dubai_mall Dubai topped the ranking for overall Muslim Travel Shopping with a score of 79.5 followed by Kuala Lumpur with a score of 73.3. Istanbul and Antalya from Turkey are also in Top 10.

The MasterCard-CrescentRating Muslim Shopping Travel Index 2015 (MTSI 2015) has revealed Muslim travelers spent a total of $62 billion globally in shopping and dining. The research showed that shopping expenditure by Muslims in 2014 amounted to $36 billion, while dining expenditure amounted to $26 billion.

Istanbul was fifth on the overall list of 40 cities in the MTSI 2015 while Antalya came sixth which was topped by Dubai in the number one spot.

The MTSI 2015 provides a deeper look at two key components of the traveler consumer experience – shopping and dining. We see this as an important resource not only for us to better understand this significant and fast-growing traveler segment, but also a source of data that will inform and support the efforts of our partners in the travel industry,” said Matthew Driver, Group Executive, Global Products and Solutions, Asia Pacific, MasterCard.

Singapore scored 71.6 on the Index making it the number one ranked city from the non-OIC countries and third in the overall list.

London was number four on the overall list with an Index of 64.7 while Istanbul came fifth with a scoring of 64.2 and Antalya in sixth with a score of 61.2.

The top 10 OIC destinations in the MTSI 2015 are:

Rank MTSI Rank City Country Score
1 1 Dubai United Arab Emirates 79.5
2 2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 73.3
3 5 Istanbul Turkey 64.2
4 6 Antalya Turkey 61.2
5 7 Manama Bahrain 59.6
6 8 Doha Qatar 59.5
7 9 Riyadh Saudi Arabia 59.3
8 10 Bali Indonesia 58.2
9 11 Penang Malaysia 56.9
10 12 Sharjah United Arab Emirates 55.3

The top 10 non-OIC destinations in the MTSI 2015 are:

Rank MTSI Rank City Country Score
1 3 Singapore Singapore 71.6
2 4 London United Kingdom 64.7
3 13 Paris France 52.7
4 14 Bangkok Thailand 51.1
5 15 New York United States 49.9
6 16 Barcelona Spain 46.6
7 17 Seoul South Korea 43.5
8 18 Phuket Thailand 41.8
9 19 Cape Town South Africa 39.4
10 20 Hong Kong Hong Kong 39.0

The full report is available here http://mtsi.crescentrating.com/.