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Juanda International Airport located in Sidoarjo serves domestic and international passengers with two terminals. 
 

Surabaya, Indonesia

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Juanda International Airport located in Sidoarjo serves domestic and international passengers with two terminals. 
 

Address

Jalan Ir. Haji Juanda, Surabaya 61253, Indonesia

Phone

+62 31 2986200

Terminals

At Juanda International Airport there are two passenger terminals and the latest terminal started in 2014. Terminal one serves only domestic while the new terminal serves both the domestic and international passengers at the same time. Staff within the terminal centers are very helpful, active and the procedure is fast and efficient. The inside of the terminal area is clean and offers open and bright surroundings for travelers to relax after a journey. 

Prayer Facilities

There is no sufficient information about prayer room and mosque facilities at Juanda International Airport for Muslim ladies and gentlemen.
 

Halal Food

Several food courts are available at Juanda International Airport giving passengers several options such as restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets. Sufficient information is unavailable on Halal-friendly, alcohol-free food at Berlin Tegel Airport. It is recommended that Muslim diners inquire about the Halal status of food before dining. 

Transport

Transport is not a problem here. Varieties of fast transport options are available at the Juanda International Airport at affordable prices. Travelers can easily get take a bus or pick-up a car or taxi which can be taken from this area. Taxis are a cheap and popular method of transport.

Shopping

There are several duty free shops at Juanda International Airport to buy goods such as gift shops, luggage retailers and fashion boutiques. Passengers may purchase the best perfumes and cosmetics, chocolates, jewelry, bags, fashion items, sweets, eyeglasses, sun glasses and soft toys. There are varieties of shops including superstores, crafts shops as well as clothing shops. 

Amenities

Almost all the facilities that are required by passengers are available within the Juanda International Airport including banking facilities, internet access, public telephones, cafés, restaurants, duty-free outlets, pharmacies, first aid services, dentists, conference rooms, multi-purpose meeting and event centres, wheelchair service, staff assistance, ATMs, luggage facilities and post offices. 
 

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  • Pleasure Your Taste Buds At These 5 Cafes in Jakarta!

