Adana Sakirpasa Airport is located in Adana and serves both domestic and international flights.
Adana Sakirpasa Airport is located in Adana and serves both domestic and international flights.
Meydan Cd, 01000 Adana, Turkey
+90 322 435 0380
Adana Sakirpasa Airport’s main terminal offers the highest standards of services and facilities to travelers to relax after a journey. Procedures at the terminal center are fast and efficient. The terminal is multifunctional and modern.
There is insufficient information about prayer facilities at Adana Sakirpasa Airport for Muslim passengers. There are several mosques for prayer needs outside the airport that passengers could visit.
There is insufficient information on Halal friendly, alcohol-free food at Adana Sakirpasa Airport. It is recommended that Muslim diners inquire about the Halal status of food before dining or simply opt for vegetarian food! Several food courts are available at Adana Sakirpasa Airport, giving passengers several options such as restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets.
Varieties of transport options are available around the Adana Sakirpasa Airport at affordable prices. Travelers can easily get into a bus or pick-up a car or taxi which can be taken from the area. Taxis are a popular - and also cheap - method of transport.
There are plenty of duty-free shops at Adana Sakirpasa Airport to buy goods. Passengers may purchase the best perfumes and cosmetics, chocolates, bags, fashion items, sweets, eyeglasses, sun glasses and soft toys. There are varieties of shops including superstores, gift and crafts shops as well as clothing shops.
Plenty of facilities are available within the Adana Sakirpasa Airport including banking facilities, public telephones, cafes, restaurants, staff assistance, ATMs, luggage facilities and internet access.
Hong Kong is a well-known global Asian hub with a beautiful harbor that attracts many visitors. Due to increasing numbers of Muslim tourists, the Hong Kong Tourism Board began recognizing Muslim needs, playing an important role in creating a hospitable Muslim-friendly environment. While we know the Hong Kong dining scene is alive and recognised at the forefront of culinary standards worldwide, Halal food places are rather limited. However, in spite of this, the few restaurants available are not lacking behind in terms of taste and flavour. Despite being a predominantly Chinese city, Islam has been practiced in Hong Kong for more than 175 years since the British Hong Kong era. Today, about 300,000 Muslims live in Hong Kong, coming from a diverse background including Muslims from south of Mainland China, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, especially Indonesian Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) in particular. Muslim travelers can explore the delicious cuisine in areas where Halal food is commonly available such as around where mosques are situated (Wan Chai, Nathan Road in Kowloon) and where Muslim ethnic groups in Hong Kong reside. The Hong Kong Halal food and restaurant guide below covers eateries in the Hong Kong Island, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Mongkok, Hong Kong Airport, and tourist attractions such as Disneyland. This guide excludes Kebab House and Ebeneezer chains which scatter around Hong Kong, as well as Indian & Pakistani shops. In this guide, finding Halal food in multi-ethnic Hong Kong means you can explore not just Halal Canton cooking, but also Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Indonesian cuisine. Alternatively, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan joints such as cafes, Buddhist and Indian restaurants which can be found there, other than the recommendations below. As a note, please be advised that major international food chains in Hong Kong (KFC, McDonald's) are not Halal certified. Be mindful that you need to know the unspoken rule of dining out in Hong Kong - be prepared to share tables if you happen to dine in the local outlets. Knowing a few Cantonese phrases, such as Ngóh m̀h'sihk jyū (I don’t eat pork) or Ngóh jihnghaih sihk chīngjān yéh (I only eat Halal food) may come handy! Find a Halal Restaurant near you in Hong Kong via GIPHY Halal Chinese Food – Hong Kong Island. 