22 Oct 2015 07:00
Hala Abu Dhabi, the professional conference organiser and destination management company of Etihad Airways, was named ‘World’s Best Halal Tour Operator’ at the inaugural World Halal Travel Awards 2015.
The awards celebrate best practice, service and
distinction in travel and tourism brands within the international Halal tourism
sector, with winners announced during a gala reception in Abu Dhabi on 20
With an international attendance of industry leaders, the
awards were part of a three-day event held in Abu Dhabi, The World Halal Travel
Summit & Exhibition, exclusively supported by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and
The World Halal Travel Awards collected ballots from
42,000 travel professionals in 53 countries around the world in 2015.
Mohammed Al Bulooki,
Etihad Airways’ Vice President UAE Commercial, said: “We are delighted to receive this award, which reinforces our commitment
to the globally booming Halal tourism market. But more importantly, it
demonstrates our active engagement with our Muslim guests, offering options and
high levels of service that will enhance their travel experience.
dedicated programmes are tailored to provide Muslim travellers with exciting
opportunities to explore the dynamic city of Abu Dhabi and enjoy its Arabian
hospitality while maintaining the values and modesty of Muslim-friendly
Hala Abu Dhabi
recently launched a new product ‘Islamic City Stopover’, offering a range of
four to five star hotels in Abu Dhabi, which cater especially to the needs of
Muslim guests when traveling for Hajj or Umrah. All hotels serve Halal foods
and non-alcoholic drinks, and offer prayer facilities. The programme includes a
city tour to discover the history and culture of Abu Dhabi, with a visit to the
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Ladies-only tours are available, which are conducted
by licensed female Hala Guest Guides.