    Jakarta is home to various culinary delights. As traffic congestion never ends at this city, young urbanites love to spend time at cafes and restaurants to kill time. Here are my recommended cafes and restaurants that are unique, Instagrammable, historical and thick in Indonesian elements. 1. Anomali Coffee Image Credit: Anomali Coffee on Facebook Indonesian coffee beans have drawn the attention of many across the globe, including Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain. Far before it opened its first store in Indonesia in 2002, Starbucks has used Sumatran single-origin coffee as its staple offering since 1971. If you are a coffee addict, you need to visit Anomali Coffee, an established coffee chain known to popularize authentic Indonesian coffee. Indonesia itself has made a name for itself as one of the world’s best coffee producing regions and in Anomali Coffee, you can find and taste a variety of coffee beans from all over the country one time, such as Gayo coffee from Aceh and Toraja coffee from South Sulawesi. Established in 2007, Anomali tries to promote Indonesian specialty coffee. It provides freshly roasted coffee under home roasters’ highest standard, but they remained affordable with price ranging from Rp 30,000 to Rp 60,000 for a cup of coffee. Its headquarters is located on Jl. Senopati No. 19 in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, but it has six branches across the capital, from Menteng in Central Jakarta to Kemang in South Jakarta. Website | Facebook | Instagram Address: Jl. Senopati No. 19 in Kebayoran Baru               South JakartaOpening hour: 9 AM - 11 PM 2. Tesate Image Credit: Tesate on Facebook Tesate is known for offering a wide selection of Indonesian traditional dishes, from tahu pong (Rp 55,000), a crunchy tofu dish that is golden outside but silky and hollow inside with sweet sauce, sate sapi maranggi (Rp 124,000), spiced tender beef satay coated in toasted grated coconut to lonton cap go meh (Rp 111,000) rice cake served with bamboo shoots curry and chilli prawn. Tesate derives from the word sate that means satay. That is why its signature dish is various satays, such as sate sapi makassar from Makassar in South Sulawesi, an exotic combination of aromatic beef with mouth-watering, intensely sour starfruit, and sate lilit from Bali, crab or duck meat, minced with spices and herbs and wrapped in lemongrass. Tesate, which first opened its doors in Jakarta in 2008, is located on Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 39 in Menteng, Central Java and inside two big shopping malls in Jakarta, namely Plaza Senayan and Pacific Place in South Jakarta. Website | Facebook | Instagram Address: Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 39 in Menteng              Central JavaOpening hours: 10 AM -11 PM 3. Burgreens Image Credit: Burgreens Burgreens is Jakarta’s first organic healthy plant-based eatery and catering. It was founded by a vegetarian couple, -- Max Mandias and Helga, who both believes that what we eat impacts not only our health but also animal, farmers’ welfare and environmental sustainability. Max himself is a certified plant-based nutritionist and chef. 90% of Max’s menus are vegan. They contain natural fibers, plant-based protein, complex carbs and good fat in balance. Learning that dairy is hard to digest and may create allergies to some people, he uses natural dairy made from grass-fed, antibiotic-free and hormone-free cows. He also uses a small amount of local sea salt and liquid amino to spice up his menu. To make it taste good, he simply utilizes local herbs. His signature dish is Vegan Big Max (Rp 72,000), double patties on a whole wheat bun with homemade sauce, served with chips, and vegan ramen (Rp 75,000), organic palm noodle in sesame miso soup served with organic tofu, greens, and shiitake mushroom. In Jakarta, you can find Burgreens in six locations, such as Burgreens Menteng on Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 47 in Menteng, Central Jakarta and Burgreens Darmawangsa on Jl. Wijaya II No. 37 in Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta. Website | Instagram Address: on Jl. K.H. Wahid Hasyim No. 47 in Menteng               Central JakartaOpening hours: 10 AM - 11 PM 4. Giyanti Coffee Roastery Image Credit: Giyanti Coffee Roastery on Facebook Giyanti Coffee Roastery is one of the hidden gems in Jakarta. To find this care, you need to walk down a narrow alley on Jl. Surabaya No. 20 in Menteng, Central Jakarta. Having existed since 2012, Giyanti serves not only coffee but also a variety of bread that they make from scratch. Giyanti, which derives from the Javanese word Babat Giyanti, offers almond croissant, pain au chocolate, apple pie, and egg tart portugu. They all are affordable with prices ranging from Rp 37,000 to Rp 47,000. Like those puff pastries, cakes this café offers are also mouthwatering, such as bolu pandan, carrot cake and lamington. Giyanti uses organic coffee beans. To roast them, the café uses Italy-made Petrocini coffee roaster. Unlike other roasters in the market, this Italian roaster can measure beans temperature so accurately that the coffee they serve is like no others. Website | Facebook | Instagram Address: Jl. Surabaya No. 20 in Menteng               Central JakartaOpening hours: 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM 5. Maison Weiner Image Credit: Maison Weiner Bakery on Instagram Maison Weiner is a café and cake shop where you can enjoy the most authentic Dutch bread and pastries in Jakarta. Located on Jl. Kramat II in Kwitang, Central Jakarta. Maison Weiner is the oldest bakery in the capital. Having existed since 1936, the place offers cakes and bread with the same recipes enjoyed by the Dutch people when Batavia, now Jakarta, was under the Dutch rule. Indonesia gained Independence in August 1945. At Maison Weiner, you can find various Dutch cakes, such as ontbijtkoek, a soft Dutch spiced rye cake, and kerstkrans, a Dutch Christmas ring filled with fragrant almond paste and finished with a sugar glaze that resembles snow. Their prices range from Rp 15,000 to Rp 300,000. Maison Weiner was founded by Lee Liang Mey, an Indonesian of Chinese descent. She learned to bake from her boss, a Dutch baker, at a Dutch bakery in Batavia. It was her boss who motivated her to open her own bakery. The name Maison Weiner was given by the Dutch baker. Today, Maison Weiner is under the management of Lee’s grandson, Heru Laksana. He does not change the exterior and interior of the café so that you can feel the atmosphere of Jakarta old days when enjoying a cup of hot coffee with Dutch bread and pastries there. Instagram Address: Jl. Kramat II in Kwitang              Central JakartaOpening hours: 9 AM - 8 PM...

  • Make Your Planning Simpler With Our Exciting 2-Day Itinerary To Mount Bromo!