1. Islamic Centre Canteen Picture Credit: eng.wikipedia.org Islamic Centre Canteen opened in 1981 and is situated on the 5th floor of a local mosque or Islamic centre (you are advised to dress appropriately). Take the lift, or the stairs for a pre-meal exercise, and then you will be seated in one of the roundtables. Open from breakfast till dinner, do come early and avoid coming after 2.30pm for a good selection of dim sum. It is known for being ‘the only place for Halal Cantonese cuisine in town’. Order any dim sum you fancy (we love the steamed glutinous rice with chicken in lotus leaf), and other rice, noodles or Canton stir-fried dishes. via GIPHY This joint is reserved for Muslims only from Friday to Sunday, and Public Holidays. Address: 5/F, Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, Yat Sin St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.Website: http://www.iuhk.org/index.php/our-service/islamic-centre-canteen 2. LockCha Tea House LockCha Tea House is a charming place where you can experience some tranquility in the heart of the busy city while enjoying freshly-made vegetarian dim sum. The dim sum comes in a small size from a rather small menu selection - so it’s easy to choose from. via GIPHY LockCha Tea House provides a hundred teas for you to choose to soothe yourself. Aimed to revive the traditional canton-style teahouse, here at LockCha you will lock yourself away from worldly matters, and even be entertained by live Chinese music - if you come on Sunday during tea time (4:30 - 6:30 p.m). Address: Ground Floor, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong.Website: http://www.lockcha.com 3. Wai Kee Picture credit - www.strippedpixel.com Wai Kee is a hidden gem inside a local-affair food centre. It is said that you cannot leave Hong Kong without tasting its roast duck delicacy, therefore this unpretentious joint is a real delicacy to savour. via GIPHY Enter by the side, then take the lift or stairs to the food centre from the first floor. Order the popular roast duck with rice or noodle. The tender mutton curry will also not disappoint you. Address: Shop 5, Bowrington Rd, Cooked Food Centre, 1/F, Bowrington Rd Market, 21 Bowrington Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. 4. Warung Malang Drop by at this humble Warung Malang if you feel like having a different dining experience from the local Chinese cuisine. Indonesian expats flock to this joint because the menu is authentic and fresh. From satay to soup-based dishes (soto, rawon); a variety of snacks and colourful desserts, Warung Malang will not disappoint you. via GIPHY Address: 2/F, Dragon Rise, 9-11 Pennington St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.Website: https://www.facebook.com/warungmalanghk Halal Chinese Food in Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok. 5. Ma’s Restaurant Photo credit - www.noodleandegg.com Ma is a Halal certified restaurant that is well-established. Popular among locals and tourists alike – it is high on the list of the top Halal eateries in Hong Kong, and could be the closest thing to Xinjiang Muslim cooking in Hong Kong that you can find. via GIPHY The set lunch menu is a good value where you pick a side, and a main dish, together with a choice of drink. Very well-known for its tender curry beef brisket with rice and veal goulash pastry. Don’t hesitate to try Shanghainese fried noodle with mutton as it is uncommon elsewhere in Hong Kong. Good meal portion, so do arrive with a big appetite. Address: G/F, 21-25 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. 6. Hung's Chinese Restaurant Picture Credit - A Hazet, www.foursquare.com Hung’s Chinese Restaurant is a small joint inside Chungkin Mansion, not far from the Kowloon Mosque. With an impressive array of Chinese cuisine on the menu, you can dine while enjoying the free Wi-fi service. via GIPHY Their special stir-fry dishes includes distinguished Chinese caterpillar fungus flowers, stir-fried with chicken and fish maw mushroom & vegetables. Embark on a Chinese culinary adventure! Address: G/F, Shop 14, Chungking Mansion, No.36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. 7. Islam Food Picture Credit - maps.google.com Islam Food is an old establishment since the 1950s which began when owner Old Mr. Ma sold beefcakes, fried dumplings, and salted soya drinks. Credit goes to Old Mr. Ma’s who learnt how to make a Pakistani curry while working at Police Station No.7 in Sheung Wan for Muslim Police Officers back in the 1930s, thanks to whom we can now enjoy delicious curry in Hong Kong. via GIPHY Its popularity among locals is evident from its various local food awards. Their signature dish may look similar to other Halal Chinese restaurants (such as veal goulash and curry lamb chop), but their hot & sour soup and cold cut platter (spiced beef shank, tripe, tendon, chicken, jellyfish/ox-tongue) may also interest the adventurous foodie. Be sure to try the succulent xiao long bau (steamed beef dumpling). This restaurant