: On the heels of Malaysia being named Top Muslim-Friendly Destination of the Year by MasterCard-CrescentRating 2022 and to commemorate the reopening of borders and global Muslim tourist arrivals to Malaysia, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), is organising the inaugural Islamic Tourism Week (ITW) from 20 June to 3 July 2022.

ITW is a week-long festival of events for the public, tourists and entrepreneurs alike that presents itself as a gallery of the rich and unique Islamic tourism experiences Malaysia has to offer. Inviting the entire community to come together, ITW will spotlight educational seminars, special deals for hotel stays, attractive offers to the vibrant wellbeing and spa scenes, incredible discounts at Malaysia’s dynamic retail outlets, and more.

The festival is also a showcase of ITC’s partners, the Muslim-Friendly Accommodation Recognition (MFAR) hotels. MFAR is an extension of MOTAC’s star rating system and is the first Islamic tourism-related recognition in the world that is issued by a government agency. There are a total of 53 MFAR hotels nationwide to date.

The opening ceremony of the ITW will be held on 24 June at Grand Ballroom,  Zenith Hotel Putrajaya. It will be launched by YB Dato Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia.

More information is available at

The following are the key events that will take place during the entire ITW week:

No Name of event Date Venue Organiser
1 Official Launch of Islamic Tourism Week 2022 24 June Grand Ballroom, Zenith Hotel Putrajaya Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) By invitation only
2 Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar – ITELS Penang 22-23 June JEN Hotel /

JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri La

Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) Open to public
3 Muslim-Friendly Tourist Guide Refresher Course – MFTG 23 June Kuala Lumpur Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) By invitation only
4 Islamic Tourism Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar – ITELS Terengganu 03-04 July Paya Bunga Hotel, Kuala Terengganu Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) Open to public
5 Daurah Kesempurnaan Solat: “Mencontohi Solat Rasulullah SAW Teori & Amali” 22 June Nasyrul Quran, Putrajaya Yayasan Restu Open to public
6 Majlis Zikir & Selawat Nasyrul Quran 23 June Nasyrul Quran, Putrajaya Yayasan Restu Open to public
7 Majlis Khatam Al-Quran Bulanan 24 June Nasyrul Quran, Putrajaya Yayasan Restu Open to public
8 Special Midnight Sales in conjunction with ITW 2022 20 June-3 July Mitsui Outlet Park Mitsui Outlet Park Open to public
9 Spa and Wellness Week at Nur Taj Spa & Beauty 20 June-3 July NurTaj Spa & Beauty, Kuala Lumpur NurTaj Spa & Beauty, Kuala Lumpur Open to public
10 Spa and Wellness Week at Attiya Spa 20 June-3 July Attiya Spa and Massage Kuching and Kota Kinabalu Attiya Spa and Massage Open to public
11 Spa and Wellness Week at Teratak Spa 20 June-3 July Teratak Spa Kuala Lumpur Teratak Spa Open to public
12 Spa and Wellness Week at Telaga Bunga Spa 20 June-3 July
  • Telaga Bunga Spa, Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur
  • D&D Beauty House, Level 5, Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur
D&D Beauty House Kuala Lumpur Open to public
13 Spa and Wellness Week at NK Spa 20 June-3 July NK Spa Tapah NK Spa Open to public
14 Spa and Wellness Week at Aora Spa & Wellness 20 June-3 July
  • Aora Spa Port Dickson
  • Aora Spa Manjung
  • Aora Spa Jitra
  • Aora Spa Sungai Petani
Aora spa Open to public
15 Spa and Wellness Week at Bondahaven – Breastfeeding Specialist & Spa 20 June-3 July Bondahaven – Breastfeeding Specialist & Spa Bondahaven Open to public
16 Special Deals at Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA 20 June-3 July Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA Movenpick Hotel & Convention Centre KLIA Open to public
17 Special Deals at Mudzaffar Hotel Melaka 20 June-3 July Mudzaffar Hotel Melaka Mudzaffar Hotel Melaka Open to public
18 Special Deals at Dorsett Grand Subang 20 June-3 July Dorsett Grand Subang Dorsett Grand Subang Open to public
19 Special Deals at Mardhiyyah Hotel & Suites 20 June-3 July Mardhiyyah Hotel & Suites Shah Alam Mardhiyyah Hotel & Suites Open to public
20 Special Deals at Bangi Resort Hotel 20 June-3 July Bangi Resort Hotel, Bandar Baru Bangi Bangi Resort Hotel Open to public
21 Special Deals at   Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa 20 June-3 July Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Petaling Jaya Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Open to public
22 Special Deals at The Light Hotel Penang 20 June-3 July The Light Hotel Penang The Light Hotel Penang Open to public

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Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) is an entity under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia tasked to develop the Islamic tourism segment for Malaysia. It advocates for Muslim-friendly tourism (MFT) by offering research and market intelligence, training, industry development consultation, Muslim-friendly tourism and hospitality (MFTH) service standards and certification, and information exchange.

In 2021, ITC received two key awards, i.e. Strategic Business Alliance Award at TheBrandLaureate World Halal Best Brand E-Branding Awards 2021, and Best Islamic Tourism Leadership Gold Award 2021 by Malaysia Tourism Council. These are recognition of ITC’s efforts and endeavours in formulating new strategies to meet the new normal of the business environment to ensure business continuity and sustainability, notwithstanding its role to develop and grow the Islamic tourism segment in Malaysia.

In addition, Malaysia was recently named top country in the world in the MFT sector by the State of the Global Islamic Economy (SGIE) Report 2022 by DinarStandard in partnership with Salaam Standard and supported by Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism.

Malaysia also retained the top-ranked destination in the MasterCard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2022, a position it has defended since the launch of the Index in 2015.

These recognitions are an added motivation for ITC to continue to strengthen its efforts in being a prime mover and leading institution to ensure Malaysia is at the forefront of MFTH.

For further details, kindly contact:

Islamic Tourism Centre
(Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia)
Level 13, No. 2 Tower 1, Jalan P5/6,
Precinct 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: 03-8891 7177 or via email

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