    If you are planning a short escape to Indonesia but still confused about which attraction to visit, you should really consider Mount Bromo. Standing at 2,329 meters high, Mount Bromo is one of Indonesia's most popular hiking spot among both tourists and locals thanks to its peaceful atmosphere and scenic views. Are you curious about how to get to Mount Bromo? Thinking about how to find halal food around the area? Planning your hikes? No worries, we got you covered. Here are the costs, routes, and a ton of other helpful information you need to know for an epic 2-day trip to Mount Bromo! Breath-Taking Scenery From Geurutee Valley In Aceh, Indonesia How To Get There You may choose to fly through Surabaya or Malang. Here are the options! Option 1: Fly to Surabaya Take Jetstar, Scoot, Lion Air, AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia, Silk Air or Singapore Airlines from Singapore Changi Airport to Surabaya (Juanda International Airport). The journey would take approximately 2 hours 20 minutes. Option 2: Fly to Malang via Jakarta The cheapest way to get from Jakarta to Mount Bromo costs only around SGD 35 by train. If you want to take flight, take Lion Air or Garuda Indonesia for a connecting flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Malang (Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport) via Jakarta. The flight time would be around 6 hours. Must-pack Items There are a few items you have to keep in mind before before heading to Mount Bromo? Here are the must-pack items for your adventurous trip: 1. Warm clothes 2. Backpack! Don’t forget to include water bottles and snacks in it. 3. Mask is one of the most important things you must bring because it will be very dusty and difficult to breathe due to the sulfur fumes on Mount Bromo. 4. Comfortable sport shoes 5. Lip balm and moisturizer 6. Sunblock 7. Umbrella or raincoat 8. Don’t forget to bring toilet paper for your own personal use Day 1 1. Arrival at Surabaya or Malang Wohooo! You have finally landed, welcome to the land of cool fresh air and misty skies! Just a few minutes ride from here will take you to the mountains but there are still a couple of things we would recommend you do first. Today will be a relaxing day where you can restore your energy after an exhausting flight by indulging in some healthy food in a homey restaurant and appreciate the fresh air and stunning views. 2. Check-in at your stay If you need recommendations for a great resort near Bromo that has a nice view, Plataran Bromo and Jiwa Jawa Bromo are the perfect options. You can enjoy the city's scenery from far away through the windows of your room. When you need a moment to just chill, you can sip a glass of mango smoothie by the poolside, while enjoying sublime views of the rural beauty around agricultural plantations woven in the surrounding hills. Jiwa Jawa Bromo Picture: JiwaJawa Address: Jl. Raya Bromo, Wonotoro, Sukapura, Probolinggo, East Java 67254Contact: (0335) 541193Website: JiwaJawa Plataran Bromo Picture: Plataran Address: Tosari, Wonopolo, Ngadiwono, Tosari, Pasuruan, Jawa Timur 67177Contact: 0812-1666-9292Website: Plataran 3. Dine at Simpang Luwe What can be better to get you refreshed than starting your holiday with Malang's delicious traditional HALAL food. Our recommendation would be to dine at Simpang Luwe. The special item on the menu that you should try is Rawon Bonceng, a traditional black soup from East Java. The cost of going out to eat for lunch here may vary. Here at Simpang Luwe, you can get a Rawon Bonceng with Ice Lemon Tea for just SGD7. Address: Jl. Letjen Sutoyo No.2, Rampal Celaket, Klojen, Malang City, East Java 65111Contact: (0341) 494333Operating hours: 11AM-2AM (Daily) 4. Explore Coban Rais After a fulfilling lunch, let's start to explore one of the best places to visit in East Java. This place would be perfect for those planning to take a lot of photos. Coban Rais offers attractions, a waterfall and sight-seeing spots. Coban Rais is always crowded especially during weekends. You will need a motorcycle or a taxi to get there. With the entrance fee priced at only Rp10.000 (approximately SGD 1), it is actually quite affordable to visit the Waterfall. However, entering the Batu Flower Garden would cost you Rp25.000 (SGD 2.26). Do note that there are some exotic spots that would require you to pay for an extra ticket. Address: Dusun Dresel, Desa Oro-Oro Ombo, Batu, Malang City, East JavaOperating hours: 7.30AM - 4PM 5. Capturing Bromo Milky Way Spot at King Kong Hill Night time is the best time to shoot at Mount Bromo as the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye. Do you wish to take a beautiful shot of the marvelous Milky Way? Then you might want to get here early because it gets really crowded. To get here, it takes 2 hours to walk from town and around 30 minutes if you travel on a jeep. In the evening, the clouds would rise and cause the area to be very misty. The temperature can drop below 0 degrees Celsius so do come prepared with a thick outfit. Address: Area Pegunungan, Wonokitri, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java 67177 Day 2 1. Catching sunrise at Mount Pananjakan After capturing the Milky Way, you can take a 30-minute ride on a travel jeep to Mount Penanjakan. You would then need for about 10-15 minutes from the parking lot to the top of Mount Penanjakan. Since the sun will usually arise at approximately 5.30AM, you must arrive at the viewing point around 3AM. From the top of Mount Penanjakan, you will see a panoramic bird-eye view of the sunrise along Mount Bromo. Address: Area Pegunungan, Wonokitri, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java 2. Explore Mount Bromo After sunrise, you can take the jeep again and to the desert of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park which will only take around 10 minutes. When you are going up to the crater, you can choose to ride a horse or walk from where the jeep is parked. Most travelers would prefer riding at the back of a mighty horse because it feels like riding in the middle of a desert in Middle East. The price starts from Rp 50,000 (SGD 4,54) depending on the distance. However, you have to climb up 243 stairs to the crater. You can take some pictures when you arrive but be very careful with your steps. Address: Area Gn.Bromo, Podokoyo, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java 3. Take amazing shots at the Whispering Sand Whispering Sand is located east of the crater of Mount Bromo. People call it "whispering sand" because the grains of sand will sound like a whisper when the wind is blowing hard. Don’t forget to set up your tripod and take a few pictures around here. It's a perfect spot to take some amazing photos for your next instagram post. Address: Pasir Berbisik, Kawasan Gunung Bromo Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java 4. Visit the Savannah and Teletubbies Hill You don’t want to miss exploring the Savannah and Teletubbies Hill. It is a grassy savanna region of the tropics located 1.5km north of the crater. The best view is during the rainy season, where the grass starts greening and flowering. During this peak season, the color combination of green, purple and yellow will make this place look like a shooting location for a romantic movie. The savanna grass will slowly dry up as the dry season comes. Address: Sariwani, Sukapura, Krajan, Ngadirejo, Sukapura, Probolinggo, East Java 67254 At the end of your Bromo vacation, don’t forget to buy some souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Book your trip now to have an experience of a lifetime of Mount Bromo! Read more about Indonesia...

