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  • 10 Best Places to Visit in Egypt For A Holiday for First-Timers

    The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions “Egypt” is the Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Nile. In any case, with over 7,000 years of unique history, legacy, and culture, there are numerous other amazing attractions in Egypt to justify its title as a tourist hotspot. With an intriguing history that spans back to the beginning of human civilization, Egypt is known to be a very popular tourist destination. Pharaohs being synonymous with this destination, Egypt is an amazing country to visit to explore ancient tombs, pyramids and attractions which will leave you in awe. An ideal place for adventurers, explorers and history buffs alike. Egypt is an allrounder for travelers looking for a blend of activities rich in tradition, gaining memorable experiences, and simply looking to let loose. Here are 10 Best Places to Visit in Egypt that should be on the top of your itinerary and bucket list when you finally decide to make a trip to this delightful nation. via GIPHY   Giza Image Credit: Photo by Pradeep Gopal on Unsplash Giza is presently known as one of the most renowned spots in Egypt where tourists often visit. Giza is filled with leading hotel chains, famous boutiques, cafés and large shopping centers. Near the hustle and bustle of the city lies the famous Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. You can't say you have been to Egypt without visiting and seeing these monuments first-hand. The extraordinary Pyramids at Giza are famously known for being one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and in addition to that, it is also undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Giza's pyramid complex has awed voyagers down through the ages. An unquestionable feature of any trip to Egypt, Giza's pyramids ought not to be missed. A large portion of the touring destinations at Giza is situated on the plateau aptly named the Giza Plateau, where the Great Sphinx and Great Pyramid stand tall. Don’t forget to snap some pictures of you riding a camel while soaking in the magnificence of the ancient pyramids (Indiana Jones-esque). The pyramids of Giza will definitely be the gem in any trip to Egypt.   Luxor Image Credit: Photo by Lea Kobal on Unsplash Luxor, also known as Thebes in Ancient times, is situated on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt. At its peak, it was the ruling capital of the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom of Egypt. Luxor is also famously called the world’s greatest open-air museum. With iconic structures, temples, and historical museums, the city is a significant destination in Egypt. The essential touring destinations of the Luxor are not situated in the city itself but on the other side of the Nile in the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. The Valley of the Kings is a burial spot of the Pharaohs of Thebes, this valley comprises of several burial places portraying the life of ancient Egyptians through the engravings inscribed on the walls and the roofs of the burial spots. The Valley of the Queens is likewise a burial location that contains close to 57 tombs including the breathtaking and remarkable burial place of Queen Nefertari. The vast majority of the Luxor attractions are found either on the East Bank or the West Bank of the Nile. Popular features on the East Bank incorporate Karnak Temple, an exceptional sanctuary city that took more than 2,000 years to develop and it is also known to be one of the largest religious places on the planet. The flawlessly lit up Luxor Temple is a jaw-dropping temple to visit at night. Some other attractions to check out in Luxor are the Luxor Museum and the Colossi of Memnon.   Cairo Image Credit: Photo by Dario Morandotti on Unsplash Cairo the capital of Egypt has a rich history of Islamic, Christian and Jewish culture. The 2000-year-old city is additionally the biggest city in Middle-East, Africa and the Arab world. Do not miss out on the opportunity to shop at Khan el-Khalili bazaar where coppersmiths continue to craft their wares despite having small workshops. Vendors are loaded with a variety of products such as ceramics, textiles, spice, perfume, collectibles, souvenirs, and jewelry. Khan el-Khalili is one of Cairo's must-visits with eateries, cafés and street food merchants scattered around the market adding to the appeal of the bazaar. The significant mosques in Cairo are the mosque of Amr Ibn Al-Aas (Al-Fustat), Mosque of Ahmed Ibn Tulun, Mosque of Al-Azhar, Mosque of Sultan Hassan (which is wonderfully lit up in the evening), Mosque of Al-Refai, The Blue Mosque and the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Additionally, other Islamic sites are the Salah El-Din Citadel, House of Gamal-Al-Din and the Museum of Islamic Art (Bab Al-Khalq). At the widely acclaimed Egyptian Museum of Tahrir Square, guests can get a better perspective on Tutankhamun along with mummies and different antiquities from Egypt's Ancient past.   Aswan Image Credit: Photo by Mo Gabrail on Unsplash Aswan is the third biggest city in Egypt and is situated on the eastern bank of the Nile River. Aswan is the name given to this city by Arabs, the prior name of the city was "Suno" which translates to 'The Market'. Aswan gives one of the most delightful perspectives of Egypt with the eye-catching views of the town on the eastern bank. Aswan is likewise a bonus for guests as it is flooding with brilliant markets, aromas, Pharaonic and roman remains and artifacts from the ancient spot of Nubia. The two most amazing destinations of Aswan town are the two principle islands-Kitchener which is a botanical garden and Elephantine which is a site having vestiges of ancient structures and a museum. Elephantine and Kitchener Island are worth the time and money spent on exploring these islands. The Elephantine Islands are the ideal escape to loosen up. The vivid Nubian towns in the focal point of the island are unique Egypt vacation spots and make for an incredible night walk. It is also recommended to take the boat to Angelika Island to study the Temple of Philae which is from the Ptolemaic and Roman era. The biggest landmark of the island is the sanctuary of Isis which takes up around one-fourth of the island. Aswan is currently known for its amazing views on the desert dunes and the Nile stream. Some other essential attractions are Aga Khan Mausoleum, Tombs of the Nobles and the Temple of Philae.   Abu Simbel Image Credit: Photo by AussieActive on Unsplash Abu Simbel comprises of two enormous stone temples made out of appreciation for the powerful King Ramses II. Cut out of the mountainside, the sanctuaries are enduring energy of Ramesses II and Nefertari. The temple is the most remarkable temple of all ancient Egypt. Indeed, even in a nation brimming with temples and tombs, Abu Simbel is something uncommon. This is Ramses II's extraordinary sanctuary, embellished with enormous sculpture placed outside, and with an inside luxuriously finished with artistic creations on the wall. The stone impressions of the lord and the lady seated on their thrones is a notable aspect of ancient Egypt. The temple was shifted elsewhere as a result of the rising waters of the lake during the 60s and this attraction creates a flow of tourists throughout.   White Desert Image Credit: Photo by Mariam Soliman on Unsplash Prepare to be stunned by the extraordinary white-hued rock arrangements of the White Desert, the Bedouin national park north of Farafra. This exceptional natural wonder consists of strangely molded chalk mountains with colossal arrangements of chalk running from snow white to cream in color, which likewise includes the sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea and the cliffs of the Farafra Depression. The white rocks have been molded by wind disintegration for a few centuries. The landscapes here look nothing short of magical, with white stones and chunks. For desert fans and travelers, this would be your ideal setting, while at the same time basking in the regular landscape. With its stunning natural beauty, it is among the most delightful spots to visit in Egypt. PS – Lookout for the Rhim and Dorcas gazelle, the latter of which roams the landscape at the White Desert.   Siwa Oasis Image Credit: Photo by Flo P on Unsplash This dazzling oasis, encompassed by date palm ranches and various freshwater springs, is one of the Western Desert's most pleasant spots. The town is based on the remnants of an immense mud-block fortress that ruled the view. This is the best spot to slow down and rejuvenate for a couple of days. Vacationers go to the city to appreciate the town's numerous freshwater springs, walk around sections of land of palm forests and to explore antiquated mud-fabricated fortifications and leftovers of Siwa's Greco-Roman past. Gurgling springs are in bounty here. One of the most famous is a stone pool known as Cleopatra's Bath. A segregated and more private pool is situated on an island in Lake Siwa. An outing to the nearby commercial center offers guests the chance to tour the city's rich culture and soak up the uniqueness the place has to offer.   Alexandria Image Credit: Photo by Peter Nicola on Unsplash Situated on the Northern Coast of Egypt, Alexandria or known as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean" or the "Social Capital of Egypt" is an ancient city in Egypt which is viewed as a significant tourist point of Egypt, the second biggest city of Egypt and furthermore a bustling trade port. Alexandria is enhanced with numerous sublime Greek landmarks, offering incredible touring chances to all and worth a visit for its numerous social attractions which provides deeper insights into its past. The city is definitely a standout amongst other Egypt destinations which would allow you to unwind and relax stress-free. Well known touring spots in Alexandria are Fort Qait Bey, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (one of the largest and most significant library in the ancient world) and Pompey's Pillar Alexandria which is a decent spot to chill with your friends and walk around the boulevards which are loaded up with cafés.   Sinai Image Credit: Photo by Irina Nakonechnaya on Unsplash Egypt's focal point for seashore fun is the South Sinai which is on the Sinai Peninsula. Sharm el-Sheik or, more than likely known as the City of Peace is a European-style resort brimming with lavish lodgings, universally known eateries, and a plethora of activities to offer. Sharm el-Sheik is one of the most well-known retreat towns in Egypt, situated at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula. With its warm, dark blue waters and extraordinary brilliant seashores, it would be hard to eliminate such a spot from your itinerary. Try not to pass up on the opportunity to snorkel or dive into the phenomenal reefs around Tiran Island and Ras Mohammed National Park, home to some incredibly vivid marine life. Sharm el-Sheik gives access into the desert, where you can visit Bedouin camps and climb Mount Sinai, an ancient biblical spot famously known for its optimal view of the sunrise.   Dahab Image Credit: Photo by Nassim Wahba on Unsplash Dahab is a serene budget beach town that goes easy on your bank account. Dahab, which implies gold in English, is one of the most-visited urban communities by travelers and Egyptians in Southeast Sinai. It is otherwise called Sinai's most-cherished diving spot, which makes it a go-to spot for diving or swimming enthusiasts. Any place you pick in the South Sinai will have an association with diving. The Red Sea is one of the top diving destinations on the planet. Apart from being the most celebrated national park inside Egypt, Ras Muhammad National Park also happens to be one of the most well-known diving sites. This attraction is tucked in the midst of the beautiful coral reefs and mangroves of the Red Sea just along with the inland desert of Sinai. It has completely clear waters that permit divers and swimming lovers to effectively view the dynamic corals and aquatic life. If you decide to take a boat for a ride further into the sea, you might even get to spot some dolphins, including Risso's Dolphin.   Nile Cruising Image Credit: Photo by Lea Kobal on Unsplash You can never be finished with a trip to Egypt without going on a journey on the Nile River. Regardless of whether you take it toward the beginning of the day or around evening time, in a boat or a felucca, the appeal of the Nile will blow your mind. For some guests, a multi-day voyage upon this much-admired Nile is a noteworthy feature of their Egypt trip. Cruising the Nile is likewise the most loosening up approach to see the sanctuaries that stud the banks of the waterway on the course among Luxor and Aswan. The two celebrated sights on a Nile Cruise are the Temple of Kom Ombo and Edfu's Temple of Horus, where all the large cruise ships make a halt. You can also opt to voyage the Nile by felucca which is Egypt's conventional wooden boat. Boats and cruises leave from both Luxor and Aswan, yet feluccas must be boarded for trips from Aswan. Egypt offers the most intriguing encounters to tourists and such an experience that cannot be compared to any other place else on the planet. Everything about Egypt leaves its visitors in amazement.THE PS – It is advisable to wear full-length clothing in Egypt, to regard the traditions and save yourself from some serious sunburn.   via GIPHY...

