When visiting Lyon with family, Parc de la Tête d'Or is a must-visit. This is the largest urban park in France and is said to span over 117 hectares. The park, located on the banks of the Rhone, is home to a 16 hectare lake, a botanical garden with greenhouses, a zoo, a rose garden, kids play areas and a puppet theatre. Parc de la Tête d'Or is perfect for the whole family as it offers attractions for everyone. Apart from relaxing in this green sanctuary; which was modeled after an English Garden, visitors can also rent a row boat and explore the expansive lake, interact with the animals at the zoo, go on a carrousel ride, tour the park on a small train, rent a pedal car or bike, and even ride around the park on a pony. The zoo found at the park is spread out over 10 hectares and is home to about 400 animals. There are tours and workshops that visitors can take to learn more about conservation, biodiversity and breeding.   ...more

Lyon, France



When visiting Lyon with family, Parc de la Tête d'Or is a must-visit. This is the largest urban park in France and is said to span over 117 hectares. The park, located on the banks of the Rhone, is home to a 16 hectare lake, a botanical garden with greenhouses, a zoo, a rose garden, kids play areas and a puppet theatre. Parc de la Tête d'Or is perfect for the whole family as it offers attractions for everyone. Apart from relaxing in this green sanctuary; which was modeled after an English Garden, visitors can also rent a row boat and explore the expansive lake, interact with the animals at the zoo, go on a carrousel ride, tour the park on a small train, rent a pedal car or bike, and even ride around the park on a pony. The zoo found at the park is spread out over 10 hectares and is home to about 400 animals. There are tours and workshops that visitors can take to learn more about conservation, biodiversity and breeding.  

Ticket Price


Opening Hour

The park is open from 6:30 am-10:30 pm mid-Apr to mid-Oct, and to 8:30 pm rest of the year

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 2 to 3 hours

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children   

Must See

The stunning rose gardens, the zoo, the huge lake  

Prayer Facilities

While Parc de la Tête d'Or may not have prayer facilities for Muslim visitors, there is plenty of open space available for them to offer their prayers. If in need of a mosque, Muslim tourists will be able to find quite a few prayer facilities in the city of Lyon.   

Halal Food

The park is perfect for a picnic, so visitors to the park must make it a point to take along some snacks. There are also a couple of shops at the park which sell snacks and sweets, if needed. Muslim tourists will be able to find a number of Halal restaurants in Lyon. They will also find a plethora of local restaurants that serve vegetarian and seafood dishes.  

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  • Top 10 Muslim-friendly Non-OIC Destinations