has two outlets. Address:G/F, No. 1 Lung Kong Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.G/F, No. 33-35 Tak Ku Ling Rd, Kowloon City, Kowloon, Hong Kong.Website: www.islamfood.com.hk Other Halal Food in Tsim Sha Tsui 8. Istanbul Kebab Picture Credit - www.istanbulkebab.com.hk Istanbul Kebab invites you into a small joint, but you will feast over a delicious range of well-marinated kebabs from Adana to Istanbul. via GIPHY Kebabs aside, this joint also serves the classic Turkish dishes with flair, such as stuffed cabbage, stuffed grape leaves and stuffed eggplant. Your craving for Mediterranean cuisine will surely be satisfied at Istanbul Kebab. Address: Shop 1A, G/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Mansion 36-50 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.Website: http://www.istanbulkebab.com.hk 9. Casablanca Restaurant & Café Photo credit - www.facebook.com/casablancahongkong Casablanca Restaurant & Café provides you with dining in a relaxed and comfortable environment. A beautifully decorated shop that represents exotic Morocco and Southern Spain, you don’t need to take another North Africa getaway just yet. via GIPHY You will discover their specialties such as a variety of tagines and seafood paella among other kebab dishes.Address: Floor 6, Ashley Center, 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Website: https://www.facebook.com/casablancahongkong Halal Food in Disneyland There are 3 Halal-certified outlets at Hong Kong Disneyland Park, of which 2 are listed below (Main Street Market is another one). 10. Tahitian Terrace Picture Credit - hongkongdisneyland.com As it name suggests, expect a tropical Polynesia ambiance where you can dine in an open-air veranda or green courtyard, but don’t be surprised that Tahitian Terrace offers Asian specialties – Indian, Singaporean, Thai and Malaysian cuisine under one roof. via GIPHY Here you can rest your tired legs and pick from any combo dishes such as tandoori chicken, lemongrass chicken steak, chicken satay, laksa rice noodle soup, green curry or roast chicken with tomato sauce. Address: Adventureland, Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Website: https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/dining/hong-kong-disneyland-park/tahitian-terrace 11. Explorer’s Club Restaurant Explorer’s Club Restaurant invites you to embark on 4 international cuisines in 5 rooms themed to exotic locales - Indonesian, Korean, South East Asian and Japan. via GIPHY Encounter abundance of great foods from bento box to shabu-shabu, biryani rice to chicken rice. This restaurant will satisfy any of your tantalized taste buds, and fuel you well to continue on your Disneyland adventure. Address: Mystic Point, Hong Kong Disneyland Park, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.Website: https://www.hongkongdisneyland.com/dining/hong-kong-disneyland-park/explorers-club-restaurant Halal Food - Hong Kong International Airport There are 2 Halal certified eateries at the airport; of which Malaysian popular household name Old Town White Coffee is one of them. Other than these, there are 2 nearby airport hotels with restaurants that provide Halal certified meals; SkyCity Bistro, Marriot Hotel (ala carte all day dining) and Regala Café & Dessert Bar, Regal Airport Hotel (selected Halal menu at the buffet). 12. Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Photo credit - hongkongairport.com While KFC is not Halal-certified in Hong Kong, you will appreciate that the Popeyes joint satisfies a quick pre-departure bite. via GIPHY This international chain is the world’s second largest quick-service chicken concept, capitalizing on its cajun culinary heritage cooked in its unique New Orleans style. Address: 7E161, Level 7, Departures Level, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport Restricted Area.Website: https://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/shopping/dining/t1/fastf/pope.html 13. Old Town White Coffee Photo credit - hongkongairport.com This popular outlet needs no detailed introduction! via GIPHY Old Town serves authentic South East Asian food from simple toast, to a delicious range of bowl noodle dishes; Ipoh chicken hor fun, curry noodle, Javanese noodle, and prawn noodle - all you can enjoy at the Hong Kong Airport. Address: Food Court near Gate 40-80, Departures Level 6, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport Restricted Area.Website: https://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/shopping/dining/t1/fastf/oldtown.html Go on a Halal Trip with us to Hong Kong Find a Mosque near you in Hong Kong...
