Captivating Hong Kong: A Muslim-Friendly 5-Day Itinerary

By Halal Trip | 04, Aug, 2023
Captivating Hong Kong: A Muslim-Friendly 5-Day Itinerary

Welcome to the captivating city of Hong Kong! Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey filled with vibrant street art, tantalizing Halal culinary delights, thrilling amusement park adventures, and awe-inspiring cultural experiences. 

In this comprehensive itinerary, we'll guide you through five action-packed days, ensuring you make the most of your time in this bustling metropolis. From exploring historical landmarks to indulging in mouthwatering Halal cuisine, this guide has got you covered. So let's dive into the wonders of Hong Kong!


Day 0: Arrival and Exquisite Accommodation

As you touch down at Hong Kong International Airport, a world of excitement awaits you. But before you dive into the city's wonders, make sure to collect your Hong Kong Goodies Voucher at the airport information counter. This voucher will come in handy during your stay, allowing you to snag great deals or exclusive deals at participating shops, restaurants, or attractions.

Check-in InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

Image Credit: InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

As we arrived late in the evening, we went straight to the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, our home for the whole Hong Kong trip. The hotel is renowned for its luxurious accommodations and exceptional service, and the best thing is that if you choose one of the harbor view rooms, you will get to admire the stunning views of Victoria Harbour right in the comfort of your cozy room.

InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong Menu

For dinner or supper, you can indulge in the convenience of in-room dining, as Halal options are available. For dinner, there was a choice of Oven-baked Lasagna or Chicken Tikka Masala and Basmati Rice, which were then served with a side of Prawn and Avocado Salad, Yuzu-Lemon tart, and Tea or Coffee. Delight in a scrumptious meal while overlooking the city's dazzling skyline—a perfect way to kick-start your Hong Kong adventure.

Address: 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East Kowloon, Hong Kong


Day 1: Marvels of the City and Enchanting Disneyland

Central and Western District Promenade

Begin your first day with a stroll around the Central and Western District Promenade, where you can take in the mesmerizing view of Victoria Harbour. You can also visit the Hong Kong Observation Wheel & AIA Vitality Park there too.

Double Duck

We got to see the Double Ducks display by Florentjin Hofman, two 18-meter tall inflatable rubber ducks just floating in the water, making Victoria Harbour their giant bathtub. If you’re a fan of the silver screen, you’ll also recognize some buildings that have appeared in Hollywood movies, such as The Dark Knight, Lara Croft, and Transformers.


Central Market
Central Market

Continue your exploration by visiting the Central Market, a bustling hub of local culture and commerce. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you browse through an array of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to unique trinkets. You’ll be charmed by the aesthetically pleasing looks of the building itself, an 80-year-old historic building tastefully restored.

Address: 93 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong


Jashan Celebrating Indian Cuisine
Jashan Celebrating Indian Cuisine

After working up an appetite, walk over to Jashan Celebrating Indian Cuisine at the famous Hollywood Road, SOHO, Central. This award-winning restaurant, the first Indian cuisine establishment mentioned in the Michelin Guide, will take your taste buds on a remarkable journey. Indulge in their sumptuous dishes, which have earned them prestigious accolades such as the Masterchef Recommendation and the GHM Cordons Bleus Recommendation. The food served here is mainly served buffet style and is a mix of both North and South Indian food. There’s even a Dosa or Thosai section where you can see the chef cook up fresh dosa just for you!

Address: 1/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, SOHO, Central


Jamia Mosque
Jamia Mosque

Following a satisfying lunch, make your way to Jamia Mosque for Zuhr prayers. The mosque is conveniently accessible via the Mid-level escalators. Just continue up the Mid-level escalators, and you’ll see the gate to the mosque. You won't miss it! As you walk into the compounds of the masjid, take a moment to embrace the serene ambiance. This beautiful mosque provides a peaceful oasis amidst the bustling city.