    Especially with the increase in Muslim millennial travellers, there is no doubt that the Muslim Travel Market is continuing to evolve due to new trends that are shaping and changing Halal travel. Muslims who love to travel and seek amazing, yet authentic travel experiences are well aware of the common issues that arise while they travel to certain destinations. Looking at the results of the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI 2018) by Mastercard-CrescentRating, some of the top non-OIC travel destinations have also recognised the rapid rise in Muslim travellers and are aiming towards improving Muslim-friendly travel. This latest report goes into detail on how the availability of Halal food, prayer facilities and other requirements can make destinations more Muslim-friendly. Most non-OIC destinations have higher scored than in the previous years, as they have started to understand the Muslim Travel Market better and improve their services accordingly. So, if you are stuck wondering where you can have Muslim-friendly holidays, don’t miss out on these non-OIC destinations listed below. Book a Halal hotel with us!   Singapore With numerous options when it comes to Halal food, prayer facilities and even Halal-friendly hotels, it’s no surprise that Singapore is at the top of the list of Muslim-friendly holiday destinations for families and millennials. Not only is Singapore a popular shopping destination, but it’s also a great place to try out a variety of cuisines both local and international alike – and there are wonderful Halal food options available too. According to the GMTI 2018 report, Singapore is at the top of the list of destinations that create a supportive environment for Muslim travellers. Additionally, Singapore is within the top five destinations when it comes to good communication according to the report.   Thailand Thailand also makes it to the list of top Muslim-friendly non-OIC destinations according to the GMTI 2018 report. You don’t need to postpone that exotic trip to Thailand just yet – Muslim travellers no longer have to struggle when it comes to locating Halal food, prayer facilities or mosques in Thailand. The city’s capital Bangkok has plenty of Halal restaurants where travellers can sample the excellent local cuisines and will also find many mosques as well. From breathtakingly beautiful islands framed by the turquoise ocean to the fascinating local culture, Thailand is undoubtedly an interesting place to visit. United Kingdom With a growing Muslim population, the United Kingdom is another destination to add to your travel list especially, if you are looking for Muslim-friendly cities in Europe. Muslim travellers will be able to find Halal restaurants and prayer facilities quite easily in most towns, and the United Kingdom has always been a popular travel destination. There are many interesting historical landmarks, attractions as well as famous places that you simply must not miss out on, and most main cities are just great for Halal holidays in Europe. Cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool or Manchester just to name a few, are especially Muslim-friendly with a number of Muslims dwelling in these areas.   Japan Japan is another fascinating destination that is worth visiting, and that makes it onto the list of Muslim-friendly non-OIC destinations. While most Muslim travellers will say that locating Halal food might be challenging, there has been an increase in the number of Halal restaurants in cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Kobe. Additionally, there has been a rise in Muslim-friendly facilities as well, due to the growth of the Muslim population, and including an increase in Muslim travellers to Japan. So,you can still enjoy Muslim-friendly holidays and take in the sights and sound of Japan.   Taiwan Most Muslim visitors to Taiwan will face a few issues when it comes to locating Halal food or ensuring a Muslim-friendly experience, however, there is no need to reconsider your travel plans. The main city of Taipei has become much more Muslim-friendly with a small but growing Muslim population and there is an increase in Halal restaurants as well. When it comes to prayer facilities, travellers can visit the Taipei Grand Mosque which is a historical landmark, and the other option is the Taipei Cultural Mosque.   Hong Kong There has been a noticeable rise in Muslim travellers to Hong Kong, which is on the list of top non-OIC destinations according to GMTI 2018. While Muslim travellers need to be aware that Halal restaurants or outlets are limited, the increase in Muslim travellers has prompted the need to create more Muslim-friendly options. Hong Kong’s Muslim population is growing as well, and that comes with an increase in Halal restaurants and Muslim-friendly facilities too. You will also find more Halal products in stores than in previous times.   South Africa Despite being a non-OIC destination, South Africa has become a major favourite among Muslim travelers, especially Cape Town where there is significant Muslim population. It’s one of the more ideal holiday destinations for Muslim families with a very interesting culture and unique places for nature lovers too. Muslim travelers won’t face major issues when looking for prayer facilities or Halal restaurants especially in Cape Town and Johannesburg. But overall, Muslim travelers will be able to enjoy a Muslim-friendly holiday in South Africa.   Germany Germany is another excellent place to visit, especially if you prefer to visit more Muslim-friendly cities in Europe, which will include Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich to name a few. Germany has an intriguing history as well as many interesting sights and monuments – which are some great reasons to go on a Halal tour where you can learn more about this destination. Additionally, Muslim travellers will be able to locate mosques and places that serve Halal food quite easily since there is growing Muslim population in Germany. According to the GMTI 2018, Germany is in the top ten list of destinations that are more accessible.   France France is another great non-OIC destination that you can add to your travel list, which is known for excellent cuisine, culture and interesting history. Referring to the GMTI 2018, this destination also falls in the top ten accessible countries. There are plenty of Halal restaurants in Paris due to the increasing Muslim population, and this is where you will get to sample a variety of international and local cuisines. Due to ethnic diversity, France has some of the mot Muslim-friendly cities in Europe and there will be no shortage of prayer facilities as there are several mosques in the main cities such as Paris and Lyon.s   Australia Although Australia is a non-OIC destination, there is a great variety of Halal dining options around the country – especially in Sydney, Brisbane and Queensland. With the rise in Muslim travellers to the continent, there has been an increase in Muslim-friendly facilities and Halal restaurants too. There are plenty of interesting activities and amazing places to see in Australia, especially when it comes to wildlife. Mosques and prayer places are easily accessible in the main cities too. 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    Manisa ili, Batı Anadolu'da Spil Dağı ile Gediz Nehri arasında yer alır ve Ege Bölgesine ulaşım için önemli bir kavşak noktasındadır. Sabuncubeli Geçidi'ndeki sahil kenti İzmir'in hemen doğusunda yer alan Manisa, MÖ 190'de Magnesia olarak kuruldu. Osmanlı döneminde önemli bir il merkezi olan Manisa, kısa bir süre önce Türkiye ekonomisinin sanayi kollarından biri olmaya başladı. Kent, gelişmiş bir tarım, sanayi ve ticaret kentidir. Kuruluş tarihi M.Ö. 3000 yılına kadar iner ve Hitit, Frig, Lydia, Makedonya, Roma, Bizans, Türk Devletleri ve Osmanlı medeniyetlerinin izleri ve kalıntıları kentte bulunur. Tarih boyunca yoğunlaştırılmış kültür ve sanat ve ticaret yolları Manisa ilini, farklı tatil imkânı sağlayan zengin kültürel ve doğal güzelliklere sahip çekici ve ilginç bir tatil merkezi haline getirmiştir. 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Manisa’da gezilecek pek çok tarihi ve kültürel miras bulunmaktadır ve turistler buradan her daim memnun ayrılmaktadır. Manisa Mesir Festivalinde mesir saçımı esnasında çekilmiş bir fotoğraf. Kaynak:  ...

