A trip to the city of Chania is truly incomplete without a visit to its wonderful Old Town. Said to be one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean, Chania’s Old Town is quaint and mysterious and is an absolute must-visit. Established by the Venetians, the Old Town is also known as the "Venice of the East, as it transports visitors to beautiful Venice. Its small winding streets must be explored, and the numerous shops, hotels, restaurants and cafés found here must be discovered. Visitors will also come across narrow alleyways, courtyards and arches, along with houses and buildings of Ottoman and Venetian architecture, mosques and churches, and even the Old Venetian Harbor. Two squares that visitors must make it a point to visit are Sintrivani Square and Splanzia Square, both of which are popular amongst locals, and are therefore great for people watching. While in the Old Town, tourists will also be able to pick up a few unique Cretan souvenirs to take back home, and will also find some fantastic cafés serving authentic local cuisine....more
A trip to the city of Chania is truly incomplete without a visit to its wonderful Old Town. Said to be one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean, Chania’s Old Town is quaint and mysterious and is an absolute must-visit. Established by the Venetians, the Old Town is also known as the "Venice of the East, as it transports visitors to beautiful Venice. Its small winding streets must be explored, and the numerous shops, hotels, restaurants and cafés found here must be discovered. Visitors will also come across narrow alleyways, courtyards and arches, along with houses and buildings of Ottoman and Venetian architecture, mosques and churches, and even the Old Venetian Harbor. Two squares that visitors must make it a point to visit are Sintrivani Square and Splanzia Square, both of which are popular amongst locals, and are therefore great for people watching. While in the Old Town, tourists will also be able to pick up a few unique Cretan souvenirs to take back home, and will also find some fantastic cafés serving authentic local cuisine.
The businesses found here will have different operating hours
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Ottoman and Venetian architecture, the Old Venetian Harbor, Sintrivani Square and Splanzia Square
Because the city of Chania has a sizeable Muslim population, Muslim visitors will be able to locate a couple of mosques. Two well known mosques in Chania include the Masjed Qibaa and Masjid Al Rahma. Muslims visiting the Old Town can therefore ask to be guided to the closest mosque at prayer time.
As mentioned above, Chania’s Old Town is home to a selection of great restaurants and cafés. Although there are no known Halal restaurants here, Muslim tourists are sure to find several vegetarian and seafood dining establishments. They will also find numerous food outlets near the Old Venetian Harbor, where they can have their meals while enjoying the fantastic view.
Blue sunny skies and even bluer seas, you can’t go wrong with Greece as your holiday destination. Greece is wonderful with its weather, food, culture, and hospitality at any time of the year. If you recall any movie that centered around or took place in Greece, you would realize that for the Greek, it’s all about family, which makes it the perfect family-friendly destination. via GIPHY With a whole range of islands to choose from, you won’t be left wondering what to see and do in Greece. It is not just water sports that are expected to hold your child’s fancy, but a vast array of interests like nature and wildlife, history, the delight of picking their own fresh produce, and of course the many options of water activities that are on offer. In all of the islands mentioned, you will find some of the best family resorts in Greece that takes care of your needs as a parent as well as your child’s. Find Mosques and Prayer Places in Athens 1) Rhodes, Dodecanese Islands One of the best places to go in Greece for families, Rhodes always fall on the top of this list. It is one of the more popular and most-visited islands because it has a little something for everyone. Beautiful golden beaches line shallow waters that are safe for your children to roam in and are well-maintained. Hotels and resorts come with all-inclusive packages that allow you to keep your child entertained, babysitting, and delicious meals at your fingertips in a selection of restaurants and cafés. Picture Credit: vernicosyachts.com It gives true meaning to the term sit back and relax as everything is tended to. Rhodes also has a UNESCO World Heritage town on the island that gives you a peek at ancient history and brings all those movies to life. Being the largest of the Dodecanese islands, it has a lot of Islamic history so it’s a great