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ADAC gets IATA Platinum status

The IATA has awarded Platinum Airport status to Abu Dhabi Airports Company for their adoption of 100 % bar coded boarding passes. The initiative allows for smoother sailing check-in and eliminates the need for queing at check-in desks. The IATA has aims of making all major airports use the 100% bar coded boarding passes by the end of 2010.

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The Nami Jefet Memorial Library

The Nami Jefet Memorial Library

Beirut, Lebanon

The Nami Jefet Memorial Library was built in 1951. Now fully updated and computerized it lists over 250,315 titles written in almost a dozen languages. The Archives Department, with material collected since the early days of the university, is a treasure house of information, chiefly about AUB and Lebanon. ...

The Custom House

The Custom House

Dublin, Ireland

The Custom House was built between 1781 and 1791 by James Gandon.  As its name would imply, it served as the Customs House for the port of Dublin.  The Neoclassical facade and its signature dome became a symbol of Dublin, even after the port moved downstream.  It became the center of the city's local government (and a symbol of the English occupation) until 1922, when the interior w...

The Emirates Heritage Club

The Emirates Heritage Club

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Emirates Heritage Club was initiated by H. H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to safeguard the legacy and customs of the UAE. It was launched on May 9, 1993. On June 16, 1997 H. H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Vice High Commander of the Armed Forces, published the Presidential Decree No 14 of 1997 for a certified commencement of the ...

Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion

Budapest, Hungary

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a medieval looking stronghold that offers impressive views of the city, fitting as it was built as a viewing platform in 1905. The name comes from a medieval guild of fishermen who were responsible for defending that part of the wall. The seven white turrets represent the Magyar tribes that first entered the Carpathian Basin in the late 9th century. In front of the basti...