  • Ankara'da Gezilecek Yerler

    Ankara Hakkında Genel Bilgi  Ankara, Türkiye'nin başkenti olmasının yanı sıra ülkenin en büyük ikinci kentidir. Hem Türkiye’nin hem de İç Anadolu'nun kalbinde yer almaktadır. Nüfusu 4,5 milyon civarındadır. Ankara’nın genel yapısından önce atlanmaması gereken en önemli noktalardan biri her ne kadar bir memur kenti olsa da Ankara’da gezilecek ve yapılacak birçok şey bulunmaktadır. Ankara, Türkiye'nin idari merkezi ve büyük bir üniversite kentidir, bu nedenle büyük bir devlet memuru ve üniversite öğrencisi nüfusu vardır. Ulusal sermaye olarak Ankara, büyük bir yabancı diplomat nüfusa ve elçilik personeline ev sahipliği yapıyor, bu yüzden diğer Türk şehirlerinde bulması daha zor olabilecek mal ve hizmetler sunuyor. Kaynak: Ankara, ilk bakışta donuk, somut bir ormandan daha az görünebilen yayılan, modern bir şehirdir. Sonuç olarak, pek çok turist sadece Konya ya da Kapadokya gibi yerlere ulaşım için bir geçiş noktası olarak kullanmaya eğilimliler. Bununla birlikte, Ankara'nın biraz daha derin bakmaya hazır olanlar için sunacağı çok şey var. Ankara, 20. yüzyılın başında çoğunlukla Ankara Kalesi civarında yaşayan birkaç bin kişilik küçük bir kasabaydı. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ve arkadaşları Ankara'yı 1920'de Müttefikler aleyhinde direniş hareketinin merkezi haline getirip, işgal altındaki İstanbul'daki müttefiklerin kontrolündeki Osmanlı Hükümetine karşı Türkiye halkını temsil eden bir parlamento kurduklarında şehrin kaderi değişti. I. Dünya Savaşı'ndan sonra kurulan Türk Kurtuluş Savaşı'nın başarısı üzerine, İstanbul'da hükümet ve imparatorluk 1923'te Ankara Büyükşehir Belediye Meclisi tarafından kaldırıldı ve Türkiye Cumhuriyeti kuruldu. Bugün 5 milyon insanın modern Ankara'sına baktığınızda görebileceğiniz neredeyse her şey daha sonra inşa edildi. Bu, Ankara'nın kendi tarihine sahip olmadığı anlamına gelmiyor. Anadolu'nun merkezinde yer alan Ankara'nın tarihi M.Ö. 2. binyıla kadar uzanıyor. Hititler, Frigler, Lydialılar, Persler, Yunanlılar, Galatlar, Romalılar, Bizanslılar ve Türklerin ayak izleri hala mevcuttur. Ankara adı Çapa anlamına gelen Ancyra'nın Keltçe sözcüğünden gelmektedir. Bir iç şehirdeki çapa ismini kullanmanın asıl nedeni kesin olarak bilinmemekle birlikte, birkaç farklı efsane vardır. Cumhuriyetin ilk günlerinde 20.000 kişinin taşra kasabası olan Ankara'nın çoğu, son beş yılda kırsal alanlardan insanlar tarafından yaşayan Ulus yakınlarındaki kalenin ve çevrenin önündeki eski şehir dışında; ülkenin kalbindeki stratejik konumu nedeniyle çok amaçlı bir sermayedir. Bölgedeki yerleşim tarihi binlerce yaşındadır. Şehrin şöhretinin en büyük iddiası, günümüzde yüksek kaliteli tiftik tekstillerinin üretildiği, şehrin eski adını (Angora) kazandıran uzun saçlı yerel keçi türüdür, bugün onları burada bulabileceğiniz tek yer şehir karayolunda batıdaki yonca yaprak değiş tokuşunun kenarındaki çimenlerdir. Ankara genç ve modern bir şehir olmasının yüzünü kimlik sorunu haline getiriyor. Bir yüzyıldan az bir sürede nüfusun on binlerden birkaç milyona çıkması neredeyse herkesin başka bir yerden geldiğini gösteriyor. Bunun sonucu olarak yerli bir "Ankaralı" bulmak zorludur. Dolayısıyla Ankara nüfusu ve kültürü, Türkiye'nin sunduğu her şeyin, Türkiye'nin tüm şehirlerinden köken alan insanlarla karışımıdır.   