place for some Muslim-friendly travel to Greece. There is a Muslim library opposite the Mosque of Suleiman, as well as a Halal restaurant called Lithos between the two. If nature is more your thing, take your family to Butterfly Valley, the only place in the world where thousands of butterflies come to spend the last stage of their life resting and conserving energy. This happens in later May, so plan your trip around it if it’s a must-visit on your list. Address: Rhodes 851 06, GreeceOpening Hours: 8AM to 6PM (Everyday)Contact: +30 2241 082822 2) Corfu, Ionian Islands If you want a budget holiday that is still spectacular, head for Corfu. The town is so small that it only takes you 40 minutes to explore it end-to-end by bike, but it is home to amazing olive groves, orchids, cypresses and other flora that gives it its nickname of Garden Isle. Kassiopi Villa allows for the perfect Halal trip to Greece as the dense olive trees that surround it give the place total privacy granting a hijab-free holiday. Picture Credit: www.greece-is.com The varied beaches on the coast mean you can go swimming in the shallow sea of Sidari, explore sheltered pebble coves near Paleokastritsa, or take advantage of sandy Glyfada. The Old Town is another UNESCO World Heritage site home to French, Venetian and British monuments that is a popular tourist spot. Summers means open-air cinemas which are a perfect end to a blissful day for adults and children alike. 3) Crete Home to the longest summer in Greece being in the Southern part of the country, Crete has sun and fun for everyone! Some of the oldest civilizations were present here, remnants of which can still be seen here. Parts of the Minoan’s civilization were reconstructed and is now accessible to children, making it the perfect family adventure. It has many spots of ancient history, but the Palace of Knossos is probably the most popular, so be sure to not miss it. Picture Credit: www.eupedia.com Greece’s largest island has some of the best products which mean it has some of the best food! Enjoy the simple pleasures of its many beaches as well as the olive groves from which the best Greek olive oil is sent forth into the world. Daois Cove Luxury Resort has private villas which are perfect for family holidays where you want to be away from the crowd and make all the noise you want. The Westin Resort Costa Navarino was voted one of the best family luxury resorts in the country and is also a great choice if you have children as they offer a playground and activity center, bowling alley, games center, several swimming pools and more. Even if you don’t stay at the Westin, do visit the waterpark in Chania with Disneyland games and huge waterslides. 4) Zakynthos, Ionian Islands Azure seas, impressive cliffs, and lush vegetation invite you to lose yourself in them. Zakynthos is the perfect spot if you have teenagers as the Peligoni Club offers activities all day long for families with teens. Not as crowded as some of the more popular islands, but still busy enough to make new friends, the most favored spot is Shipwreck bay which can only be reached by boat as sports some imposing cliffs. Peligoni Club Address: Άγιος Νικόλαος, Ag. Nikolaos 291 00, GreeceContact: +44 20 8740 3001Website: www.peligoni.com Explore the pine forests away from the beach that is protected from development as it is meant to be a secure area for loggerhead turtles. In addition to discovering how to save the turtles, observe the world underwater at Marine Park. Villa Bozonos is a great selection for a large family as it offers a pool and total seclusion from the outside world. 5) Alonissos, Sporades Islands Picture Credit: www.mysteriousgreece.com Welcome to some of Greece’s cleanest seas. More natural, rustic and serene than its neighboring islands, Alonissos is brimming with springs, olive groves, orchards, pine forests, and plenty more that make for expert resident herbalists and the island even hosts a homeopathy academy. If you are looking for a place to take things slow and explore nature at its best, Alonissos makes for the best family holiday. The Marine Parks are always a good spot to take your children – to keep them entertained as well as informed of the world around them. At Alonissos, they can adopt a new-born baby monk seal! When it comes to Halal travel to Greece, Athens has the highest concentration of Muslims and thus more widely available Halal food, fresh seafood is your best bet when on any of these islands! What better than knowing it came straight from your back door (the ocean) to your plate? Yum! Vegetarian options won’t disappoint you either. Greece family holidays are the best kind because there is something for everyone, and all those blue seas just can’t get you down! 7 Reasons to Holiday in Athens Find Halal Restaurants in Athens...