  • Witness Beauty And Experience Excitement At These 9 Islands In Indonesia!

    The archipelago of Indonesia is made up of at least 17,000 islands which are blissful spots that will entice anyone yearning for a tropical getaway. You can get immersed in the local culture when you visit the islands in Indonesia, and marvel at the unique features of each island. If exploring tropical jungles or enjoying the vibrant sunset on a secluded beach sounds appealing, a vacation in Indonesia might be just what you need. Here are 9 of the most exciting and beautiful islands in Indonesia you should visit for your next trip! Visit These Amazing Mosques in Surabaya - Indonesia 1. Bali Picture: NomadCapitalist Bali attracts numerous travelers for its charm - from natural beauty to city attractions, and of course beaches. You can also stay at eco-lodges or traditional style hotels for a unique experience. There is just so much to explore and boredom is never an option! You can take in a serene view of the winding green Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud or spend a fun day out at the white sandy beaches of Seminiyak or Jimbaran and take a dip in the clear blue waters. Picture: MountBaturTrekking If you are feeling adventurous, try trekking up the famous Mount Batur to catch the beautiful sunrise. You can even go flyboarding at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Nusa Dua for a great thrill. Last but not least, don’t miss out on a water splashing experience at the Waterbom Bali park especially if you are traveling with your family. Finding Halal food here wouldn'n’t be too hard. You can drop by spots such as Bale Udang or the cafes that line Jimbaran Beach. You can also opt for some delicious seafood or vegetarian options at other dining spots too. 2. Lombok Picture: JourneyEra From luxurious accommodation in tranquil locations to unspoiled natural landscapes, Lombok is really ideal for a peaceful vacation. Lombok is the idyllic getaway for a honeymoon or relaxing vacation in Indonesia, especially if you prefer a chilled-out exception to Bali. It is best known as a surfer’s paradise because of its attractions such as the Tangsi Beach, with its pink sands and excellent spots for diving and snorkeling. If you are a nature buff, trek along Mount Rinjani, where the Segara Ana lake reflects the blue sky or drop by Senaru Village to take in the lush green setting. You have an option to trek to Tiu Kelep Waterfall as well. When it comes to Halal food, Lombok is known to be quite Muslim-friendly. You will easily find great restaurants that serve the local fare, as well as big chain restaurants such as KFC and Mc Donald’s. 3. Gili Islands Picture: Bali Pocket Magazine After Lombok, head down to the Gili Islands to continue your island adventures. Gili Trawangan is ideal for diving and exploring vibrant streets at night, which is great if you are looking for a lively holiday. Gili Meno is just 2km long and great for that peaceful romantic trip and for those looking for a serene spot - and there is a bird sanctuary as well. For thrill seekers, Gili Air has a lot to offer in terms of beach activities such as parasaling. There are plenty of places that serve excellent seafood and more Halal food spots on Gili Trawangan. You can really experience the local flavours at the islands. However, you can enjoy swimming, diving, snorkelling, kayaking or admire the sunset at all three islands mentioned so far. 4. Bintan Island Picture: Bintan Resorts Bintan is a known favourite weekend getaway among Muslim travelers in Singapore. From lush mangrove forests to delightful beaches and plenty of engaging water sports - there is something for the adventurers and beach loungers alike! Some of the highlights of Bintan island include the seaplane rides, where you can get an impressive view of the island scenery, and the Sultan of Riau Grand Mosque on Penyengat Island. Bintan Island is dotted with gorgeous resorts which makes this the perfect spot for relaxation, honeymoons or big family vacations. You will be pleased to know that finding Halal food won’t be a problem here - you can easily visit the Pujasera Hawker Stalls or simply go for