  • 9 Beautiful Islands In Malaysia You Need To Visit In 2020

    Multi-ethnic Malaysia is a nation situated in Southeast Asia. It is also known to be one of the most developed and well-off. Malaysia has in excess of 800 islands across the two sides of the peninsula and neighboring Borneo. The experiences the islands have to offer, make them nothing short of an alluring spot for a vacation. You could take a trip to these islands for any reason – it could either be a family vacation, a short getaway, or if it’s just to spend some quality time with your best friends! These islands are perfect hotspots for a vacation, that will give you the most enriching memoirs forever. Pick these islands in Malaysia to take a break from the hustle and bustle from your normal tedious life! The following islands ought to be on your bucket list when you visit Malaysia due to their stunning landscape, crystal clear beaches, and energizing and adrenaline-packed activities they bring to the table. If you're looking for a more casual, tropical retreat, full of nature and views for your next destination, here are 9 beautiful islands in Malaysia you need to visit in 2020! via GIPHY 1. Langkawi Island Image Credit: Jay Tun on Unsplash; Langkawi Island is known as one of Malaysia's most popular island destinations. Langkawi Island in Malaysia is known to many as one of the most famous islands and Malaysia's most popular island destinations. This island displays the best seashores, mountains, rainforest, mangrove wetlands, delightful food and a tremendous amount of breathtaking sights and attractions with such a great amount to do. Bring out your camera for the ideal Instagram picture while at Langkawi! Image Credit: Jesse Vermeulen on Unsplash; You can appreciate the amazing views from the cable car ride in Langkawi. The island is also considered to be a wonderful spot in terms of nature. It is also easy to get to Langkawi via a flight, which makes it a perfect location for individuals who are searching for a serene stay with nature as their companion. The most ideal approach to explore the island is choosing to rent a vehicle so that you do not have to rely on public transport and can explore the island on your own schedule. Image Credit: Tobi Law on Unsplash; There are many activities that you could do in Langkawi Island.   There are various incredible attractions on the island alongside numerous extraordinary retreats, typically found right close to a stunning seashore. A few activities you could do is to appreciate the amazing views from the cable car ride, visit Gunung Raya, the most noteworthy peak on the island, or check out the numerous amounts of beaches Langkawi has to offer. 2. Penang Island Image Credit: Geraldine Ng on Unsplash; Penang Island is famous for its diverse cultures, traditions, and the type of food they offer. If you are on the lookout for islands in Malaysia, there's nothing better than the Penang Island otherwise called Pearl of the Orient. The reason why Penang is considered so famous is due to their diverse cultures, traditions, and the type of food they have to offer. Image Credit: Oliver Twist on Unsplash; For hardcore foodies, don't miss out on Penang's local delights. Penang is perhaps the best island in West Malaysia for the individuals who are a hardcore foodie or have an enthusiasm for exploring different types of cultures. Don't forget to try some of Penang's famous local food and delicacies!  Image Credit: Fidelia Zheng on Unsplash; Don't forget to climb the Penang Hill! Some pleasant activities that you can do are explore the Penang National Park, go crazy by shopping at Komtar or enjoy Penang's delectable and variety brimming street food which could be viewed as one of Penang's most prominent fascination. Don’t forget to visit the capital George Town and walk around ancient edifices and temples or climb Penang Hill. 3. Pangkor Island Image Credit: Omar Elsharawy on Unsplash; Pangkor Island is a perfect spot for sightseers to appreciate nature by the beachside. The most noteworthy point of Pangkor is at 1216 meters which is Pangkor Hill. Since the primary island comprises of just mountains, the roads surround the island. You can get to Pangkor by ship from Lumut, a ride of roughly 30 minutes. There are various extraordinary hotels on the island, making it the perfect spot for sightseers to appreciate nature by the beachside. Image Credit: M.Fildza Fadzil on Unsplash; Pangkor Island is always brimming with locals who visit the island often, for a short getaway. During your stay at Pangkor, you will notice the island brimming with locals who visit the island often, for a short getaway. You will discover a plethora of beaches, a colossal assortment of astounding food outlets that can be sought out by consulting one of the bubbly locals. The amazing views of nature make the island a standout. To keep yourself occupied you can go for a walk on the seashores, devour mouthwatering seafood, or just simply mingle with the locals! The perfect spot to pick as your accommodation would be the Pangkor Laut Resort.   4. Redang Island Image Credit: www.journeytoplaces.com on Unsplash; Redang Island is known for its comfortable and luxurious resorts. In the middle of marine waters and otherwise called a marine park, Redang is known for its comfortable and luxurious resorts and lodgings which will guarantee a peaceful stay for those who opt for those spots as their accommodation. The island is a striking pull for scuba divers and sunbathing aficionados because of their completely clear waters and brilliantly preserved coral. As an alternative, you can likewise swim around the island if you would like to. This spot has transformed into one of the most excellent islands in Malaysia for an escape filled with tranquility. If you are a nature lover, Redang island is the best island that is worth your time and money. You would not be disappointed!   5. Tioman Island Image Credit: Kishor on Unsplash; The attractions at Tioman Island are bound to leave you speechless. Tioman island has been named as one of the most excellent islands on the planet in 1970 by Time Magazine. Tioman Island has an array of opportunities to present to its visitors thanks to their natural landscapes and wildlife available. During your stay, you could visit a turtle ranch, swim under the waterfalls or enjoy diving and swimming. These such attractions are bound to leave you speechless! Due to tourist exposure, Tioman still holds the top level position for being able to conserve their natural life whilst awarding their visitors with scenic views. Watch out for the giant monitor lizards that wander among the kampungs looking for food and prey. Your best bet would be to maintain a distance and not aggravate them too much to avoid getting attacked.   6. Perhentian Islands Image Credit: Gaddafi Rusli on Unsplash; The seashores at Perhentian Islands are beyond stunning. Consisting of two little islands, Perhentian Islands is one of Malaysia's renowned beauty. Both the islands offer the same type of accommodation and both are encircled by completely clear ocean water, with immaculate scuba diving and swimming conditions. The primary island is generally adored by hikers and backpackers, the second one for the nature fanatics and individuals searching for peaceful and calm surroundings. Probably the best island in Malaysia for backpackers and hikers, this island is a hideaway which is considered a must-visit due to the waters being spotless to such an extent that you can swim directly off the seashore and still observe a differing cluster of marine life. The friendly fishermen are also ever ready to aid you or take you out in their boats for a day excursion to swim with sharks and turtles. The seashores are beyond stunning. Along with diving, there's additionally a tropical wilderness for visitors to check out. Make sure to look out for whale sharks and octopuses while diving and snorkeling at Turtle Bay. PS - Perhentian is known for being the best island to get your scuba diving permit (PADI).   7. Tenggol Island Image Credit: Tenggol Coral Beach Resort; There are incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities in Tenggol Island. Tenggol is one of the most wonderful islands in Malaysia for a private escape. It offers a scope of activities such as diving and wilderness trekking. In the event that you visit, do sign up for a whales and sharks tour. Even though the island of Tenggol is not frequented much, the primary explanation behind a visit is the incredible diving and snorkeling opportunities. The Tenggol Coral Beach Resort provides diving courses for those of you interested in some fun and adventure on your trip to Tenggol Island. The island starts off at the little town of Kuala Dungun which lies among Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. You can take a boat to the island which would take approximately 45 minutes to get there. Tenggol is an island that provides you privacy and comfort which would transform your holiday into a memoir that you would cherish for long. Absorb the all-encompassing spectacular perspectives of the island during your stay at Tenggol!   8. Mataking Island Image Credit: Mataking Island on Facebook; Mataking Island is perfect for you to spend time with your loved ones due to its sheer magnificence, extravagance, and peacefulness. Mataking Island is a wonderful tropical island situated in the Celebes Sea. The island comprises of two islands that allows you to stroll from one to the next island. If you wish to pamper yourself and go all out, the Mataking Resort and Spa is an extravagant and luxurious private island resort that is a good option to select. This island is more favored by scuba divers which allows them to snorkel around the island. Islands like Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai and Mataking too can be reached by a boat ride from the seaside town of Semporna which would take close upon to 45 minutes. Sheer magnificence, extravagance and peacefulness is what Mataking brims of. The choice of hotels here encompassed by shining blue waters make it a charming spot for your accommodation. It is additionally home to the first-ever 'Underwater Post Office'. It also links two islands by means of a shallow sandbar. This island would be a perfect place for you to spend time with your loved ones! Additionally, while you are there you can go for a relaxed stroll to the Mataking Kecil Island and furthermore spoil yourself at Jamu Spa.   9. Lankayan Island Image Credit: Lankayan Island by Lankayan Island Dive Resort on Facebook; A magnificent view of Lankayan Island Dive Resort. Situated in the north of the city of Sandakan inside the Sulu Sea, the island of Lankayan is located. The island has one lavish hotel, Lankayan Island Dive Resort. Diving is the fundamental aspect individuals look for when they visit the island; however, it is likewise an incredible spot to simply unwind or swim around the retreat. The island is particularly known for its whale shark sightings. It is advised to reserve your spot in advance directly with the retreat to avoid disappointment. Image Credit: Lankayan Island by Lankayan Island Dive Resort on Facebook; This treasure island of Lankayan is a perfect holiday spot for families with kids. Lankayan is the ideal hotspot for revitalizing oneself in the midst of the magnificence of nature. Along with luxurious hotels the island also provides wooden chalets to spend your vacation, this island is also an upcoming tourist attraction and chosen for its diving facilities which makes it one of the most famous islands in Malaysia. This treasure island of Lankayan is a perfect holiday spot for families with kids. Try not to pass up the opportunity to explore the Gomantong Caves or travel to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.   These hotspots will guarantee that you'll have a fabulous time and won't be let down by the activities that Malaysia has to offer for their tourists. Tag along with your loved ones and companions to make sure you have a blast; it will all be worth it! via GIPHY...

