UAE ranks as top Halal travel destination

UAE ranks as top Halal travel destination

THEUAE has ranked first in the global assessment of travel destinations with the best developed Halal ecosystems, according to the 2016-2017 Global Islamic Economy Report, developed and produced by Thomson Reuters.

The UAE is followed by Malaysia and Turkey in the global ranking system that evaluated the countries based on four criteria: inbound Muslim travel, the quality of their Halalfriendly ecosystems, awareness campaigns, and the sector’s contribution to employment.

Valued at US$151 billion in 2015, the Muslim travel market is steadily expanding, marking a year-on-year growth rate of 4.9 percent, even higher than the overall travel industry growth of 3 percent.

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