The country of Greece is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to honeymoons and romantic vacations, and there's a good reason for it! This magical country perfectly marries the old world charm of unique architecture and culture with modern villas, infinity pools, and more. There is also an abundance of beautiful nature to explore, from hillsides and mountains, to sparkling beaches and rocky cliffs, you can surely appreciate the amazing creations of God as you travel with your partner in life. What's more, you get plenty of great food to eat, and there's definitely no shortage of picture-perfect sunsets! More on Greece Check out our Greece city guides Find Attractions near you in Greece Find Mosques near you in Greece Find Halal Restaurants near you in Greece Go on a Halal Trip with us! There are so many choices to pick from when it comes to romantic destinations in Greece, but we've shortened the list for you. Here are some of the most romantic places in Greece, and the best islands for couples: 1. Athens The capital city of Athens is one of the best places for a Halal trip to Greece. With the largest concentration of Muslims in the country, it is the best place to find the most Muslim-friendly facilities in Greece. But that's not the only reason why you should pick Athens as a romantic vacation - there's plenty for you and your loved one to do there, like exploring the city's most historic and iconic sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora of Athens, and more. You can also enjoy delicious seafood, bargain at the Monastiriki Flea Market, stroll through old neighborhoods like Plaka, lounge in a Turkish Hammam, watch the Presidential Guard Ceremony at Syntagama Square, enjoy incredible views and beaches - you get the picture! You can even take a scooter tour of a part of the city! 2. Nafplio (Peloponnese) If you and your soul mate are in the mood for something much more relaxed, the town of Nafplio might be the ideal location for you. The best thing to do here is rent a small boat and set sail for the water castle of Bourtzi. The wind, the water, and the two of you in the middle of the sea with nothing to distract you both sure sounds romantic to us! You could also visit the traditional taverns, take romantic evening walks on the waterfront, stroll through the cobblestone alleys, pick up quirky souvenirs at the gift shops, and visit Glykos Peirasmos for the best baklava, Turkish delight, and honey-walnut cake! 3. Santorini One of the best romantic locations in Greece is Santorini. This city is best known for its iconic whitewashed buildings that make up its unique architecture, but there is plenty more for you to do on your trip here. And, there's no denying that the sunsets are gorgeous! The rocky cliffs and the aforementioned architecture makes for great photos, which is maybe why there are so many weddings and honeymoons taking place here at all times. Visit the museums and archaeological sites, take a hike from Fira to Oia, descend 300 steps to Amoudi Bay, or soak in the sun and swim at the Red Beach and Kamari Beach. 4. Crete Not everyone is the type to want to relax and laze around, if you and your partner are looking for much more exciting honeymoon destinations in Greece, then Crete might be the perfect place for you. Crete is one of the more happening places in the country, while still maintaining its own charm. You can explore the city's many historic and cultural old town districts, especially the Chania Old Town. Visit the Venetian Fortezza, the Cretaquarium, Elafonisi beach, the Samaria Gorge, the Psychro Cave, or take the overnight ferry to Crete. In Chania, Crete's most popular city, you can explore Firka Fortress and museums, take an Ottoman steam bath, see the former Byzantine wall, visit endangered Cretan mountain goats at the Municipal Garden, shop for leather goods in Skrydlof Street, and so much more! 5. Milos Beaches, beaches, and more beaches... 80 to be precise! If the two of you are beach-lovers, then we'd say definitely put Milos at the top of your list, because it is a lovely place to visit in Greece. Among all those beaches, the one that deserves the most recognition is Kleftiko. Clear, turquoise waters, sheer cliffs, sharp white rocks, mysterious caves and catacombs, dormant volcanoes... what more could you want? Among the other things to do here, you can dive the rocky caves, capture photos of the “syrmata” (tiny colorful houses by the seafront used by fisherman), visit the Catacombs of Trypiti, explore museums, eat delicious food, and rent a boat to take you through the island. 6. Pelion Located in Thessaly in central Greece, Mt. Pelion is one of the more unique honeymoon destinations for couples in Greece. It is also a lovely place to visit in Greece regardless of the season, because here you can find mountains, sun, sea, and even snow! Explore the traditional villages of Pelion, its cobbled streets lined with timbered houses that have slate roofs and scenic balconies. Go hiking, horseback riding, sea kayaking, rafting, or take The Little Train of Pelion, a centuries old train that runs 29 kilometers between Lehonia and Miles that will take you through forests and bridges. Eat good food, and shop for traditional jams and preserves that the place is known for. Pelion is also known for its Plane trees, and a 1,000 year-old one even still stands in the village of Tsagarada! 7. Kefalonia Kefalonia is another great place to travel in Greece, with a lot of exciting opportunities and adventures. As one of the largest islands in Greece, it is full of natural beauty including gorgeous mountains, caves, beaches, and natural harbours. Here, you can explore the abandoned earthquake villages, watch wild horses run free in Mt. Ainos, visit Melissani Cave surrounded by a gorgeous blue lake, and go fishing in Assos. As for beaches, some of the most beautiful are Trapezaki beach, and Myrtos beach (considered to be one of the most beautiful in all of Greece). More on Greece Check out our Greece city guides Find Attractions near you in Greece Find Mosques near you in Greece Find Halal Restaurants near you in Greece Go on a Halal Trip with us!...
