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Press Release

August 15th, 2013

Crescentrating today announced the launch of “Crescent Trips” Apple iOS mobile application, for its In-flight Prayer Time Calculator.

The Apple iOS application will now enable uses to calculate prayer times as well the prayer direction along their flight path on Apple iOS devices using Crescentrating.com’s web based Air Travel Prayer Times calculator launched last year.

Based on the departure airport/time and arrival airport/time the In-flight Prayer Calculator allows Muslim travelers the ability to calculate the prayer times and prayer direction along the flight path of their air journey.

The mobile application is designed as an air travel trip planner so that the users can organize the trips and flights according to the destination and access the prayer times and prayer direction in offline mode while in air. It also includes a collection of Islamic travel dua(s) (supplications) in Arabic text and audio playback along with its English translation.

“After a year of trialling our web based calculator we are now excited to release a beta version of the mobile app. There has been a lot feedback on the calculator and we have integrated those features on our mobile app. The mobile app will make it easier for Muslim travellers to make use of the calculator.” said Fazal Bahardeen, CEO of Crescentrating. “We are also planning to release the android version as well as bringing in new features in the next few months” he added.

Since the launch last year of Crescentrating’s web based Air Travel Prayer Time Calculator hosted on its website (www.crescentrating.com), it has been used to calculator prayer times for thousands of flights. With the availability of the mobile app, users will now be able to access prayer times and qiblah direction while in-flight. Along with the feature which allows users to set reminders for the inflight Prayer times, it will be much easier for Muslim travellers to plan their prayers while in-flight.

The app also provides links to get information on prayer facilities and halal food availability at the departure and arrival airports. Crescentrating’s website includes Muslim traveler guides for hundreds of cities around the world.

Press Release

August 13th, 2013

Crescentrating, the pioneer and world leader in Halal Travel, announced Dany Bolduc, a former Blackberry and AirAsia executive, as the Chief Operating Officer of the company to steer the business in its next growth phase.

Dany is a Canadian national, having over 20 years’ experience in executive, senior management and sales leadership roles in the telecommunications, e-commerce and travel industries across North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to Crescentrating, Dany was General Manager for AirAsia iVentures, responsible for online and retail business units and the formation of partnerships and joint ventures. He also spent 12 years at BlackBerry as Vice President for Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam and Regional Director for Asia Pacific, France and Scandinavia.

As COO, Dany will be responsible for the direction and management of the company including the efficient operation of the company's core business, its direction and overall market strategy, revenue and growth. Dany said “I am excited to join a company which is at a very promising phase in its growth. I will be looking at organic growth, partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions that will enable us to achieve our short- and long-term strategic goals”

Fazal Bahardeen, the CEO of Crescentrating said “Dany brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that fit’s with our strategy to be the market leader in this segment with a focus on continuous innovation. With the rapid growth of the Halal Travel segment, we want to be in the forefront of innovation and technology that will help both the Muslim travellers as well as the travel service providers looking to service this market”

Dany also has entrepreneurial experience as an advisor and angel investor in startups in Hong Kong and Singapore  

Your Neighbourhood Guide to Halal Restaurants, Food and Mosques in Seattle

Located between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington is Seattle. The largest city and the capital of Washington, Seattle offers a number of facilities for a Muslim traveller. The city is covered with green trees all over and is often referred to as the Emerald City.

Your Guide to Halal Restaurants, Food and Mosques in Portland, Oregon

Also known as the "City of Roses" Portland is the largest city in the US state of Oregon. For Muslim travellers to the city, Portland offers masjids with good facilities and a few wonderful halal restaurants to dine at. Sightseeing in the city is also quite eventful with lots of historic and modern places to visit.

Your Guide to Halal Restaurants, Food and Mosques in Miami, Florida

Miami is a huge city located in the American state of Florida. The city comprises the largest metropolitan area in Florida and is culturally quite diverse. As a Muslim traveller to the area, you can find a number of masjids distributed around the metropolitan area and also a good range of halal restaurants.

Your Guide to finding Halal Restaurants, Food and Mosques in Lima, Peru

The capital and the largest city of Peru, Lima is a great place to visit. The city offers excellent attractions, colourful streets and city squares surrounded by cafes and restaurants where all the activity happens. For a Muslim visitor to Lima there are not many masjids or halal restaurants.

Your guide to Halal Food, Restaurants and Mosques in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas is one of the largest cities of Texas and is the centre of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. For an abiding Muslim traveller to Dallas, the city offers some good facilities including availability of masjids and halal restaurants. Dallas is a lovely city, whether you are looking for some sightseeing or great shopping experience, your visit to Dallas will not be disappointing in any way.

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Your guide to finding Halal Restaurants, Food and Masjids in Boston, Massachusetts

The capital of Massachusetts, Boston is one of the most affluent and prominent cities of the United States. For a Muslim traveller, Boston has a number of masjids and halal facilities. The city offers a wide range of museums and several historic sites to visit. Boston sees a large number of visitors every year.

Your guide to finding Halal Restaurants, Food and Mosques in Bogota, Colombia

The capital of Colombia, Bogota is a metropolitan city surrounded by a lot of natural beauty. For Muslim visitors Bogota has a few masjids. The city has a shortage of halal restaurants. However, visitors can find a few vegetarian places and some seafood restaurants to dine at.

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Morocco Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Rabat

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Casablanca

GEOGRAPHY

A mountainous North African country sharing boarders with Algeria, Mauritania and Spain Morocco owns a land area of 446,550km² and a coastline closer to 1835 km's.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 32.5 Million. Muslims account for about 99% of the population.

CLIMATE

At morocco Temperature ranges based on the season, Summer average will be around 38°C (100.4°F) While winter average temperature will come down to 21°C (69.8°F). In mountainous areas like Atlas range tend to have minus values throughout most of the year. Northern Morocco experience Rain and a wet season during winter while certain areas at south will be cold and dry.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Arabic and Amazigh are the two official languages. French ,Spanish and Engllish are considerd the main foreign languages.

LOCAL TIME

GMT +0:00

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
General: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

HOLIDAYS
New year's Day : January 1st
Proclamation of Independence : January 11th
Labour Day : May 1st
Enthronement : July 30th
Qued Ed-Dahab Day : Augest 14th
Revolution of the king and the people : Augest 20th
Green March : November 6th
Independence Day : November 18th

Based on the lunar calandar:
Muharram 1st
Birth of the Prophet  Muhammad
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha

CURRENCY

Moroccan Dirham

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police: 117
Medical/Fire: 15

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