Auckland is a multicultural city with the easiest access to Muslim friendly eateries in New Zealand. While you can enjoy a variety of cuisine from Middle Eastern to Portuguese, Italian, Indian, Chinese, and Malay, the distinguishing factor is fresh ingredients and quality produced that is widely available in the country is used in the cooking. New Zealand is famous for its lamb, beef, seafood and fresh vegetables. At Auckland Airport there are no Halal-certified outlet or vegetarian eateries. You will be limited to outlets that sell non-Halal items but serve options for seafood at Hayama Sushi, and vegetarian at Urban Market Cafe or Pita Pit (their 3 locations in the city centre are Halal friendly). There are also international chains such as Burger Kings, McDonald's, and KFC though they are not Halal-certified. If you are into juicing, you could not go wrong with Tank Juice Bar. However, at close by Mangere suburb nearby the airport, you can find the closest Halal-certified joint called Airport Kebabs & Pizza who specialized in wood fire pizza and kebab. This guide is to recommend Muslim friendly outlets in Auckland Central Business District (CBD) within walking proximity and route covered by Link bus services for you to easily get around. Other than Queen Street, the bus will link you to charming inner suburbs of Ponsonby, Parnell, and Newmarket. The list goes beyond the kebab outlets on the main Queen Street (Istanbul Kebabs and Pizza, Kebabs on Queen) and excluded the International chain such as Long John Silver’s (3 locations in Auckland serve a Halal menu), Nandos (chicken is sourced from supplier who is Halal certified) and Burger Fuel (meats are Halal certified and they can cook your burger separately using fresh utensils). We’ve compiled 9 best Halal food eateries in Auckland city centre which cover a variety of cuisines and price ranges for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply for snacking around the city. Credit- Giphy.com 1. Uncle Man’s Restaurant & Takeaway Uncle Man’s Restaurant & Takeaway is an authentic family-owned joint on K Road serving all you can think of when comes to Malaysian cuisine. You will not go wrong with freshly made roti canai and murtabak. Try the beef rendang, biryani rice, curry laksa, Penang laksa, chicken rice, mee rebus, or coconut rice. For Halal Chinese meals, you will not disappoint with mee hoon soup, flat rice noodles with gravy, wonton soup or char kuey teow. If you after Western food, they also offer burgers, chicken schnitzels, steak, fish, and chips. Affordable prices in a simple yet clean setting, this will satisfy any of your craving for homemade Malaysian meals. Location: 277 Karangahape Road Contact: +64 9-377 1799 Website: www.facebook.com/uncleman277Click here for more information about Uncle Man’s Restaurant & Takeaway 2. Mamak Malaysian Restaurant Mamak Malaysian Restaurant is located at the elegant cobbled stone of Chancery Square in the heart of Auckland CBD. They use Halal meats on the menu. A regular feature in local media, this is a place to savour exotic Malaysian cuisine (blend of Malay, Indian and Chinese) such as spicy beef rendang, char kway teow, coconut fragrance rice, kuay teow mee Soup, curry chicken hor fun, seafood laksa or "Mamak" Mee Goreng. Other than typical Murtabak, roti canai, and satay to choose from the menu, they also serve pan-fried leek dumpling, spicy soft shell crab, and sambal grilled prawn. Open for lunch or dinner, you can choose to seat inside or outside while you wash down the meal with teh tarik (bubbled tea or pulled tea) or iced coffee. A nice spot to rest your leg after exploring nearby Albert Park and meandering High Streets precinct. Be mindful that this is a fully licensed eatery so expect consumption of alcohol on the premise. Location: 50 Kitchener Street CBD, Chancery St, Auckland, Contact: +64 9-948 6479 Website: www.mamakmalaysian.co.nzClick here for more information about Mamak Malaysian Restaurant 3. Nickie’s Thai Restaurant Nickie’s Thai Restaurant is an established and one of the city’s longest-standing Thai restaurant which popular among local. They are proud of serving full flavoured Thai dishes using traditional recipes and quality ingredients besides using the Halal meat. You will encounter delicious Thai delights such as massaman