the delicious seafood options. There is a popular restaurant known as Sederhana Restaurant Nasi Padang as well. 5. Wakatobi Islands Picture: Wakatobi.com The Wakatobi Islands are best known for diving and snorkeling spots that are teeming with brightly colourful marine life and coral gardens. If you are a beginner or an advanced diving enthusiast, do drop by The Wakatobi National Park where you can appreciate the underwater scenery. The island is located within the Coral Triangle and is ideal for an escapade for something quieter rather than the ever-popular Bali. If you prefer something more engaging – motorcycle tours, kayaking, and kitesurfing are some of the livelier things to do on the Wakatobi Islands. It might be a bit hard to locate Halal food on the Wakatobi Islands, but there are few spots such as WarKop Sombu DIVE and Kopi Paste Shop that you can visit. There are plenty of seafood options here as well. 6. Flores Picture: CruiseMapper This beautiful island with lush greenery gets its name from the Portuguese word ‘flores’ which means flowers. The island beaches are known for their pinkish sand that frames the blue waters. You can swim or dive in this serene paradise. Some of the unique aspects of the island include the uniquely beautiful crater lakes on Mount Kelimutu with their ever-changing colours. Liang Bua Limestone Cave, is another unique aspect of this island. Home to a number of fossils, it would definitely appeal to trekkers and backpackers. In addition, when it comes to Halal food options, there are a few restaurants that serve Halal food such as Blue Corner and Warung Mama. You can stick to seafood or vegan/vegetarian options as well. 7. Komodo Island Picture: Unesco World Heritage Centre After your trip to Flores, head to the home of the famous Komodo dragons – Komodo Island. This island, with its diverse marine life and gorgeous coral gardens, is ideal for those who enjoy diving and snorkeling. You can stroll along the pink sandy beaches and enjoy the beautiful sunset too. Even though island is quite popular among tourists, don’t let that deter you from enjoying the wonderful scenery or going trekking among the dormant volcanoes. Of course, you must visit the famous Komodo National Park to observe the Komodo dragons and enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Do note that there are very few restaurants on the Island. However, the island has a Muslim majority so you have high chances of finding Halal food options. Do not hesitate to ask the locals for help. 8. Belitung Picture: Indonesia.Travel Belitung is a peaceful getaway from the bustle. Located east of Sumatra, it is notable for its white sandy beaches lined with large granite boulders. You can enjoy a swim in the turquoise waters, or go snorkeling to admire the diverse marine life and bright corals at the Tanjung Tinggi Beach or Tanjung Kelayang. Some island highlights include the Danau Kaolin or the Blue Lake where you can take insta-worthy photos. You can also climb the old lighthouse on Pulau Lengkuas for a bird’s eye view of the area. When it comes to Halal food options, you can stop for some delicious seafood at Pulau Kapayang or enjoy most of the restaurants on Belitung as the island is a seafood heaven. However, it might be hard to locate Halal restaurants on this island. 9. Nusa Lembongan Picture: AirBali Nusa Lembongan is a tropical paradise which is located southeast of Bali. The first things you will notice as you approach the island are azure waters and unique rock formations. Along with some great resorts, the island is another spot that is extremely popular for snorkeling and diving sites. If you’re for up something adventurous, you can head to the famous Blue Lagoon for cliff diving! Nusa Lembongan is ideal for beach lovers who doesn’t mind small crowds and loves breathtakingly gorgeous ocean scenery. From catching the sunset at Jungut Batu Beach to unwinding at Mushroom Bay, this island is a great spot for a beach holiday in Indonesia. Unfortunately, finding Halal food on this island will be quite a challenge. However, you can stick to the seafood or vegetarian/vegan options during your stay. Read more about Indonesia...

