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After three months of nominations, research, surveys and voting by our community, Crescentrating is pleased to announce "CrescentRating's Halal Friendly Travel (CRaHFT) Ranking 2012" of the top 10 Halal Restaurants in Sri Lanka. 

When a Muslim travels to any place in the world, one of the first things they do is begin their hunt for Halal food. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes not so much. This is the first year where CRaHFT Ranking in this category is announced. Insha Allah this category will be extended to other countries and cities in 2013.

Some of the ones who made the list are well-know fast food places while some of the others are more of a family-dining experience - all of the restaurants are certified Halal by the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama, which is the Halal certifying body in Sri Lanka.

Published in Crahft Ranking 2012
Muslim Travelers and the Hospitality Industry - A Workshop by Crescentrating & Utopia Vacations

The Hotel Workshop held at Colombo's very own Galadari on July 12th, 2011 was a fantastic and informative event for hoteliers island-wide. Hosted by Crescentrating and Utopia Vacations, the workshop included speakers Fazal Bahardeen, the CEO of Crescentrating, Sheik Rayees Mufti, a member of the ACJU Halal Certification Committee and Munshif Hussain, a consultant for the systems and processes of the ACJU.

Published in Travel News

From 12 noon to 2:30 p.m., the California Grill in the magnificent Galadari Hotel, Sri Lanka offers you a 3 course power lunch!


Published in Ongoing Promotions

A dazzlingly delicious English High Tea is served at the Lobby Bar, Galadari Hotel (Colombo, Sri Lanka) daily from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For every group of ten, one person can enjoy High Tea for absolutely free!


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Father's Day Dinner Buffet!

For only Rs.2,000/= enjoy the extensive dinner buffet at the Coffee Shop, Galadari Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dad receives a complimentary gift and dines for free when more than four family members attend!


Published in Past promotions

Celebrate Father's Day at the California Grill, Galadari Hotel in lovely Colombo, Sri Lanka! Complimentary meals and gifts for all of the dads!


Published in Past promotions

Within Colombo, the sparkling capital of the tear-drop shaped gem known as Sri Lanka, lies a paradisaical haven. When visiting a foreign land, a Muslim traveler is always cautious - will I be comfortable in the hotel I stay in? Will the food served to me be Halal? All in all, will I enjoy my vacation? Exploring the city of bright lights leaves you with an array of hotels, restaurants and activities to choose from. So, what would a Muslim traveler experience in Colombo?

Published in Explore Sri Lanka!

A few weeks ago I was travelling to Karachi to attend the first Global Halal Congress. Since I was taking Sri Lankan airline I had to transit through Colombo. At the Afew weeks ago I was travelling to Karachi to attend the first Global Halal Congress. Since I was taking Sri Lankan airline I had to transit through Colombo. At the Colombo Airport, I went to the familiar prayer room that I knew from my previous travels to Colombo. To my surprise, the room was closed. On inquiring from the officer there, I was told that it had been moved to a new location at the other corner of the 1st floor. There I was pleasantly surprised to find a much bigger and well kept room for males and I assume the female prayer room which was next to it was as big and clean.

Colombo is the commercial capital and the largest city of Sri Lanka. This vibrant city is situated on the west coast of the country and gives the right blend of modern life with the heritage and culture of the country; Colombo is also a major tourist destination.

Published in Sri Lanka City Guides

I just got back from Colombo, Sri Lanka, after participating in Sri Lanka's Inaugural Halal Conference and Exhibition (16th and 17th of February). Alhamdulillah, I believe the conference achieved its objective of increasing the Halal awareness among the Sri Lankan consumers as well as the industry players. Huge amount of work still needs to be done to ensure that Halal issues are fully understood by both the consumers and the Industry players.

Published in Explore Sri Lanka!
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  • Sydney City Overview

    Often referred to as ‘the Emerald City’, Sydney is one of Australia’s most prominent cities and is the most sought after business and tourist destination. Sydney boasts two of Australia’s key attractions and national symbols in the arches of the Harbour Bridge and the white sails of the Opera House…
  • Melbourne City Overview

    Melbourne is the rival of Sydney in many ways, with a lot of cultural activities. Melbourne is known for its fantastic shopping and cafes – with food and shopping being the main reason many a national and international tourist journeys to Melbourne. Like Sydney, Melbourne is a seaside city, with…
  • Brisbane City Overview

    Brisbane is located on the east coast of Australia, and is the capital city of Queensland. Another beautiful beachside city, Brisbane is also a neighbour to the Gold Coast and Surfer’s Paradise, which are beach-lover’s heavens. Like Melbourne, Brisbane has the beauty of a river as well, which divides the…
  • Perth City Overview

    Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and is the gateway to many an outback adventure. Another Australian city blessed with the natural beauty of both ocean and river, Perth is located on the banks of the Swan River.

  • Cairns City Overview

    Cairns is situated right at the top of the Australian continent in far-northern Queensland. Cairns is truly the a portal for the adventurous travellers to Australian shores, with the famous Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays and the beautiful Daintree Rainforests all to be enjoyed within a short distance of Cairns.

  • The Harbour Bridge

    The top attractions for the Sydney city are seeing and/or climbing the famous Harbour Bridge. Visitors can take tours around the base of the Bridge, and there are guided climbs over the bridge which afford spectacular views of the city.

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  • Australia Muslim Visitor Info


    crahft score 4.7


    A population of close to 22.7 Million. Muslims account for about 1.7% of the population


    There are some Halal food & restaurant outlets available in the main cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, especially where there are large concentration of Muslims. In some places such as Gold Coast, it is also easier to find Halal food.


    There are some Mosques spread around the country.  


    Around 80% of the population speak English. Chinese & Italian are considered the next most common languages spoken. Chinese approximately 2.1% & Italian 1.9%


     Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC): +61 283032100

  • General Traveller Information on Australia



    The sixth largest country in the world Australia has many attractions to visit. Australian mainland has a total coastline of 35,876 km.


    The temperature varies widely in Australia based on the time of the year and the area (The Desert areas tend to have high temp while the costal parts of the country are lower).

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