There are many choices for a Muslim holiday, and many links on the web for countries considered as ‘World’s Top Muslim-Flavored Summer Vacation Spots’, ‘World's Top Halal-Friendly Holiday Spots’, ‘Muslim-Friendly Countries You Must Visit’ and so on and so forth. However, there is a lack of information for island destinations that can be considered for Muslim-friendly family holidays. As Islands are an integral part of the landscape of our world, and found in all shapes and sizes, all Muslim travelers should consider visiting these 5 beautiful islands for an unforgettable Muslim holiday Maldives A tropical destination and an island country made up of 26 atolls, the Maldives is indeed filled with many resorts and Muslim friendly hotels. Being an Islamic country, the availability of mosques and halal food is not a concern for the Muslim traveler and for those who love the ocean and all types of water related activities, this Island will provide you loads of entertainment for the entire Muslim family. The Maldives being in the tropics, can be considered as an island destination for a Muslim-friendly summer vacation spot! Water Sports and Activities: There are ample water related activities in whichever atoll that you may be staying at. Choose your preference in water sports from diving and snorkeling, jet skiing and paragliding, fishing and sailing to dolphin and whale watching and everything in between. For those who simply want to laze around, the Maldives is surrounded by beautiful beaches and standing in the Indian Ocean while being surrounded by shoals of fish and coral life is an experience in itself. For the very conservative Muslim families, there are many premium hotels that are designed with private rooms and water villas from which one can simply step into the sea. Visiting Malé: A visit to the Maldives would not be complete without a day spent in Male - the capital city. Some of the attractions include visiting the famous ‘Male Fish Market’, the ‘National Museum’ which is located in the former ‘Sultan's Palace’, the ‘Tsunami Monument’, and the ‘Male Local Market’while of course indulging in some shopping. For the Muslim traveler a visit to the ‘Hukuru Miskiiy or Old Friday Mosque’ would be of interest, you can also participate in the religious services conducted on Fridays and Saturdays. Diving enthusiasts would find the dive to see the ‘Maldives Victory’ which rests below the Hulhule House Reef very interesting. Tours and Private Trips: There are also many day tours and private trips on offer to enjoy the culture, atmosphere, and the coral and sea life that surrounds this island nation. Therefore try out any one; or a combination of the boat tours, walking tours, submarine tours, cultural tours, sightseeing tours, and also the fishing charters and tours. Atoll Hopping: An interesting activity to undertake in the Maldives is ‘Island/Atoll Hopping’, and many of these islands/atolls offer its own unique culture, sites and activities. So make inquiries at your hotel for more details. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is a tropical island nation which has a topography of sandy beaches, highlands, waterfalls, rainforests and arid plains. The country with it dominant Buddhist population, has many ancient Buddhist ruins and a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site – Sigiriya, is known as the ‘pearl of the Indian ocean’ and has so much to do and see that you can visit it during the different seasons to get a taste of the different cultures that reside here. As Sri Lanka has quite a large Muslim population, catering to Muslim travelers is not a problem, thus making itone of the top holiday destination for Muslim families. You will find mosques, halal food and restaurants and also realize that major hotels cater to the needs of Muslim travelers in all parts of the country. Also, as there are some Muslim-owned hotels in the country, halal beach holidays is something that can be easily considered. As an island, seafood is easily available in the country. Something of note is that Sri Lanka is ranked as number 35 in the Halal/Muslim Travel & Tourism Rankings and Indexes by CresentRatings. Sightseeing and Exploring: Sri Lanka offers you picturesque tea plantations and luscious greenery that surrounds gushing waterfalls in the hill country, wildlife sanctuaries such as Yala and Wilpattu,the Sinharaja rainforest, beautiful stretches of sandy beaches all around the island; specifically Tricomalee and Unawatune,whale and dolphin watchingin Kalpitiya, Mirissa and Galle, and the Buddhist cultural heritage sites such as Dambulla, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa in the dry zone. To travel back to the era when this island was inhabited by the Dutch and Portuguese, visit the town of Galle in the South and the City of Jaffna, all the way at