Travel lovers with children know the joy of exploring new cultures and cuisines with your little ones but nothing quite spoils the excitement than a long flight! So, we’ve compiled our top five destinations ideal for Muslim families with flight times of 5 hours or less.
A fantastic location with the heat from the boarder and beauty of the surf worthy Atlantic waters. With a flight time of just 4 hours and no time difference, you and your family will find it an easy location to travel to without losing sleep! This North African country is steeped in Islamic history with so much to learn and explore it makes a perfect location for children from a range of ages. If history and culture visits aren’t your families favourite you can visit the bustling capital of Marrakech and adventure throughout the colourful markets, keep the children entertained by visiting the multiple beautiful beaches and array of coastline stretching over 8 miles. We recommend the beaches of Agadir.
The journey here varies slightly depending on where you fly from in the UK but its a maximum of 2 hours 50 minutes, so no time at all. In such a short space of time you are brought to scenic views and rustic building all while the sun beats down on the microscopic nature of areas of Croatia, for the island experience Bol is ideal with such microfilm of a town, you take the ferry from Split to Bol which is an adventure in its self for the kids! The beaches sit tucked away mostly private with its long winding coastline, there is never a beach far away. The underwater life is vast with multiple opportunities to go scuba diving and excellent family experience, a affordable family excursion.
A highly visited destination none the less it is ideal for Muslim families halal eateries are readily available and just a 4 hours 15 minutes flight from London to its buzzing capital Istanbul there’s no reason to say no! A perfect destination for Muslim families that have children to entertain, whether you explore the vast open-air bazaars for bargain handcraft goods or take in the rich Turkish history an abundance of museums and breathtaking palaces and mosques.
Just a 2hour 40-minute flight from London to Barcelona and just under 4 hours when flying from Northern England, this underestimated country has a lot to offer to Muslim families. Spain is a destination of laid back hospitable locals reflect their culture and lifestyle. Not just beaches sun and playing by the pool but the exciting capital Barcelona bursting with its culture to share young children will enjoy.
5 South of France
Alternatively, for those curious about history, Nimes holds a well preserved historic city centre home to one of the largest remaining Roman arenas. An exciting excursion for Muslim families whose children will have some ultimate show and tell pictures on there return! The South of France holds warm temperatures and gorgeous views just the type you’d hope you and your family could enjoy among its many beaches and a relaxing vibe all round.