The multicultural Southeast Asian country of Malaysia is a Muslim majority country and is currently the most popular Muslim-friendly holiday destination among Muslim tourists around the world. With rising numbers of Muslims traveling on holiday, many countries are targeting this growing segment of tourists by offering better Muslim-friendly facilities; however Malaysia has been and is currently the top destination among this segment of travelers, mainly due to its attentiveness to the Muslim tourist’s nuances and the provision of excellent facilities. Aside from having easy access to Halal food, provision of prayer facilities and other Muslim-friendly facilities, Muslim tourists dressed in Islamic attire such as headscarves easily fit in with the locals and feel comfortable and at home.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the main entry point in Malaysia for most tourists visiting this modern yet culturally rich destination in Asia. Muslim travelers looking for Muslim-friendly accommodation will have no difficulty finding one to suit their needs and budget. With an array of Muslim-friendly hotels in the city, visitors will find Malaysia to be one of the best Muslim holiday destinations to vacation in with family or friends. Kuala Lumpur is home to a number of hotels that are rated Muslim-friendly by Crescent Rating, the world’s leading authority on Muslim-friendly travel.
Some of the CrescentRated hotels in the city are PNB Darby Park Executive Suites, Grand Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Putra Hotel, Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Shangri-la Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Sungei Wang Hotel and Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur. These hotels have different ratings depending on the Muslim-friendly facilities they provide. They also belong to different star categories and are situated in different areas in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Tourists visiting the bustling capital of Malaysia will be spoilt for choice in regards to the available accommodation. Their choice of hotel may greatly depend on their budget, required star category, Muslim-friendly rating, purpose of visit, and the area of choice.
Some hotels in Malaysia even have a whole floor reserved only for Muslim guests and each guest room is equipped with a Quran, prayer garments for men and women, a prayer mat, direction of Qibla and the bathrooms even have an ablution tap to perform the ritual cleansing before prayer. The call for prayer, five times a day can be heard in some hotels in the lobby area and guests and staff are able to pray in congregation in the prayer room that some of the hotels provide. With many hotels going to such lengths to satisfy the needs of the Muslim traveler, tourists planning a vacation in Malaysia will definitely not hesitate in picking this beautiful country as their holiday destination as most of their requirements will be met unlike in some other destinations.
Malaysia is home to several popular beach resort destinations. Port Dickson is one such destination that is located about 90 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur. This picturesque beach area is a well known holiday destination with numerous calm beaches spanning over 10 miles. Muslim visitors wanting to enjoy a seaside retreat, including participating in water sports will be happy to discover that Port Dickson has several Muslim-friendly facilities. CrescentRated hotels are also available here. Grand Lexis Port Dickson and Lexis Port Dickson are two hotels that are CrescentRated and provide facilities such as Halal food, and the former even provides each unit with their own private pool and garden.
Muslim tourists’ planning a holiday in Malaysia will definitely find it a wonderful holiday destination with many sightseeing opportunities, fun activities, great shopping, delicious food and most important of all Muslim-friendly facilities and accommodation.