Presenting the World's Best Destinations for Muslim Shoppers! Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015 Has Now Been Unveiled

By Halal Trip | 29, Sep, 2015
Presenting the World's Best Destinations for Muslim Shoppers! Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015 Has Now Been Unveiled
Here's an exciting look at the world's best shopping destinations for Muslim travellers in 2015! CrescentRating and MasterCard have officially released a brand new research publication – Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015 – that offers a fascinating look at the behavioural trends and patterns of Muslim shoppers, as well as a detailed analysis of which destinations are better suited for Muslim travellers who love to shop. Numerous shopping destinations around the world were classified as OIC Destinations and non-OIC Destinations and have been ranked as follows: The top 10 OIC destinations in the MTSI 2015:

Rank

MTSI Rank

City

Country

Score

1

1 Dubai United Arab Emirates 79.5

2

2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 73.3

3

5 Istanbul Turkey 64.2

4

6 Antalya Turkey 61.2

5

7 Manama Bahrain 59.6

6

8 Doha Qatar 59.5

7

9 Riyadh Saudi Arabia 59.3

8

10 Bali Indonesia 58.2

9

11 Penang Malaysia 56.9

10

12 Sharjah United Arab Emirates 55.3
  The top 10 non-OIC destinations in the MTSI 2015:

Rank

MTSI Rank

City

Country

Score

1

3 Singapore Singapore 71.6

2

4 London United Kingdom 64.7

3

13 Paris France 52.7

4

14 Bangkok Thailand 51.1

5

15 New York United States 49.9

6

16 Barcelona Spain 46.6

7

17 Seoul South Korea 43.5

8

18 Phuket Thailand 41.8

9

19 Cape Town South Africa 39.4

10

20 Hong Kong Hong Kong 39.0
  An absolute haven for shopping, Dubai was named the best shopping destination for Muslims in the OIC Destination category. In addition to its massive shopping malls, high-end stores and popular shopping festivals, the city also offers endless options for dining – making it the top-ranked destination in the world for Muslim shoppers. Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Antalya and Manama rounded off the top five ranks – each destination providing an abundance of shopping opportunities and Halal dining. Vibrant Singapore City was ranked the best shopping destination in the non-OIC Destination category. Other cities that were ranked amongst the top shopping destinations in the category included London, Paris, Bangkok and New York. Travellers are now able to use the index to make better travel decisions in the future. The index is an excellent measure of how well each shopping destination is capable of catering to Muslim travellers – making it a useful tool during travel planning. Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015 is another joint effort by MasterCard and CrescentRating that analyses the behaviour and expenditure of Muslim travellers with regard to shopping and dining. 40 prominent international shopping destinations were monitored against a comprehensive set of metrics, creating an overall index for Muslim travel shopping. Click here for a detailed analysis of Muslim Travel Shopping Index 2015 .