  • Plan To Travel After Covid-19? Here Are 10 Best Road Trips In Europe To Add To Your Bucket List

    Nothing tops an excursion that overflows with extraordinary views, astonishing and breathtaking attractions, time and energy put into spending memorable moments with companions or with your loved ones. A well planned out road trip is a definitive escape that will leave you with a truckload of memoirs you will clutch onto for your lifetime. Traveling across unfamiliar roads is probably the most ideal approach to bond with everyone close to you. It's never too early to start planning for your next travel after Covid-19, especially with many countries getting ready to open up their country for travel.    via GIPHY Before we go into the 10 best road trips that you should add to your bucket list in Europe, here are some worthwhile factors that will make you love road trips specifically!  The flexibility of Road Trips The most evident reason why you ought to opt to go via vehicle is that you do not have to adhere to plans or timetables. Driving additionally gives you the adaptability to change your agenda and stop at any place en route. Gather together with your Friends Once we get to the `adults` phase of life there are instances where we put some distance between the companions we grew up with or went to school together in light of the fact that we are now excessively engrossed in our own family lives or work lives. A road trip is an ideal reason to discuss everything with your buddies that you used to share when you were younger. The Experience Trumps it all Prior to heading out for a road trip, try not to jot down every last detail of the plan. Your main aim would be soaking up as much as you can of touring the countryside. Attempt to maintain a rule to refrain from asking questions like "Have we reached?" or " How long more?". Ensure that your trip consists of all the pleasant conversations, turning the volume of the radio to its peak, the scenic views, and all that a road trip has to offer! Be Safe than Sorry In an ordinary scenario for any road trip, to be better prepared, you would pack filtered water, snacks, sufficient clothing and a first aid kit. However, given the way that the world is currently recuperating from Covid-19, be sure to take with you essential items for hygiene, for example, hand sanitizers to cleanse your hands, sterilizing wet disposable wipes, dispensable gloves, plastic bags and tissues.   One of the best ways to travel around Europe is to go on a road trip as it can be cost-effective and reasonable if planned right. Even though taking a flight appears to be the convenient way out and spares you a ton of time, they can be over-the-top expensive. The preferred option would be to drive in Europe to explore new places if you are the type who loves to breathe in the fresh air outside, appreciate beautiful and scenic views and go along the type of routes that gives you an Instagram-worthy picture. Driving in Europe has proven to be far simpler with the approach of GPS gadgets. All you need is a smartphone and you are all set to go! Here are 10 of the best road trips Europe has to offer!  via GIPHY   1. Scotland Image Credit: Bjorn Snelders on Unsplash; Isle of Skye in Scotland is a must-visit spot! Setting aside the fact that Scotland has a gloomy weather climate pretty much all year long, this spot is noted for its radiant scenic views that changes drastically with the seasons. Scotland vows to be incredibly photogenic and compensating with sights that will blow your mind. If you choose to take this spot as a destination, you can pay a visit and appreciate flawless lakes, grand palaces and enchanting towns. Must-visit spots would be Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, Glenfinnian Viaduct and Scottish Highlands. Circling from Inverness around the north shore of the territory, you can travel a little more than 500 miles and absorb marvelous Scottish scenes en route. Driving through this route gives you the opportunity to encounter ideal Scottish attractions. You can visit the palaces of Dunrobin and Ardvreck and explore the charming Smoo Cave.   2. Norway Image Credit: Lightscape on Unsplash; The Northern Lights in Norway.  Albeit driving in Norway can be generally costly contrasted with other European urban areas, the perspectives that will invite you are likewise unmatched to the remainder of Europe. Visiting Norway will likewise expand your odds of being able to witness the Northern Lights, as you will be given the opportunity to visit portions of Norway that you in any case would not have had the option to by walking! Make certain to stop by at Preikestolen, Bergen, Geirangerfjørd, Ålesund and Lofoten Islands. Norway's fjord and mountain scenes are famous for their stunning magnificence. This would be a call to all nature lovers! Envisioning the miracle you will feel as you look up at forested mountains brimming with enthralling beauty and glancing over polished waterfalls is what makes Norway so exceptional.   3. Slovenia Image Credit: Francisco Ghisletti on Unsplash; Incorporate Lake Bled, Slovenia's famous attraction, in your route!  Road tripping across Slovenia is a journey brimming with routes to waterfalls, lakes and caves that structure and contribute quite a bit towards Slovenia's history. This particular destination is a moderately little nation frequently neglected by voyagers. Slovenia is the perfect European road trip destination simply because of its wide streets that make driving a breeze when navigating. This spot has everything. You name it they have got it! From wonderful mountain ranges, world-class sweets, clamoring urban areas, old Venetian towns along its coast to renowned vacation destinations. Incorporate Lake Bled, Škocjan Caves, Ljubljana, Piran, Lake Bohinj and Julian Alps in your route as well! 4. Italy Image Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash; Venice is definitely a must-visit when you're in Italy! Perceived by numerous tourists as the perfect travel destination (we are not surprised!), Italy screams of lovely scenes, truly rich urban areas with architecture and workmanship going back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, tasty and scrumptious delectables sold along each road you walk which is famous around the globe for their special quality and uniqueness. Due to these aspects, these highlights make Italy without a doubt one of the most fascinating road trip destinations in Europe. Look at the concealed jewels of Italy while hitting all the top vacationer hotspots. Amalfi Coast, Milan, Naples, Tuscany, Venice and Rome are a must-visit!   5. Switzerland Image Credit: Morgan Thompson on Unsplash; Zermatt, Switzerland, a hotspot you don't want to miss!  Switzerland lies in the focal point of Europe yet displays a special mix of societies along with magnificence and productivity. Ever wondered which place the celebrated mountain engraved on each bar of Toblerone originated from? None other than this beautiful hotspot! Watch out for the Matterhorn, in the entirety of its greatness. Be sure to be compensated with astounding perspectives en route! Bern, Zürich, Zermatt, Gruyères and Jungfrau are hotspots you certainly would prefer not to pass up! Switzerland makes it simple for you to love the place without much of an effort. You can choose to stop and enjoy a picnic, overlooking beautiful views while you are cozied up on a mountain top with your loved ones. Have a go at looking at stars in the night sky or walk through Switzerland’s urban areas to get a taste of their local culture.   6. Iceland Image Credit: Adam Jang on Unsplash; Don't miss out on the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach at Vik Island! Up and coming as a bustling traveler hotspot, particularly for those searching out the Northern Lights during winter, an excursion in Iceland rewards you with perspectives on a portion of Europe's most sensational landscape. Be ready to experience clear waterfalls and massive glaciers while you drive through this captivating Nordic country. Attractions like Golden Circle, Vik, Iceland Highlands, Akureyri and Reykjavik will have you drooling for more! Take some time to visit legendary nature spots in North Iceland, such as the "Waterfall of the Gods" and "Peninsula of the Trolls".   7. Spain Image Credit: Neil Martin on Unsplash; Bilbao, a place of interest in Spain, that will not let you down! The Basque Country is frequently neglected by travelers who swarm the better known South of Spain. However, Spain has anything a person on a road trip might be searching for as it has so much to offer! Stupendous beaches, palaces on top of mountains, medieval towns, dazzling design and the absolute most praised eateries on earth. There is a lot to see and do in the midst of the charming scenes that motivated Picasso and Velàzquez. San Sebastian, Bilbao, Picos de Europa and Biarritz are places of interest that will not let you down! It is highly recommended that you devour seafood from the Galician towns. A road trip in this district offer amenities for a vast array of individuals like those who love the beach, family voyagers, music lovers, foodies and those basically needing to dive into Spain's rich craftsmanship and history.   8. Croatia Image Credit: Ivan Ivankovic on Unsplash; Don't miss out on Dubrovnik at Croatia! Croatia is considered to be generally an unexplored corner of Europe. The Balkan locale is incredible for exploring and coming across these shrouded jewels without these visits causing a dent in your pocket. With an abundance of history, social and culinary fortunes and incredible nightlife, the area is highly regarded as a renowned travel hotspot. Blistering summers and cold winters imply that the ideal time to visit is pre-summer or early autumn. Don't miss out on Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Bosnia and Herzegovina! 9. Ireland Image Credit: Henrique Craveiro on Unsplash; Stunning sights at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Ireland is a fantasy come true for a road trip thanks to its coastline, enthralling landscapes and vibrant atmosphere. Truth be told, driving is the simplest method to get around, while you get to soak up the scenic views as you drive along. All through your drive, you will find the opportunity to visit mansions and lodges, walk around harbor towns, and hobnob and mingle with the cheery local people. Also, you will be blessed to receive stunning sights on the Irish coast, some of which are the Cliffs of Moher, Ahill Island and the Aran Islands. Views, history, culture, clamoring cosmopolitanism and the tranquility of town life will not disappoint you one bit! I am sure you would not want to pass up the opportunity to visit gorgeous attractions.   10. The Scandinavian Triangle – Sweden, Denmark & Norway Image Credit: Robert Bye on Unsplash; Begin your road trip journey in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Sweden, Denmark and Norway, otherwise known as the Scandinavian Triangle, is a great road trip opportunity to absorb the charms of the locale. In spite of the fact that these are three distinct nations, you can without much of a stretch drive through the south of Sweden, eastern Denmark and southern Norway in a circle over a couple of days. It will not take you long to succumb to the Scandinavian Triangle, due to it consisting of the Baltic coastline and the rich landscape which is bound to leave you speechless. The ideal spot to begin your Scandinavian road trip journey is in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Subsequent to making the most of the city's Old Town, Royal Palace and the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago, drive south along the coast towards Denmark. In transit, you can appreciate and look out for southern Sweden's medieval towns and palaces.   Make certain to be ensured that arranging a road trip in Europe will be one of the most fulfilling and memorable holidays you will take in the course of your life. Start planning your road trip around Europe now!  via GIPHY...