Address: 30 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong


Hong Kong Disneyland!
Hong Kong Disneyland

As the afternoon unfolds, venture to Hong Kong Disneyland, a world of magic and enchantment. Be sure to capture the iconic new castle, the Castle of Magical Dreams, at the end of the main boulevard. Witness the mesmerizing outdoor live musical, "Follow Your Dreams," performed against the backdrop of this magnificent Castle of Magical Dreams.

Prayer Room in Disneyland Hong Kong (Quiet Room)
Quiet Room

Head over to the Quiet Room at Mystic Point to offer your Asr and Maghrib prayers. Take a break from the excitement and revel in the tranquility of this serene space. You can find the Wudhu, or ablution area, just outside the Quiet Room.

We recommend bringing your own prayer mat and prayer garments, as they are not readily available at the facility.

Halal Food in Disneyland Hong Kong
Tahitian Terrace

When hunger strikes, relish the flavors of Southeast Asian and Polynesian-inspired cuisine at the Tahitian Terrace, a Halal-certified restaurant located within the park. Fuel up for more adventures as you savor their delectable dishes such as Coconut Rice with Beef Rendang, Laksa, and more!

Explore the park's thrilling attractions, including Mystic Manor, the adrenaline-pumping Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Car, Toy Story Land, and Tomorrowland, especially if you’re a fan of the Marvel and Star Wars franchises. 

Hong Kong Disneyland Momentous

Conclude your day at the Castle of Magical Dreams, where you can witness the "Momentous" Spectacular. Watch as the Castle of Magical Dreams light up with spectacular colors and fireworks, truly a spectacular way to end the day in Hong Kong Disneyland.

In addition to that, look out for the highly anticipated World of Frozen, which is slated to open its gates in November 2023. It is also recommended that, for a seamless experience, remember to purchase your tickets in advance and make park visit reservations up to 90 days before your visit.

Address: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Lantau Island, Hong Kong


Day 2: Street Art, Cultural Experiences, and Immersive Media

Central Street Art
Hong Kong Street Art

Get ready for a day filled with artistic inspiration and cultural exploration. Start by embarking on a Street Art tour, where you'll encounter captivating murals and thought-provoking graffiti from local and international artists. We followed Wanderlust Walks Hong Kong Street Art Tour to uncover the stories and inspirations behind these vibrant displays, adding a touch of creativity to your Hong Kong adventure.

As you navigate through the backstreets of Hong Kong, you’ll even get a chance to see quaint cafes and small shops that give you a peek into everyday life in Hong Kong. Making the experience even more rewarding for your creative adventures around Hong Kong.



Masjid Ammar and the Islamic Centre Canteen
Masjid Ammar

After immersing yourself in the city's street art scene, head to Masjid Ammar for Zuhr prayers. As you enter the masjid you’ll be greeted by a beautiful mosaic mural of “Mecca at Sunset”. Make your way up the stairs to the prayer halls, there’s also a lift inside the mosque for ease of access.

Although we visited Masjid Ammar for Zuhr, there’s also another gem inside the mosque, the iconic Islamic Centre Canteen! Delight in their delectable Halal-certified authentic Hong Kong dishes right inside the mosque. If you love your dim sums, this is the place to be!

Islamic Centre Canteen Dim Sum

We recommend going early to avoid disappointment, as they are often crowded and their dishes are usually sold out early and you wouldn't want to miss out their dim sums!

Address: Masjid Ammar And Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Centre, 40 Oi Kwan Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


Arte M
Arte M

Next, make your way to Quarry Bay, where the exquisite Arte M exhibition awaits. Watch as art comes to life in this immersive media art showcase that presents selected highlights from Korea's famed d'strict's ARTE MUSEUM, offering a unique reinterpretation of nature through the lens of media art. Walk amongst art in this captivating and immersive art exhibition.