Ankara’da Gezilecek Yerler Ankara, farklı kasaba ve mahalle karakterleriyle oldukça büyük bir şehirdir. Çok basit bir şekilde, kentin pek çok ilgi çekici yeri, şehri kuzeye doğru uzatan Atatürk Bulvarı boyunca uzanmaktadır. Ulus Meydanı'ndan başlayıp Atatürk Bulvarında güneye doğru giderken Kızılay, Kavaklıdere ve Çankaya'ya ulaşacaksınız. Bu ilçeleri birer birer geçerken, standartlar gözle görülür biçimde artar. Ulus, müzelerin çoğunun, cumhuriyetin erken dönem yapılarının ve antik Ankara Kalesi ile Ankara'nın tarihi merkezidir. 20. yüzyılın başında cumhuriyetin en zarif merkezi olan bölge şimdi cazibesini terk etti ve dağınık, kalabalık bir mahalle haline geldi. Hayatın bir zamanlar Ankara'da yaşandığını hissetmek istiyorsanız, eski Ankara evleri ile restore edilen Yeni Mahalle İlçesi'ni bulun. Muhafazakâr Ankaralılar için ünlü bu mekanda, dar geleneksel caddeler boyunca yürüyün ve Türk kahvesini tarihi bir ahşap evde, özellikle de gece yudumlayın. Burada alkol bulmayı beklemeyin. Yeni Mahelle Kaynak: Daha sonra Kızılay, Ankara'nın işçi sınıfı merkezidir. Şimdi yıkılmış "Kızılay" karargah binasının adını taşıyan ünlü Kızıl Meydan, Ankara'nın siyasi merkezidir. On yıllar boyunca birçok protesto ve miting gerçekleşti ve bugün bile bu politik protesto gösterilerinin merkezidir. Kızılay çevresindeki pek çok yol ve sokak yürüyerek keşfedilir ve bütçeye uygun restoranlar, kafeler, barlar ve farklı lezzetlerdeki kulüpler bulunur. Kocatepe Camii, 20. Yüzyılda yapılan en önemli yapılarından birisidir. Halen daha Ankara’daki en güzel camilerden birisi olan Kocatepe Camii aktif olarak hizmet vermektedir. Kocatepe Camii Kaynak: Sakarya Caddesi, balıkçılık, sokak satıcıları ve lokantaları olan dağınık bir yaya bölgesidir. Bu yaya mahalle, çeşitli kültür merkezleri, kafeler, barlar, restoranlar ve kitapçılar ile sol odaklı bir alandır. Kaliteyi arayan yerli halkın çoğu Ulus ve Kızılay'dan uzak duruyor. Sakarya Caddesi Kaynak :   Kuğu Park ve Kavaklıdere, Tunalı ilçesidir ve kozmopolit, açık görüşlü ve gençler arasında popüler bir yerdir. Arka sokaklar kafe, restoranlar, barlar, diğer eğlence mekanlarıyla doludur. Kuğulu Park'tan yürüyerek Arjantin Caddesi'ne gidin ve sonunda Filistin Caddesi'ne doğru sola dönün. Bu ikisi, en üst kafe ve lokantaların bulunduğu, Ankara'nın zarif ve görülesi yerlerindendir. Daha güneyde, Ankara'nın diplomatik merkezi Çankaya'da Atakule, Başkanlık Sarayı ve pek çok elçilik binasını görebilirsiniz. Kuğulu Park Kuğulu Park'ın içerisindeki hayvanlar ile birlikte uyumu ve güzelliğini gösteren bir görsel. Kaynak: Anıtkabir Kaynak:

