Karaouineand a few hours’ drive in Casablanca you’ll find one of the most beautiful mosques in the world –Hassan II mosque.

Oman: The Sultanate of Oman is a hidden gem in the Middle East, with 1700km of beautiful beaches, authentic Arabic culture, and some of the most dramatic landscapes in the region. The beautiful Sultan Qaboos mosque is a must see, before heading inland to experience the striking lagoons, dramatic canyons and silent deserts. Within Muscat one can find halal friendly hotels such as the City Seasons which serve no alcohol within it’s premises.

India: If you are looking to experience some of the world’s greatest culture and traditions, then India should be on your list. From Rajasthan to Kerala, there is something to keep everyone entertained and enthralled in India. The Golden Triangle is particularly popular encompassing the Taj Mahal, with it’s Islamic architecture and Jaipur’s pink city walls.

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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