  • Tips For Muslims Working From Home During Ramadan

    The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in numerous individuals working from home due to lockdown and restrictions put into motion by their relevant nations. With Ramadan now ongoing, a lot of Muslims across the globe ponder on how to remain productive while juggling the work from home lifestyle and Ramadan. If one thing is for certain it is that that the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed how we work. While we all have begun working from home, a large number of us are still struggling to acclimate to this paradigm shift. Working from home implies more interruptions, fewer approaches to associate normally with fellow colleagues and loved ones, and increasingly social isolation. In any case, a large number of us have additionally gotten exceptionally inventive during our time at home in the course of recent weeks! From arts and crafts to baking, gardening, and much more, a considerable lot of us have acclimated to make a sound work-life balance in what we call the current status - a `new normal`. via GIPHY The current situation in what we are has a likelihood of being extending for a considerable length of time. The advantages of working from home during Ramadan are in bounty. You can make an adaptable timetable that suits your everyday exercises. You get the opportunity to pick where you might want to work from – be it from the solace of your bed or your dining table. You get to save up on the time you would ideally spend on your commute, giving you more additional time to indulge yourself in prayers and reflection. And to top it all of, you get to spend more time with your family! In all situations, along with the advantages, there are disadvantages too. The difficulties of teamwork and correspondence become obvious when colleagues are scattered across the nation in the confinements of their homes as opposed to how it would be when meeting at office premises. Due to working in isolation, you can encounter forlornness, unable to adhere to a boundary between your working timetable, your prayer plan, and your family time which could hinder your motivation. In advance, let your employer know as to when Ramadan is approaching and keep your employer and colleagues on the loop that you will be fasting. Many individuals respond to working from home in various manners. To those who have never had to work from home, it might appear to be a recently discovered opportunity to venture out and indulge in other productive activities at the same time. During this Ramadan, if you end up working from home, here are some valuable tips for you! These tips can help you to get used to working from home during Ramadan and ensure that you remain productive. via GIPHY 1. Keep Up a Schedule and Plan for the Day Image Credit: Jess Bailey on Unsplash It is essential to develop strict schedules or working hours. Wake up at your typical time and go through your standard day to day routine whilst incorporating time for your prayers. On the off chance that you are a parent with an infant, utilize their rest times effectively, and attempt to plan work that requires extreme concentration or telephone calls during these occasions. You might need to have a discussion with your manager about an altered timetable that works for both of you while working from home with a child. It is vital to set a timetable for the day and monitor your daily routine and whether you are sticking to it. Likewise, include brief breaks in your calendar to invigorate and reenergize to increment and lift your efficiency levels. Be in the present and focus on tasks for the day. Look forward to the end of the workday. Plan for the week using task management techniques. 2. Keep Tabs on Your Children Image Credit: Shitota Yuri on Unsplash Along with us having to work from home due to the closure of offices, children too will be at home with you due to school closures. Like how you would draw up a schedule for yourself, plan a timetable which consists of a few exercises such as arts and crafts that would keep them involved and occupied while you work. To ensure that your children do not feel disengaged, make sure to include their meal times as well.  3. Set Up a Beneficial and Comfortable Workspace Image Credit: James McDonald on Unsplash If you have experienced working from home previously, you would know that the main tools required to carry out your tasks efficiently and effectively are a high-speed solid internet connection and router, as well as a comfortable and relaxed workspace that is well lit, ventilated and preferably with an ergonomic chair. 4. Collaborate with Your Team and Loved Ones Image Credit: Gabriel Benois on Unsplash Given the current situation in the world, sentiments of detachment and isolation are common with all those currently working from home. Presently, things are quite tough without the capacity to see companions or depend on standard ways of dealing with stress like meeting up with friends, going for a movie, or even enjoying a meal at your favorite restaurant. Working from home can be lonely, so make sure you have sync up call with your team on a daily basis and conduct a sanity check on each of them. Continue conversing with individuals so that you do not feel disengaged. There are various applications that you can use like Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, and Google Meet. 5. Limit the Time Spent on Social Media Image Credit: Rahul Chakraborty on Unsplash If it is one guilty pleasure the modern generation has – it would be being very attached to social media. This addiction can be one goliath mood killer in case you are not cautious and use it in small doses daily. When you spend your time on social media, ensure that it does not cause a negative state of mind. Limit time spent checking the news to break times. Choose alerts from a few trusted sources if necessary. 6. Self-love and Self-care Image Credit: Karthik Thoguluva on Unsplash During these troubling times, work should not be your only priority. Deal with your physical and mental prosperity during this delicate time too. Set yourself up for progress by getting enough physical movement and keeping up your emotional well-being. This can incorporate meditating, having a blog to let out your thoughts and to express yourself, yoga or online workout tutorials. These exercises, even if they are in small doses, may assist you with letting out some repressed steam and bad energy so you can concentrate on your work better. Consolidate more exercise into your everyday schedule to keep up your empowered state of mind. Ensure to also snack healthy and right. Substitute your junk food consumption with brain foods like fruits and nuts which help maintain your vitality levels. Wash your hands routinely with soap and water taking into consideration the 8 stages to clean your hands. Make sure to wash and disinfect your hands often. Abstain from touching and making contact with your face. What more would you be able to do to make the most out of Ramadan this `Working from home` period? When creating your schedule for when you are working from home during this Ramadan, make ensure you incorporate your daily prayers and iftar preparation timings in your list. Nowadays it is easier to draw up lists and forget about them the very next moment. Be disciplined to ensure that you stick by the schedule and not evade or take into consideration all that has to be done during the holy month of Ramadan. Here are some pointers that you can take note of! via GIPHY Morning  Take ablution and perform Tahajjud and Fajr. Practice manners and Dua of waking up & morning Azkar. Keep updated with the news around the world and stay connected with your loved ones. Catch up and have a virtual meet up with family, friends or colleagues. Perform Duha. Be in the state of Wudu for the entire day. Incorporate short breaks for breathing exercises or light stretches in between tasks. Afternoon  Perform Zuhr. During your lunch break, utilize it for iftar preparations. Try out a new recipe. Cook a healthy and hearty meal for Iftar! Take a 20-minute power nap during the day to recharge and wake up feeling refreshed! Evening  Perform Asr. Complete Evening Azkar. Perform Maghrib. Have iftar with your family and inquire about how their day went and if there are any challenges they require assistance with. Use serving spoons to prevent germs from spreading. Spend some time reading the Quran and learning religious knowledge. You could also listen to Islamic podcasts. Perform Isha. Sleep early. Working from home can get exhausting, so getting ample and consistent sleep is key to being productive the next day.   Make an effort to be cautious about your eating and napping timings when you are not fasting. Try not to keep awake until late at night, entertaining yourself with different exercises. Make it a point to sleep early. Working from home can deplete your energy, so getting as much rest as possible is critical to having a fruitful day the following day. Talk it out with your boss with regard to the chance of not having your lunch break. Inquire as to whether they will permit you to keep working at noon or take a shorter mid-day break for prayers. Keep yourself hydrated well during the night and at Sahoor and after iftar, with the goal that you don't get dehydrated during your working hours. via GIPHY Working from home during the holy month of Ramadan may not be what you arranged or anticipated prior to the pandemic. However, you can take advantage of it. Figure out what's vital and organize your schedule appropriately. Remain concentrated so you can work capably and possess more energy for different undertakings like your prayers.  ...

  • What Celebrating Eid Remotely Would Look Like

    Muslims all over will celebrate the blessed month of Ramadan under lockdown and tight limitations due to the coronavirus pandemic that has weakened all continents. Be that as it may, with strict curfews imposed throughout and physical social distancing orders authorized to confine the spread of the exceptionally infectious COVID-19 virus, a large number of Ramadan's customs and conventions will be abridged for the current year. Gathering to pray in mosques are prohibited in a few nations, and numerous mosques have been closed down until the virus is eliminated. Mosques around the globe will stream sermons, Quranic recitation, and prayers via the web and video conferencing mechanisms. Muslims will likewise have the option to participate in religious sermons through video-conferencing modes like Zoom, Facebook, WhatsApp video call, and YouTube. The Eid al-Fitr celebration denotes the end of Ramadan and is commended as an official holiday in many countries. This year, the world will see an Eid like never before – with few traditions that can only be carried out at home. So we feel that this is how celebrating Ramadan remotely would look like! via GIPHY   1. Eid – A Homely Affair Image Credit: Douglas Sheppard on Unsplash Due to lockdown instructions set up and enormous get-togethers prohibited, the current year's merriments will be downsized. The physical distancing guidelines will likewise lessen the festivity feel of Eid. Many will most likely be unable to meet with their families to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr. Muslims are being encouraged that in the event that they are living and working in different parts of the world compared to where their family is residing, they should shun away from visiting their hometowns for Eid. Given the current situation, it stays muddled if countries will lift or simplify lockdown measures for Eid. Due to this, it is advised that Eid prayers are performed at home. Whether we like it or not, Eid this year will be much more somber than how it is celebrated in the previous years. It will be unique as it will be a close Eid festivity between the immediate family members. A lockdown and Eid do not go hand in hand. Eid is about association, mingling together, and coming together for the much-awaited family time with our loved ones. This year, innovation is one aspect that all will be utilizing. This year we will have to rely upon social media and the internet when we want to communicate with our family and friends residing in different parts of the country or world instead of getting to meet them physically. Draw up your Eid plan like how you would usually do it! Sit down with your family and talk about what you will do on Eid. Despite the fact that you will celebrate it at home, you can settle on what sorts of Eid treats you will prepare at home, how you can pass on Eid Salaams virtually and how you can get together your family and friends by means of Zoom and celebrate it with them. 2. Dress Up! Image Credit: Aniq Danial on Unsplash When taking most Muslim nations into consideration, Eid is a period for purchasing new garments. In spite of the fact that this year, you won't be actually venturing out or going visiting, you can, in any case, still wear your Eid clothing at home - which you would have bought or selected - to get into the spirit of Eid. 3. Decorate! Image Credit: Prasanna Kumar on Unsplash Decorate the house with your family members to get into the lively and festival feel of Eid. It will help liven up your children from not being able to spend Eid the usual way. Use balloons, banners, decorations from the previous year, and lights. You can even choose to have a home DIY Raya photo studio! Spruce up yourself and your children in your lovely clothing attires that you chose for Eid and set up a background that suits you best and get clicking! Every arrangement utilizes an alternate setting or backdrop, giving you loads of assortment and different ideas on how you want your photo to be. They are quick and simple to set up and you could even utilize items that you would have stored in your storeroom. It could be leftovers from last Eid’s decoration or the decorations that you used for your kids' birthday party! Get creative! The sky is the limit! One item that deemed useful and convenient as a setting is curtain panels. They are quite tall and are accessible in pretty much any shading you could need. You can even use Lampu Lap Lip to spruce up your Eid decorations which can likewise be utilized as a prop for your Raya photoshoot. These are solar-powered and convenient to use with low energy consumption. They give an exquisite shimmering shine that can be seen from any point which could improve the quality of your photographs as well.   4. Hari Raya Puasa – Food! Glorious Food! Image Credit: Akharis Ahmad on Unsplash Typically, a three-day festival, Hari Raya unites loved ones to indulge in and bury themselves in the preparation of the traditional sweets and cheerfulness. However, given the current circumstances, the festival will have to be celebrated within one’s own home. Instead of visiting the homes of friends and family, one can opt for the ideal social distancing tool – video conferencing. This year you can whip up some delicacies that you can prepare with your family along with a slight twist – amalgamating some modern treats too! Some of the traditional dishes being Bubur Lambuk, Ketupat or Lemang, Kueh Raya, Kueh Lapis, Lontong, Bandung, and Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce. The modern dishes that you can incorporate to your meal could be Churros, Boms, and Steaks.   5. Netflix All Day Long! Image Credit: Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash Due to the inability to go to a cinema or to a friend’s house to have a movie night, Netflix is now our savior! While you stay at home, this contributes to having a lot of time to spend to run through a plethora of movies, TV series and dramas Netflix has to offer as entertainment amidst this pandemic. Here are a few recommendations for you this Eid: Humor  I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, Friends and Derry Girls Thrillers  Good Time, Black Mirror and 1922 Binge-watch worthy  Better Call Saul, I Am Not Okay with This and Money Heist Family-friendly  Annie with an E, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch   6. Gaming Applications to keep you occupied! Image Credit: Mika Baumeister on Unsplash Online games have made social distancing much easier! The vast array of games and applications now available will help keep you associated while in detachment from the rest of the world. Here are some of the best picks: Houseparty Staying true to its name, Houseparty offers an approach to hang out and party with companions while being isolated at home. Apart from offering the video calling option, Houseparty accompanies in-application games to play while talking. There are likewise discrete virtual "rooms" that users can switch from, giving the feel of an authentic house party, but virtually. Facebook Gaming Facebook's Gaming tab offers an approach to play online games with your loved ones or even anyone from the 2 billion users who make use of this gaming facility. It has incorporated classics and modern games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Super Dash. Quiz Up Having a database of 1200 topics and 600,000 questions, this trivia application enables users to challenge their friends and have competitions on topics ranging from general knowledge to topics that you would have probably be taught back in your good ole school days. Classic board game now comes in the form of applications too. The majority of classic board games have been transformed into an online game application, which has a lot of similar features in comparison to the actual board game and is adjusted to suit their users with playing these games on phones, PCs, or tablets. Those that have accomplished this are the famous Scrabble, Uno, and Monopoly.   7. Sleep – The Answer to all Problems! Amidst this pandemic, it would be justifiable for anxiety and stress to kick in. Rather than investing time and vitality stressing out, why not transform that kind of stress into what you can control, focusing on aspects like taking care of yourself and your loved ones. Concentrating on gaining sufficient rest is a characteristic fit for dealing with the betterment for yourself which can boost your immunity at the same time. Satisfactory rest can augment your potential for having better days under these conditions. Ideal rest controls and enhances while giving you a positive state of mind, improves brain capacity, and boosts energy and efficiency to keep you active throughout the day. Uneven sleeping schedules and patterns or even sleeping too much during the day can hinder your sleep altogether. Rest is critical at present, especially once Ramadan wraps up. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you boost your sleep: Incorporate some `me` time. Cut down on afternoon naps. Have a go at breathing exercises. Form a sleeping schedule and make sure to stick to it. Curtail screen time at night. Do keep in mind that rest is significant to keep us lively especially during these trying times. Agonizing over rest just transforms into more pressure and stress and I’m sure that is something which you do not want to be dealing with this Ramadan. Simply ensure to put forth a valiant effort to get the chance to bed on schedule and follow these tips should you find it difficult to get in some sleep time. Given the ongoing pandemic, it won't be possible for Eid to be celebrated the way it was previously. Even though things might be intense in this present circumstance, we could all learn and take this opportunity to reflect on our behaviors and past lifestyles prior to this pandemic. Perhaps one of the takeaways from this year's humble celebration is never to take things for granted. Hopefully, in the near future, we will be more appreciative of the smaller things in life and work towards having a more meaningful Eid, with lessons learnt from this year's humble celebration. via GIPHY...