lamb, steamed whole snapper, tamarind snapper, stir-fry roasted duck, sizzling beef, and BBQ chicken. Drop by for lunch or dinner after strolling along beautiful Parnell Road to dine in a traditionally decorated restaurant. Please note this is a fully licensed restaurant which means alcohol is served in the restaurant. Location: 34 Broadway Newmarket Auckland Contact: +64 9-520 0015 Website: www.nickies.co.nzClick here for more information about Nickie’s Thai Restaurant 4. Popa’s Pretzel Popa’s Pretzel offers freshly made pretzels in the traditional way or with a filling of savoury or sweets. The signature filled pretzels will not disappoint you – try the Kiwi classic cheese and marmite, or Arabic twist cream cheese & zaatar. Other than these, there are pretzels dogs, pies, and Banh Mi pretzels. If you haven’t had manakish (Arabic round flatbread) before, they serve from meat to vegan toppings. Get the Lebanese mincemeat with pomegranate & herbs or pretzel dog for some energy to roam the city. Location: 350 Queen Street Auckland City Contact: +64 9-222 2855 Website: popaspretzels.co.nzClick here for more information about Popa’s Pretzel 5. Little Algiers Cafe Little Algiers Café owned by Jamaldeen offer warm and hospitable experience in a very relaxed atmosphere to satisfy your breakfast and lunch. You will receive Algerian welcome with some French flair. The authentic African and Mediterranean menu items await you in store so you can enjoy the generous portion food. All day breakfast is offered which includes eggs benedict (on a hash cake or toasted bagel), spicy baked beans cassoulet, and Little Algerian big breakfast. For lunch, you can order from a wide selection of burgers, and wraps but we could not help to like the Little Algiers mezze ((garlic pita, feta cheeses, olives, hummus, boiled eggs and homemade dips). Sip a cup of espresso before you head back to wander around the hip and arty K Road. Location: 551 Karangahape Road Auckland Contact: +64 9-336 1560 Website: www.facebook.com/littlealgierscafeClick here for more information about Little Algiers Cafe 6. Celine Mediterranean Cuisine Celine Mediterranean Cuisine is a dining place in the cozy Middle Eastern setting, good vibe and not far from iconic Sky Tower. The authentic menu serves comfort food with a solid taste from the eastern Mediterranean such as shakshuka, bamya (lamb and okra stew), grilled halloumi, and kofta in tahini or tomatoe. Either washed down with mint tea and then stay a bit longer for a shisha delight, this could be one of your memorable night in Auckland. Location: 12 Darby Street Auckland Contact: +64 9-377 0228 Website: www.facebook.com/CelineMediterraneanCuisineClick here for more information about Celine Mediterranean Cuisine 7. Betsia Kebabs & Chargrilled Burgers Betsia Kebabs & Chargrilled Burgers appeared in local guide Metro: The Best Cheap Eats in Auckland 2012. They provide good portion and friendly service tucked on a street behind upper Queen Street. They pride in the use of fresh local ingredients, handmade sauces and meats marinated in a special recipe. For kebabs, it’s all about cajun chicken, Adana, souvlaki, chicken satay, or chilli lover. For chargrilled burgers, you will discover that their beef burger is served using 100% prime beef patty hand mixed using their fresh ingredients. Try the blue cheese, camembert or avocado burger. A flair of curry can be enjoyed here too as they serve rice dishes such as butter chicken, tender lamb curry, and chicken curry. Enjoy their Turkish apple tea or latte before continuing your tour of Auckland city. Location: 9 City Road Auckland Contact: +64 9-366 7691 Website: www.facebook.com/betsiacafepvtClick here for more information about Betsia Kebabs & Chargrilled Burgers 8. Revive Cafe This fresh, healthy and wholesome joint was spearheaded after a couple came back to Auckland from a healthy retreat. This vegetarian haven could be your cleansing after all those kebabs you’ve been consuming. We love that the salad bar menu changes weekly and the hot dishes change daily. Please check the menu as you could be savoring on Russian stroganoff on one day or Mexican chilli beans the next day. Healthy dessert treat awaits you – how about almond cacao brownie or plum & ginger slice? Situated in good CBD location on quiet streets for