There are several verses in The Holy Quran that encourage Muslims to travel across the planet to understand the creations and the reason for their existence. And traveling has always been an important part of the life of a Muslim. But, when it comes to choosing the best destination to visit for a pure Muslim-friendly holiday experience, you may get confused. Because there are thousands of beautiful & historical places on the earth and choosing the perfect place for your travel can be a challenge. Well, don’t worry we are here to bring you the ultimate list that we’re also most excited about, the list of the 22 Muslim-Friendly places for Muslim travelers. And this list is going to clear all your doubts about where should you travel being a Muslim and make it very easy for you to choose your perfect and dream halal travel destination.
This list is built for Muslim travelers keeping everything in mind, from the iconic attractions, adventure activities, culture, halal food, ease of travel, and a lot more things. Whether you’re traveling solo or planning a family vacation, we have got you covered and there is something special for all on our list. Are you excited to know about the best places to visit as a Muslim traveler? Well, don’t rush! just take a cup of coffee and let’s say Bismillah, and continue to read the list to the bottom.
If you’re still trying to figure out why Muslims should travel? Check out the 15 reasons why you should travel being a Muslim. And now let’s jump into the list right away.
01. Mecca, Saudi Arabia – The Holiest Place on Earth
There are thousands of places and cities on this planet but for a Muslim, the list starts with Mecca – the holiest place in the world. Mecca is the place where Allah (SWT) forgave Adam – the father of all humans, where mistakes of mankind are forgiven, and where the blessings in being granted to worthless human beings. Mecca is not just a city like any other city or random place, it’s the holiest place on earth which has been the land of prophets. Mecca also being the birthplace of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Hajj & umrah destination is the first dream of every Muslim. And there will be no better destination for you than Mecca – the city of peace and mercy.
Makkah is mentioned many times in the Holy Quran with a few different names including Makkah, Bakkah, Umm ul-Qura, Al-Balad Alameen (sanctified city), and the most secured and peaceful city. And Ka’aba is mentioned as Masjid Al-haraam, and Ka’aba several times in different chapters including in the story of the prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail (AS). And here’s what Allah SWT said about Mecca
“I (Muhammad SAW) have been commanded only to worship the Lord of this city (Makkah), him who has sanctified it and His is everything”
“Surely the first House of worship established for humanity is the one at Bakkah (Mecca) — a blessed sanctuary and a center of guidance for all people in the world.”
We are not covering Hajj here in this list but Mecca is the first place a Muslim should dream of every single day because Hajj is obligatory for a muslim to complete his/her Imaan if he/she has the means to go to Makkah. Besides Hajj & Umrah, a Muslim should visit Makkah to offer a few times additional prayers (Salah) in Masjid Al-haraam which (according to hadith) offers 10000 times more rewards than a single salah compared to any other mosque in the world. A Muslim must visit Makkah to see the history of Islam with his own eyes, and to explore places including the prophets’ birth location, Al-Hira’a, and other places such as Makka’s mountains, and old war zones including Taif, and many more.
02. Medina, Saudi Arabia – The Prophet’s City
If you are a Muslim traveler and want to go on a trip with your family and you have propper resources for travel, then Medina – The City of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the place to start with. We consider both cities Makkah-Madina as the holy cities but in this guide, we are talking about exploration specifically, and if you are trying to find a destination that is the most muslim-friendly add Madina to your bucket list. From the symbols of Islamic culture the Harm (Al-Masjid An Navawi) to the historical landmarks where the prophet (PBUH) spent years with his companion until he left this world, Madina has so many places to explore. Medina isn’t just a tourist destination, It’s the second holiest city, and its Islamic environment will make your soul peaceful.
Besides all these things Medina has a wide history of Muslims and their origin, and that’s what makes this place the best place to visit for a Muslim. And this isn’t all, from world-class Halal and completely safe hotel and the high-speed and easy to use transportation, Madina is known for its charm of convenience. when exploring Madina don’t miss praying a few times in Prophet’s mosque because The Prophet (ﷺ) said
“Whoever purifies himself in his house, then comes to the mosque of Quba and prays in it, he will have a reward like the Umrah pilgrimage.” The rewards of praying in Masjid al Nabawi are better than 1000 prayers in any other mosque while praying in Masjid al-Haram is 100,000 times better.
