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Awesome Halal Hotels in the Middle East – For a Halal Holiday Fun

Finally, I am putting a list of Halal hotels in the Middle East. The list will include halal resorts as well.

Many times we think of the Middle East and we automatically assume all the hotels there are halal. However many countries such as the United Arab Emirates serve alcohol openly in hotels. 

In these properties halal food is halal, but the overall environment is not halal for many Muslims as alcohol is present. 

I know on this website we talk a lot about Muslim-friendly hotels that do offer halal food or privacy to Muslim travellers but I also know that many people are looking for places where there is no alcohol and no nudity (or hope not to be).

So this is the goal of creating a place where we can just come if we are looking for true halal holiday experiences and just book the holiday we want for our Muslim family.

What are Halal Holidays and Muslim-Friendly holidays?

Before I start I want to clarify that for me a Muslim-friendly holiday is one that to some extend caters to Muslims. Whether it is by privacy, accepting Muslim tourists, offering some sort of halal food or just being as private close to my needs as possible. 

I know for many this is not enough and they have stricter rules when it comes to their holidays. 

Halal holidays on the other hand for me are much harder to come by because I don’t believe there is a 100% halal environment unless you are in the Holy cities. 

Halal hotels will be the one that offers halal food, no alcohol in the hotel, and potentially have women-only spa or pools or certain hours at least. 

Everyone has a different level of tolerance on their holiday as a Muslim and I do try to cater to the majority.

This list hopefully caters for halal hotels in the Middle East that don’t offer alcohol or nudity. 

Of course, I can only go by search, experience and feedback. 

The Halal Travel industry is growing over the years so showcasing these properties will hopefully be a nice way to encourage other investments in this segment.

As always I feel that only by being Muslim travellers and exploring the world as Muslims we can encourage the industry to act and cater to our needs no matter what name we put on them.

You can read the full article on definitions of halal travel here

Halal Hotels in the Middle East

Many people when they think of the Middle East they automatically think of Dubai, but actually, there are so many other countries that offer halal hotel options for Muslim families.

Many of them actually are totally dry countries such as Kuwait and offer much better halal family holidays than Dubai albeit without the fanfare and all the activities you can have there. 

I really like the innovation and luxury that is coming up and leading out from the Middle East.

It is exciting to see so many hotels and resorts starting to understand the needs and cater to Muslim holidaymakers rather than mainstream tourists alone. 

Halal Hotels in Qatar – Tivoli Hotel Al Najada

As an ex-pat who lives in Qatar I love to see the hotels available to Muslim families, it’s exciting to know that there are options for halal hotels in Qatar.

Qatar definitely has so many places to explore and see. Check out my ultimate guide to Doha here.

With its growing tourism industry and hosting the 2022 FIFA Games, there are so many hotels coming up.

Halal Hotel in the MIddle East Tivoli Doha

Our room at the Tivoli Al Najada Doha

The Tivoli Al Najada hotel is a brand new hotel that opened recently in Doha. With a beautiful design and Arabian architecture I was very happy to know that they are a dry hotel, don’t serve alcohol and of course offer halal food.

There are family suites and connecting rooms.

There are other hotels of the Tivoli brand in Souq Wakif, which is the centre of Doha and a must-visit place close to the action. Also, guests enjoy access to Banana Island beach, a luxurious island resort in Qatar when they have their offer on this, which is also a dry hotel.

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • Rooms start from £85 per night.
  • You can book here.

Tivoli Al Wakra hotel

Halal Hotel Tivoli Al Wakrah Qatar

Our room at the Tivoli Al Wakrah

This is also a new addition to the Tivoli family in the smaller Qatari city of Al Wakra. It has a beautiful design and access to the beach. 

When we visited the hotel I really liked it and you can read my review here. 

The hotel is very family-friendly and over the weekend it is packed with local and ex-pat families alike plus it’s located right on the beach and inside the Souq.

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • Rooms start from £85 per night.
  • You can book here.

Halal Hotels in the UAE – Jannah Hotel Dubai

Halal Hotel in the Middle East Jannah Dubai Marina

credit: Jannah Hotels

The Jannah brand is not a new addition but a very successful one in the halal travel industry. All their properties are actually luxurious halal hotels with family-friendly facilities and also they cater to female travellers. If you request your room attendant will be a female one.

The Jannah Dubai Marina hotel offers a halal hotel in the prestigious Marina in Dubai which is one of my favourite places. They have studios and one-bedroom apartments that can accommodate large families.

They also have Jannah hotels in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • Rooms start at £95 per night.
  • You can book here

One to One Village Hotel – Abu Dhabi

halal hotels middle east one to one abu dhabi

Credit: One to One Hotel

In 2012 I stayed in this hotel while at a conference in Abu Dhabi. It was my second time in a Muslim country and back then I was a solo Muslim traveller. 

