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Are you looking for a halal friendly destination where you’ll feel right at home? Malaysia is a multiconfessional country whose most followed a religion is Islam. With around 61% of Malaysia’s population being Muslim (or approximately 19.5 million people) Muslim travellers will find exploring Malaysia a breath of fresh air. Known for its beaches, rainforests, and mixture of cultural influences, Malaysia has become a popular tourist destination for many reasons. If you’re a Muslim family exploring the Southeast Asian country, you’ll easily find halal cuisine for both adults and kids.

 

Muslim couples will also enjoy the many private villas and secluded accommodation Malaysia has to offer whether you’re travelling on a budget or not. From discovering the Batu Caves and its breathtaking scenery to staying in the capital of Kuala Lumpur and visiting the Petronas Twin Towers; the people, the city life, and the Malaysian lifestyle will definitely leave you smiling. When visiting Malaysia, Muslim travellers will look forward to exploring a place where they can relax, and call, ‘home’.  

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  • Time Difference: GMT + 8 hours
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
  • Flying Time from the UK: 13 hours 00 mins
  • Visa: Not required for UK citizens
  • Our Highlight: Exploring Kinabalu Park

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Malaysia is the perfect escape for a Muslim traveller looking to enjoy a cultural and relaxing holiday. With a high Muslim population, Malaysia is great for access to halal food and mosques. Being the vibrant and modern country Malaysia is, you can expect to enjoy city views, the Malaysian lifestyle, and the delicious Malaysian cuisine. For those looking to make the most of their Muslim journey in the Southeast Asian country, must-visits include the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, and the cities and islands of Langkawi, Malacca, Penang, Kota Bharu and Kota Kinabalu. Each destination offers tourists a different experience, yet the same warm and welcoming smile of the Malaysian people. 
 
Whether you’re travelling as a Muslim couple of with family and friends, Muslim travellers of all ages will enjoy exploring Malaysia. Offering a variety of modern-day activities, historical museums packed full of culture and history, and a selection of halal beach holiday getaways, both the adults and the little ones will have fun in Malaysia. This family-friendly destination is the ideal Islamic holiday and should defiantly be on your next halal holiday list. It’s here Muslim guests will enjoy the Malaysian halal cuisine, alcohol-free hotels, secluded accommodation, and much more, in a Muslim friendly environment suitable for everyone.  

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Muslim Friendly Amenities

Muslim travellers can easily enjoy Malay dishes with plenty of restaurants offering halal cuisine. With such a large Muslim population, Malaysia is home to numerous restaurants which have kept the Muslim lifestyle in mind. 

 
Home to more than 19 million Muslims, Muslim friendly Malaysia is also home to a large number of mosques. Muslim travellers can easily enjoy their holiday with easy access to halal facilities while exploring family-friendly Malaysia. Whether you’re travelling with your family or as a couple, the following mosques are worth checking out: The Jamek Mosque and Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan in Kuala Lumpur, the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque located in Shah Alam, and Zahir Mosque located in Alor Setar.  
 
Duty-free shopping is always very tempting, especially before leaving Malaysia, but it’s always best to must-visits yourself with the modern-day rules before going on a shopping spree at the airport. If you’re a Muslim family travelling with little ones, it’s also best to come prepared with the right clothing. Despite family friendly Malaysia offering lovely tropical weather, it can go from extremely hot one day, and more humid on rainy days.
 

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