you to revive yourself. Location: 33 Lorne Street & 24 Wyndham Street Auckland City Contact: +64 9-303 0420 Website: www.revive.co.nzClick here for more information about Revive Cafe 9. Raw Power Cafe Vegetarian or not, you will find Raw Power Cafe to satisfy clean eating with its generous portion and the self-service concept from the salad bar. Open for breakfast, you will discover vegetable big breakfast, eggs benedict, omelette, scrambled tofu and lemon pancakes. For lunch go with tofu burger, falafel pita pocket, tofu hash mushrooms or pumpkin corn fritters. This little cafe is situated in the heart of the city, a perfect place to unwind with your healthy kale smoothie or beetroot latte. Location: Floor 1, 10 Vulcan Lane, Auckland Contact:+64 9-303 3624 Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/rawpowercafeClick here for more information about Raw Power Cafe If the above does not satisfy you, there are plenty of Asian food court in Auckland CBD which serves Halal eateries under one roof. Visit Ponsonby International Foodcourt (few blocks away from Ponsonby Mosque) for Zap Lai Laos Food and Roti Shop. Or Food Alley Foodcourt for Malay meals at Kampung Delights. Wondering how to find nearby Halal food in Auckland? Don’t forget to use the Halaltrip app to locate Halal food places on your mobile in Auckland so you won’t miss out on the best halal food...
Austria is an alluring European holiday destination that offers travellers a wealth of experiences – be it exploring the lush Danube Valley or Europe's highest and most extensive mountain range, the Alps. The county also offers many destinations that are able to cater to Muslim travellers with sufficient Muslim-friendly facilities for an enjoyable trip. This article explores some of the locations in Austria that make excellent travel destinations for Muslim travellers. Vienna The glorious capital of Austria – Vienna – is a must-visit when travelling in the country and has a lot to offer every traveller. The city is a blend of imperial history and contemporary citylife, featuring historic architecture, rich culture and long-lasting traditions. Muslim travellers will be able to find many Halal restaurants in Vienna, with Apadana, Turkis Palast, Diwan Abanoz KEG and Halal Pizza & Kebab being amongst its favourites. Vienna is also home to numerous mosques, including the Islamic Centre of Vienna, Kuba Mosque, Hidaya Mosque, Schura Mosque and the Haci Bayram Mosque. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Vienna Salzburg Home to beautiful gardens, green hills and a historic city centre, the picturesque city of Salzburg is yet another Muslim-friendly destination in Austria that offers plenty of facilities such as Halal food and prayer facilities for Muslim travellers. The city is also home to quite a few Halal restaurants including the Taj Mahal, Maharaja, Meli & Melo, Antonio’s Basmati, Ali Baba, Hana’s Rasoi and Pizzeria La Palma – which are all local favourites. With Salzburg's most prominent mosques being the Bosnian Islamic Union, Krems Moschee, Salzburg Prayer Room, Salzburg Moschee and the Islamic Cultural Association, prayer facilities too can be easily found. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Salzburg Graz Graz is one of Austria's most vibrant cities and will impress travellers with its beautiful architecture, castle ruins, museums and galleries and numerous shopping opportunities. Schloss Eggenberg, the Uhrturm Tower and the fortress at Schlossberg are some of the must-visit sights of the city and provide a fascinating look at the city's past. For Muslim travellers, facilities such as Halal food and prayer facilities will not be difficult to find. Ali Akmese, Kebab Haus, Kapadokya Kebab, Acar Keg and Akdag Abdullah are some of the best Halal restaurants in Graz, while mosques in the city include Al Nur Mosque, Islamic Center of Graz, Islamischer Glaubensverein Taqwa and Kulturkreis der Muslimanen. Click here for a Muslim-friendly city guide to Graz Other excellent travel destinations in Austria include Zell am See – particularly famed amongst Muslim travellers for its natural landscapes and skiing options – as well as the famous ski resort of Solden, the capital of Upper Austria – Linz, and other prominent cities such as Innsbruck, Klagenfurt and Villach. . ...
