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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.

  • Maldives Overview

    Sun, sand and sea; these three describe Maldives the best. A jewel in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is an archipelago consisting of 1,190 coral islands characterized by their coral nature and the excellent tourism that they offer. Ranked amongst the most popular tourist destinations, Maldives offers some great sightseeing and…
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Maldives Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Male

GEOGRAPHY

Maldives is situated in the Indian Ocean and southwest of India. Covering over 90,000 sqare kilometers consisting approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, makes Maldives one of the most disparate countries of the world.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 313,920. Muslims account for about 99% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tropical and warm. Throughout the year the temperature ranges between 24 °C (75 °F) and 33 °C (91 °F). The humidity is generally high, but the constant cool sea breezes keep the air moving and the heat mitigated.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Dhivehi is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+5 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8 AM to 3 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM
(Sunday to Thursday are the working days of the week. Friday & Saturday are considered as weekends)

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: July 26th
May Day: May 1st
Republic Day: November 11th

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi
Islamic New Year

CURRENCY

Maldivian Rufiyaa

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 119
Medical: 102
Fire: 118

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