10 Affordable Muslim Friendly Destinations that will Inspire Your Next Adventure

Whisking away to a new holiday destination is a dream for most travellers, but the truth is, some of us aren’t blessed with the luxury of unlimited travel funds.

The truest traveller never allows that said luxury to stop them from pursuing their desired escapade every now and then. Searching high and low for budget-friendly travel destinations gave you a mild headache? Let us introduce you to a variety of Muslim-friendly destinations that don’t require any credit card swipes or coin box smashing

1. Kazakhstan
With the majority of Kazakhstan’s population being Muslim, this destination is a great one for travellers who want to explore a non-touristy location. Everything from dining in a halal restaurant to finding a nearby mosque to fulfill your prayer obligations can be done with ease here!

If you’re in Kazakhstan mainly for their unbeatable sightseeing exploration, channel your escape to Almaty for their quasi-European cafes, appreciate the green valleys of Aksu-Zhabagyly Nature Reserve, and capture great moments amid the capital city of Astana.

2. Indonesia
Anyone who has been to Indonesia would know that there are many reasons to revisit this popular travel destination over and over again. Packed with truly delicious street food and amazing cultural diversity, it’s fairly easy for Indonesia to win us, travellers, over

For the best cultural and historical immersion that Indonesia has to offer, hike away at the Komodo National Park, snorkel at Gili Island, admire the coral garden surrounding Banda Islands, or enjoy a bowl of soto ayam at the street stalls of Jakarta

3. Malaysia
Planning a budget-friendly trip to Malaysia is doable thanks to the affordable food and accommodation choices! Being smack in the middle of Southeast Asia also promises great tropical weather and flight connectivity.

When you’re in town, visit the heritage city of George Town in Penang, trek through the lush rainforest of Taman Negara, say hello to the orangutans in Sandakan, Sabah or embrace the electrifying capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
There are many reasons why travelling to Bosnia and Herzegovina should be on your bucket list. Still a secret gem for many, Bosnia has the ability to captivate and charm travellers with their delicious Halal delicacies, affordable accommodations, and amazing cityscape.

When you’re here, go kitesurfing in Neretva River, cliff diving at Stari Most, swim peacefully at the Kravice waterfall, say a prayer at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, and explore the country’s history at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina!

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5. Morocco
There are many reasons why Morocco is a fascinating destination to explore. Sprawled with beautiful landscapes, amazing diversity, and delicious local cuisine, treating yourself with a trip to Morocco is a must-do when you’re here!

When you’re in town, wander through the labyrinth of Jemaa el-Fnaa market, appreciate the architecture at Hassan II Mosque, ascend the Atlas Mountains or admire the colourful blooms at Menara Gardens.

6. Oman
Oman has a special way of captivating tourists to come back for more. Surrounded by neighbouring countries such as United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen, Oman remains a stand-out on its own rights while attracting a stream of Muslim travellers every year!

If you find yourself in the heart of Oman, visit the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, discover the history behind the Bahla Fort, explore the museum of Bait Al Zubair and tap into your cultural side at the Royal Opera House Muscat. Aside from that, our favourite way to experience the country’s great personality is through their delightful Omani dishes that are sure to warm your heart

When it comes to travelling, never let your budget stop you from broadening your views about the world. Anywhere from Sri Lanka and Indonesia to Malaysia and Kazakhstan are ready to host your endless adventures without putting a dent in your wallet!

This is a condensed version of the article titled ’10 Affordable Muslim-Friendly Destinations that will Inspire Your Next Adventure’ published on Have Halal Will Travel in June 2017. Kindly refer to this link to view from its original publication.

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