Tapping into the Muslim tourism industry is not the easiest thing to do, but it just might be the right thing to do. With the increase in Muslim travelers in recent years, popular destinations around the world are keen on taking into account the needs of a Muslim traveler. The following is a guide to four top destinations in the world, taking into account how Muslim-friendly they are or aren’t. Vienna, Austria Vienna might just be under ‘Places to see’ in every single person’s bucket list. It is the capital and largest city in Austria that is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beautiful baroque architecture, museums, street markets, parks and gardens, the Schönbrunn Palace, the Wiener Riesenrad; which is a giant Ferris wheel, Hofburg Palace and the United Nations headquarters. Visitors to the city are sure to fall in love with it, the more they see. Vienna is surprisingly quite Muslim-friendly. Although there aren’t a whole load of Halal restaurants and mosques and prayer facilities, the city has just enough to keep Muslim-tourists comfortable. It also has restaurants that serve food that originated mainly from Asia and the Middle-East. Some of these restaurants are owned by Muslims, others are Halal certified, where as others claim to be Halal but do serve alcohol. Türkis Palast, Apadana, Asia Halal and Diwan Abanoz KEG are a few prominent restaurants in the city. Muslim tourists will also be able to use the facilities provided at the following mosques; Islamic Centre Vienna, Kuba Mosque, Schura Mosque, Ahmet Yesevi Mosque, Fatih Mosque. In addition to those, there are several other mosques scattered around the city. If required, tourists can always ask the locals for locations. London, United Kingdom London is another popular tourist destination known for being home to Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Hyde Park, the British Museum and Madame Tussauds. With so much to do and see, tourists can never decide on what to do first. It is a large, multicultural city that is home to quite a sizeable Muslim population, most of which live in Tower Hamlets and Newham. Muslim tourists tend to fit right in when they realize that Halal food and prayer facilities are widely available. There are quite a few Muslim owned take-away restaurants, as well as Halal food carts and even fast food restaurants that are easily accessible and conveniently located. Mosques are a plenty in the city, with the London Central Mosque, Finsbury Park Mosque, The East London Mosque, the London Mosque and Baitul Futuh being some of the more prominent ones. Munich, Germany Munich is one of the world’s most-visited destinations and the third largest city in Germany. Some must-see attractions in Munich include; Nymphenburg Palace, The Englischer Garten, BMW Welt, Munich Zoo, The New Town Hall and Riemer Park. The city is definitely Halal-friendly, with over four million Muslims making it their home. This ensures that Muslim tourists will be able to find a mosque or Halal restaurant with ease. Turkish, Pakistani, Afghani and Indian food can be found easily all over the city. Most of these restaurants are Muslim owned or Halal certified. One popular mosque that serves the Muslim population in Munich and has existed since 1989 is located in Sendling, which is a borough of Munich. Other mosques include; Al Tadahamun Masjid, Freimann Mosque, Ahmed Camii Xani and Al Furkan Masjid Paris, France Paris is one destination that is crowded all year round. One main reason that millions of tourists flock to Paris is the iconic Eiffel Tower. This world-renowned monument, located on Champ de Mars, has received over 250 million people and is said to be the most-visited paid monument in the world. Despite some of its policies; that have been affecting Muslim citizens and tourists alike, Paris actually receives visitors from all over the world, including a large amount from Muslim countries. A main reason for this influx is due to Paris’s sizeable population of Muslims, who are mainly from Turkey, Morocco and Tunisia. Locating a Halal restaurant in the city is quite easy; however visitors do need to make sure that these restaurants are either Muslim owned or Halal certified; since some of them tend to serve alcohol. The Grande Mosquée de Paris; a popular mosque in the city, located in the 5th arrondissement, is said to be one of the largest mosques in France. Other less prominent ones include Mosque de Gennevilliers, Al Ihsan and Mosquée El Fatih....