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Press Release - July 13th, 2011

Halal Friendly Recognition for The Ambassador Hotel, Thailand

The Ambassador Hotel in Thailand has been awarded a Crescentrating of 4 based on the Halal-friendly services and facilities they offer to guests. This is the first Hotel in Bangkok to be awarded a Crescentrating.

The Cristal Hotel in Abu Dhabi aims to take care of others this Ramadhan season. Joining with the UAE Red Crescent, a share of every Ifthar or Suhour buffet booked will go toward sponsoring a meal for an orphan. Help make the season of giving even more special by feeding an underprivileged child.

One of the most interesting places to visit in the world, London is a cosmopolitan city inviting visitors and immigrants from across the world with open arms. The capital of England, London is also the largest metropolitan in the United Kingdom. Full of colors and offering a vibrant ambiance, London is a treasure box for travelers to unveil.

Moving along the Malay coast, the convoy of Ibn Battuta anchored at the port city of Samudra, the Sumatran Port. He spent a few weeks on the island and left for China in April 1346. Ibn Battuta also refers to the island as Java.

The home country of pasta, renaissance palace and impressive roman ruins, Italy is truly a mesmerizing country that offers beyond the expectations of the visitors. There are several interesting sights that travellers can visit and also enjoy some exclusive scenes of nature. Located in Southern Europe, the country comprises of a boot shaped peninsula and also several islands like Sardinia and Sicily.


Nicknamed the "Aloha State", Hawaii is the perfect destination for a couple's getaway or a fun-filled family vacation. The natural beauty of Hawaii, its sun-kissed beaches and clear blue waters, are quite enticing and the vibrant culture and hospitality of Hawaii makes visitors feel completely at home.

One of the most captivating countries of Europe, Spain leaves visitors with everlasting memories. Be it the medieval streets or the laidback atmosphere, travellers enjoy every bit of their stay in this mesmerizing destination. Spain has been under various rulers and has a multicultural history that visitors will love to explore. Ibn Battuta visited Spain during 1349.

Five Things You Didn't Know About the Great Wall of China

1. The Great Wall is NOT a single, continuous wall build all at once. The "wall" is a collection of wall segments built by various dynasties.

On leaving China to travel back to Morocco, Ibn Battuta made a brief visit to Sardinia. This was the only Latin Christian destination that Ibn Battuta visited. Sardinia is a part of Italy and a large island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, a part of the Mediterranean Sea. An excellent destination for those who love water sports and seaside vacations, Sardinia is a great place to visit. Travelers visiting the island will definitely enjoy their stay and some fabulous natural scenes. The island boasts of a coastline 1,849 Km in long.

Ceuta, also known as Sabta, is a multi-cultural city that offers an amazing experience for Muslim Travelers

Located at the confluence of two seas and two continents, and placed along the Moroccan Coast, the city of Ceuta enjoys a perfect Mediterranean climate. Travelers can spend their time unwinding themselves and exploring everything the city has to offer.

Cambodia Info



Has an area of 181,035 square kilometers and lies entirely within the tropics.It has a 443 kilometer coastline along the Gulf of Thailand.


A population of close to 14,000,000. Muslims account for about 1.6% of the population


Cambodia is dominated by monssons. The temperature ranges from 21° C to 35° C. Tropical and warm.


Khmer is the official language.




Government/General Offices: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 2 PM to 5PM (Monday to Friday)


New Years: January 1st
Victory Day: January 7th
Khmer New Year: April 14th - 16th
Labour Day: May 1st
King Sihamoni's Birthday: May 13th - 15th
Queen Mother's Birthday: June 18th
Constitution Day: September 24th
Pchum Ben Festival: September 26th
King Father's Birthday: October 31st
Independence Day: November 9th
Mourning Day: November 25th

Dates on the following holidays vary:
Meak Bochea
Visaka Bochea
Royal Ploughing Ceremony


KHR Riel, United States Dollar


Police/ Emergencies: 117
Medical/ Ambulance: 119
Fire: 118

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