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Australia, Taiwan and 3 other Halal-oriented destinations

By: Hayley Skirka Source: The National (UAE) Indonesia’s Bangka-Belitung Islands are poised to join the growing number of halal-friendly travel destinations around the world, with authorities in the province committed to assisting hotels and restaurants gain halal certification. The Muslim market is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry, and the Indonesian islands look ready to join the list of destinations that tick all the relevant boxes: from beautiful beaches to the availability of halal food; tour guides that know to weave prayer breaks into itineraries; hotel suites and villas that offer complete privacy; and proximity to local mosques. With figures from the 2018...

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UAE displaces Singapore as worlds most powerful passport

By: Arab News Source: Arab News JEDDAH: Holders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) passport can travel to 167 countries without the need for pre-visa requirements, dislodging Germany’s as the most powerful passport worldwide, an online ranking site said on Saturday. A UAE passport holder can also obtain visas from 54 countries upon arrival, said the Passport Index in its December 2018 report. Only 31 countries require visas for the UAE passport holder, it added. The UAE government hailed the new Passport Index ranking as an “exceptional achievement “, which coincides with the ‘Year of Zayed’ and country’s 47th National Day. The UAE passport’s rank this year was a big...

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Hajj pilgrims head to Madinah to visit the Messenger of Allah ﷺ

By: Badea Abu Naja Source: Saudi Gazette Makkah — On completing their six-day scared Haj journey, thousands of pilgrims early Saturday left for Madinah to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pray at his mosque. The pilgrims, who were not in a hurry, on Friday completed their stay in Mina, threw pebbles at the three replicas of the Satan and proceeded to Makkah where they prayed Jumaa at the Grand Mosque. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Haj and Umrah, about 700,000 pilgrims remained in Mina for the third and last Tashriq day — representing between 30-40 percent of the total number of the guests of God. Madinah was all geared up to receive the pilgrims with...

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