Welcome to the Halal Travel Guide (HTG). HTG is an online platform that shares practical information for planning unforgettable travel experiences. Whether you are in need of halal food in Seoul, cheap eats in London, or an itinerary for enjoying Cappadocia; we can help.
We travel the world to share information with you that you cannot find on Google, and work with locals to craft authentic travel itineraries.
Follow us on Instagram @HalalTravelGuide for regular travel stories and inspiration.
Our Vision is to make it possible for Muslims to travel the world; to soak up vibrant cultures, enjoy varied cuisines and make lifelong friends.
Our Values are
…our readers about the myriad of destinations that are waiting to be explored. We aspire to share the history, culture and beauty of the world…
…you to consider visiting a destination that you have not previously considered. We aim to make this easier for you through our travel guides…
…by becoming the most-used guide for British Muslim travellers.
Meet the Team!
Soumaya Hamdi is the Editor and founder of the Halal Travel Guide. She began travel writing back in 2015, when she took a road trip through Malaysia with her husband and 4 month old baby.
Realising that she could help others by sharing travel tips on where to find halal food, how to travel with a baby and experience the local culture, Soumaya decided to set up HTG together with her husband. Soumaya is now working towards sharing stories about Muslims and Islamic heritage around the world through her travels, with the #OwnYourNarrative series of articles. You can keep up with her travels via Instagram at @Hijabimeetsworld.
Favourite Travel Moment
Climbing up to the fortress of Pocitelj in Bosnia Herzegovina and being blown away by the view, which was a beautiful combination of natural scenery and centuries' old Ottoman architecture.
Tariq Basharat is a travel writer who specialises in Islamic history. An aspiring historian, Tariq is the founder of the popular Instagram page Hikma History, which explores the highs and lows of Islamic history.
Favourite Travel Moment
When an old lady on top of an ancient temple showed me how to pose like a philosopher for photos in Hangzhou, China.
Sara Salih is a world traveller and writer from London. She wanders the world in search of the finest places, bluest beaches and most delicious mocktails. But most importantly, she travels to feel the inevitable closeness to Allah swt when discovering His creation.
Coming from an Arab background, she loves to inspire women to travel, experience and live their best life regardless of societal and cultural norms. Her mission is to encourage others to break out of their personal boundaries and explore the world.
Ultimate Bucket List Travel Experience
To pet all the rabbits on the bunny island of Okunoshima, scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef, skydive in New Zealand, road trip and eat the whole of Italy and spend a month on Greek Islands to recover from all that excitement.
Abu Ayyub is a traveler, writer and photographer. A Latino-Muslim convert, he’s lived overseas for over a decade in search of Sacred Knowledge and experiencing different cultures. He currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey. His favorite adventure was a trip into the deserts of Mauritania in search of Shaykh Murabit al Hajj.
Follow his travels via his Instagram page @abu_ayyub_chronicles
Masha Roomie is a wanderluster. Every skip of her heartbeat is jammed with a million things to write. She is a writer and interior designer based in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka, which provides inspiration for a lot of her work. Masha is keen to share the hidden gems that she has uncovered through her travels, starting with her home country.
Favorite travel moment: Skydiving in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. The minute I jumped out, I experienced the best feeling- a moment of euphoria. I was flying! This made me realize that the fun side of life is only on the other side of fear.
You can follow Masha’s adventures via Instagram at @mash.mie.
Write for us
Whether you blog about your travels or have a knack for taking beautiful travel photos, we want to hear from you.
Send in your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should have a clear theme based on one or more of the topics below:
1. Travel guide
2. A moving and/or unusual travel experience
3. Travel/photography tips
4. Photo diary
5. Islamic history
Work with us
We have worked with companies in the tourism and hospitality sector to advertise Muslim-friendly travel services, including tours and hotels. We have a loyal and growing audience of British and European Muslims looking to enjoy authentic travel experiences
Send us an email at email@example.com to find out how we can help your business.