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Sharjah is seeking to be a hub for Halal and family tourism and hopes to attract 10 million tourists by 2021. Industry experts note that 70% of all tourists to Sharjah are families, while 35% are from Gulf Cooperation Council states, Muslim countries.

Sharjah hopes to promote its world-class tourism facilities and Muslim-friendly services, while also offering special packages that are tailor-made for families. 

An increasing number of hotels in Madrid are targeting the Muslim travel market - particularly travellers from the Middle East - with offerings of Halal food and other Muslim-friendly facilities.

Spain received over 70,000 visitors from the United Arab Emirates in 2014 and numbers are expected to further increase in the near future. Industry experts note that Spain's close cultural ties with Islam as well as the immense popularity of football in the country are major driving forces in attracting tourists from the Middle East.

Dorsett Grand Subang is an excellent Muslim-friendly hotel located in Malaysia's affluent suburban city of Subang Jaya. Being just 35 minutes away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Dorsett Grand Subang is ideal for both business and leisure travellers who require quick access to and from the airport. 

The 5 star hotel is an excellent option for Muslim travellers in particular and offers a wealth of facilities to ensure a fantastic stay. Based on the facilities that it offers its Muslim guests, Dorsett Grand Subang was awarded a Muslim-friendly hotel rating of 5 by CrescentRating – out of a possible maximum of 7.

Located on Sri Lanka's beautiful west coast of Waikkal, Club Hotel Dolphin is an excellent family-friendly hotel located just 20 kilometres away from the country's main international airport. The 4 Star beach resort has been awarded a rating of 3 by CrescentRating and is an excellent choice for Muslim travellers looking for a Muslim-friendly hotel located in close proximity to the airport.

With an aim to attract more visitors from the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan is marketing itself as a safe, cultural, modern and Muslim-friendly tourism destination. Industry experts noted that Taiwan would make an excellent holiday destination for travellers from Oman, with only two days required to obtain a visa.

Tourism to Taiwan is on the rise, with the destination attracting approximately 1.3 million visitors from Hong Kong, 380,000 Singaporeans and 400,000 Malaysians to the island each year.

With a focus on the Arabian travel market as a growth strategy, the Lamu County Government in Kenya is targeting high-spending Middle Eastern holidaymakers in a bid to to boost its tourism fortunes. 

The region hopes to work with the national government promote its Islamic heritage as well as its other attractions to vacationers from wealthy Middle Eastern countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Araia, Oman and Iran. By promoting the archipelago as a Muslim-friendly destination, Lamu hopes to attract large numbers of Middle Eastern holidaymakers who often spend lavishly while traveling with family members.

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