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Why Muslim-friendly Spas are a Hit Amongst Muslim Travellers - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

Though spas and wellness treatments are a favourite component of travel amongst many leisure travellers, most Muslim travellers are unable to experience spa treatments since a majority of spas and wellness centres around the world do not meet Islamic values and requirements. However, following the boom in Muslim-friendly travel, this is changing and many wellness centres as well as hotels with spa services are adapting their facilities in order to cater to Muslim travellers.

Such spas and wellness centres that do meet Islamic requirements are popularly known as Muslim-Friendly Spas or Islamic Spas and are specifically designed to offer Muslim travellers a transformational spa experience. They have gained immense popularity amongst Muslim travellers during the recent past and offer rich spiritual guidance in addition to its numerous treatments and therapies , while adhering to Islamic requirements at the same time.

More Non-Muslim Countries Eager to Attract Muslim Tourists - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote

With facilities such as Halal food and prayer facilities becoming increasingly available in many destinations around the world, Muslim travellers are venturing further into European and Asian destinations such as France, Italy, South Korea and Japan.

Japan and South Korea are gradually becoming favourite travel destinations amongst Muslim travellers, with Korean and Japanese tourism boards having partnered with Muslim travel agents and consulting agencies such as CrescentRating to ensure that they are capable of meeting the travel needs of Muslims.

For the full article and more information, please visit: http://www.asianewsnet.net/news-67602.html

Due to efforts made by Japan to tap into the Muslim tourist market, facilities for Muslim travellers such as Halal food are being made increasingly available across the country. By tapping into the growing Muslim tourist market, Japan hopes to diversify its tourism industry which has been long dependent on Chinese, Taiwanese and South Korean tourists.

Of the 9.7 million visitor arrivals in Japan from January to September 2014, Malaysia and Indonesia were the two Muslim countries that contributed to most of the visits. Visa exemptions for Malaysian tourists have made it easier for them to visit Japan and similar exemptions are due to start for Indonesian tourists in December.

For the full article and more information, please visit: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/11/japan-tries-to-tap-growing-muslim-tourist-market/

Peru's first ever hotel to be awarded Muslim-friendly accreditation by CrescentRating - Sonesta Hotel El Olivar - is a five-star luxury hotel in Lima - the vibrant capital of the country. Given a rating of 5 by CrescentRating based on the facilities and services it provides Muslim guests, Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is an excellent Muslim-friendly hotel for travellers in Lima.

Conveniently located in the heart of the San Isidro district – the shopping and business district of Lima – Sonesta Hotel El Olivar is in close proximity to several of the city's main sights and prominent landmarks, making it a fine hotel for both business and leisure travellers. Travellers in the area will have plenty of things to do - exploring Lima's world-class museums, artisan markets and attractions.

  • Iran Overview

    The area of Iran has been inhabited by humans since 2800 BC. The area became popular for its Persian literature, medicine, mathematics and astronomy. The Persian culture has a had a lot of influence in the region. Located between the Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, it…
  • Esfahan Overview

    Esfahan is a jewel of ancient Persia and one of the best cities in Iran. From Basra Ibn Battuta started travelling with an aim to reach Baghdad but took a lengthier route traversing Iran and Esfahan was his next main stop.

  • Shiraz Overview

    Located in the province of Fars, Shiraz is a wonderful city which holds a lot of historic importance. For thousands of years Shiraz has been called as the heartland of Persia. Shiraz is popular by several names like Dar-ol-Elm (House of Learning), City of Love, City of Roses, and City…
  • Tabriz Overview

    Regarded as the centre of Iranian Azerbaijan, Tabriz is the fourth largest city of Iran and serves as the capital of the East Azerbaijan Province. Tabriz is a wonderful city with a rich history about 4500 years old. The city is set between Eynali and Sahand mountains on fertile land.…
  • Yazd - The Ancient City

    Located in central Iran, Yazd is an ancient city and the capital of the Yazd Province. The presence of the city can be dated to the Sassanian Period (224-651 AD). The old town area still preserves its charm with old mud brick houses and winding lanes. The city is located…
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Iran Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Tehran

GEOGRAPHY

Iran is a Middle Eastern country situated on the south of the Caspian Sea and north of the Persian Gulf.It shares borders with Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 75.3 Million. Muslims account for about 98% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate in Iran varies depending on the regions. In the northwest, summers are dry and hot and winters are cold with heavy snowfall. In the south, winters are mild and the summers are very hot.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Persian is the official language. Luri, Gilaki and Mazandarani are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+3 1/2 hrs
Summer: +4 1/2 hrs

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 8 AM to 4 PM
(Saturday to Wednesday are the working days of the week. Thursday & Friday are considered as weekends)


HOLIDAYS

Iranian Revolution Day: February 11th
Navruz (Persian New Yeear): March 21st
Nationalisation of Oil Industry Day: March 20th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Ashura

CURRENCY

Iranian Riyal

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 110
Medical: 115
Fire: 125

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