Address: 2/F, K11 HACC, K11 Atelier King’s Road, Quarry Bay


Causeway Bay
Causeway Bay

Before dinner, make your way to the lively district of Causeway Bay, a haven for shopaholics with its unrivaled retail experience. Causeway Bay boasts a multitude of luxury boutiques, department stores, and other fashion outlets that cater to every taste and style. It's truly a shopping extravaganza, just don’t get lost in the labyrinth of shopping malls. It is also home to the busy pedestrian crossing that you might have seen in some Hong Kong movies.


JAJA Vegetarian Restaurant for Dinner

Return to Masjid Ammar to offer your Maghrib prayers, then cap off your day with a visit to JAJA, a vegetarian restaurant. Savor their delectable dishes, crafted with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. This very Instagrammable gem of a restaurant is perfect for a relaxing evening meal, complete with a warm neon-lit ambiance and an exceptional view of the bay.

For ease of mind, you can check with the wait staff on the contents of the food before consuming.

Address: 6/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai


Day 3: Ocean Park Thrills and Tsim Sha Tsui

Ocean Park
Ocean Park

Prepare for an exhilarating day at Ocean Park, where thrilling rides and stunning views await. Begin your adventure in the park by taking the cable car, which offers a scenic trip from the entrance to the summit. Marvel at the panoramic vistas as you ascend to the heights of excitement.

Ocean Park Cable Car to the Summit

Once at the summit, unleash your inner thrill-seeker with adrenaline-pumping rides such as the Hair Raiser rollercoaster (our favorite), the Rapids, Arctic Blast, and many more. Test your skills at the carnival game booths near Clown Corner, where you can win prizes that’ll make for really great souvenirs.

Halal Food in Ocean Park

For lunch, head to Clown Corner, where you can savor a delicious Halal meal while enjoying the lively atmosphere. There are a few different Halal dishes to choose from to whet your appetite, including Yunnan Rice Vermicelli in Soup with Braised Beef Brisket, Coconut Chicken in Portuguese Style with Steamed Rice, and Beef Rendang with Steamed Rice.


When going back down to the Waterfront, we recommend taking the Ocean Express down for a change of scenery. Where you’ll be treated to an exciting light show as it transports you down into a whole new world of attractions at the end of the ride. 

Prayer Room Near the Entrance
Ocean Park GR Office Prayer Room

As you explore the park's wonders, you can visit the prayer room in the Guest Relations Office, conveniently located near the entrance and exit gantries. Take a moment to offer your Zuhr and Asr prayers in this tranquil space. To use the prayer room, simply inform he staff in the Guest Relations Office that you want to use the room for prayer and they will prepare the room for you.

We recommend bringing your own prayer mat and prayer garments, as they are not readily available at the facility.

Before bidding farewell to Ocean Park, make sure to stop by East Retail to find unique and adorable animal-themed souvenirs. These charming keepsakes will be a delightful reminder of your time at this captivating amusement park.

Address: Ocean Park Hong Kong, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong


Harbour City
Victoria Harbour From Harbour City

The view of Victoria Harbour from Harbour City

From there, make your way to Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Make your way to the roof of the mall to marvel at the unrivaled 270-degree panoramic view of Victoria Harbour, and indulge in a shopping spree in one of Hong Kong's largest malls. Discover a treasure trove of international brands and local boutiques, satisfying all your shopping desires. 

Harbour City Area

If you are more of a sightseeing traveler, you can simply explore the hustle and bustle of the Star Ferry port and bus interchange nearby, where you’ll also see the Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower and the ever-so-instagrammable arches of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Address: 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon


Imperial Patisserie
Imperial Patisserie

While in Tsim Sha Tsui, visit the Imperial Patisserie, located just across the street from Kowloon Masjid. Visit their flagship store and be captivated by their range of iconic pastries. Don't miss the chance to try their renowned Halal Palmiers and, for the adventurous eaters, the Durian Eggroll—a treat for lovers of all things durian. These pastries also make great souvenirs for you to bring home, as they perfectly encapsulate the flavors of Hong Kong. (Also, they’re delicious!)