the tip of the island. The buildings and the layout of these places will give you a nostalgic feeling as well as a different flavor of the country. For the surfers there is Arugam Bay and for water sports enthusiasts Bentota, as well as the Bolgoda Lake which is only a 45 minute drive from the city of Colombo. Try ‘The Marina’ at Bolgoda which gives day passes for visitors and also has halal food. For the adventurers, there is whitewater rafting in Kitulgala and outdoor camping in Ella. Adams Peak is a must visit for the Muslim traveler, as it is believed that Adam’s footprint is on the summit of this mountain. Travelling around the Country: The best way to plan your travel would be to pre-book a private vehicle with a tour operator. You can drive as well, but with some of the narrow roads and sometimes eccentric road rules out of the city, it is better to get a local to drive you around. You can take the train to Jaffna, but don’t expect luxury. A must try is the special Expo Train to Kandy, which is perhaps one of the best ways to get a view of the changing landscape of the island. There is also air travel using seaplanes and small Cessna’s, but this is expensive. Touring Colombo: A cosmopolitan city and the commercial capital of the country, Colombo should be visited for at least a day. Take a look at the Museum, Independence Square, Galle Face Green, and the Dutch Hospital shopping area. There is also shopping that can be done and don’t forget to check out some jewelry made from beautiful Ceylon Semi-precious Stones! If you have only a few hours to spend in the city, just take a drive around using the famous ‘tuktuk’ – an interesting experience if you’ve never been in one! Hawaiian Islands The 50th state of the Unites States of America, the Hawaiian Islands is an archipelago of islands in Oceania which sits very much in the midst of a volcanic zone. It is made up of hundreds of small islands, but the main islands are Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lānai, Kahoolawe, Maui and the Island of Hawaii (also known as the ‘Big Island’ as it is the largest island of the archipelago). With the availability of a mosque and halal food, the Hawaiian Isles can be considered an ideal holiday destination for Muslim families. Things to Do and See: There is plenty to do in Hawaii… The Big Island’s main attraction is the Volcano National Park, where you can explore volcanoes, climb lava tubes and also watch while the active Kilauea volcano erupts into the ocean. This island also boasts black-sand beaches and rainforest for the trekking and hiking enthusiasts. Then there is Maui, where you can swim under waterfalls, watch the sunrise from atop a volcano, indulge in water sports such as surfing and windsurfing, and scuba dive and snorkel to check out the undersea universe of marine life. There are also museums and a golf course, and of course the beautiful beaches to take a leisurely stroll in the evenings. A visit to Honululu; Hawaii’s capital on the island of Oahu should also be planned. Here you will find the Iolani Palace, the Bishop Museum and some sites from the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor which includes the USS Arizona Memorial. Visiting the Aloha Tower will give you an opportunity to get some shopping done!For more information visit this website. Halal Resort, Hotels & Restaurants, and Halal Food: With the growing Muslim population, there are quite a few halal restaurants on the islands. A quick internet search for ‘Halal food in Hawaii’ will give you many results. Also check out this guide for reference. Alternately, you can also shop for your meats from a select few halal outlets and cook them yourself if staying in a private bungalow. Also being an island, you know that you will have your choice of mouthwatering seafood dishes to choose from. As for the resorts and hotels, I am not sure if they offer halal food, it is best to check when making your reservations. Mosques in Hawaii: There is only one mosque in Hawaii, the Manoa Mosquewhere Friday prayers are conducted. As an option, I suggest you take a Qibla compass with you, so that you can pray in your hotel room. Also check out the website of the Muslim Association of Hawaii (MAH) & Islamic Center of Honolulu for any particular details. The Greek Islands The Greek Islands which consist of 6,000 islands and islets in the Aegean and Ionian Seasoffer a unique European Muslim family holiday with its abundance of rich Greek heritage, amazing beaches, olive trees, and archeological sites and wonders. Some of the most popular islands are Santorini, Crete, Rodes, Corfu and Mykanos. The Greeks have over the centuries developed their own unique customs and culture. As the Greek Islands are not known for its Muslim population, the very small Muslim population of Greece being based mainly in