  • Best Muslim-Friendly Places to Travel in 2018 by Month

    A new year brings new beginnings and opportunities – and a reason to create a new travel bucket list with dream destinations to visit. There is nothing more exciting than exploring a fascinating destination and experiencing a new culture. These perfect destinations to visit for each month of the year are not only ideal for Halal holidays, but for unforgettable travel experiences too.   Top Muslim Holiday Destinations – Halal holidays 2018   January – Cape Town   Kick off the new year in Cape Town, South Africa! The Cape Town summer is ideal for fun activities such as swimming and to spend a day at the beach as well, so don’t miss out on Camps Bay or Boulder’s Beach. January is also very lively with festivities that include music festivals and outdoor cinemas – so you won’t be bored at all. Don’t forget to take a cable car ride up Table Mountain and appreciate the region’s magnificent scenery either. Cape Town is one of the best holiday destinations for Muslim families too, with numerous Halal eateries and cuisines – and entertainment for everyone too.   Find nearby Halal food places in Cape town Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Cape town   February – Maldives   White sandy beaches framed by the sparkling blue-green ocean and fine weather – these are just some of the reasons to visit Maldives in February. You can enjoy the best of water sports, snorkeling, diving and island hopping to name few thrilling activities. The Maldives is also ideal for big Muslim travel groups where you can stay at gorgeous Halal-friendly accommodation with amazing ocean scenery – and easily find Halal food near you.   Find nearby Halal food places in Maldives Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Maldives   March – Morocco Travelers can enjoy the warm sunshine and chilly nights in Marrakesh or the cooler climate in Casablanca during spring in Morocco. Marrakesh is an interesting cultural hub where you can marvel at some beautiful architecture. Some top attractions to see include Jardin Majorelle and Koutoubia Mosque, and don’t forget to drop by the souks in Medina either. If you visit Casablanca, do explore the museums and galleries, including interesting historical places such as the Hassan II Mosque and La Corniche. Morocco is a great destination for Halal holiday vacations, and where you can easily locate Halal restaurants –the local cuisine is amazing too. Find nearby Halal food places in Maldives Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Maldives   April – The Netherlands   What could be more beautiful than tulips in the springtime? Visit the Keukenhof in Lisse to experience this truly spectacular scene in April. Whether you spend all day walking through the winding streets or decide to take a canal cruise and admire the old buildings – you will appreciate this charming, colourful city soon enough. Do visit the famous historical spots such as the Anne Frank Museum or the famous Rijksmuseum research library. Another intriguing city to visit is Rotterdam, where you can see Erasmus Bridge and the famous Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Finally, you can locate Halal eateries with no issues in the main cities, and the country is home to different cultures too.   Find nearby Halal food places in Netherlands Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Netherlands    May – France There is nothing like spending spring in Paris where you stroll through the streets visiting famous galleries, museums and fascinating historical landmarks. Paris is also a shopaholic’s haven too. From The Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral to the Arce de Triomphe – France has a rich history. The cities of Nice, Lyon and Bordeaux are worth a visit too. France does have some of the most Muslim friendly cities in Europe including Paris where there is no shortage of delicious Halal eateries to try out.   Find nearby Halal food places in France Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in France     June – Sweden   Atrip to Sweden in June is when you can enjoy the wonderful Swedish summer, during which the sun shines for 12 hours – the longest days of year for the country. Sweden is breathtakingly beautiful with lakes, lush green scenery framed by mountains and is also famous for the reindeer herds in the Lapland regions. Nature lovers can take a ferry ride to Djurgården Park to experience the Swedish landscape. The capital city, Stockholm has a rich history with interesting tourist attractions and museums to visit – don’t miss Drottningholm Palace and the Vasa Musuem. Some of the most Muslim friendly cities in Europe are in Sweden, where you can easily find prayer places and mosques near you –including Halal restaurants as well.   