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Taste of Peru at the tallest hotel in the world
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, the tallest hotel in the world is organizing a vibrant Peruvian Independence Day celebration at their Peruvian restaurant, Garden.
The Peruvian Independence Day, also known as Fiestas Patrias, falls on the 28th of July, marking Peru’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1821. To celebrate this special occasion, Garden will be spoiling guests with a 3-course set menu of traditional dishes prepared by Chef Hurtado and the Garden team.
Starting at a price of AED225 per person, guests can enjoy the musical rhythms of a live band as they echo the lively spirit and passion of Peru in the heart of Dubai.
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 July 2016 15:13
Pokemon Go can be good for tourism
Pokemon Go, the global augmented reality gaming craze that is currently breaking all records is an excellent tool for promoting tourism. Using Google Maps, this game encourages users to visit PokeStops - sites where you can find Pokemons.
Tourist attractions, museums, shopping malls and other venues that wish to attract tourist footfall can advertise and lure rare Pokemons to their sites. Gamers trying to catch them can be invited to visit the tourist attractions. While tourists may already have these sites on their itinerary the Pokemon craze can attract locals to also visit these attractions.
Visit Anaheim and Portland Tourism in the United States have already started leveraging the concentration of Pokemons that can be found near tourist attractions in their cities in their visitor promotion efforts. According to gamers, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and shopping centers in Dubai already have a high concentration of Pokemons and can use this to immediately attract visitors.
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 July 2016 14:22
Italian juggler captivates audience during Dubai Summer Surprises
Italian juggler Jacopo has been holding families and children spellbound during the current edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) with amazing ‘Swing Tricks’ at Dubai’s Mercato Mall.
Jacopo entertains Mercato shoppers with two shows daily at 5pm and 9pm for almost 30 minutes per session until 16 July, showcasing his skills in glass balancing, juggling, flying hats, and more. The ‘Swing Tricks’ with Jacopo show is an ideal fit for the Italian theme of Mercato, which is running a circus fiesta until 20 August.
Drawing on the Italian reputation for comedy, balance and entertainment, all while immaculately attired, Jacopo’s ‘Swing Tricks’ find a perfect home at Mercato with the juggler’s charming style and flair adding another exciting element element to DSS 2016.
Mercato is celebrating the 19th edition of DSS with a range of circus-based acts, in addition to offering shoppers deals on a wide range of merchandise at its retail outlets.
Dubai Summer Surprises will continue from 9 July - 20 August 2016.
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 July 2016 00:14
Chiang Mai voted as best city in Asia
Summer is here and everyone is trying to figure out where to go. It is also the time when magazines, websites and list compilers start announcing their favorite destinations. One such list is put together by Travel + Leisure magazine. Chiang Mai a city in northern Thailand has won the readers' choice award for being the Best City in Asia and the World's 2nd Best City.
If you decide to check out Chiang Mai let us know what you think of the city. But once you are there make sure you visit the Bor Sang Umbrella Village which is famous for its wide variety of colorful umbrellas. These umbrellas keep the hot sun away from you and are also a great souvenir that can become a talking point when people visit your home and see it in your living room. But then some people think it's bad luck to open an umbrella indoors!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:48
Snow City to open in Riyadh from July 13
Al Othaim Mall in Rabwa, Riyadh is launching a Snow City on July 13, 2016, complete with artificial snow, skiing slopes, ice bumper cars and a suspension bridge from where you can take in the sights of the snowy surroundings below.
Snow City will offer a realistic snowy environment that gives visitors the opportunity to experience real snow for the first time in the Kingdom.
Fahad bin Abdullah Al Othaim, chief executive officer of Al Othaim Leisure and Tourism, the company behind this new park, said: “A touristic attraction of this magnitude coincides with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision [and] aims to boost and develop internal tourism.
“Snow City is the first and largest comprehensive snow attraction in the kingdom. It has been constructed on a 5,000sqm area with a cost of around 100 million Riyals and with an hourly capacity of 350 people. Snow City is also host to 12 different entertainment activities and attractions, including a panoramic suspension bridge, ice bumper cars, sledge and ski zone, rope courses, climbing wall, snow mobiles, and many others.”
It seems like Ski Dubai will now have a regional competitor.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 17:27
Eidal Fitr Mubarak 2016
Last Updated on Friday, 08 July 2016 15:19
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