The hotel is tucked away but still close to the hassle and bustle of Abu Dhabi with an easy reach by taxi to all major attractions and plenty of options for food. 

I had booked the hotel based on price but I was truly impressed with the size and price of the room. The hotel does have a pool as well. 

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • Rooms start at £45 per night.
  • You can book here.

Jannah Burj Al Sarab

Halal Hotels Middle East Jannah burj al sarab

Credit: Jannah Burj Al Sarab

Like the Jannah hotel in Dubai, the Jannah Burj Al Sarab doesn’t have serve alcohol and it is a halal hotel. 

It mostly caters to families and business travellers who are looking for a place to relax before exploring the city. 

Sadly it doesn’t have a pool so you won’t be able to splash in privacy.  However, it is a very affordable option. 

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • Rooms start at £50 per night.
  • You can book here.

Halal Hotels in Bahrain – Al Areen Palace & Spa Bahrain 

Halal hotels in Middle East Al Areen Halal HOtel Bahrain

Credit: Al Areen Hotel

This is a luxury five-star hotel in Bahrain that offers a women-only spa, private villas with swimming pools and of course, there is only halal food and no alcohol served. They have several options for activities as well as a playground for children.

The prices for this property are not cheap but if you are a family that is looking for a relaxing experience in the Middle East with a private pool, luxurious environment and halal food this is a good option.

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • Villas start at £250 per night.
  • You can book here.

Halal Hotels in Kuwait – Regency hotel

Halal hotel Middle East regency kuwait halal hotel

Credit: Regency Kuwait Hotel

If you don’t know Kuwait is a dry country like Saudi Arabia, which means that alcohol is not served even in hotels like in Doha.

The Regency Hotel in Kuwait is a halal hotel that is also beautifully designed. I stayed there several years ago when it just opened and plan to go back soon now that is fully operational.

I truly enjoyed the food, luxury and they have a women-only beach and a women-only pool which is fantastic.

This is of course beside the male and family main pools of the hotel. It is tucked away in a nice area and you can enjoy some hijab free options as well without blowing all the budget.

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • The room starts at £150 per night.
  • You can book here.

Halal Hotels in Oman- Grand Millennium Muscat 

Halal Hotel Middle East Millennium Muscat Halal Hotel

Credit: Millennium Muscat

The Grand Millennium Hotel in Muscat is a completely dry hotel catering to a “healthy” lifestyle as they put it. They don’t serve alcohol, they don’t also smoke in public areas and 90% of their rooms. I think this is excellent because Oman is an amazing country and I like the fact you can explore it and enjoy it in a halal way.

The hotel has very good reviews and although it is not a beach property is it perfect for exploring beautiful Muscat.

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • The room starts at £100 per night.
  • You can book here.

Salalah Gardens Halal Hotel

Halal hotel Middle East Salalah Gardens Hotel Halal Hotel

Credit: Booking.com

Salalah in South Oman is a stunning place that comes to life during the summer months when it transforms into an oasis. There you will find beautiful Wadis, waterfalls and greenery. The temperatures are low during that time in the 28C to 30C which is definitely, something you don’t expect in the Middle East. It is a very popular tourist destination with Germans and also ex-pats and local Gulf people.

The Salalah Gardens Hotel is located next to a mall rather than the beach but it is a dry hotel that serves halal food. They do have an outdoor swimming pool and also a kids playground for the little members of the family.

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • The room starts at £60 per night.
  • You can book here.

Millennium Resort Salalah

Halal Hotels in the Middle East Millennium Resort Salalah

Credit: Millennium Resort Salalah

A new halal hotel in beautiful Salalah has some great reviews. It is a dry property so there is no alcohol in the hotel and of course, all food is halal. 

There is also a women gym and spa. 

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • The room start at £60 per night.
  • You can book here.

Halal Hotels in Saudi Arabia- Park Hyatt Jeddah

Halal Hotel in Middle East Park Hyatt Jeddah

Credit: Tripadvisor

I will not be including hotels in Makkah or Medina as they are 100% halal hotels. I will include hotels I have been to in Jeddah, which is currently the only city we can visit on an Umrah visa so if you are looking for a place to relax after Umrah. This might be it. 

Once the tourist visa becomes available we will have some other hotel options as well, which is very exciting. 

The Park Hyatt Jeddah is a beautiful waterfront property located at the Corniche. It is a five-star hotel with stunning design, it’s own private women spa and beautiful views. 

If you are looking for luxury after Umrah and some shopping this hotel is beautiful. 

  • No Alcohol
  • Halal Food
  • The room start at £140 per night.
  • You can book here.
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