Family-Friendly Halal Destinations to Check out in The Upcoming Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us. After another year of putting in the hard work, you’ve certainly earned a well-deserved break with your family. However, finding a suitable family-friendly destination where you can enjoy with your loved ones can be a bit of a challenge. Considering that, we have decided to make a list of some of the best halal destinations to discover with families. 

There are many halal-friendly destinations around the world that offer amazing experiences, delicious food, and stunning scenery for Muslim travellers. Keep scrolling to discover eight such stunning destinations. 

Also read: Why Singapore Should Be Top of the List For Your Next Family Vacation

Top Halal-friendly destinations worldwide for the perfect family vacay!

1. Egypt

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Egypt is all about history, culture, and natural beauty. It’s also home to one of the oldest and largest Muslim communities in the world, so you’ll have no trouble finding mosques, halal restaurants, and modest clothing options. 

Places to visit in Egypt

  • Egyptian Museums (Egyptian Antiquities Museum & the Museum of Islamic Arts)
  • Khan al-Khalili bazaar (market)
  • Al-Azhar Mosque
  • Muhammad Ali Mosque
  • Nile River (You can take a felucca ride down the river)
  • Giza Pyramids

Check out how to spend a week in Egypt according to a travel enthusiast here

2. Maldives

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Maldives is a tropical paradise that offers a serene and luxurious escape from the stress of everyday life. It’s also one of the most halal-friendly destinations in the world, as it’s a Muslim majority country that follows Islamic laws and customs.

Places to visit in Maldives

  • Sun Island Resort & Spa
  • Maafushi Island
  • Grand Friday Mosque
  • Banana Reef
  • Fulhadhoo Island

3. United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a modern and cosmopolitan country that offers a blend of tradition and innovation. It’s also a very halal-friendly destination, as it has a large and diverse Muslim population that caters to the needs and preferences of Muslim travellers.

Places to visit in UAE

  • Dubai Parks and Resorts (LEGOLAND and Motiongate)
  • Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa
  • Global Village
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
  • Desert Safari

That’s not all, check out more things to do in Dubai here

4. Turkey

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Turkey during the winters has a completely different vibe. With its unique and fascinating mix of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes, it is one of the best places to visit with your family in the upcoming holiday season.

Places to visit in Turkey

  • Blue Mosqu
  • Sultanahmet District
  • Hagia Sophia 
  • Cappadocia
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Galata Tower

Check out this Muslim-friendly itinerary for Istanbul here

5. Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia, with its rich historical sites, and diverse landscapes, is offering a fulfilling travel experience for Muslim families. The country also offers a unique spiritual experience for Muslim families as they can also perform Umrah and visit the Masjid al-Nabawi while vacationing. 

Places to visit in Saudi Arabia

  • Boulevard City Riyadh
  • Red Sea Beach
  • Al Balad Historical District
  • Rijal Almaa Heritage Village
  • Umluj Beach

Check out some of the best places to accommodate in your visit to Saudi Arabia here.  

6. Malaysia

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Malaysia, with its vibrant and diverse society offers families a delightful mix of cultural experiences coupled with natural wonders. It’s also a very halal-friendly destination, as it has a majority Muslim population that respects and accommodates Muslim travellers. 

Places to visit in Malaysia

  • Penang
  • Putrajaya Mosque
  • Genting Highlands
  • Islamic Arts Museum
  • Langkawi
  • KLCC Twin Towers

Check out some of the best places to eat in Kuala Lumpur here

7. Morocco

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Morocco is a country that offers a colorful and exotic atmosphere, with influences from Arab, Berber, African, and European cultures. All of these influences are actively on display in the fascinating cities and coastlines around the country. Morocco is also very popular for its food, and you can expect to enjoy a variety of delicious cuisines with your family. 

Places to visit in Morocco

  • Marrakech Medina
  • Hassan II Mosque
  • Oudaias Kasbah
  • Jardin Majorelle
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa

Check out this Muslim-friendly itinerary for your visit to Morocco here

8. Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan lies at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and has a number of cultures such as Turkic, Persian, and Russian all engulfed into it. It’s also a very halal-friendly destination for Muslim families as it has a majority Muslim population. 

Places to visit in Azerbaijan

  • Baku Old City
  • Flame Towers
  • Baku Boulevard
  • Highland Park
  • Fountain Square

Check out what else you can do with your family in Azerbaijan here

Travel Tips for Muslim Families

Some tips you need to take into consideration before travelling with your family are: 

  • Research the best time to visit your destination, taking into account the weather, the peak seasons, and the Islamic holidays.
  • Book your accommodation and transportation in advance to avoid any mishaps or surcharges. 
  • Have mobile apps such as Google Translate downloaded to overcome any language barriers. 
  • Respect the local culture and customs of your destination. 

Also read: 10 Beautiful Off-the-Beaten Path Destinations For Couples, Families, and More

Conclusion

Travelling with your family is a wonderful way to bond, have fun, and create memories. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about different cultures, religions, and lifestyles. 

By choosing a halal-friendly destination, you can ensure that your holiday is enjoyable and comfortable for everyone. 

This holiday season, take a break and make a lifetime worth of memories with your family.  


Featured image credit: Caleb Oquendo | Pexels

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