  • Ramadan 2020 | Certainties in an Uncertain World

    The month of Ramadan is dawning upon us, the period of fasting and prayers for Muslims. Ramadan is viewed as the holiest month of the year for the Muslim community. It is commended as the month Prophet Muhammad received the holy book for Muslims from God - which is known as the Quran. During Ramadan, Muslims around the world will fast from dawn till sunset while refraining from indulging in sexual acts and wrong deeds or thoughts. Muslims are also encouraged to do good and cultivate good habits. As per tradition, this sacred occasion encourages social gatherings, but considering the recent events, it becomes impractical.  The coronavirus has altered the notion of festivity. In spite of these new limitations, there are still a lot of chances to reach out to others. Regardless of the tough situation today, we will prevail. Celebrating Ramadan during this tough period will hopefully offer us the chance to unlearn and relearn, and to develop as a focused individual prepared to confront the real challenges of a new tomorrow. To do so will require persistence, compromises, assurance and above all, faith in ourselves and our own family to manage the approaching holy month during this crisis. Here, we have compiled a list of what your Ramadan may look like this year!   via GIPHY 1. Zoom: An Online Savior Image Credit: Gabriel Benois on Unsplash Despite the outbreak of the pandemic, it doesn't mean that we can't stay connected and close to our faith, beliefs and loved ones during this blessed month. While many are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible during this period, Muslims across the world can still carry out their daily prayers as well as Tarawih with their family members within the confines of their homes.  Additionally, one can still connect with other family members or friends who are not living in the same residence, through video calls using platforms like Zoom during this Ramadan period. Zoom is an audio and video conferencing mechanism that permits up to 1,000 members to join the call at the same time. Several activities can be carried out this Ramadan via Zoom! You can attend online religious classes, tune in to Islam related podcasts and even learn to recite the Quran through Zoom! Large religious gatherings at all holy places of worship in numerous countries around the world have been told to postpone these activities as a measure to curb the spread of the virus. The Religious Affairs Ministry in Indonesia which is the world's greatest Muslim dominating country of 270 million individuals, has released a detailed memo consisting of guidelines for Ramadan this year, which talks about constraining social gatherings due to the ongoing situation. Muslims need not leave their homes to pay their zakat, officials will visit the individuals at their homes to collect the dues. The entire Muslim community has been encouraged to perform Tarawih with their family at home. These limitations have not prevented Muslims from looking for inventive approaches to pray with their loved ones amidst this crisis. During this period, one should utilize innovation and the use of technology during this holy month of Ramadan in these difficult times.   2. Ramadan Bazaars Hit The Web! Image Credit: Jordan Ling on Unsplash As Ramadan draws near, what the vast majority will anticipate is the delicious Ramadan delicacies offered at the ideal hustle and bustle of Ramadan bazaars. As a substitute to the normal street bazaars, the vendors of these bazaars will take it to the Internet this year due to the cancellation of the yearly Ramadan bazaar to eliminate the spread of the pandemic. For example in Malaysia, Siti Nur Hanani Sulong has further supported the vendors by making a few Facebook pages for the vendors to join and distribute their menus on this virtual stage. Some of them are: Bazar Ramadhan Bandar Universiti Seri Iskandar Bazar Ramadhan SIDEC SIBC Seri Iskandar Bazar Ramadhan Tronoh Bazar Ramadhan Titi Gantung Bazar Ramadhan Kampung Gajah Bazar Ramadhan Batu Gajah Bazar Ramadhan Manjung. Merchants will first advertise their products on these groups. Customers can then visit these pages to look at the wide variety of items sold. The customers can then notify the relevant vendor about which items they wish to purchase via WhatsApp and the relevant orders will then be delivered to the customer. The online bazaar will eradicate human traffic being caused at one spot. This will likewise offer the chance to entrepreneurs who usually do exchanges at bazaars, the chance to go online to sell their goods and items to generate income. In the interim, relevant parties will register and enroll the suppliers via other delivering means, for example, Grab Food and Foodpanda.   3. Self-improvement Activities This Ramadan Image Credit: Jonathan Borba on Unsplash Below are a couple of self-improvement activities which you can dive into while under quarantine this Ramadan 2020: Stay in contact with friends and family Stay in touch and stay updated virtually with your loved ones this Ramadan. If you have an elderly family member or neighbours living close to you, try to look out for them by calling them constantly. It will help them feel relaxed and allow them to feel loved and nurtured during these troubling times. You never know when they would require support but are too shy to ask for it! Relax through means of meditation and prayers The advantages of committing time to reflecting upon yourself through meditation and praying are various. To genuinely sit idle yet think or implore can appear to be difficult to fit during a hustling and bustling morning while managing your work life and family life. Presently, with not having to go to work and recently having additional time for yourself, you now have the freedom to adjust your daily routine to fit in some `me` time. At the initial stage you don’t have to go all out or spend hours meditating. You can start small by allocating 10 minutes all to yourself and try not to look at your mobile phones or check your social media. Once you get accustomed to this lifestyle you can increase your daily quota. Whatever suits you best! Get into another leisure activity Now that you have extra time on your hands this Ramadan, dive into web-based classes; practice and harness skills that you would never usually take on during an ordinary day, or even learn a new language! Gain some additional skills that would value-add to your current profession, or simply one that you've been dying to try! Exercise and remain fit this Ramadan Exercising will no doubt keep you in shape and refrain from making you feel lethargic and lazy while at home. The gym is not the only means where you can work out those muscles. Thanks to the Internet, you can now use social media sites like YouTube or Facebook to check out exercise-related workout videos or even join an online workout class.  4. Whip Up Scrumptious Meal With Your Loved Ones Image Credit: Becca Tapert on Unsplash Numerous individuals are starting to find solace in cooking during this coronavirus pandemic. They are likewise utilizing it as an inventive outlet, sharing their cooking outcomes via social networking media and interacting with others online during this social distancing period. You can experiment and teach your family how to cook different sorts of recipes for sahoor and iftar this Ramadan! While cooking together, also attempt to make it a point to eat together as well. As families remain at home to curb the spread of COVID-19, this is a perfect opportunity to inculcate new good habits into your children. Having iftar or sahoor together as a family can be a great first step to tighten bonds between families. 5. Quran-time During This Quarantine Image Credit: Masjid Pogung Dalangan on Unsplash  A large number of us have since a long time ago delayed the learning, reciting or understanding the Quran because of some interruption or the other. We may find ourselves too overwhelmed with work in the past that we may not have dedicated some time to learning and understanding the Quran. We may find that every other aspects of our life has developed and prospered aside from the rapport with the Quran. Now with our general life and day to day activities coming to a halt during self-quarantine, now is the time to get back on track with the recital of the Holy Quran. We now can set aside time to recite, learn and understand the Quran during this upcoming month of Ramadan! We believe that this year's Ramadan will be filled with self-development with most of us taking some time to learn and understand the Quran.   6. A Solemn Eid? No way! Image Credit: rizky yogatama on Unsplash Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan, will be considerably different because of the ongoing pandemic in comparison to other celebrations carried out in the previous years. In any case, it is dependent upon you to guarantee that the state of mind doesn't bring about a solemn one this Eid! You can in any case keep up the exuberance and the joy from your home! You can figure out how to feel merry with the involvement of your loved ones. You can call up your folks, call up your friends and family and celebrate Eid virtually. You can do so through online means like having a Zoom video call with your family while feasting on your Eid delights. Celebrating any occasion during this time will be different as to how it would have been carried out previously and yet, it can still be exceptionally celebratory in its own distinctive manner. Who says you can't have a great Eid celebration amidst this pandemic? It's all up to you to plan.  via GIPHYResilience and commitment to manage this crisis will be required during the month of Ramadan. As this pandemic keeps on unfurling, new difficulties are being presented each day, affecting the lives of each individual, convincing us to think of better approaches to adapt and move beyond this pandemic. While there is a feeling of gloom all through the world, we can try our best to remain positive and strong by supporting one another, and staying connected with our families during the month of Ramadan. We wish you and your family good health and a very blessed Ramadan 2020!...