  • 7 Productive Ways to Spend your Time on a Long Flight

    It's that wonderful time of the year. Travelling can be such a thrilling experience. Rushing to the airport to catch your plane, meeting new people, visiting new places. It's all good, and you're all excited about it before you even land, but before the grand landing, you've got hours at hand. So let's see how you can make productive use of your time on a long flight. Check out our airport guides Check out our top travel picks for 2018 Please fasten your seatbelts! via GIPHY   1. Books Emma Gulliford said it right! "Reading a good book is like taking a journey". You'll have hours before you reach your destination and there's no better friend than a good book (or books!) So while you're on your way to a new place, stock some of your favorite books, and keep your head in the clouds, literally and metaphorically.   2. Dua Photo credit - surabaya.tribunnews.com The Messsenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned that Du'a is readily accepted on certain occasions, and travelling is one of those occasions. Prior to your departure, make sure that you're clear on your needs and intentions, and download a Dua ebook or app so that you can make as much Dua as possible. Browse travel-related Duas Check out our eBook on Travel Ettiquettes, Supplications & Ahadith    3. Reading guides Picture Credit - www.columbia.edu Reading about the culture and history of a country before you even visit it gives you an insight on what awaits for you. Travel back into the history of the country, discover and learn about its culture and uniqueness. You might come across some facts and stories that might capture your interest. Check out our airport guides Check out our city guides   4. Pictures Taking the plane can be quite an experience, but nothing matches the thrill of the plane's taking off, and the world starts looking so small while you're heading for the clouds. So make sure you take some incredible pictures of that unique moment (and make postcards out of them. why not?)   5. Podcasts and lectures Long hours on a plane can be quite silent, and if you're traveling alone, this can become quite annoying. Listening to podcasts or lectures can make the journey seem less lonely. Make sure you download a few good lectures on your phone before taking the plane and keep those earphones handy.   6. Plan your trip Whether you're visiting a country for the first time or the third time, you need to plan your trip. Take this opportunity to make a list of all the places you'd want to visit and the activities you'd be doing. Your traveling will be more productive and you surely won't miss out anything you've planned.   7. Sleep Picture Credit - www.huffingtonpost.com Travelling can, of course, be exhausting. After having used your time wisely and prepared yourself mentally to visit a new country, time to get some rest. Make sure you catch up on the sleepless nights you've lost in packing and waiting for your flight at the airport. via GIPHY Bon Voyage! Browse our featured destinations Book a holiday with us...