Both mosques (Masjid Al-Nabawi & Masjid Quba) are located within distance a of 6km. Above all that you can do some special activities being a Muslim within the Medina. You will be welcomed by the most humble people of Madina – the people of the prophet and there will be several ways to discover the city with your family. And Yes, of course, you must not leave Medina without having the world-class Arabian Tamr (dates) and other spicy meals of Medina. And there are countless things that are hard to cover in this single frame, but Madina is among the best Muslim-friendly places to visit.
03. Jerusalem – The Blessed Land
Traveling with the intention to worship Allah (God) is only allowed for three holy places in Islam according to hadith, and The Grand mosque of Jerusalem or Masjid Al-Aqsa is one of them. Even the prophet SAW encouraged Muslims to read salah in Masjid Al-Aqsa because it has a reward of 5,000 prayers if someone prays a single time of salah here. Here’s the hadith about traveling to Al-Aqsa located in Jerusalem.
The Prophet said, “Do not set out on a journey except for three Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram, the Mosque of Allah’s Apostle, and the Mosque of Al-Aqsa, (Mosque of Jerusalem).”
This is should be the primary reason to visit Jerusalem. And especially to get this reward You must travel to Jerusalem known as Alqudus in old contexts and Islamic books. Jerusalem is considered the holy place for three of the major religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Besides the religious activities, this is a historic city for Muslim travelers where you will be exploring the history of Islam, vibrant arts, and culture of ancient times. From over 3000 years of history to the modern Islamic culture, world-class halal food to lovely neighborhoods, There are countless things that make Jerusalem one of the best places to visit for Muslims.
Note: It’s sad that this blessed land and its communities are facing challenges and sometimes conflicts take place in Jerusalem between the people of Palestine and the Forces of Israel who are deployed to control the area, and sometimes the environment becomes so extreme that ends in a horrible way. Considering your safety check every single thing before you visit the city.
04. Istanbul, Turkey – The City of Cats
When it comes to traveling with family, exploration is the goal. And there’s no better place than Istanbul Turkey – an old and historical landmark that became the modern travel destination of choice for millions of visitors. From world-class attractions to the old heritage and history of Muslim culture (including the factor of the ottoman empire) will blow your mind with its charm. You will be surprised by the hundreds of amazing things to do and adventure activities around the city. You will be overwhelmed to visit some of most of the world-famous museums that also are great examples of Islamic architecture like Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, and some other palaces.
Istanbul is the cultural capital of the country and the biggest city in Turkey, and it is one of those places that is popular in the world because of its culture, food and adventures activities, beaches, and historical sights. The bustling streets and busy bazaars of Istanbul will make it a quite different city you have ever visited. And what is more fascinating is, that this city never stops moving and it has something that always calls you to explore. Trying to make a trip memorable for your family for years to come, visit Istanbul, it will be the last one.
05. Bagdad, Iraq – The Round City
If you know something about the cultural center of Arab and Islamic civilization then you surely know something about Bagdad. Bagdad is the city that is mentioned in almost every book in Islamic History or Islamic literature. It has always been an important city for Muslims where many great scholars and Muslim historians were born, raised, and studied Islam. The city was founded in 762 as the capital of the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs in the Abbasid empire. But today Bagdad is the largest city and the capital of Iraq, and it’s one of the greatest cities to explore in the Islamic world.
Bagdad is known as the significant cultural center of Arab and Islamic civilization and is also known for its wide and interesting history. Bagdad is one of the growing tourist destinations in the Middle East with some amazing tourist places and attractions. From some of the oldest buildings to some most visited museums Bagdad has a lot of things to offer to its guest. You will be exploring some historical landmarks such as Mustansiriya Madrasah, Al-Shaheed Monument, and many more. You can visit some of the oldest mosques built around Bagdad city. Bagdad’s history, iconic attractions, historical mosques, open streets, and amazing food make this place among the best places to visit as a Muslim traveler.
