UAE ranked as world’s most Muslim-friendly destination

Country beats Malaysia and Turkey in facilities for Muslim travellers

Dubai: The UAE is the world’s best place for Muslim tourists, ahead of Malaysia and Turkey, according to new think tank data.

Data revealed in the 2016-2017 Global Islamic Economy Report, measured the level of facilities that are Halal — permitted in Sharia — in travel destinations.

Countries surveyed were ranked by the available of in-flight services for Muslims, food, places to pray, and beach resort facilities dedicated to women.

Last year, Muslims around the world spent around Dh554 billion on travel, up almost 5 per cent. In comparison, Chinese tourists — who make up the world’s largest travel market — spent...Read more...