  • Top 10 Muslim-Friendly Travel Destinations for Muslim Millennial Travellers in 2018

    Millennials are described as those born in the 1980s or 1990s, and are known to be responsible for a lot of the changes occurring in today's world – be it technologically, politically, or socially. In the same way, they are also changing the way people travel. Unlike those that came before, Millennials look for something different when it comes to choosing holiday destinations. Experience is what is most important to them, rather than the destination; it's the journey that matters, and it doesn't hurt if it's picture-worthy either! In fact, Millenials specifically look for places that are unique and exciting, including places with social media worthy food, interesting cultures, internet-friendly facilities. But Millennials who follow the Islamic faith have a further hurdle to overcome as they are not only looking for the best experiences but also where they can find Muslim-friendly facilities like Halal food and prayer places, as well as not be discriminated against in general. The MasterCard-HalalTrip Muslim Millennial Travel Report 2017 (MMTR2017) lists the top 10 tourist destinations in the world for 2018 for Millennial Travelers. It based on the 3 A's: Authentic (local culture, food), Affordable (accommodation, transport, experiences), and Accessible (technology, information, sharing). The 3 A's are what a Muslim Millennial looks for when he/she is shopping for the best holiday destinations in the world. Here are the top 10 Muslim-friendly travel destinations for Muslim Millennial Travelers in 2018:   1. Malaysia Malaysia is the top holiday destination for everyone from Muslim families and elders to young Muslim couples and even non-Muslims! This multicultural Muslim country is an amazing place that has something to offer for anyone who wishes to visit it, which is why it's very popular with Muslim Millenials. It also helps that it is one of the best places for a cheap Muslim-friendly holiday as most things in Malaysia are pretty affordable. Millennials are down for anything that saves them a buck while being a great experience! Not only are there many mosques all around the country and plenty of Halal food to go around of all cuisines, price ranges and themes, Malaysia is also one of the most advanced countries in Asia. This means that there are adequate technological facilities, good public transport, and a horde of unique experiences. Marvel at the iconic buildings in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, visit LEGOLAND in Johor Bahru, or the beaches of Penang. You'll have the time of your life and get amazing pictures to prove it! Find nearby Halal food places in Malaysia  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Malaysia   2. Indonesia Indonesia is one of the top tourist destinations in Asia and one of the most popular Muslim countries frequented by Asians and Westerners alike. Indonesia is home to picture-perfect beaches that are the ideal backdrop to your vacation selfie, amazing Halal food restaurants to fill your tummies, and nature trails and tours where you can take a break from the technology-driven world. Indonesia is a Muslim country, and visitors should have no trouble finding Halal restaurants. Make sure to try out the seafood in Indonesia as well! There are many mosques all around the country, and most hotels offer Muslim-friendly facilities like prayer mats, Qur’an, etc. Indonesia is also one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world in 2018, especially for Millennials as it is easy to travel on a budget. And for those of us who are looking to get the best experiences for the cheapest price, this fascinating country is a dream come true! Find nearby Halal food places in Indonesia Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Indonesia    3. Japan Japan is one of the most exciting countries to visit in the world because it seems to seamlessly combine the traditions and reminders of the olden days with the modern world. Millennials might be more attracted to the new-world aspects of this unique country, but you'll also enjoy exploring the history and beauty of the country's past. Japan also home to incredible nature as well as awe-inspiring modern architecture; it truly is the best of both worlds! Although the number of Muslims in Japan is very small, there are pretty prominent communities in certain cities. The Japanese government has also made an effort to encourage Muslim tourism. As a result, there are plenty of Halal-friendly facilities like Halal restaurants (or Muslim-friendly menus at eateries), and prayer places. Find nearby Halal food places in Japan   Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Japan   4. Thailand Thailand is another Asian country that is a popular vacation spot for Muslim Millenials. It's not hard to see why; with friendly locals, a fun-loving atmosphere, incredible nature and scenic beaches, it's a place that draws people in. Thailand is also a great place for budget-friendly shopping, so that's a definite bonus! About 5% of the population in Thailand are Muslims, and recent times have seen an increase in Muslim-friendly conditions like more food manufacturers and restaurants making the switch to Halal. Thailand is also home to many mosques. Places like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Koh Samui are the most Halal-friendly in the country. Find nearby Halal food places in Thailand Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Thailand 5. Australia Australia is perceived as one of the most Muslim-friendly places to visit in the Western world. The country of kangaroos is on the top of the list of Muslim Millennial travellers because of the people's hospitality, advanced technology/infrastructure, and laid back nature. Australia is also well known for its amazing nature, sea and