06. Cairo, Eygpt – The City of Thousands Minarets
Eygpt (مصر) is one of those places that are mentioned a few times in the Holy Quran and other Islamic contexts as well. And Cairo (القاهرة) being the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world is among the most interesting places to visit for Muslims. From the history and heritage going back thousands of years to some of the modern tourist attractions, Cairo has so much to offer travelers. It’s built on the banks of the River Nile, the same river that is mentioned in the story of the prophet Moses (Musa) and Firoun (Pharaoh).
Cairo is also known as the cultural & political hub of the Middle East, and it has been captivating visitors from all over the world for more than a thousand years. The main tourist attraction people come here to visit is the Pyramids of Giza But the city tour itself is an amazing experience. And there are other attractions such Grand Egyptian Museum, Al-Azhar Mosque, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilizations, and many more which make this place a great place to visit. The shopping experience within Cairo is also a world-famous thing to do during a visit to the city.
07. Damascus, Syria – The City of Jasmine
If you are trying to understand the history of Islam in the Middle East as well other contents of this world, you may have heard about Damascus (دمشق) before. Damascus is known as one of the oldest cities in the Middle East and it was founded between 10,000 to 8000 B.C. The city has seen the terms of Ummayads, Romans, and the Ottoman Empire. Damascus was the jewels of the Arab and Muslim world until 2011 when the whole country became a war zone. Today as of 2022 it is considered safe to visit the city with some limitations and guidelines given by the local authorities.
Damascus in old days was known for its educational rise when some of the great scholars were there to serve Islam and make Islamic education accessible to different people in the Middle East. But today everything has changed, things are now very different, the center of the city is the only place which is considered to visit because almost every corner of the city is destroyed. But the oldest city has some of its signs remaining and places and historical landmarks like The Ummayad Mosque, Al-Azem Palace, Damascus National Museum, Khan Assad Pasha Al-Azem, and Mount Qasioun are remaining attractions. After the attacks and war, the structure of Damascus has completely changed but one thing that never changed is the treatment of friendly locals of Damascus to visitors. Being a Muslim traveler Damascus might be an option for you to visit.
08. Doha, Qatar – The The Pearl of The Desert
Doha is one of the cities in the Middle East that you’ll surely be happy to explore with your family. Doha’s arts and culture scene is giving travelers a reason to visit the city. Travel to places like The National Museum of Qatar, by architect Jean Nouvel, adds to the city’s collection of art hubs and places, like Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Islamic Art. And what about the latest underground railway system for the city that made your city tour more easer, it’ll be an amazing experience to Travel between Hamad International Airport to the restaurants and galleries of Doha. The new Mandarin Oriental, Doha, and the Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli are among the stylish hotels of Doha which makes the city more attractive for visitors.
Doha Qatar is not just all about the shining building and high facilitated streets. Doha has the charm of Islamic culture which makes it shine. Besides some of the world-class travel activities, you will come across some fully facilitated Mousques great both in design and management. You will be served Arabian flavors in Halal and Muslim-friendly hotels & restaurants. Also, a lot more things are there in Doha to enjoy with family and that’s why our recommendation took it to the list.
09. Dubai, UAE – The City from the Future
Dubai doesn’t need any introduction, It is a well-known travel destination today. This city tells the story of old people modernizing their country and becoming a world-famous tourism hub. Dubai has multiple parks, luxury hotels and restaurants, top attractions, and more. And there is a world-class metro system, and more than 200 restaurants and food venues within the city. The city tour is an amazing experience that includes the views of Burj Khalifa The tallest building from shaikh Zaid road. You can do some shopping at The Dubai Mall the second-largest mall in the world best known for perfect shopping in UAE.
Dubai – the city of gold is the dream destination of this generation. If you are someone who enjoys traveling and experiencing modern things including adventure activities, and technology, Dubai should be on your bucket list. Also, you can explore and enjoy the Islamic culture of the United Arab Emirates and the royal families of Dubai that makes Dubai famous around the world. Dubai is known as a world-famous luxury travel destination, If you are someone who can avoid luxury for a normal trip, Dubai would be great for you on a budget as well.
