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BA To Resume Flights To Saudi Arabia

British Airways has announced that it will resume flights from Riyadh and Jeddah to London Heathrow from March 29, 2009. The airline will fly five times a week from Riyadh and Jeddah to Heathrow Terminal 5. The airline had suspended services to Riyadh and Jeddah in March 2005 due to poor commercial performance on the route.

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Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Azraq Wetlands Reserve

Amman, Jordan

The Azraq Wetlands Reserve is part of what little remains of Azraq's wetlands.  The wetlands originally covered more than 12,000 square km, larger than the entire country of Lebanon.  In the 1960s, Jordan began channeling water from here to use in the cities of Amman and Irbid.  By 1990 the wetlands had completely dried up. In 1994, Jordan's Water Authority and the United Natio...

Johannesburg Botanic Gardens

Johannesburg Botanic Gardens

Johannesburg, South Africa

A 365 acre piece of land near the Emmarentia Dam with possibly the world's largest terraced rose garden and a yachting and canoeing club. It is recommended to stick to the main areas and avoid wandering into remote areas. Barbecues are allowed at selected locations and the restaurant in the garden serves some excellent tea and snacks.   Address: Olifants Road, Emmarentia Telephone: +2...

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo

Auckland, New Zealand

Address: Auckland Zoo, Motions Rd, Western Springs. Tel: 64 9 360 3800. Timings:     September-May:  9.30AM-5.30PM     June-August:  9.30AM-5PM. There are 150 animal species and 500 animals in various habitats, including the rainforest. Admissions: adults NZ$16, children 4-15 NZ$8, seniors and students with ID NZ$12, family rates are also ...

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Istanbul, Turkey

The Galata Tower was for a long time the tallest building in Istanbul at more than 65m.  The Genoese built the circular tower in 1348 as part of their fortifications in Galata, just across the Golden Horn from the heart of Constantinople. It was built in the medieval style, capped with a conical roof.  The Ottomans used it as a watchtower to spot fires.  The cone on top collapsed in...