Halal

WATCH: 100% Halal Sparkling Grape Comes To the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Spokesperson: Alexandre Mensuelle, general manager, Pearls

Halal sparkling grape to hit UAE shelves

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Jul 2018

Pearl’s Vignes de France is launching a premium grape based sparkling beverage made with grape juice and infused with carbon bubbles, in the Middle East. The beverage is sparkling, 100% natural, alcohol free, and halal certified, a new alternative to alcoholic bubbly beverages. Designed for the Middle East and in line with cultural tastes and

Arabian Travel Market introduces Global Halal Tourism Summit

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Nov 2016

The first ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit will take place at Arabian Travel Market on 26 April 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Rolled out as part of ATM’s line-up of special focus events, the summit will feature three interactive seminar sessions covering the big picture, halal destination strategies and how to sell halal travel.

Spending on Halal Tourism in UAE to Increase by 4.4%

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Sep 2016

Total spending on family tourism in the UAE is projected to increase by 4.4%, according to a study conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Meanwhile, the outbound family travel expenditure of Emirati citizens is set to rise at 3.6% this year.  The study coincides with the third Global Islamic Economy Summit, which,

Nominations open for World Halal Tourism Awards

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Sep 2016

The second edition of World Halal Tourism Awards will recognise excellence in the halal and family-friendly travel and tourism industry. The nominations opened on 11 September 2016 across 16 award categories, including Best Halal Tour Operator, Best Family Friendly Hotel and World’s Best Non OIC Emerging Halal Destination. The winners and runners-up of the 2016

Dubai to introduce smart food labels

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Aug 2016

Dubai Municipality has signed a contract with Swiss company, SICPA, for a smart inspection and traceability solution for food commodities and halal products. SICPA’s smart track and trace technology, SICPATRACE, guarantees the authenticity of goods and their conformity to certain certification and accreditation. The smart labels used for tracking functions can be applied to a

ITW Abu Dhabi to host world’s largest hosted buyers programme

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Aug 2016

International Travel Week-Abu Dhabi (ITW-Abu Dhabi) will this year play host to the world’s largest hosted buyer programme, according to a statement from the organisers. Taking place on 21 – 25 November 2016, the event is a platform for addressing tourism niche markets such as halal, medical, shopping and family-friendly sector. The year’s event is

Salam Standard recognises Muslim friendly establishments in first awards ceremony

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Jun 2016

Salam Standard, the innovative online hotel reference tool dedicated to Muslim travellers, has revealed the winners of its inaugural Muslim travel awards. The newly-launched Salam Standard awards programme recognises hotel groups, destinations, airports and events that excel in the Muslim-friendly travel arena. Three airports in Asia, three high-profile hotel groups, one event and one destination

Muslim travellers to the GCC during Ramadan set to peak by 2030

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Jun 2016

Countries in the GCC are set to benefit from the growth in Muslim travellers during the holy month of Ramadan, according to new research released by MasterCard and CrescentRating. The growing trend by Muslims to travel during the fasting period will see destinations in the GCC region become the most attractive by 2023 according to data and analysis

Saudi travellers 50% more likely to consider the whole family when booking a holiday

by Sophia Soltani | 09 May 2016

50% of  travellers from Saudi Arabia will consider “family first” when going abroad with their extended family, a leading travel search site has revealed. “Examining the data trails on Wego, we find group travel planning correlates with popular family destinations; each providing unique getaways with something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Many of









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