  • 10 Islamic Podcasts You Need To Listen To In 2020

    As we juggle between work and family, at times we forget to allocate some quality `me-time.` We may be so used to diverting our entire energy to cater towards a fast-paced life in this era that we tend to forget the plethora of options available that would enhance ourselves as individuals. Thanks to the evolution of technology and facilities, podcasts are now gaining traction amongst individuals from all sorts of age groups. If you are the type of person who gets engrossed in a book as an important exam is coming up, or you find yourself running from pillar to post to attend meetings and conferences, podcasts are ideal as you can listen to them on-the-go. Podcasts not only have the capacity to reach the hearts and minds of listeners with the range of topics and content they cover, but they also allow us listeners to invest some quality energy into thinking and mulling over today's reality.  via GIPHY  Keen to keep up with podcasts but unsure of which is more suited to the topic you have in mind? Fret not! Making your lives simpler, here we have an article that fills in as a guide for those of you who are keen on extending your insights on Islam and be exposed to different themes viewed through the Islamic lens. This article consists of the most well-known digital recordings and podcasts that are catered to Muslims. We hope to be able to get more individuals connected with the latest and significant topics on Islam.  via GIPHY    1. Hijabi Diaries Credit Image: The Hijabi Diaries on Facebook As a radio podcast, the Hijabi Diaries is a platform that welcomes and encourages Muslim ladies to discuss and share insights about their daily lives and their families, their dreams and their aspirations. They even encourage Muslim ladies to share their reasons as to why they opt to don the hijab, as well as sensitive issues like what they go through when it comes to being a Muslim lady in America in this day and age, due to the rapid ascent of Islamophobia in the USA. They release up to 6 podcasts each year. You can listen to the podcast here.   2. What Muslims Look Like Credit Image: What Muslim Look Like on Listen Notes This podcast was initiated with the intention of portraying the Muslim community’s involvement in society and how they are depicted in the public eye. What Muslims Look Like by Ayyan Zubair and Shefa ahsan covers a range of themes and topics; be it media, medication, society, culture, racism, fashion and many more. An interesting aspect of this podcast is that it features Muslims from all sorts of background and discusses some of their aspirations and identity. You can listen to their podcast here.    3. Ilmfeed Podcast Credit Image: IlmFeed Since their release in March 2014, IlmFeed has immediately risen to become one of the most well-known UK-based Islamic sites in the world, and its fame continues to rise.  Situated in East London and one of the most well-known sites when it comes to showcasing the life of a Muslim, Ilmfeed has begun a podcast segment which is facilitated by Shabbir Hassan. Due to its interesting content, the Ilmfeed podcast is showered with attention, with listeners eagerly awaiting the next episode. The IlmFeed Podcast is an Islamic podcast which highlights motivational conversations with Muslims from around the globe, who share their moving stories and anecdotes openly with their listeners. Tune in to their podcast here.   4. Salam Girl! Podcast Credit Image: Salam Girl! Podcast on Facebook If you're looking for a podcast with high spirited, cheerful and bubbly personalities as your hosts – the Salam Girl! Podcast is the one to opt for! The hosts are two American ladies who have chosen to convert to Islam - Monica Traverzo and Nicole Queen. The Salam Girl! Podcast is certainly both a unique and special stage for Muslim ladies to dive deeper into their faith and beliefs. Talking about themes revolving around their podcasts, for instance, they speak about topics circling around converting to Islam, psychological wellness, the hijab as an attire and its significance and so on. Join them on their excursion of self-revelation as they adapt to the way of life as American Muslim Women while they share guidance, personal encounters and interview uplifting guests to help enable and empower Muslim ladies. Tune in to their podcast here.   5. Syukran Talks Islamic podcast Credit Image: Syukran Talks on Chartable This podcast is facilitated by Ustaz Hidayat Ismail, Shahib Amin, Nona Kirana and Hisham Zain. Their main objective is to discuss issues that are close to the hearts of the modern Muslim in this era in a lighthearted but informative manner. Some of the topics that they have touched on include 'How to Pray on A Plane', 'Sharing Food Photos Is Riak?' and 'Can We Eat No Pork No Lard?'.  You can listen to their podcast here.   6. Living the Quran Podcast Credit Image: Living the Quran on PodBean Originating from the Qaim Institute, the Living the Quran podcast is an ideal method to get in your everyday tafseer teachings without the interruptions, buffering and whatever the derailing that may occur with different other podcasts. Due to the enhanced knowledge received and the committed energy towards really understanding the expression of God, the Living the Quran podcast will assist you with improving your relationship with both your confidence and your dedication to Allah. It provides a better understanding and takes you through the Holy Quran to allow you to comprehend the Word of God. They talk about a scope of themes identified with the Qurans stanzas and they give a comprehensive comprehension and grasp. For example, in one podcast, they talk about the fourteenth section of Surat al-Saff and in another they talk about and go through Surat al-Saff - Extinguishing the Light of Allah and the Preeminence of Islam.   Tune in to their podcast here.   7. The Good Life Podcast by Mizi Wahid and Nur Adam Credit Image: The Good Life on Listen Notes To engage their listeners with mechanisms to drive progressive lives with a purpose, The Good Life Podcast with Mizi Wahid and Nur Adam, was introduced to share moving stories from their own encounters and that of the heroes going the extra mile. They have faith and belief in their listeners, and they believe that their listeners have the power to do anything that they divert their positive energy to. Join them in their excursion of hope, love and faith as they talk about burning issues one would face in this society and how best to conquer them. They also bring to light topics like depression to educate individuals and encourage them not to stay silent when facing these issues.    Check out their podcast channel here. 8. The Islamic History Podcast Credit Image: The Islamic History Podcast on Listen Notes  If you are interested to learn more about the history of Islam and significant events which has shaped Islam today, you will get it here – the Islamic History Podcast. The Islamic History Podcast releases one episode every month since their launch in September 2015 to educate and give bits of knowledge to their listeners of the Islamic life a long time ago. The Islamic History Podcast is a podcast that looks to investigate the numerous accounts that make up the values of present-day Islam. They talk about the Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Caliphate, Prophet Noah and much more. Islamic History Podcast accomplishes more than just reiterating old stories. They delve into history to view how and why that specific event occurred according to recorded data. The Islamic History Podcast started as an audio expansion of a mildly well-known blog under the name of Islamic Learning Materials. Since the release of this platform, they have investigated both captivating and shocking features of Islamic history. They have looked at topics such as The Massacre of Karbala, Sunnis and Shiites, The Yemeni Civil War, The Rohingya Crisis and many more. You can listen to this podcast here.   9. Mufti Menk by Muslim Central Credit Image: Mufti Menk by Muslim Central on New Muslim Tube Brought up in Zimbabwe, Dr Mufti Ismail Menk is one of the most renowned worldwide Islamic researchers. He studied Shariah in Madinah which then resulted in him obtaining a Doctorate in Social Guidance awarded by Aldersgate University. Mufti Menk's preachings and teachings have received an increase in overall acknowledgment and he has been named one of "The Top 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World" since 2010. He has a huge following on his social media platforms and his friendly style and practical methodology has made him one of the most leading scholars presently. This has also allowed him to gain more listeners on his podcast channel. He ventures to the far corners of the world spreading a basic but significant message through his podcasts. To top it off, he is also a solid advocate of harmony and equity, opposing all types of terrorism. He releases one episode per week ever since his podcast was launched in July 2006, which covers everything about Islam and its belief system. Check out his podcast channel here.   10. Saad Tasleem by Muslim Central Credit Image: Saad Tasleem by Muslim Central on Apple Podcasts Additionally, Saad Tasleem also releases podcasts via the Muslim Central platform. Saad Tasleem delved into Art History, Modern Art, Graphic Design and Psychology at the University of Maryland. He began his Islamic education at The Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America (IIASA) in Fairfax, Virginia. It was then when he proceeded to study at the Islamic University of Madinah where he devoted himself to the teachings of Islam. Later, he successfully graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Shariah which was awarded by the University of Madinah. He is currently an instructor at AlMaghrib Institute, who speaks about topics related to the benefits of a Muslim via his podcasts. A portion of his renowned podcasts are 'Preparing for Ramadan', 'A Message to the Smokers', 'Missing Fajr in Ramadan,' and so on. You may check out his podcast here.  via GIPHY There you have it, 10 Islamic podcasts you can listen to for some me-time! These recommended podcasts are perfect for those of you who are interested to enrich yourselves further into the study of Islam. It is also suitable for those of you who want to stay updated on the latest news and trends in Islam. Podcasts cater to a wide range of audience, and the best part of it is that you can always listen to it on-the-go whenever you find yourself busy and overwhelmed with work. Whether you're busy studying for exams, bored at home or busy doing your daily household chores, you can always listen to these podcasts while doing all of those. So what are you waiting for? Start tuning in to these 10 Islamic podcasts now! With that, we hope that all of you stay healthy and stay home!  via GIPHY...