Athens, facilities for Muslims such as mosques are not available and halal food will not be easy to come by. Still with its beauty and ancient history, the Greek Islands should be visited by Muslim travelers. Sightseeing, Exploring and Outdoor Activities: Most of these popular Greek Islands have extensively diverse geographywhich range from mountains to beautiful beaches, palm forests to Olive groves, to cities which showcase centuries’ old Greek culture and architecture. There are all types of activities to keep the entire Muslim family entertained during their vacation from nature reserves and parks, zoos and aquariums, water and amusement parks, museums, to boat tours, water sports and cultural tours, to some of the wonders of the world. However, there are a few must do activities while visiting the Greek Isles: • taking a tour of the Balos Beach and Lagoon where you can nearly walk on the entire lagoon in Crete • taking a walk in the Samaria Gorge National Park, the longest and gorge in Europe in Crete • Hiking Trail Fira-Oia and in Santorini • Visiting the Santorini Volcano and swimming in the hot springs • Taking a walk around the Corfu Old Town • Visiting the any of the Archaeological Museums and Natural History Museums as well as the archeological sites that are in abundance in all these Islands • Simply lounging around or taking a walk on the beaches that the Greek Isles have on offer The different Islands have their different specialties, and depending on where you plan to visit, a bit more targeted research will yield more in-depth information. Hotels and Private Villas: There are ample hotels to be found in the Greek Isles, however, the issue would be its non-existent facilities for Muslims. However, an alternate that Muslim travelers can consider is renting out private villas that are found aplenty… it may be a bit on the expensive side, but still worth it to visit this beautiful Greek Island. Halal Food: Unfortunately Halal food choices will be very limited.Muslim travelers will have to become pescatarians and vegetarians during their holiday. However, as the Greek Isles are known for their fresh fish, and Greek vegetarian cuisine, this would be an interesting experience. Just check to ensure they do not mix any alcohol/wine in their food. For those who are quite insistent on getting some halal meat, some places may be able to arrange for Halal food on special request, while the ‘To Stachi’ restaurant in Chania Town in the Island of Crete has some fabulous vegetarian food. The Greek Islands should be a sure vacation spot for a Muslim holiday not with standing the shortage of halal food. Mosques and Prayers:. Most of the popular Greek Islands do not have a mosque, thus it would be best to take your own Qibla compass and pray in your hotel rooms. There are several old mosques in Crete but these are archeological sites. However, there is a small mosque in Heraklio in Crete. Zanzibar Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Tanzania. Known locally as the Unguja Island, the Zanzibar Island which is part of the Zanzibar archipelago, has a thriving Muslim population and no shortage of halal food. Being an island, there is also no shortage of beautiful seashores and beaches to simply enjoy. While visiting Zanzibar you will notice that there are many Islamic influences and a news article even calls Zanzibar – a haven for halal tourism! This makes Zanzibar Island an ideal spot for a halal holiday for the Muslim family. Things to Do and See: Stone Town, the capital city, is a must visit with its historical significance and its recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can stay in this thriving and unique town while visiting the market places, mosques, and other attractions located within.Some of the main attraction - the Sultan’s Palace, the House of Wonders, and the Old Arab Fort, can be seen on a walking tour. As Zanzibar is also known as the ‘Spice Island’, don’t miss out on a trip to a ‘Spice Farm’, which will be a memorable experience. There is also the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre and snorkel excursions in the Menai Bay Conservation Area in the village of Paje that should be explored. Also let’s not forget the water-based activities that can be enjoyed such as kitesurfing, surfing, fishing and swimming. Mosques and Halal Hotels &Restaurants: There are plenty of mosques in Zanzibar and you will hear the call of the Azaan in Stone Town quite distinctly. While is Zanzibar, do visit the Kizimkazi Mosque located in Dimbani, which is one of the oldest Islamic buildings on the East African coast. There are also plenty of halal restaurants on the Island, and a quick Google search will give you ample choices. The Dhow Palace Hotel in Zanzibar City with its halal-friendly and Muslim-friendly facilities should be considered for your stay. ...