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'Crescentrating' launched its first Android mobile application, "CRTravel Guide" targeted at the growing Muslim Travellers from Middle East as well as other countries.
Now the travellers will be able to access the details of Halal Friendly Hotels, Halal Friendly Holiday packages, Destination Guides, Airports Guides, Halal Restaurants etc through a simple and easy to access interface on their Android mobile phones.

Read more:www.muslimvillage.com

Crescentrating announces its Top 10 Halal Friendly Shopping Destinations for 2012. The rankings are based on its surveys and traveler feedback. These ten destinations provide not just a great shopping experience, but also cater well to the needs of Muslim shoppers with Halal food availability, and in most cases easy access to prayer rooms in the main shopping districts/malls.

Read more: www.zawya.com

Sinagpore: As a frequent flier and devout Muslim, businessman Abdalhamid Evans always comes up against the same challenge in the air: when to say his prayers.
Muslims are required to pray five times a day at certain hours, but this schedule becomes complicated when crossing various time zones at thousands of metres above sea level....

Read more: gulfnews.com

DEVOUT Muslims, who pray five times a day at set hours, often run into problems trying to meet their religious obligations when flying across time zones. The Koran, which was written down in an age before air travel, offers little guidance on the issue. But now, fortunately, there's an app for that. Agence-France Presse reports from Singapore.

Read more: www.economist.com

BANGKOK — Tolerance, the Thais have learned, is good for business.

In recent advertising and marketing campaigns, the government here in "the land of smiles" has actively gone after categories of tourists that for reasons of political sensitivity or outright discrimination are shunned in some neighboring countries.

Read more: www.nytimes.com

SINGAPORE: A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone application alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they are 35,000 feet in the air. SINGAPORE: A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone application alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they are 35,000 feet in the air.

"The Muslim traveller is probably the largest untapped market in the travel industry today," Crescentrating Chief Operating Officer Dany Bolduc said. "It really isn't catered to, as well as it should be given the immense size and potential of this market."

Read more: www.channelnewsasia.com

Savoir quand et dans quelle direction faire sa prière islamique quand on se trouve à 10.000 mètres d'altitude : une application pour iPhone promet de résoudre ce problème qui embarrasse des millions de musulmans.

Read more: quebec.huffingtonpost.ca

Travelers input the flight details and are provided with prayer times during their journey, as well as the direction of the Muslim holy city of Makkah.
Crescentrating, a firm that gives "halal" or Islam-compliant ratings to hotels and other travel-related establishments, plans to make the free app, called Crescent Trips, available to Android smartphones within months, chief executive Fazal Bahardeen said.

Read more: www.arabnews.com

A SINGAPORE-BASED company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face - even when they're 35,000 feet in the air.

Read more:www.heraldsun.com.au

A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they're 35 000 feet in the air.

Read more: www.timeslive.co.za

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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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