But one thing must be noted that Dubai can be sometimes a little bit distracting for you if you are strict to a pure Islamic lifestyle and travel, here you will find a mixing culture as the visitors from almost every corner of the world visit the city. We don’t hate Dubai’s luxury or western tourism But as we are committed not to promoting ultra high-end luxury travel we recommend trips to Dubai in a normal and halal way. And there are places that are specifically designed for muslim-friendly experiences such as hotels, restaurants, and stays equipped with halal-friendly facilities.
10. Bukhara, Uzbekistan – The Ancient Persian City
Bukhara is one of the most beautiful ancient cities in the world located in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan. The city of Bukhara has served as a major center of Islamic culture for many centuries and is known to be a major cultural center in central Asia to date. It is the hometown of some of the greatest Muslim scholars including Imam Muhammad bin Ismail Albukhari being the top of this list and many more. Bukhara is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Uzbekistan.
Bukhara with more than 140 architectural monuments, several museums, over 2,300 years of history, and attractions like Poi-Kalyan, Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Ark, and Lyabi-Khauz are attracting a lot of attention from around the world. The historic city center is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. And the age of the city is considered to exceed 2500 years. Exploring Bukhara will take you through the hundreds and thousands of years of Islamic Story.
11. Singapore, Malaysia – The City of the Future
If you are on your way to finding the best travel destination to travel to with friends then Singapore is the one you should look forward to. Singapore has the title of one of the most visited travel destinations in Asia, and if you are traveling with a crew then you’ll end up having an amazing experience. The world-class hotels and restaurants you can find in Singapore make it shine. Also, You can explore other places like the Gardens by the bay, a lot of beaches, Modern architecture, and so many famous attractions.
Although A trip to Singapore might be a kind of a mixed experience, and everything isn’t that halal-friendly, the experiences it offers will be making your visit memorable. Over the past few years, the city has shed some of its stuffy nature and become a much more fun and cosmopolitan city. Because of the recent halal offering in Singapore, it becomes one of my favorite places in the world. You can enjoy all the halal food, which includes some delicious seafood, street food, and many things in between. from wandering on the lovely hiking trails in the north to sitting on the beaches in the south, Singapore has a lot of things to offer you.
12. Dehli, India – The Heart of India
Welcome to Delhi – the capital city and the heart of India. It’s one of the places in India that is known for its historical landmarks, forts, and markets. Dehli at first impression will sound like any other place But when you explore it with the people of Delhi, you will find it one of the best places you’ve ever visited. If you want to see India’s future and its past Dehli is the go-to destination. From Delhi, you will be able to travel to major Indian states Agra, Jaipur, Maharashtra, Panjab, Even south India, and northeast India. And Delhi with thousands of Muslims living in the city is a truly halal-friendly destination where you don’t have to worry about your stay and halal food.
Delhi isn’t just the starting point for your trip to India but Dehli has much more to offer. From world-class shopping experience to street food, The busy metro to the busy streets will tell you the story of success, struggle, and hope. Dehli offers some of the most incredible activities to do within the city and nearby districts, and it gives ease of transportation if you are visiting India. There are almost 20+ plus world-famous attractions including the Jama Masjid, Lal Kila, Qutub Minar, Humanyu’s Tomb, National Museums, and so many attractions that demonstrate the culture and history of India.
13. Muscat, Oman – The Rich Arab Culture
Muscat is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit if you are in search of the best muslim-friendly places. The capital of Oman is not only a historical city but it’s a place that offers an absorbing snapshot of the country’s past and present. The city is known for its clean streets and glories that attract millions of visitors each year. From forts to colorful mosques, museums to traditional Arabian buildings, Muscat has several attractions and a wide range of travel activities.
Muscat has very few high-rise buildings, enabling it to preserve its architectural heritage. And therefore visiting Muscat can be a quite different experience. You can explore places such as Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Mutrah Corniche, Royal Opera House Muscat, Aljalai Fort, The National Musem of Oman, and other attractions during the trip. In addition to all of this, Omanis are quite friendly, loving, people who know how to treat their guests. Muscat’s world-class traditional meals will add some extra charm to your experience.