  • KDM Hotel | An Irresistible Hotel In The Centre Of Taipei City

    New to Taipei City and uncertain of which safe hotel to stay at? Stress not, KDM Hotel is the best approach to opt for! KDM Hotel is your best decision when choosing Taipei City as your next vacation stop. Also Read: 8 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Taiwan via GIPHY For starters, KDM Hotel boasts an advantageous location. It is located at the very centre of Taipei City. The airport transport bus stop is also directly across the streets of the hotel and the frequency of the bus is 15-20 minutes. KDM Hotel is situated right next to the exit of the MRT, with two MRT lines that stops at KDM Hotel. This hotel is your most solid option because of its close proximity to the MRT and the metro exit. Doesn't this hotel sound like a boon in terms of accommodation? The list doesn't end here! KDM Hotel is likewise extraordinary compared to other budget lodgings in Taipei, for business trips and leisure in Taipei. You can be sure to get to the popular Taipei tourist hot spots by MRT within a few minutes. The KDM Hotel is especially popular amongst couples because of its prime location. They appraised it 9.2 for a two-man trip and CrescentRating gave it a rating of 6. Rooms and Rates There is a wide variety of rooms that you can choose from so you will definitely be spoilt for choice! Each room is fully furnished with an air conditioner, TV, free Wi-Fi, a bathtub, mini-bar, and an International calling services. KDM Hotel likewise offers free indoor parking administration too. Below are the different rooms available at the KDM Hotel: Quad Credit Image: KDM Hotel The Quad room consists of 2 king sized beds with a rate of NT$4,685.   Triple Credit Image: KDM Hotel The Triple room consists of 1 king sized bed and 1 normal bed with a rate of NT$4,115.   Deluxe Twin Credit Image: KDM Hotel The Deluxe Twin room consists of 2 normal beds with a rate of NT$3,685.   Luxury Suite Credit Image: KDM Hotel The Luxury Suite consists of 1 king sized bed with a rate of NT$3,685.   Business Suite Credit Image: KDM Hotel The Business Suite consists of 1 king sized bed with a rate of NT$$3,260.   Standard Credit Image: KDM Hotel The Standard room consists of 1 king sized bed with a rate of NT$$2,830. If you occupy any of these rooms, you are entitled for a breakfast buffet available from 7:00am to 10:00am each morning. Please note that there is a 10% service fee expense included in the room rate and the standard time for check-in is at 3pm and check out at 12pm.  Also Read: You Need To Try Our Top 3 Halal Beef Noodle Eateries When You're In Taipei, Taiwan! Additional Facilities  The KDM Hotel provides additional facilitaties to cater to the needs of its guests to ensure that they have a more comfortable stay. The hotel offers a safe box and luggage storing services, as well as a 24-Hours operating foreign exchange service for various currencies. Not only that, if you wish to travel around the area, the hotel provides transportation facilities like taxi services and airport shuttle bus services to ease your worries and ensure that you have a stress-free and peaceful stay in Taipei. All you need to do is to request for these services for a minimal charge, and KDM Hotel will get the rest sorted out.  Muslim-Friendly Facilities KDM Hotel offers Muslim-friendly facilities and services so Muslim travellers do not have to worry. Prayer direction are marked in the room and prayer mats are also available upon request. Also, you can be rest assured as all snacks and beverages in the room are Halal. Room toilets are also fitted with bidets.  The Hotel can also arrange for guests to be taken to the nearby mosque for Tarawih prayers or Eid prayers, upon request.  Halal Dining Options  The KDM Hotel has a Halal-certified kitchen and can serve Halal breakfast upon request. You can also request for vegetarian food. Not only that, the hotel does not serve alcohol and there is no bar or discotheque.  Tourist Hot Spots around KDM Hotel  TAIPEI 101 Credit Image: Taiwan 101 on taiwan.net The Xinyi Project Area is known to be the main spot for Taipei fashion culture from as far back as 10 years. Stylish brands have settled in Shinkong Mitsukoshi and other retail chains, and world-class first-level brands like LV have likewise opened for business here. The World Trade Center has an assortment of displays and exhibitions. It additionally encourages and supports notable gourmet experts and chefs to open their restaurants here. It is a continuous rush of excitement in the city; there would be surprise performances occurring.  SOGO EAST Credit Image: Sogo East on Meet Taiwan Located at the heart of Daan District, Beishi, the SOGO retail chain is a must-visit spot! The business district covers the east of Fuxing South Road, west of Dunhua South Road, north to Civic Avenue, and Renai Road towards the south. Transport and MRT are accessible and in close proximity with the retail chain. This has adequately attracted hordes of buyers from all over the world; foreigners and locals alike. Also Read: A Muslim's Guide to Taipei's Beitou District - From Hot Springs to Historic Sites TAIPEI STATION Credit Image: Taipei Station on Travel Taipei Taipei Station is located in Liming Lane, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City. It consists of the Taiwan Rail Transit Line, the Taiwan High Speed Railway, the Taipei MRT Red Line and The Blue Line station. The general structure of Taipei Station is as such; it is 6 floors above the ground, with 4 underground floors. The primary floor is the lobby, while the second floor is taken over by Breeze Plaza. The third to sixth floor are the administration points for the Taiwan Railway and High Speed Rail. The underground floors include the Taiwan railway platforms and high-speed rail platforms, with the third and fourth basement floor consisting of the Taipei MRT Blue Line and Red Line respectively. There are a total of 8 entry points to the train platform, which are associated with the Metro A8 underground food street, the underground road before the station, and the Taipei New World Shopping Cente. Halal Restaurants Nearby Toko Sakura Credit Image: Toko Sakura on Travel Taipei Address: No. 74, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan Contact: +886-2-23916011 Royal Cafe & Restaurant  Credit Image: Royal Cafe & Restaurant on Facebook Address: No. 72, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan Contact: +886-2-23641310 Nearby Mosque  Taipei Grand Mosque Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road., Da'an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10650 Contact: +886-2-2321-9445 Website: https://www.taipeimosque.org.tw/Other Hot Spots around the Hotel  MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station - 0.1 km Guang Hua Digital Plaza - 0.4 km National Taipei University of Technology - 0.4 km Chang Foundation Museum - 0.4 km The Taipei Jianguo Jade & Flower Market - 0.6 km Huashan 1914 Creative Park - 0.7 km Also Read: Roaming Around Taipei, Taiwan & Looking For A Mosque? We Got You! Closest Airports  Taipei Songshan Airport - 3.2 km Taoyuan Airport - 30.4 km So what are you waiting for? Don't miss out on this chance to stay in a hotel that is conveniently located at the heart of Taipei City. Book now! via GIPHY Address: No. 8, Section 3, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 Telephone: +886-2-2721-1162 Fax: +886-2-2711-9096 Website | Facebook...

  • Uzbekistan Ziyarah Tourism Week

    The Uzbekistan Ziyarah Tourism Week, which was supposed to be held on the 12-16 March 2020, has been postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Taking into consideration the safety and comfort of all participants and travellers, we have decided to postpone this event until October 2020.  This is an unfortunate situation and we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused. Let us pray that the situation gets better and May Allah grant us His mercy and help us to overcome this difficult time. Uniting top-notch specialists from everywhere throughout the world for seven days of occasions planned for empowering the Halal business in the region, Central Asia presents the Uzbekistan's Ziyarah Tourism Week which is the biggest event of the region. Islamic researchers, scholastics and the Halal industry specialists will talk about and enlighten the audience on subjects of the Islamic legacy, the travel industry, finance, architecture, food, modest-fashion style and associated segments at events and sessions in Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent, facilitated by the Government of Uzbekistan.The renowned speakers hosting the different sessions and conferences come from more than 30 different nations. The gathering will include religious scholars and representatives from driving establishments of the Islamic world, higher educational organizations, scholarly circles, and travel organizations. Some of the esteemed participants attending are Aziz Abdukhakimov who is the Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Usmonkhon Alimov who is the Chairman of the Muslim Board, Fazal Bahardeen who holds the CEO post at CrescentRating and Hon. Dr. Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin who is the Mufti of Perlis in Malaysia.Photo Credit: Ziyarah Tourism Week   Key Aspects of The Week Halal Tourism Experts: Significant universal and local specialists will talk about and dig deeper into the advancement in the Halal travel industry and the Halal business. Blueprint for Destinations: The Uzbekistan's Ziyarah Tourism Week that is panned out for seven days will build up a pathway for destinations and feature their Islamic history which will enhance their culture to the Muslim world. Sector Immersion Training: Travel agent representatives, hotel directors and the travel industry partners will be given an increase significant market mindfulness on the Halal travel segment and learn basic client care prerequisites of the Muslim travelers in the travel industry sector. Halal Chef World: This program is intended to be an ability building and enhancing experience and learning venture that provides organized content throughout the course. Schedule for the Uzbekistan’s Ziyarah Tourism Week  Halal Tourism Immersion Training For all experts hoping to dig deeper, comprehend and focus on the developing Muslim travel industry and be guaranteed by the world's driving expert on Halal Travel, CR Academy is the way to go! This institute gives quality preparing and accreditation programs to experts looking to more readily focus on the developing Muslim Travel Market and obtain certifications from the world's driving expert on Halal Travel.  Travel specialists, hotel supervisors and the travel industry partners and stakeholders will increase significant market awareness of the Halal travel segment, learn fundamental client support necessities for Muslim explorers, and get accreditation. Join worldwide specialists in far reaching programs that will furnish you with driving experiences and get you accreditation on Halal travel.Presenters - Fazal Bahardeen (CEO, CrescentRating) who will touch upon the Overview of Muslim Travel Market and Muslim-Friendly Services. Nisha, (Elevated Consultancy) who will speak about Essentials of Customer Service Requirements of Muslim Travelers. Address: Sahid-Zarafshon Hotel Bukhara Salat Ul-Jumu'ah in the Grand Mosque of Bukhara Photo Credit: falco on Pixabay  Tune in to the adhan given from Bukhara's notable Kalan minaret. This is trailed by the Salat-ul-Jumu'ah at the remarkable mosque of Bukhara – Masjidi Kalan.Address: Grand Mosque of Bukhara, Masjidi Kalan International Ziyarah Tourism Forum 2.0 Photo Credit: Ziyarah Tourism Week This is the official opening ceremony of the Uzbekistan Ziyarah Tourism Week. With attendees from across 30 different nations, the conference will include respected religious scholars and researchers, along with representatives from driving associations of the Islamic world, higher educational establishments, scholarly circles, and travel organizations. These famous worldwide and local specialists will talk about and explore the improvement and advancement in the Halal travel industry and the Halal sector in Uzbekistan. Address: Sahid-Zarafshon Hotel Bukhara Islamic Heritage Conference Photo Credit: Rachid Oucharia on Unsplash Since of late, there has been a developing enthusiasm among Muslims in rekindling the rich Islamic legacy of nations across the globe. Central Asia, or Mawarannahr, as it was known as in medieval periods, was once home to thriving focuses of information and knowledge for the Islamic world. Muslim researchers contributed in the fields of science, humanities, medicine, space science and astronomy, and that's only the tip of the iceberg! This would extraordinarily add to human advancement. At the Uzbekistan Ziyarah Tourism Week, respected Islamic researchers from around the globe will lead panel sessions to talk about Uzbekistan's Islamic history and how to properly elevate and promote destinations that are religious sites. Address: Sahid-Zarafshon Hotel Bukhara Halal in Travel Conference Photo Credit: falco on Pixabay  CrescentRating, post 2016, has composed a few Halal In Travel gatherings around the globe. Industry experts and suited partners have increased and gained priceless bits of knowledge on how they can reinforce their situation and current standpoint in a segment that is at present worth billions of dollars.At the Uzbekistan Ziyarah Tourism Week, travel specialists and bloggers will share their perspectives on current patterns in the Halal travel industry. Travel influencers will recount and narrate their encounters and understandings that they have gained while travelling in Uzbekistan. The conversations and suggestions will concentrate on making travel around Uzbekistan open, and particularly catered to Muslim explorers. Address: Sahid-Zarafshon Hotel Bukhara Islamic Architecture and Art Conference Photo Credit: Baqbergen Atabayev on Unsplash  The significant aspects of this conference feature the implication of Islamic engineering and craftsmanship to the world and investigate its impact across various districts. Researchers, students, architects and engineers will examine the subject of how present-day society can profit by traditional Islamic urban architecture and design. Modest-Fashion Show Photo Credit: Raden Prasetya on Unsplash  The Modest Fashion Show segment is where creators, brands, influencers, and purchasers can see the most recent patterns and trends and offer bits of knowledge related to the industry. Tashkent, the capital city, will play host to an energizing blend of developing and well-known fashion designers, in the company of global media, a platform where their hard work can be showcased. Address: The Capital City, Tashkent Halal Chef World Photo Credit: Rene Asmussen on Pexels  Halal Chef World is intended to be a capacity strengthening program for the catering industry. Culinary specialists who complete the evaluation will be granted CrescentRating accreditation in Halal Gourmet Dining. There is an immense range of points of interest for culinary specialists as well. They are given the chance to become familiar with the accepted procedures in Halal culinary aptitudes, recognize Halal ingredients and Halal substitutes along with share and combine recipes from prestigious worldwide gourmet experts. Photo Credit: Fabrizio Magoni on Unsplash  Lodgings and Restaurants get to widen their reach to Muslim voyagers comprehensively and be better furnished with the correct information when considering the needs of a Muslim traveler. They also get an opportunity to carry out branding endeavors and increase exposure of their establishments. Address: Citizen Hotel Tashkent Check out the latest updates for the Uzbekistan Ziyarah Tourism Week here. ...

