Muslim Friendly Halal Accommodations
Where is Turkey?
Turkey was founded in 1923 and is situated between West Asia and Eastern Europe, so you get to experience a mix of both Eastern and Western culture in the country that is home to over 80 million people. Ankara is the capital of Turkey, but the place that is probably mistaken as the capital is Istanbul, which is the largest city in Turkey.
Which religion do the people of Turkey follow?
You don’t get as Muslim friendly as you do in Turkey where 99% of the country follow Islam. There are people from different backgrounds living in Turkey too, such as Arabs, Kurds, Jews etc.
How many mosques are there in Turkey?
Turkey has over 80,000 mosques, so you’ll have no problem finding a place to pray, especially as the call of prayer can be heard from anywhere. Turkey also has one of the most recognised Mosques in the world called the Blue Mosque. It’s given that name as the interior is covered in blue tiles. It’s been ranked #3 in top things to do in Turkey, so it’s one to see if you’re in Istanbul.
What type of food can you get in Turkey?
All food in Turkey is halal and although the food varies depending which part of Turkey you go, breakfast usually includes cheese, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, sausage and even soup! Lunch and dinner consists of soup again followed by kofta (meatballs), doner (meat made on a rotisserie) which are served with rice and salad. Aubergines, spinach and lentils can be found in a lot of the vegetarian dishes. Baklava and kunefe are probably the most popular desserts in Turkey.
What are Turkish hammams?
One thing to try whilst in Turkey is the Turkish hammam (bath). It consists of relaxing in a warm room, moving on to a full body wash, followed on by a massage and then back into a relaxing room. The spas are Muslim friendly as there are separate entrances for women and even some women only spas.
Which cities to travel to when in Turkey?
You will most certainly enjoy a halal holiday in Turkey as it’s Muslim friendly and halal friendly when it comes to your surroundings, food and things to do.
The most popular destinations in Turkey are:
Halal holidays in Ankara
Halal holidays in Istanbul
Halal holidays in Antalya
Halal holidays in Cappadocia
Halal holidays in Caykara
Halal holidays in Yalova
You can find all inclusive holidays in Turkey that are family friendly too when you’re looking for halal hotels. Read our reviews of halal hotels in Turkey, including the luxurious Deluxe Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel in Istanbul or treat yourself to a relaxing break at the Ikbal Thermal Hotel and Spa in Afyon.
Whether you’re looking for family holidays or all inclusive holidays (or both!) there are plenty of halal holidays to choose from.