14. Tehran, Iran – The Capital of Iraan
Are you searching for a one-of-a-kind and unique muslim-friendly place to visit? Well, Tehran might be the best update to your bucket list. From traditional bazaars to 21st-century fashion malls, amazing art galleries to excellent museums and serene gardens, Exploring Tehran will be the ultimate experience you’ve ever had. Then there are cafes, traditional teahouses, mountains trails and so many other things that make Tehran even more incredible.
What’s Muslim Friendly here, and why it’s recommended? Well, Keep patience because exploring this fascinating metropolis can take you through Iranian history and offer an insight into the culture of Iran. From Persian Empire’s great civilization to today’s modern culture and civilization, Tehran has recorded a history of hundreds of years. And Muslims are who make this cultural destination the choice of travelers and explorers from all around the world. Providing a range of activities from hiking and skiing in the Alborz and Zagros mountains, It attracts over five million tourists every year. Tehran is Iran’s most secular and liberal city which is known for its religious diversity and peaceful environment.
15. Amman, Jordan – The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Jordan is mentioned in the Holy Quran along with Syria, Iraq, and Palestine which were in the region of Room (الروم) or known as Tha Romans near the dead sea. It is also considered that a number of prophets blessed the land of Jordan including the prophet Musa, Shua’ib, Ayyub, Harun, And many more (Peace be upon them). The land of Jordan has featured several times in the life of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) as well. And that’s why from the mountains to the streets, some of the famous landmarks are named after the prophets like Navi Musa, Jable Harun, and so many other attractions.
Amman is the capital city of Jordan, one of the most underrated travel destinations in the Middle East. For any Muslim traveler looking for a historical place that is covered with historical landmarks from the terms of prophets, Amman is a must-visit travel destination. Amman also offers access to all major tourist destinations in Jordan. Amman itself is a historical as well modern city of Jordan where you will be exploring some world-class things. Mount Nebo, Roman Theater, Amman Citadel, King Abdullah Mosque, and The Royal Automobile Museum are Amman’s most visited attractions. A Trip to Amman during the month of Ramadhan is considered a great experience.
16. Marrakesh, Morocco – The Blue City
Marrakesh is a very busy and hectic city widely famous for its trading centers. it’s not only among the largest cities in the Kingdome of Morocco but is also one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco that is well-known for its iconic tourist attractions such as The Grand Koutobia Mouque, Jamaa El Fna Square, Bahia Palace, Saadien’s Tombs, Menara Gardens and many more.
While you are here make sure to check out the Medina of Marrakesh – the old part of the city of Marrakesh. The busy and bustling streets of this location have several small stalls to shop from as well many food vendors to enjoy some fresh street food of Marrakesh. As night falls, the city’s center gives way to incredible experiences, and the city becomes even more of a vibrant, dynamic, and non-exhaustive travel experience.
17. Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia’s Largest City
Jarkata – The largest city in Indonesia draws millions of visitors every year. Travelers always want to capture the unforgettable moments and the lights of this city. And of course, It’s one of the best muslim-friendly places on the earth that you can visit for a halal travel experience. The streets are amazing which attracts the world, on the other hand, the divine cuisine and vast art collections deserve some of the credit as well.
Located on the northwest coast of Java, Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia. It has an estimated population of over 10 million, making it the most populous city not just in Indonesia, but in all of Southeast Asia. with a number of great tourist attractions and landmarks including the National Monument, Museum Nasional Indonesia, Tamam Mini Indonesia Indah, Istiqal Mosque, Jakarta is considered a rewarding experience among international Muslim travelers. You’ll be amazed by the Islamic culture of the city, or you might get a chance to experience halal-friendly meals in southeast Asia.
18. Lahore, Pakistan – The Paris of Pakistan
Pakistan is loved by millions of travelers who love trying adventure activities as the country is blessed with so many wonders, mountains, places, and the beautiful Islamic culture. and Obviously, it’s loved by travelers who want to explore the cultural side of Pakistan. From the ancient Mughal cities to some of the most beautiful mountains peaks that are covered with snow all year, Pakistan is a place to visit once in a lifetime. If you are planning to visit an extraordinary + muslim friendly place, Pakistan might be the next option.
