Where should you head for your next family holiday?

By Halal Trip | 13, May, 2014
Where should you head for your next family holiday?
When selecting a holiday destination, Muslim families need to take many things into consideration. The availability of Halal facilities at specific destinations is obviously one of the main aspects that should be looked into. These include the extent to which Halal food and prayer facilities are available at a specific destination, as well as the overall family-friendly atmosphere of the destination. To make travel planning easier, some of the best holiday destinations for Muslim families have been compiled below. Malaysia is considered to be the best destination in the world for Muslim travellers. In addition to a wealth of shopping opportunities, the country offers endless Halal food options with mouthwatering flavours to choose from. It is also home to numerous mosques and the main cities in the country that are worth visiting include Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Genting Highlands, Petaling jaya, Sepang and Kuah. Following Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates is the second-best holiday destination in the world for Muslim families. Apart from the Halal food options and prayer facilities which are readily available across the country, what really makes the United Arab Emirates an ideal holiday destination are its numerous spectacular attractions. Be it Dubai or Abu Dhabi – there’s something in store for everyone. Turkey is yet another excellent holiday destination for Muslim families. Visitors to Turkey will be offered a fantastic variety of Turkish fare – which is considered to be amongst the finest cuisines in the world. Several mosques and prayer facilities are also available throughout the town and the main cities that must not be missed are Istanbul, Ankara, Fethiye, Marmaris, Kusadası, Oludeniz, Cesme, Goreme, Ayvalık, Antalya, Kas, Side and Alanya. Indonesia will enthrall Muslim families. In addition to its beautiful pristine beaches, natural wonders and years of history, the destination has much to offer Muslim travellers – plenty of enticing Halal food options and an abundance of mosques and prayer facilities. Ubud, Seminyak, Jakarta, Kuta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Sanur, Legian, Gili Trawangan and Jimbaran are some of its must-visit cities. The home of the sacred cities of Makkah and Madinah - Saudi Arabia – is another excellent holiday destination for Muslim travellers and families. Apart from its numerous food options and prayer facilities, the rich history and past of the country makes it a truly fascinating place to visit. In addition to the above mentioned countries, Morocco, Jordan, Qatar, Tunisia and Egypt are also amongst the best holiday destinations in the world for Muslim families. Each destination offers something unique and truly incredible – be it historical marvels or stunning natural landscapes. Halal food options and prayer facilities are readily available at all destinations – which are all Muslim-majority countries. When taking non-Muslim-majority countries into consideration, again, some destinations are capable of catering to Muslim travellers and families better than others. The best non-Muslim-majority countries that make fine holiday destinations for Muslim families include - Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, Bosnia & Herzegovina, India, Hong Kong, Germany, Australia and Tanzania. Due to the sizable Muslim populations living in each country, sufficient facilities such as Halal restaurants and prayer facilities are available at each destination. Though the countries specified above tend to provide better facilities for Muslim families, plenty more options are available for those who are prepared to plan well in advance. Start exploring!