Destinations

7 Halal Friendly Destinations in the World for the Travel List

Egypt
Egypt
Why go: Rich culture and historical heritage, a wide selection of halal accommodations including hotels and resorts; points of interest that include Abu Simbel, Abydos’ Temple of Osiris, Alexandria, Aswan, Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Egyptian pyramids, Islamic Cairo, Luxor’s Karnak Temple, Siwa Oasis, St. Catherine’s Monastery, Valley of the Kings, and the White Desert

Indonesia
Jakarta
Why go: Accessible prayer spaces, extensive selection of halal restaurants; top attractions that include Bali, Banda Islands, Bukit Baka-Bukit Raya National Park, Borobudur, Gili Islands, Jatiluwih Rice Fields in Bali, Komodo National Park, Prambanan, Pura Tanah Lot, Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Tana Toraja, and more

Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Why go: History and culture, accessible prayer areas, halal dining options; top sights and destinations like A Famosa, Cameron Highlands, George Town, Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market, Langkawi, Mount Kinabalu, Mulu Caves, Perhentian Islands, Petronas Twin Towers, Pulau Tioman, Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation and Taman Negara

Morocco
Morocco
Why go: Historical and cultural heritage, the food; attractions like Ait Ben Haddou, Bab al-Mansour, Bahia Palace, Chefchaouen, Dades Valley, Erg Chebbi, Essaouira, Fes, the Hassan II Mosque, Jemaa el-Fnaa, Majorelle Garden, Marrakesh Medina, Rabat’s Oudaias Kasbah, and Tangier among many others

Singapore
Singapore
Why go: A wide array of halal restaurants and dining options, prayers spaces that are fairly accessible, numerous attractions including the Arab Quarter, Botanic Gardens, Changi Chapel and Museum, Chinatown, Fort Canning Park, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands (ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands Skypark, cafes and restaurants, shops, and more), Orchard Road, Raffles Hotel, Sentosa Island, Singapore Flyer, Singapore Zoo, Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Little India, and Universal Studios Singapore

Turkey
Istanbul
Why go: A nation that straddles two continents, rich culture and history, breathtaking architecture, the food, and points of interest that include Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), Cappadocia, Ephesus, the Grand Bazaar, the Library of Celsus, Mount Nemrut, Pamukkale, Pergamum, the Roman Theater of Aspendos, the Silk Road city of Ani, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Sumela Monastery, Topkapi Palace, and more

UAE
Dubai
Why go: Top notch halal tourism industry, accessible prayer spaces, halal dining options; top sights like Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Fountain, Dubai Museum, Emirates Palace, the Palm Islands, Palm Jumeirah, Qasr al-Hosn, Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Wild Wadi Water Park