  • Experience Halal Local Hospitality at Tinhat Boutique Hotel & Restaurant When You're In Davao City, Philippines

    The word Tinhat originates from Arabic which means greenfield in the desert where lovely desert flowers grow. Situated in Davao, Tinhat Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is granted as a boutique hotel with exceptional service and hospitality in Davao city. Flaunting a homely Filipino environment, furnished with complete amenities for visitors' solace, including wireless internet access, an air conditioner, ironing facilities, and an LCD television. Visitors can feast at the on-location eatery that serves an assortment of heavenly cooking styles. Offering quality convenience with inviting accommodation, Tinhat Boutique Hotel and Restaurant is a perfect spot to put yourself up when in Davao. Tinhat company, Inc. is a Philippine enrolled private hospitality enterprise working together under the name and style of Tinhat Boutique Hotel and Restaurant. It is a family partnership carefully watching the halal respectability and advancing the Muslim-accommodating society to the world's voyagers. It is an 18-room hotel structured and outfitted in a themed way to suit the individual taste of solace at a reasonable price. It has an on-location halal affirmed kitchen to cook for both Muslim and non-Muslim visitors for their dietary necessities and to guarantee that every single dietary prerequisite is given in the agreement to the Islamic faith. The slogan 'Home Sweeter Than Home' mirrors the Tinhat climate that is uncommonly not the same as the homogenous hotel condition, in fact, a home better than home for each visitor around the globe. The course in setting up Tinhat was fresh, sweet, and genial yet rich. "A Smile Brings Extra Mile in Business" and " Smile Is the Best Form of Charity" are the convictions grasped by the Tinhat organization. They accept that administration with a smile carries delight to each visitor who livened up their day while at Tinhat - the trademark of a genuine Filipino motion - that activity expresses more intense than words, the pride, and soul that stays in each heart of its employees. Halal Restaurant via GIPHY At Tinhat's ensured Halal restaurant, they guarantee that you will love their range of local halal treats. The Halal supply network is profoundly watched and privately sourced, hence, lessening carbon impressions that help the safeguarding of the Earth, endorsing local products for sustainable progress of local farmers and guaranteeing Halal trustworthiness. You can be guaranteed that Halal meals are served to visitors as they carefully execute the Halal Management System that Halal affirmation is profoundly seen which results in it being safe, healthy and sterile. Their persevering affirmed Halal equipped staff and astonishing youthful culinary experts will never frustrate you in giving immaculate millennial service and support. At Tinhat, they are constantly pleased to serve amazing halal meals and fresh fruit juices alongside service with a smile on their faces. Comfort via GIPHY Comfort is the number one need! At Tinhat, they ensure that each esteemed visitor is dealt with like a lord. They generally love to help with whatever you need, wish and require! Exceptionally customized service is the fundamental center of Tinhat, checking-in quickly and being accompanied to your room is an unquestionable requirement ensuring that you will have a stress-free remain. Further to that, their familial association with the staff guaranteeing their joy at work to be able to deliver and serve worthy service to visitors talk volume of their reputation and a good name in the hospitality sector for more than 12 years now. A cheerful worker makes a glad visitor! A sanctuary of Davao's excellent city. What Makes Tinhat Boutique Hotel and Restaurant So Halal-friendly? via GIPHY The vision of Tinhat is to aim to be the main choice of halal voyagers. Furthermore, their central goal is to keep up its reputation for being a Muslim-accommodating foundation while providing Islamic amenities to the halal voyagers all together not to compromise their confidence and faith of the Islamic lifestyle while on vacation. They additionally give a one-of-a-kind setting to inspire and impress their esteemed visitors to its rich settlement which is moderately priced, customized with faultless administration and fundamental luxuries. A portion of the amenities being: All F&B in the Hotel is Halal Halal banquets can be arranged on request Halal breakfast Halal ensured kitchen Eatery guaranteed halal by the administration All food, beverages, and snacks in the room or minibar are Halal Prayer direction denoted in room Prayer mats can be given on request List of adjacent mosques can be given on request Male and female prayer rooms can be made accessible on request Prayer time table accessible at the front desk/reception Halal iftar can be organized Arrangements can be made for visitors to be taken to the nearby mosque for Tarawih prayers Halal pre-dawn meal can be arranged on request The hotel will arrange visits to be taken to the nearby mosque for Eid prayers Room toilets have bidets Fundamental need-to-knows about the hotel: Free of charge for kids below 12 years old if they are sharing with an adult. (Additional charge for extra bed required) Keep your booking affirmation email or voucher with your identification card or passport in hand upon check-in. Ala carte breakfast is served each morning between 7 am-10 am. If you are entitled to free breakfast, you will need to present your voucher to the restaurant staff. You can get your morning meal conveyed to your room with a minimal expense by dialing '106'. Concierge is accessible all day, every day for any issues, for example, transport arrangements, restaurant bookings and so forth. You can either visit the Concierge or dial '0' from the comfort of your room. The Philippine standard voltage is 220v. Universal sockets are accessible in the room. On the off chance that it isn't incongruity with your appliance, you can contact reception and request for another adapted with a minimal deposit fee. All rooms are provided with the direction and details of the Qibla and prayer timings to ensure the status of being a Muslim-friendly hotel No pork or liquor will be permitted inside hotel premises to keep up the Halal norms of the hotel. Durian and mangosteen are not allowed for consumption in the hotel due to the overpowering smell and in case of stains, which would be difficult to eradicate. Visitors can eat these types of fruits in the terrace area. The hotel does not provide a laundry service. All rooms and public areas are installed with free WI-FI internet access. Smoking and vaping is punishable by law and is not allowed in the hotel. List of nearby mosques: Mercy Islamic Foundation Mosque: 0.5km away from the hotel Davao City Islamic Center Mosque: 0.55km away from the hotel Mini-Forest Blvd. Grand Mosque: 1.3km away from the hotel Eco land Mosque: 3.5km away from the hotel   Top 10 Places Nearby Tinhat Boutique Hotel & Restaurant 1. D' Bone Collector Museum       San Pedro, Bucana Barangay 76-A, Davao City, Mindanao Philippines                 (0.5km) 6. Lazuli Spa      Floor 4th C.M. Recto Marco Polo Davao Hotel, Davao City, Mindanao 8000         Philippines (0.7km) 2. Museo Dabawenyo     Corner A. Pichon and C.M. Recto Streets, Davao City, Mindanao 8005                Philippines (0.6km) 7. Roxas Avenue Night Market      Roxas Avenue, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 Philippines (0.5km) 3. Aldevinco Shopping Center     Claro M. Recto Ave, Davao City, Mindanao Philippines (0.5km) 8. Osmena Park       Corner of C.M. Recto St and San Pedro St, Davao City, Mindanao                     Philippines (0.5km)  4. San Pedro Cathedral     San Pedro Street, Davao City, Mindanao Philippines (0.5km) 9. People's Park     Palma Gil St, Davao City, Mindanao Philippines (0.9km) 5. Pro Dive Davao      Palma Gil Street, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 Philippines (0.7km) 10. Felcris Centrale        Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City, Mindanao 8000 Philippines (0.8km)    City Tours Tour Price Pax Per Tour Activities Tour 1 Php 4000 1 - 8 Pax Eden Nature Park Davao Crocodile Park  Outland Adventure (Zipline) Japanese Tunnel Jack's Ridge Tour 2 Php 4000 1 - 8 Pax Davao Crocodile Park Philippine Eagle Park Malagos Garden Resort Japanese Tunnel Outland Adventure Tour 3 Php 4500 1 - 8 Pax Eden Nature Park Malagos Garden Resort Japanese Tunnel Outland Adventure Philippine Eagle Park Crocodile Park Jack's Ridge Tour 4 Php 4500 1 - 8 Pax Samal Island Tour (Exclusive of Ferryboat fare) Maxima AquaFun Resort Blu Jazz Resort Paradise Island Resort Hagimit Falls Samal Bat Cave Tour 5 (City Day or Night Tour) Php 3000 1-8 People's Park Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus Museo Davao Aldevinco Shopping Center City Malls Crocodile Park Japanese Tunnel Davao Fruit Stand Durian Candy Factory Statue of David Jack's Ridge Matina Town Square Outland Adventure Restaurants Note: The tour is limited for 8 hours maximum per day. An additional fee of Php 300 per hour will have to be incurred if it surpasses the allocated hours limit. Please try to remain cautious about the no-smoking mandate in Davao City. According to the government's declaration;The no-smoking law forbids smoking of any tobacco item including e-cigarettes, shishas and so forth, in all locations and entertainments foundations, work environments, encased open spots, somewhat encased open locations, public buildings, open outside spaces and every open public space, government-owned vehicles and other different methods of public transport inside the regional purview of Davao City (Ordinance No. 0367-12).                     Address: Artiaga Street, Davao City, Davao del Norte 8000, PhilippinesCheck-In: 2PMCheck Out: 12PMTravel Time From Airport: 20mins (Airport Transfer: Php 500)Nearest ATM: 360m Website ...

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