Halal Multi Centre Holidays
The Maldives capital, Male, now has an increasing number of airlines flying from it, so combining your stay with a visit to other exotic locations is very easy. There are direct flights of less than 4 hours from Dubai, so the Maldives pairs beautifully with a contrasting few days enjoying the buzz of Dubai or Abu Dhabi. There are also direct flights from Istanbul, taking less than 7 hours.
Other exciting options include continuing on to Singapore, only 4 hours away. Several airlines have direct flights from Male to Sri Lanka, which is less than 2 hours flight time, and this offers a great chance to enrich your holiday with Sri Lanka's history and culture. Male is also just an hour from Tivandrum, so the Maldives is a great stopover for an India trip.
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Halal Maldives Holidays
Arguably, one of the most picturesque places on earth, Maldives is an island with outstanding beaches, halal-friendly resorts, and panoramic scenery to dazzle the eye. Muslim families and couples are always pleased to discover that Maldives is one of the top three vacation destinations for those of the Islamic faith.
Virtually all hotels and resorts in Maldives cater for the needs of Muslim travellers. Segregated spa services for men and women, prayer facilities, sumptuous halal food and private pools await those who choose this area for their holiday. Almost all the resorts on the island are alcohol free, and some even feature on-site mosques. Patrons of most hotels and resorts respect Muslim dress code and therefore in the majority area's, with the exception of the beach, both women and men keep their legs covered from the knee down and women's shoulders are hidden from view. Pork is not on the menu in most resort restaurants, as the majority of dining establishments feature only halal menus.
In the few resorts that have been somewhat westernised, patrons may find mini bars located within their condo or villa, but helpful staff members are very willing to remove such items upon request. In most resorts, however, patrons will not find alcohol or accessories associated with such beverages.
Maldives is a perfect choice for those planning a Ramadan holiday, as Islamic law is observed on the island and Islam is the official state religion. For this reason, travellers from non-Muslim areas are advised to refrain from engaging in any disrespectful behavior during this time. Generally speaking, Muslim families need not worry about seeing other visitors smoking, drinking or eating in public. Additionally, families are unlikely to encounter couples engaging in public displays of affection. Even in most private resorts, patrons are informed that they must be respectful, particularly during religious holidays.
Landmarks and Attractions
In addition to the incomparable pristine, white beaches that are the main attraction for visitors, there are also other landmarks and points of interest in Maldives. For example, the National Museum is a place worth visiting, with something to interest essentially any guest. A two-story, well-kept museum, the establishment features many handcrafted works of art, paintings, sea shells and ancient artifacts. Helpful staff members are typically on-site to explain the history of every piece on display.
Although Maldives has very little agriculture of its own, fresh fruit and produce can be purchased at one of its many markets and these items are surprisingly fresh. Some merchants sell handcrafted objects and souvenirs as well.
Families may also wish to take a trip to the celebrated Grand Friday Mosque. The architectural beauty of the mosque is unparalleled, and thus a terrific choice for those planning to visit local landmarks while on holiday in Maldives.
Sultan Park is a nice place for visitors to relax and unwind after sightseeing or spending the day at the beach. This lovely little park features benches, tables and artificial trees wrapped in fairy lights, the latter of which are illuminated at night.
Crime rates are quite low in Maldives; however, it is unwise to leave valuable belongings unattended in hotel rooms or on the beach, as robberies occasionally occur. "Hiding" money or valuables under a towel is not recommended. Fortunately, most resorts have safe deposit boxes in which money and other items can be stored while patrons enjoy the beach or wander the island.
Overall, Maldives does not have a high crime rate, and is generally safe for travellers of all ages. With its outstanding scenery, near-perfect beaches, broad range of halal-friendly resorts and restaurants, Maldives is one of the best choices for any Muslim traveller.
10 Reasons to Visit
1 - Stopovers
Stopovers are common from the UK clients that are en-route to the Maldives, some of the most popular stopover destinations are Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka and the Far East. Take advantage of the special offers with the flights and combine your trip with another destination to make your holiday a unique one.
2 - Food
Local dishes revolve mainly around fresh fish, and are usually flavoured with coconut and delicious spices. But with a world wide influence of cuisines and cultures, all resorts in Maldives offer some thing for all types of clients. Whether its a fine dining experience to an international all day dinning you will not be disappointed.
3 - Privacy and seclusion
The Maldives is the perfect choice for those really looking to get away and relax. Only one resort is permitted per island, ensuring the islands don’t become over-populated with visitors, and most high-end hotels have private beaches and villas ensuring guests get the almost privacy.
4 - Ocean of Stars - High and Low
The Maldives is home to a spectacular phenomenon. The ocean is home to microbes called phytoplankton that glow blue in the water when washed up on shore, transforming the water into a sea of stars. Beach on Vaadhoo Island is one of the best places to witness this natural wonder, and is a must-see on any Maldives holiday. Also on a clear night the skies are lit up with stars and are a perfect way to end the evening viewing the beauty of the stars and planets.
5 - Scuba Diving
The scuba diving opportunities in the Maldives are some of the best in the world; the ocean is populated with coral reefs and a wide range of marine life. The clarity of the water allows perfect visibility. Novice or keen qualified divers will love to Scuba dive in the Maldives and explore all it's beauty beneath the depths.
6 - Luxury Resorts
The Maldives is famous for offering fabulous all inclusive stays and fantastic facilities. The Water Villas are particularly impressive and unique to Maldives; those who can afford to splash out can stay in a luxurious wooden bungalow with steps leading right into the ocean.
7 - Culture
The Maldivian culture is a true melting pot, with influence from all over the world from South India, Arabia, and Southeast Asia. The locals are a proud people, with a distinctive identity being communicated through music, dance, food and the numerous festivals that take place throughout the year.
8 - Island-hopping
The Maldives is made up of over 1000 islands, around 200 of which are inhabited. There isn’t yet an established network of transport between the islands, but many of the main resorts offer organised tours, from uninhabited islands to islands that are home to the locals.
9 - Affordable Maldives
Maldives is not as expensive as you may think. The cheapest time to travel to the Maldives are between May - July. Packages can start from less than a £900 per person.
10 - Available to all types of Holidays
Maldives is the perfect getaway for al types of clients. Offering perfect family getaways with wide range of facilities for children and adults alike. The Maldives is perfect for honeymooners or someone celebrating a special anniversary. Most resorts will often go all out and ensure that the trip is a most memorable one.