Miami, Florida is a fun and lively city located on the Atlantic coast in the United States, well known for its beaches, museums, amazing attractions, recreation and sport facilities, top hotels and beautiful parks. The city is one of the most popular destinations in the world and is America’s most exciting cultural destinations that has something for everyone. With great climate all year round, Miami has so much to offer. There is an estimated population of over 70,000 Muslims in the South Florida area alone, and thus Muslim tourists will find it easy to locate Halal-friendly facilities in Miami, including Halal food, mosques and other prayer facilities.
Although most people think that Miami Beach is part of Miami City, this is not true. Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in the Miami-Dade County and is a city of its own. It is located on a series of natural and man-made barrier islands and is one of the most popular attractions in the United States. Apart from relaxing on the beach and taking leisurely swims, tourists must also visit Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District; which is home to the world’s largest collection of Art Deco architecture. The best way to see Miami Beach and its many sights is to walk or cycle. This hot spot is also ideal for family vacations and is home to attractions that will keep not just kids entertained, but adults as well.
The Miami Seaquarium is the longest operating oceanarium in the US and offers its visitors a long list of fun activities. The park is located on 38 acres and is home to Dolphins, Killer whales, Sea lions, Manatees, endangered Sea turtles as well as smaller Fish, varieties of Birds and Reptiles. Those visiting the park are given opportunities to become trainers for a day; to train marine mammals, swim and shake hands with and feed the adorable Dolphins and Seals, go on an underwater walking journey to discover unique sea creatures among others in a 300,000 gallon tropical reef and so much more. The aim of the park is to educate its visitors on wildlife conservation and community involvement, among other things. In addition to the Seaquarium,
Miami also houses several other attractions that are worth the visit, namely; the Miami Children's Museum, Everglades Alligator Farm, Zoo Miami, Monkey Jungle and Jungle Island. For Muslim visitors, there are a fair number of Halal restaurants located in Miami, due to its sizeable Muslim population. These restaurants serve a variety of cuisines ranging from Asian to African and Middle Eastern. Muslim visitors will find it easy to locate Halal food in areas like Boward County, Palm Beach and Dade County. A few Halal restaurants in Miami include; Juicy Gyros, Madras Café, Miami Mediterranean Cuisine, Bollywod Masala and Shawarma Mediterranean Grill. Tourists must be warned that although some restaurants are Muslim owned and/or Halal certified, others do serve alcohol and other non-Halal items and therefore they must be avoided. Before dining at any of the above named restaurants, Muslim tourists are also advised to inquire about the food being Halal certified.
There are also several mosques in Miami, as well as other prayer facilities that serve its community. Muslim tourists can use the facilities provided at any of the following conveniently located Mosques. Islamic Center of Greater Miami, Masjid Miami - Masjid Miami Gardens Flagler, Masjid An-Noor, Masjid ul Mumineen, Masjid Al-Ihsaan and Masjid Al-Hijrah are just a few of the many masjids in Miami. Miami is definitely a must-visit when in the United States. Apart from being quite Muslim-friendly, Miami is also family-friendly and is the ideal destination for individuals looking for a bit of relaxation as well as for those looking for adrenaline pumping activities. It is the best of both worlds and visitors will never be disappointed.