Our Review

Hawaya has decided to discontinue in 2023 to be able to focus on other services that spark human connections.

Hawaya Member Structure

2,000 from New Zealand
Members activity
700 active weekly
Gender Proportion
50 %
50 %
  • Equal number of men and women
  • Majority of the members are from Egypt
  • Membership is made up of straight singles
  • Most of the members are young adults
  • There are members from Western countries
  • Targets European users in France

Hawaya's members are mostly from Muslim-majority countries Egypt, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Qatar, and Jordan, but there is significant membership coming from other countries such as United States, Germany, Tunisia, Somalia, Serbia, United Kingdom, Japan, and Russia.

Recently, Hawaya has officially moved into France and targets new European users along the way.

The number of males is equal to the number of females so everyone is sure to find a partner on the site made of straight singles. The majority of the female members are young adults who are looking for a long-term partner while the men are spread throughout the different age groups, mostly on the older age groups.


Hawaya Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up at Hawaya

  • Create an account using Facebook or a phone number
  • Join either as a man or a woman only
  • It will ask for your Muslim sect and location
  • Photo and facial recognition is required
  • You can join only through the free app and not on the website

Creating an account is easy but it's a bit tricky. The first thing that you have to do is download the app and you can start filling out their registration form there.

You may use your Facebook account or a working mobile phone number to verify your identity. After that, you will be asked for the sect you belong to and the location where you live for easier matching with Muslim single nearby.

To successfully join the app, you will need to pass a facial recognition test. First, you will need to upload your picture and then take a series of pictures from your phone's camera for the administrators to check.

Making Contact on Hawaya

  • There is a chat feature
  • Matching is based on location
  • Messaging is a premium feature
  • Engaging ice breakers provided by app available
  • Several communication features available

To talk to other members, you can use the chat feature which works the same way as sending personal messages. You can also use the search tool to look for people if you are not satisfied with your matches list.

But aside from these generic functions, there are several fun communication features that you can utilize in Hawaya if you are after a more customized experience such as: 

  • Facilitated Connections - You will receive engaging pickup lines to break the ice and start the conversation
  • Exclusive Mode - You and your match can go "exclusive" and talk to one another for the meantime while you decide whether they're the one or not
  • AI moderators - Safety is paramount while using the platform. There are AI and human moderators that check the conversations for prohibited content

Hawaya Profile Quality

  • Viewing profiles is free
  • Browsing photo albums is free
  • Members can blur their profile pictures
  • Invite a family member or friend to help facilitate your profile
  • Option to reveal your pictures only to connected members

    Profiles have enough details to let you know a person easily. The page contains the essential details such as location, name, age, and Muslim sect the member belongs to.

    You are sure that all of the pictures uploaded on the platform are real because the signup process requires a facial recognition exam. Members will not be able to enter their dashboard until they pass this step. The details in the profile can be browsed for free, including the photo albums.

    To help you find the most compatible match, you can activate "Guardian Mode" which lets a friend or family member have access to your account without giving them your email and password credentials. They can check who is on your matches list, browse your inbox, and search for people through this mode.

    Hawaya App

    • Downloading the app is free
    • App is available for Android and Apple devices
    • The app has simple design and is easy to use
    • You can only use the services on the app
    • The app will take your device's geolocation

    Hawaya has a website, but you will only be able to use its features on the app. What's great is that you can download this for free on your Apple or Android device. You can only join through the app as the website only contains information about their services.

    Its features are easy to use and will surely like the modern take to the app. You will also do the facial recognition exam through the app which requires permission to use your camera.

    Hawaya Real Life Review

    I don't know how long I've been looking for a safe dating site that my family would approve. They like Hawaya because they can check my account anytime. I'm having fun browsing but so far I haven't found a date. - Noor, Student, 24

    The concept and everything was great, but I can't find someone here who actually live near me. I have not gone on any date here, which is sad because the app looks great, there's just a lack of members. - Kalis, Chef, 25

    Design and Usability

    The app has a modern and clean appearance that young Muslim singles will surely love. The platform is well-maintained and has a high level of security features so everyone is sure to have a safe stay here.