Find nearby Halal food places in France Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in France     July – Kenya   If exciting adventure is your thing, visiting Kenya in July is just perfect. Nature lovers will get the opportunity to see wildebeest and zebras crossing over from Tanzania – so going on a safari for amazing wildlife encounters is the best thing to do. You can also observe all kinds wildlife gathering around watering holes and visiting places such as the Nairobi National Park is a rewarding experience. The colder climate is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking too. Kenya quite Muslim-friendly and it won’t be hard to find Halal food near you or mosques either.   Find nearby Halal food places in France Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Kenya      August – Malaysia   The fine weather during this time is perfect for outdoor activities and island hopping – ideal to plan beach getaways to Tioman Island, Redang Island or maybe a trip to Borneo. Langkawi is another fascinating place to visit for nature and wildlife lovers. Kuala Lumpur is also a great spot for shopping and it’s a great time to take a city tour to explore the famous attractions of the city. The famous Batu Caves is also another famous attraction that you cannot miss. Malaysia is an ideal budget travel destination in 2018 and is also perfect for Halal holiday vacations – locating Halal restaurants and prayer facilities is quite easy especially in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.   Find nearby Halal food places in Malaysia  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Malaysia   September – Germany   Travelers who would like to have Halal holidays in Europe should consider an exciting trip to Germany. This is where you can explore Muslim friendly cities in Europe such as Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. But Germany has many interesting attractions and historical landmarks that you cannot miss – Brandenburg Gate, Neuschwanstein Castle, Cologne Cathedral and so much more. Autumn starts around September, so the cities and countryside look especially beautiful where tourists can enjoy the pleasant weather too.   Find nearby Halal food places in Germany Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Germany   October – United States   This travel destination is one of the best places to enjoy autumn – especially in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. You can also find Halal and Muslim-owned restaurants in these states as well. When in New York, do visit Central Park or drop by the Statue of Liberty or if you prefer to visit San Francisco, don’t miss out on Chinatown and the Golden Gate Bridge. Chicago is just as interesting with the Field Museum of Natural History and many galleries that are worth checking out Find nearby Halal food places in the United States  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in the United States   November – Japan   The fall season in Japan is when you will get to see beautiful autumn foliage and enjoy cool-crisp weather. Visit parks or gardens in Tokyo and other main citiess to take nature’s beauty – or even take hike in Kamakura. But Japan also has some major attractions you cannot miss such the 17th century Tokyo Imperial Palace or the Shinjuku National Garden. Shopaholic should also drop by Ginza and Akihabara where you can get almost anything. There are a fair amount of Halal eateries in the main cities of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. But if unsure, always inquire if Halal food is served or if non-Halal ingredients are used before placing orders. Find nearby Halal food places in Japan Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Japan   December – Dubai Dubai is exceptionally festive during December with so many events taking place, with the city getting ready for Christmas. People are also looking forward to the New Year celebrations and the impressive fireworks displays that start at midnight. Dubai has been among the most popular holiday destinations for Muslim families. Experience everything from thrilling amusement parks such as Aquaventure Waterpark to the observation deck of Burj Khalifa. You can shop until you drop in Dubai since the city is a shopaholic’s haven with spots such as The Dubai Mall and Mall Of The Emirates. Travelers can also taste a variety of cuisines at numerous Halal cafés and restaurants – finding Halal food and prayer facilities is very easy too.   Find nearby Halal food places in Dubai Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Dubai For a more Muslim-friendly experience during your exciting travels, have a look at some excellent Halal-holiday holiday packages or book Halal Hotels for a hassle-free vacation.      ...