There are some misconceptions about visiting Pakistan on the internet, but do you know what the best part is? the Pakistani people are very hospitable and truly friendly, and they are obviously not what films and videos portraits about them. Travelers who’ve visited Pakistan were shocked by the treatment of the people of Pakistan. Of course, we are not trying to convince you to visit Pakistan, And we do also know there are a few things that are not perfect, But there’s a positive side of people in Pakistan that needs to be discovered and the way people treat their guests in the country is remarkable.
19. Dhaka, Bangladesh – The City of Mosques
Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The city is known as the Venice of the east and because of Islamic architecture and the mosques, it’s also called the city of mosques where you’ll find a grand within a few miles. It’s the world’s largest Bengali-speaking city where Bangladeshi people show the charm of traditional Bengali culture. And most importantly, it offers a truly muslim friendly experience.
Today Dhaka has so many interesting places to visit and from the Mughal and colonial periods, You will find some of the most attractive Asian Islamic architectures, mosques, and museums. and historical buildings of the Muslim period that include Lal Bagh fort, the Bara Katra, the Chhota Katra, Husayni Dalan. Other 17th-century buildings include the Hindu Dhakeshwari temple and Tejgaon church, built by the Portuguese. The city tour during the night is a must to experience on a trip to Bangladesh.
20. Saravejo, Bosnia & Herzegovina – Jerusalem of Europe
Sarajevo is one of the prettiest muslim friendly destinations, and it became so popular because of recent halal tourism experiences all around the Kingdom of Bosnia & Herzegovina. It’s called the Jerusalem of Europe because of its religious and cultural diversity, and it houses a large muslim population of millions. The city is known as the political, financial, social, and cultural center of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a prominent center of culture in the Balkans.
When talking about experiences that are Muslim-friendly in Saraovo, a walk through the Old Town is an absolute must. Islamic attractions include the Bascarsija, Gazi Husrev-Bey’s Mosque, the Sebilj, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Muslihudin Čekrekčija Mosque, Emperor’s Mosque making the city even more beautiful. The old town of the city is home to several world-famous attractions including the City Hall, the Library, Academy of Fine Arts, National Museum, National Theatre, Army House, Principal Bridge, Latin Bridge, and the Sarajevo Museum. Looking to visit Europe as A Muslim Traveler, You are advised to add Saravejo to your bucket list.
21. Manama, Bahrain – The Trade Center of the Middle East
Manama has served as a trade center for centuries from the ancient Persian time to the modern era. Manama is not as stunning as other middle eastern cities like Dubai but it has its own charm for travelers. It’s one of the largest business centers and known as a great place for those who love shopping. With thousands of years old culture, fantastic dining, arts, entertainment scenes, incredible lights, mosques, and historical landmarks, the city is considered a wonderful travel destination for Muslim travelers.
The city also has some of the best hotels and shopping malls that are widely popular in the world. You’ll be amazed to see some of the most interesting attractions such as The National Museum of Bahrain, National Theatre, Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bait Al Quran, and more. While you are visiting Manama make sure to take a tour of Bab el-Bahrain Souk, where you can find traditional fares like textiles, spices, pearls, and jewelry.
22. Kuwait City, Kuwait – The City of Silk
Kuwait City being the capital and one of the largest cities in Kuwait offers an insight into the traditional Islamic culture in Kuwait. You will find local people very hospitable and the city has a mixed culture of modernity and ancient times. The city is all about high-rise buildings, Islamic museums, galleries, mosques and so many places to visit. It also has some of the world’s most luxurious hotels to stay in. Don’t forget to explore extraordinary places like Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, Kuwait National Museum, The Grand Mosque of Kuwait, Al Shaheed Park, and The National Museum of Kuwait.
