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IATA Recommends Open Skies Policy

An official with the International Air Transport Association has strongly recommended a move to an “open skies” policy. Madji Sabri spoke at the Middle East Economic Digest Airport Projects 2009 conference said that the “open skies” policy would be helpful in bridging the gap between extra capacity and demand, which is currently slowing down. In the Middle East and North Africa, there are over 460,000 jobs in aviation generating over $17.5 billion in economic activity. Yet, in 2008, the airlines suffered $100 million in losses.

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Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Interestingly, the locals have no interest in scuba diving but the expats and tourist are drawn towards the diving range which are around 1 hour out to sea by a speedboat. Since the Red sea’s temperature drops to 22°C, it is advisable to wear a 5mm wetsuit with a hood to proctect oneself fro the chilly winters. Desert Sea Drivers Phone: 966-2- 6561807 Price: SR150 Service: Gear rental...

South African Museum and Planetarium

South African Museum and Planetarium

Cape Town, South Africa

This was built in the 1800s and houses some of the most interesting artifacts pertaining to South Africa. The san rock paintings are stunning as are the Lydenburg heads dating back some 1500 years. African symbols for numbers and alphabets are also on display here along with other interesting exhibits such as traditional medicines. The fossil gallery and the whale well are also fascinating and con...

Museo Bolivariano

Museo Bolivariano

Caracas, Venezuela

Address: south of Plaza Bolívar Timings: Tuesdays to Fridays 9pm to 430pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 4pm. Admission free A museum dedicated to the legendary independence hero Simon Bolivar. Situated in a renovated colonial style building, the Bolivar Museum contains exhibits with historic documents, formal dresses from Bolivar’s era, a collection of weapons used during the colonial war...

The Hotel De Ville

The Hotel De Ville

Geneva, Switzerland

The Hotel de Ville, a glory from the 15th century, is located along the Rue de l'Hotel-de-Ville in the Old Town district. It has witnessed many important political decisions, including the first convening of the Geneva Covention in 1864, and the founding of the League of Nations in 1920.   ...