wildlife. Surprisingly, you can have a budget-friendly vacation in Australia too, as there are plenty of cheap, Muslim-friendly activities to try (some even free!), like free guided tours in Melbourne and budget-friendly theme parks in the gold coast! The country is also known for having amazing food, and luckily, it's not too difficult to find Halal restaurants in Australia. Swanky eateries, street food, and high-end dining – you can take your pick (and then take that perfect food 'pic')! There are also many mosques in Australia, and communities of Muslims thrive in many areas. Find nearby Halal food places in Australia  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Australia   6. Singapore Singapore is one of the top destinations that Muslim Millenials like to travel because it is one of the coolest places in the world! Singapore offers unique experiences and has an infrastructure that is very convenient. Public transport is impeccable and technology is pretty advanced. There are also fun things to try in Singapore that Millennials are sure to get a kick out of like dining in the dark, or amongst wildlife, unique watersports, and even underwater hockey! Singapore is also a dream shopping destinations, one of Millennials' favourite activities. Singapore is home to a multicultural population and has a strong Muslim community. There are many Halal restaurants to try, including trendy eateries with cool concepts. There are also many mosques in Singapore. That's why Muslim Millennials are sure to feel right at home! Find nearby Halal food places in Singapore Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Singapore   7. The United Arab Emirates Muslim Millenials love travelling to UAE because of everything it has to offer. The UAE is one of the richest countries in the world – and it shows! From massive, elegant shopping malls, jaw-dropping skyscrapers, and magnificent mosques, to great dining, desert safaris, and incredible shopping, there's no shortage of incredible experiences that last a lifetime! Of course, as UAE is a Muslim country, there is no shortage of anything a Muslim would want, from amazing Halal food, mosques and prayer places, to Muslim-friendly accommodation, tourist attractions, and Islamic sightseeing spots. The ability to travel so freely without any concern for not fitting in is also a great draw for Muslim Millennial travellers. Find nearby Halal food places in UAE Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in UAE    8. United Kingdom The UK is a country that everyone has heard of, and they certainly have made their mark on a fair share of countries around the world! But today, it is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. You can visit iconic locations like the London Eye and Stonehenge, or you can try out the lesser known activities of the UK like visiting Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree in Lincolnshire, the Alnwick poison gardens in Northumberland, or skiing in the gorgeous snowy mountains of Scotland. The UK is another of the countries in the Western world where the most Muslim-friendly facilities are available. With a population of about 5 million Muslims, you shouldn't have too much trouble finding Halal food restaurants, especially in places like Wales, London, Bradford, and Birmingham where there is a higher concentration of Muslims. There are also many mosques in the UK. Find nearby Halal food places in the United Kingdom Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in the United Kingdom   9. The United States of America The United States of America is a global superpower and one of the most famous countries in the world, so it's no wonder that Millennials are flocking to the land of opportunities! The American experience is a combination of so many things that range across the spectrum of experiences from quiet getaways in the countryside to loud and proud cities like New York. Despite what the media might portray at times, the vast majority of Americans are accepting and respectful of Muslims, whether it's their neighbours or tourists. Muslim-friendly facilities will be easier to come by in big cities than in rural areas, but cities like Texas, New York, Michigan, and Los Angeles have a larger concentration of Muslim, ergo more accommodating affects. Halal restaurants and eateries are also not difficult to find. There are over 2000 mosques in the USA, but some states have more than others. For instance, New York and California have 257 and 246 mosques respectively. Find nearby Halal food places in the United States  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in the United States   10. India India is a place that many Millennials love to travel because it has everything that they are looking for in a travel destination. India has so many interesting opportunities and unique experiences that range from the richest of the riches to slumming it in the streets, from skiing the slopes of the Indian Himalayas to shopping in Mumbai or surfing in Goa; and Millenials love that! India is also the home to 1.5 billion people of different races and religions, and everyone and every place has a story to tell. As the country with the largest Muslim minority population in the world, there is also no shortage of Muslim-friendly facilities. Halal food is pretty easy to come by, be it on the streets, trendy Instagram-friendly cafes, or high-end restaurants. There are hundreds of mosques all over the country, some with long and important histories, and others that are brand spanking new! India is also one of the top destinations in the world where you can travel on a budget. Most things, including food, accommodation and transport are pretty affordable. Find nearby Halal food places in India   Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in India   ...



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