Besides these all things, You would love to roam in the deserts as most parts of Kuwait are covered by the Arabian Desert. Surround by three of the major Arabian countries Kuwait shares its borders with Saudi Arabia and Iraq. And most importantly being a muslim traveler you may love to explore the wide and interesting history of Kuwait. Because it’s mixed with some of the western things we recommend you not to practice its nightlife, nor the ultra-luxury things such as concerts, musical events, and parties that are happening in the city.
Other Muslim-Friendly Places To Visit
I really wanted to bring more Muslim-friendly places to this list, But for some reason, we needed to optimize this list into a different section. And here we bring you our top 5 special mentions or places that deserve a place on our list.
Some of these places are not as Muslim-friendly as they should be because it includes a lot of things such as alcohol experiences, completely western dressings, parties, and nightlife, and things that aren’t permitted in travel for Muslims. And some of these are not recommended not to visit because of the safety, because war and bombing attacks are consistently taking place in these locations. And it’s sad that it is happening and destroying some of the golden places of the Muslim world.
“These are the three destinations not hardly recommended for Muslim travelers. It’s recommended only If you are comfortable with the environment it offers.“
London, UK – The City of Dreams.
London recently became one of the muslim friendly destinations in the UK, And it’s one of the world’s most visited cities. From the shopping to a list of attractions, London has something for everyone. with its history and culture, and so many other things, London attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. London is a city of ideas and imagination. Londoners have always been fiercely independent thinkers and creative people with brilliant architectural designs and more.
New York, USA – The City that Never Sleeps
New york city is always considered among the iconic global travel destinations in the world that have inspired the world with its brilliant & modern architecture, arts and culture. Today thousands of Muslims live in the city, and Islam is the third most widely professed religion in New York City, after Christianity and Judaism. With Muslim-friendly services and offerings the city became a hotspot for Muslim travelers as well. New York is well-known for its magnificent skyscrapers, Broadway shows, and beautiful landmarks. And there are a lot of other things that always make NYC the perfect destination for travelers who wants some adventure as well as a shopping experience.
Toronto, Canada – The Queen City
Toronto is one of the places that recently started offering a Muslim-friendly environment to its Muslim guests. It’s known to be a Canadian metropolis with towering buildings, bustling streets, and a famous waterfront skyline dominated by the CN Tower, but that’s not all. Toronto is also famous for its history, its cultural and religious diversity, its lovely neighborhoods, its world-famous sports teams, and its competitive universities. From amazing food to world shopping Toronto is another great option.
“These two are not-recommended at all due to safety reasons”.
Kabul, Afganistan – The Land of Conquerers
Until the recent issue raised between Afghanistan Government and the Taliban, and before the Taliban took over the country, Kabul was undoubtedly one of the best places for muslim travelers in the world. Afghanistan is a gorgeous country and Kabul was its most visited destination in the last few years. It’s also one of the fasted growing cities in the world. With endless Old heritage buildings, mosques, museums, fancy restaurants, busy bazaars, and streets, Kabul is a great place to visit, but until the city gets stabilized the devastating situation we don’t recommend traveling to Afghanistan.
Sana’a, Yamen – The Home to Great Muslim Rulers
Because the civil war took place in Yamen, Sana’a – one of the most beautiful cities in the Middle East was destroyed remaining some of its attractions. It’s the largest city in Yamen which is nearly 2500 years old. It’s still served as the capital of Yamen and it features government buildings, some great historical landmarks such as Al Salah Mosque, Dar Al Azhar, Bab Al Yamen, The National Museum of Yamen, and so many other things that you can expect to be a Muslim traveler. It’s surrounded by beautiful mountains Sana’a is also known for its travel-friendly climate. But unfortunately, It’s still not ready for tourism.
About This List | Final Words
This list is created by the editor of @themuslimtraveler (Waliur Rahman). I’ve tried my best to choose every single destination that you guys are most likely going to recommend to me for Muslims to visit. And I hope you liked it, And if you then share it with someone from your family/friends who enjoys traveling. This list will be updated each and every year with one more destination that becomes popular among Muslim travelers and offers great Muslim-friendly experiences. Till the time we update the list, You may want to read our other posts on The Muslim Traveler Blog.