Best Muslim Countries for Vacations & Business

Thanks to the advent of technology, travelling is cheaper than ever and advance bookings also help you get better hotel rates. Vacations are promoted on the basis of nightlife, history, religion, and other forms of social interactions. Europe, Thailand, and American countries are most commonly promoted for tourism. For example, if you want a romantic vacation look no further than Paris, France or Venice, Italy. But it is not necessary that everyone wants wine on a boat during the full moon or watch the city from the skylines. Sometimes people want something different and unique. 

This is where the Middle-East and many other Muslim countries can offer you a different and vibrant experience. Moreover, many Muslim countries offer great financial incentives of doing business. Such financial incentives can include low tax brackets, family benefits, ease of setting up business, transparency, and more. Let’s dwell into your next vacation or business destination:

Malaysia

You might be familiar with the tagline ‘Malaysia truly Asia’. Well, they are not wrong there. The country holds immense natural beauty and inclusion of minorities. In Malaysia you can enjoy beautiful beaches, scenic mountain views, excellent cuisine, and it is cheap to travel there. In terms of business, Malaysia offers low tax brackets, financial security, and the country is surrounded by the sea. Hence imports and exports are easier to do. You can also visit or do business with its neighboring countries that have good relations with Malaysia. 

The UAE

If you want to experience luxury and vacations in a variety of budgets, the UAE is calling your name. The UAE has 7 Middle Eastern countries in its borders namely; Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Umm Al Quwain. All the mentioned regions offer luxurious vacation destinations. Moreover, these countries also have good incentives for foreigners to set-up shop. The tax brackets are among the lowest in the world and only recently have they been implemented. It is very easy to import and export products to and from the regions. However, you may need Arabic document translation services to establish a business in the region. Moreover, you may also need to learn Arabic to fully utilze the benefits of the country.

Turkey

Once the jewel of the Muslim world. Turkey has lost some of its greatness due to economic and political reasons. But it still remains a prominent Muslim destination. The good thing about Turkey is that it has a very rich history and does not discriminate against anyone. If you want to party and drink all day, Turkish government will not say anything, given you follow the law. Moreover, if you want to visit Muslim history locations and mosques, you can do that with ease also. 

In terms of business, Turkey offers cheap real estate and easy immigration for business visa holders. Recently, the ban of taxation and other bans given after World War 2 have been lifted. Turkey is well on its way to becoming an economic powerhouse once more. There is an issue with language barriers, most Turkish people can not speak good English, nor understand it. You will need Turkish translation services to set up shop here for sure.

Egypt

When you hear Egypt, you think of the Sphinx and the Pyramids. And why wouldn’t you? Everyone has seen the Mummy movie series. Egypt has a lot to offer. Besides being a cheap destination, Egypt has luxurious resorts and a vibrant nightlife. You can visit many famous locations and experience the history of Moses first-hand. Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts are few destinations that are specifically made to attract tourists, offer free 15 day visa on arrival. In terms of business, it really depends on what you want to do there. For example, Fintech and E-Commerce is gaining good traction there.

Indonesia

The largest Muslim country in terms of population. Indonesia offers you a vibrant experience with lush green forests, gorgeous coastline beaches, and a vibrant cultural heritage. If you want to relax, go on hikes, visit museums, and experience a family vacation. Indonesia is a great destination with cheap food, hotels, and entertainment. In terms of business, you can greatly profit on the service industry and the tech industry. Given the large population size of the country, by effective marketing you can make a decent living. Infrastructure development, software development, and related services are in high-demand. Cheap labor is also a major reason why companies often invest in the country. 

Other Muslim Countries to Consider

  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Morrocco
  • Saudia Arabia
  • Maldives
  • Jordan

Conclusion

The Muslim world is not as commercial as Western and European world is. But a lot of that can be donated to mass media. There are some great jewels in the world waiting to be discovered. Most Muslim countries will offer you good tax incentives, beautiful locations, vibrant history, good cuisine, and a different experience from the rest of the flock. Hope you guys find what you are looking for. Goodbye!

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