Flagship Store Address: Shop 5, G/F, Haiphong Mansion, 53-55 Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui


Kowloon Masjid
Kowloon Mosque

Just across the street is the Kowloon Masjid. The largest mosque in Hong Kong, right in the middle of the Kowloon district. Take a moment to offer your Maghrib prayers and reflect on the rich cultural diversity of the city.

Address: Kowloon Mosque And Islamic Centre, 105 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong


Gaylord Indian Restaurant for Dinner
Gaylord Indian Restaurant

For a memorable dining experience, book a table at Gaylord Indian Restaurant, a Halal-Certified Michelin Guide-recommended establishment renowned for its authentic and traditional Indian dishes. This well-decorated restaurant promises a culinary journey that will leave a lasting impression with its spread of authentic Indian dishes, from Biryani to Chappatis and Naans. They mostly serve North Indian cuisine, but if you’re looking for something different, there are also some traditional dishes injected with a unique twist, such as the Truffle Naan. We actually really like the taste of the Truffle Naan!

Address: 5/F, Prince Tower, 12A Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui


Day 4: Contemporary Art and the Iconic Markets of Hong Kong


Immerse yourself in contemporary visual culture at M+, Asia's first global museum of its kind. Located in Kowloon, M+ showcases an exclusive collection of 20th and 21st-century art, offering a glimpse into the region's creative soul. Discover thought-provoking exhibits that push boundaries and challenge conventions, further expanding your cultural horizons.

Fun Fact: The name M+ with the ‘+’ sign represents that it is more than just a museum

Address: M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, 38 Museum Drive, Kowloon


Ladies Market & Sneaker Street
Ladies Market

After Lunch, head over to one of the iconic markets of Hong Kong, the Ladies Market. A vibrant hub of bargains, colors, and shopping in the heart of Mong Kok. Stroll along the stall-lined alleys that sell a kaleidoscope of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, and many more. If you’re a sneakerhead, you’ll be pleased to know that the famous Sneaker Street is also here!

Engage in friendly haggling with the vendors as you navigate your way through this treasure trove of offerings at unbeatable prices. Also, we recommend surveying or checking with multiple shops before purchasing an item, as usually the same item can be found in multiple shops there.


Flaming Frango for Dinner
Flaming Frango

After all the shopping, make your way to Central and prepare your taste buds for an explosion of flavors at Flaming Frango. This Halal-Certified fiery Piri-Piri chicken concept restaurant is Hong Kong's first of its kind. Savor their signature dishes, including the mouthwatering Piri-Piri Chicken, Piri-Piri Chicken Wings, and the Flaming Frango Chicken Burger. Complete your meal with a side of Piri-Piri fries and homemade coleslaw—a fiery feast you won't soon forget.

Address: Ground Floor, 55 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong


Day 5: Departure and Last-Minute Explorations

On our final day in Hong Kong, we bid farewell to the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong and make our way to the airport to check in for our flight early. Hong Kong International Airport is a very big airport, so we recommend checking in early to accommodate the travel time to your flight gate. However, don't rush through the transit area without exploring its vast selection of shops. Take advantage of the opportunity to redeem your Hong Kong Goodies Voucher if you haven't already, ensuring you bring home those last-minute souvenirs and mementos you might have missed during your time in the city. Also, there’s a Disney store inside the transit area!

Prayer Room in the Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport Prayer Room

If you require the prayer room, you can find it in the departure hall near the Cathay Pacific check-in counters! Just go past the toilets and follow the walkway, and you will find the prayer rooms on the right. Worry not, as there is also a Wudhu/ablution area inside the prayer room itself.

Address: Level 7 (Departures), Near Counter A, Airlines Check-in Area

We recommend bringing your own prayer mat and prayer garments, as they are not readily available at the facility.

Flight Back Home

As you board your flight, cherish the memories of an incredible journey filled with cultural discoveries, culinary delights, and thrilling adventures. Hong Kong's vibrant energy and enchanting attractions will stay with you long after you leave, beckoning you to return and continue uncovering the hidden gems of this Pearl of the Orient.

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