Airports

Saudi Arabia to launch tenders for airport expansion

Saudi Arabia is going to launch tenders over $4.5 billion to modernise airports in the kingdom, it was learnt on Monday. This, said Alaa Samman, Director of Business Development at the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), is because about 30 million passengers arrive at Saudi airports every year and this figure is expected to go up by 60 million this year. Thus, the airports must be expanded and modernised in order to deal with increasing traffic. These projects, he added, will be completed over the next 20 years. 
This year, however, tenders will be launched to build a new airport in Madina and a commercial centre near Jeddah airport. The former will increase capacity to eight million from three million. The commercial centre, on the other hand, will be an airport city that will feature shopping areas, offices, housing units and a flight academy.
 

More Airports
Skytrax announces list of best airports for 2018
Passenger traffic at Doha’s Hamad International Airport grows by 20%
World’s first 7-star airport inaugurated
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Staedel Museum

Staedel Museum

Frankfurt, Germany

Staedel Museum, one of the leading museums of Frankfurt, has an extensive collection of art- about 2700 paintings, 100,000 drawing and about 600 sculptures- from renowned artists depicting the progression of culture through Frankfurt’s history. Opened under the name and will of Johann Friedrich Stadel, the museum is also dedicated to thorough art research. The Städel Art Institute follows the muse...

Fushifaru Thila

Fushifaru Thila

Maldives, Maldives

Fushifaru Thila, one of the many sites of the Fushifaru region, is a picturesque diving site. The sea here is calm but there’s a lot of movement happening underneath with fabulous coral and fish species. The thila is nearly 250 m long and 30 m wide, with the reef sides sloping gently from the reef-top at 10 to 15 m to the atoll bed at 30 m, the top of the thila is the best part of the site with ex...

Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC)

Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club was inaugurated in 1993 to form a firm organizational ground for powerboat racing in Abu Dhabi. ADIMSC is the backbone of Powerboat racing in conjunction with DIMC in the U.A.E and Gulf region en bloc. It has been chosen as a National Authority of the UAE Marine Sports Federation and presently is a certified member of Union International Motonautique....

Fraumünster

Fraumünster

Zurich, Switzerland

Fraumünster, or Church of Our Lady, is one of Zurich's most important churches.  The original church was opened in 850 and served as a Benedictine Abbey.  The convent here was home to many of the elite women of Medieval Germany.  The crypt dates from this original building.  The current church was built in the mid-thirteenth century and a Romanesque spire was added in 1732.&nbs...