  • 9 Muslim-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations & Romantic Vacations

    A romantic getaway is an ultimate way to spend more time with your spouse and travel! Travel not only gives you rich experiences that are memorable for life, it also helps you get closer to your partner.If you're planning to get married and are looking for the top travel destinations to visit with your soulmate, fear not because you've come to the right place! Whether you're looking to splurge or pamper your girl or guy, we've got you covered orwith all these Muslim-friendly holiday destinations ideas! Here are some of the best honeymoon destinations and romantic vacations in 2018 for Muslim-friendly travel! Credit-   1. Abu Dhabi Who doesn't love all that luxury and elegance that the Emiratis enjoy? Dubai is one of the top tourist destinations in the world for Muslim families and couples! In Abu Dhabi, you can live the high life in luxury hotels and 5-star restaurants. You can also try out unique activities like desert safaris, camel rides, and more. If you're in the mood for a unique honeymoon, then you could choose a desert retreat, which are lush resorts set in the middle of the -you guessed it- dessert! If the idea of spending alone time with you're loved one in the middle of nowhere under a sky filled with stars doesn't sound romantic, we don't know what does! Of course, as Abu Dhabi is in UAE, a Muslim country, you won't have any trouble finding Halal food or mosques. In fact, a tour of the city's majestic mosques is a must! Find nearby Halal food places in Abu Dhabi Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Abu Dhabi   2. Greece The country of Greece has an air of mystique and magic about it that it will make you fall head over heels in love with it – and with each other! Greece is home to a bunch of islands, and you cannot go wrong choosing any of them, but Athens is one of the best places to travel to in 2018 purely in terms of availability of Halal Food. You could also opt for seafood as it is wildly popular, but make sure that no alcohol or animal products have been used. You can explore historic monuments like the pantheon, take a stroll with your soulmate through the charming streets, or tuck yourselves away in your own private villa. Other popular honeymoon destinations in Greece include Santorini, Crete, etc. There is only one official mosque in Athens, but plenty of prayer places around the city. Find nearby Halal food places in Greece Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Greece   3. Sri Lanka If the sound of sun, sand, and sea is appealing to you, then you might want to consider whisking your loved one away on a romantic break to the island of Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka is a small island, which means you're never too far away from the sea. There are plenty of locations for you to choose from like Trincomalee up north or Galle down South with gorgeous beaches, resort, spas, and more. Kalpitiya is also a great option if you're in the mood for fun activities like whale watching, kite surfing, diving, and fishing. You could also skip the beach entirely and cosy up in the colder regions like Kandy and Nuwara Eliya in the hillside. No matter where you choose to go, you should have your pick of luxury hotels, budget hotels and private villas. Halal food is never too far away as Muslims are the largest minority in the country, and there many mosques all over the country as well. Find nearby Halal food places in Sri Lanka Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Sri Lanka   4. South Africa Are you and your beau nature and animal-lovers? Then a romantic getaway in South Africa is exactly the perfect mix of excitement and privacy a holiday with your lover requires. Marvel at the majesty of the animals like lions in their natural habitat or enjoy the country's gorgeous coastlines and nature trails. In Cape Town, the country's capital, you can try fun activities like hiking, rappelling, and even shark diving! But just because the holiday is based around nature doesn't mean you have to rough it out! South Africa has many luxury hotels and reserves where you can spend some much needed alone time. As for Halal food, South Africa has plenty of Halal restaurants, but do look the particular city up before visiting. Your hotel might even be able to cater to you, just make a request in advance. Find nearby Halal food places in South Africa Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in South Africa   5. Malaysia Malaysia is one of the best countries for a budget-friendly vacation, and the best part is that there is so much to do! You can visit beautiful buildings like the twin towers, go