(Erica Ritz) -- An Egyptian travel agency is seemingly capitalizing on Egypt’s shift towards Sharia law with a new proposal: sharia tourism!
The company, Cairo-based Shouq Travel, actually calls the vacations “halal,” meaning they are acceptable by Islamic law, but the entire concept has been dubbed “sharia tourism” by a number of sites.
The company’s website advertises: “Shouq Travel [provides destinations] to all Muslim families are committed to ‘Sharia,’ and includes hotels [that] do not provide alcohol, [and] all swimming pools, and health facilities [separate] men and women…”
According to Al-Arabiya, female visitors are required to wear modest clothes during their stay, and must be accompanied by a first-degree relative.
(Photo: Shouq Travel)