There are many countries with vast areas of history waiting to be uncovered as well as some of the most magnificent landscapes. That does include few beautiful Muslim cities that with their cultural and religious values add hospitality as a great attraction to most tourists and welcome them as an honored guest.
As we are soon going to pay are goodbyes to 2015, we think one should start planning for the next vacations ahead. From the cuisine to the history and culture, to the beautiful Islamic architecture and mosques, there is much to explore in our list of the following cities to visit next year.
Here’s an insight at the top 7 Muslim desirable cities to add to your travel list in 2016:
1. Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh, “The Red City” is packed with gardens, mosques, markets and palaces. The city is colourful, energetic and splendidly beautiful. Berber tribes once traded leather goods and gold in this web of souks. Now it is a place for modern tourists to pursue for carpet bargains and antiques.
2. Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, an ancient city is one of the biggest cities in the Middle East. Also known as “The city of the thousand minarets”, the city gives you a very thorough insight to Egyptian history and culture. In spite of political, financial and social mayhem, locals remain proud and are ever warm and welcoming to visitors.
3. Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is a flourishing capital for anyone wanting to experience a rich culture, recognized for its beautiful mosques, bazaars and Turkish coffee. With its enthralling history the city can be explored by foot, public transport or by taking a cruise along the Bosphorus.
4. Amman, Jordan
Amman encrusted in history tells you numerous tales through its beautiful architectures – churches and mosques. Souks, ancient ruins and cultural monuments reflect the multicultural values of this city. With the blend of western and eastern regions, the city has something for everyone.
5. Muscat, Oman
Oman has a rich heritage and pride in its sense of identity to boast. Muscat’s traditional charms and Bedouin values remain the centre of attraction of this city. There is profusion of beauty from extravagant mountains, wind-blown deserts and an immaculate coastline.
6. Doha, Qatar
Doha is a multicultural city with its charming architecture and astounding views of the harbor, known to many as the shining jewel of Qatar. The city boasts a sense of prosperity and optimism as one walks around the renovated souks and new malls.
7. Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Malaysia’s capital is home to several historic monuments, steel clad skyscrapers, shopping malls and mosques. The city is known to offer a mouth-watering mix of Asian culinary traditions, as well as beautiful mosques and temples.