shopping, enjoy nature, and eat your heart out! If you are looking for affordable all-inclusive honeymoon packages, you could also choose to stick to a single “attraction” like Langkawi, which is an archipelago of islands off Malaysia. Genting Highlands is another attraction that is worth an overnight stay. Shopping in Malaysia can be an expensive affair, or dirt cheap, depending on where you choose to shop. If you and your spouse are foodies, Malaysia should be at the top of your “must-visit” countries because it is a Muslim majority country. Therefore, you can find food of all cuisines, price ranges and themes everywhere you go! Mosques are available aplenty in the country and many tourist spots, shopping malls, etc. have prayer rooms. Find nearby Halal food places in Malaysia  Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Malaysia   6. France Paris, France's capital has been popularly dubbed as the “city of love”, so it is definitely one of Europe's best destinations when it comes to honeymoons and romantic getaways. French cities like Nice, Cannes, and Lyon are also great locations for a couple's getaway, but Paris is where you'll find it easiest to find the most Muslim-friendly facilities. Not only does the lover's city have an abundance of Halal restaurants and mosques, there are a few hotels that cater to Muslims as well (prayer mats, Qur’an in the rooms, qibla directions, Halal food, etc.). Get a picture with your beau on top of the iconic Eiffel tower, dine in cool cafes, go shopping in this fashion capital, or just enjoy each others company amidst the allure of this beautiful country! Find nearby Halal food places in France Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in France   7. Maldives One of the best honeymoon destinations in Asia is in the Maldives! The Maldives is a place that takes the idea of a beach resort to a whole other level! There are regular beach resorts, and then there are private villas literally in the middle of the sea with their own private pools; what more could you want in terms of privacy or romance? You can try out fun activities like diving, snorkelling, and lounging in your private villa while being served your choice of delicious food! You could also take a break from your break and head back into the mainland to visit busy markets, interact with the locals and explore the city. Although Maldives is a Muslim-majority country, not all resorts serve pure Halal food and cater to Muslims. Luckily, there are quite a few that are Muslim-friendly, so you won't have too much trouble finding one! Find nearby Halal food places in Maldives Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Maldives   8. Hawaii Hawaii is an isolated US state that is made up of a group of islands, many of them volcanic. To many, Hawaii is synonymous with paradise, which is why its one of the world's top destinations for couples and honeymooners! From romantic sunsets to windy sea cruises, exotic sea life and exciting sea activities, Hawaii is probably the best romantic getaway destination in North America. There is only one mosque in Hawaii, in its capital of Honolulu, but it's a great place to interact with local Muslims. There are a few Halal-friendly resorts in Hawaii, but you could make do by bringing your own prayer mat, as well as compass and Qur'an (or mobile apps for them). There are many Halal restaurants in Hawaii, and you also have the option of cooking for yourself if you were staying in a private villa. Seafood is also a big deal in Hawaii, including the “national dish of Hawaii” - Poke! Find nearby Halal food places in Hawaii Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Hawaii   9. Switzerland If you already live on a tropical island, the sun and sea just might be something that you see every day – and that's fine because there are plenty of honeymoon locations that offer something different. One such place is Switzerland. The country of chocolates, mountains, and snow can be an incredibly romantic place to vacation with your partner. Cities like Zurich, Geneva and Bern are the most Muslim-friendly in terms of finding nearby Halal food restaurants and prayer places, but many other cities and towns have Halal-friendly facilities as well. There is also plenty to do in Switzerland. Visit museums and parks, marvel at the gorgeous mountains and lakes, go shopping, or take to the slopes in ski resorts. Or, you know, you could cosy up in front of the fireplace with your lover while it's snowing outside. That sounds much better than any other activity, don't you think? Find nearby Halal food places in Switzerland Find nearby prayer places and Mosques in Switzerland...

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