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Eid-El-Kabir: Top 10 Arab Nations To Visit This Sallah

According to Wiki, Eid-El-Kabir (Sallah) also called the Feast of Sacrifice is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide annually. It honors the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command, before God then intervened, through his angel Jibra’il and informed him that his sacrifice has already been accepted. The meat from the sacrificed animal is preferred to be divided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

In the spirit of the Islamic festivities that will commence on the 24th of September, 2015,  I have decided to share with us the top 10 Arab Nations you may likely want to visit during the course of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. These are countries that will give you that complete feel and the necessary vibes that truly there is indeed an Islamic celebration going on such as it is experienced by Christians in Rome during Xmas and Easter seasons. Countries with a very good population of Muslims. Here are the top 10 Arab nations to visit this Sallah.

1. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Of all the Muslim countries people have familiarity with, the UAE tops the list. This is a country made up of several emirates including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. While there are remnants of traditional culture the area has been largely modernized and provides everything you would find in North America or Europe.

Fujairah Sheikh Ziyeed Mosque, UAE

Fujairah Sheikh Ziyeed Mosque, UAE

2. QATAR

This oil-rich country is expected to play host to the world in 2022 but alleged bribery and corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA in recent times could stalemate the football world cup hosting dreams of the Arab nation.

Museum of Islamic Arts, Doha, Qatar

Museum of Islamic Arts, Doha, Qatar

Qatar is mostly known around the world as the home of the Al Jazeera news channel but there’s much more to this small country. Many Islamic countries have a long and celebrated history though unfortunately not many of them have the economic ability to protect and promote their art and history. Qatar however is doing so in a major way.

3. TURKEY

Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, with a diverse cultural heritage, is a beautiful country with its smaller part in Southeastern Europe and its larger part in Western Asia and thus it receives tourist from both the continents. Beautiful nature, Ancient ruins and architecture heritage makes Turkey famous and attractive for tourist. Blue Lagoon, Alcati, , The library of Celsus, Bodrum Castle/Castle of St Peter are considered as most beautiful places of this country and are highly recommended to visit.

Turkey

4. INDONESIA

Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising thousands of islands. With 33 provinces and 1 special Administrative region, it is a wonderful country that has many amazing beautiful tourist attractions to visit. Raja Ampat Islands, Komodo Island, Bunaken Marine Park, Ujung Kulon National Park these are the most fascinating places among the thousands of those incredibly beautiful places in Indonesia one must visit.

indonesia

Bali is arguably the most visited part of Indonesia but it’s also home to the island of Java (hello coffee!), and 17,000 other islands, as well as volcanos, Buddhist temples, and out of this world spa treatments.

5. SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia is the second largest oil producer in the world. Largest Arab state in the whole world with respect to area, Saudia is very commonly known as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is second largest in the Arab world. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast.

Largest Arab state in the whole world with respect to area, Saudi Arabia is very commonly known as Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is the second largest in the Arab world, the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast.

Millions of Muslims visit Mecca- the birthplace of Prophet Mohammad, for the hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest shrine, the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia. Only Muslims are allowed in Mecca.

The Kaaba, the cloth-covered cubic structure that’s Islam’s most sacred shrine. Thousands of Muslims circle the Kaaba at prayer during the haj in Mecca December 24, 2006. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji REUTERS/Ali Jarekji (SAUDI ARABIA)

The Kaaba, the cloth-covered cubic structure that’s Islam’s most sacred shrine. Thousands of Muslims circle the Kaaba at prayer during an hajj

This year, three million people from all over the world are expected in Saudi Arabia’s holy cities of Mecca and Medina for the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage in what could be one of the largest convergence of Muslim faithfuls at a particular site.

Saudi Arabia is a country known for striking mountains and beautiful valleys. Rock Craving sites, Albatoul Marine, Dumat al Jundal, Al Tayebat International City, Masjid Al Nabawi, and Masjid Al Haram are some amazingly good places one must visit at least once in a lifetime. Now you know why you should be in Saudi Arabia this Sallah.

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6. EGYPT

Egypt is a country, spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, and has a longest of any modern countries. Egypt is a large country in Eastern North America, with its smaller part in Middle East, making it the third largest African country. Alexandra, Cairo, The Red Sea Coast, Pyramids at Giza, luxury are some of the very few places that makes this country very beautiful and a popular tourist attraction.

Ibn Tulun -one of the oldest mosques in Egypt

Ibn Tulun -one of the oldest mosques in Egypt

7. BANGLADESH

The official slogan of Bangladesh tourism is Land of Stories and it’s no coincidence. The first page of their website proclaims, “Here everyone has a story – story to celebrate the life, story to survive, story to come to the help of others, story to become and hospitable and smiling – which might be your life-time experience.” This country only became independent in the 1970’s and is unique in many ways. You can’t escape the water in Bangladesh, you can even fish with otters! If you prefer hiking, the Sundarbans is a UNESCO world heritage site and the home of the Bengal tiger. Don’t stop there, you’ve just begun!

Bangladesh

8. UZBEKISTAN

One of the break-away countries of fomer Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR)-Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia which makes it a good destination for vacation. With 12provinces, 1 autonomous republic, and 1 independent city, it is a country bordered by five other countries. The Irony of this is that Uzbekistan is the poorest country of the world but unique attractions cannot be ignored. Samarkand, Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva, Nukus are the most famous attractions of Uzbekistan where tourist can always be spotted indulging their time in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan

9. JORDAN

Nestled into the Middle East is the country of Jordan. Many travelers dream of visiting this country to see the ruins of Petra but there’s so much more than just this site. The country is large with varied landscapes including gorgeous deserts. You can swim in the Red Sea, float in the Dead Sea and hike across Martian like landscapes. For a city feel head to Amman and be sure to eat some amazing Jordanian cuisine. The country is home to hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighboring countries so along with experience Jordan there’s a good chance you’ll also meet people from all over the Middle East who now call Jordan home.

 

Ruins Of Petra in Jordan

10. TUNISIA

Tunisian Republic is the northern most country in Africa, and the smallest in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It’s a country with an estimated population of just 10.8 million and has a high human development index. Tunisia is famous for its sprawling sand dunes, elegant spas and desert Star War. Medina, Chebika, Hammamet, Sidi Bou Said, The Sahara are some most beautiful places to visit in Tunisia.

Tunisia

 

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, 24 and Friday, 25 of September, 2015 as Public Holidays to mark the celebration of this year’s Id-El-Kabir.

So if you ain’t in one of these countries this Salah then you are so wrong because your party ain’t gotten started yet…log out wherever you are at the moment and log into one of these countries now!

One comment

  1. Interesting to realize that Turkey is an Arab nation. How did I miss it?

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