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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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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

London, United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace was built in 1705 as the London home for the Duke of Buckingham.  Before that the site had been a mulberry garden planted by James I in a futile attempt to raise silkworms.  In 1761, it was bought by George III for Queen Charlotte and in the 1820s it was transformed from “the Queen’s House” into a true royal palace.  Queen Victoria moved in upon her accession in ...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Istanbul, Turkey

The first iteration of Hagia Sophia was built in 306AD to serve as Constantinople's Cathedral, but burned down in 404.  Version two also burned down too, though several marble slabs remain.  Construction on the current version began in 532 and lasted five years.  It was built during the apogee of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian and you can really tell they went all out....

Kuwait Towers

Kuwait Towers

Kuwait, Kuwait

The Kuwait towers stand as the unofficial symbol of Kuwait. The taller of the two towers stands at 187 meters high and serves as a restaurant and water storage tower as well as a viewing spot. It is designed as a sphere which rotates a full turn every 30 minutes. The second tower stands at 145.8 meters and is simply used as a water storage facility. There also exists third tower which is used as a...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

•    Aqua Park Pool and Recreational Area is a good way to relax with kids during a hot summers afternoon. Let the kids slide around in the water while you soak in the sun. Other places that are child friendly include: •    Tashkent Land •    Japanese Garden •    Tashkent Zoo •    Amir Temur Park  ...