    Its functions and features work perfectly as expected, but you don't have to worry about accessibility as the buttons are easy to understand with its simple design.

    Hawaya Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • View profiles
    • Receive matches
    • Browse photos
    Fee-Based Services
    • Send unlimited messages
    • Use Guardian Mode feature
    • Use Exclusive Mode

    Is Hawaya expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Hawaya is average.

    Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
    1 Week69.00 EGP / Week69.00 EGP
    1 Month199.00 EGP / Month199.00 EGP
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • Via Mobile Phone

    Special Features

    Hawaya has the following special features to make your stay even more worthwhile:

    Verified Community

    Hawaya makes sure that only real people will be able to join the site by implementing strict security features such as facial recognition. Only those who have passed these requirements will be able to successfully create an account.

    Blur My Photos

    You can choose to hide your picture to other members and reveal it ony when you connect with them using this feature.

    Guardian Mode

    Let trusted friends or relatives have a look at your account's dashboard to help you decide whether your connections are worth keeping and if you should pursue meeting them.

    Exclusive Mode

    This feature will make sure that you give your match your undivided attention vice versa. If you both commit to this mode, you will be able to exclusively communicate while on the app.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 3.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
    App: 3.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 3.0 / 5

    Editor's Conclusion

    Datingscout.nz Author Chris Pleines
    Chris Pleines
    Founder of Datingscout and Author of the book "Online Dating for Dummies"
    Hawaya is great in terms of keeping a great platform and offering unique features that will efficiently help Muslim singles find the one. However, the small population makes it almost impossible for members to find a partner on the app. 

    Hawaya FAQ


    What is Hawaya?

    It is a dating app made for Muslim singles. It has strict security measures such as facial recognition.

    Does Hawaya have an app?

    You can only avail of its features through the app although it has a website where you can check its offerings and updates.

    Who can join Hawaya?

    Legal aged adults 18-years-old and above may join, as long as they are Muslim singles looking for a partner.

    Does Hawaya have a website?

    Yes, it has a website where the administrators advertise the updates and features of the app.

    Can I join Hawaya if I'm not a Muslim?

    As of the moment, the app only accepts Muslim singles. You will need to be a member of an Islamic sect to be able to join.

    Is Hawaya free?

    It has a combination of free and paid features. However, creating an account is totally free.

    Is the Hawaya free to join?

    Joining is free, but you will have to use a working Facebook or phone number to finish registration.

    Is Hawaya's messaging free?

    Unlimited chatting and sending messages is reserved for paying members only.


    How does Hawaya's services work?

    The app will match you with nearby singles who are compatible with your preferences, or you can use their features such as the search tool to look for people.

    Can I delete my account anytime?

    Yes, you may delete your Hawaya account anytime by going to the Account Settings found on the drop-down on the upper-right hand of your dashboard page.

    How do I contact Hawaya?

    To get in touch with their support team, you may send them an email or visit the Help page of the platform.


    Is Hawaya free?

    It has a combination of free and paid features. However, creating an account is totally free.

    Is the Hawaya free to join?

    Joining is free, but you will have to use a working Facebook or phone number to finish registration.

    Is Hawaya's messaging free?

    Unlimited chatting and sending messages is reserved for paying members only.


    Are there bots in Hawaya?

    The site requires email verification but other than that, it is pretty lenient on new members so there are a number of fake profiles found.

    Does Hawaya require a profile picture during signup?

    It requires a profile picture right away to finish registration so you must ready one. You can import your pictures from Facebook if you want.

    How do I report a member on Hawaya?

    There is a report button present on every profile. All you have to do is to click on that and it will be submitted to the admins for verification.

    Can I write my personal contact information on my Hawaya profile?

    You will be banned if you do this and found by the administrators.

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