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Thailand in mourning after death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
After the passing away of Thailand's monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the country is in mourning. All concerts and entertainment events have been canceled for the remainder of 2016. Even the famous Chiang Mai’s Yi Peng Festival, the annual sky lantern festival has been canceled.
Travelers planning to visit Thailand should check before heading there.
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2016 12:46
Dubai Parks and Resorts to open Legoland and Riverland on Oct 31
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, announced that it will now open on 31st October with LEGOLAND® Dubai and Riverland™ Dubai, the retail dining and entertainment district. Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park and the Lapita™ Hotel will open to the public on 15th November while MOTIONGATE™ Dubai will premiere on 16th December.
Daily tickets for LEGOLAND® Dubai will be on sale starting October 4th at dubaiparksandresorts.com and legoland.ae, while Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park, and MOTIONGATE™ Dubai daily tickets will be available for purchase closer to the parks’ opening dates.
Riverland™ Dubai offers over 50 themed retail, dining, and entertainment experiences set across a waterfront district which is free for all to enjoy.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO of DXB Entertainments PJSC, the owner of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “We are focused on delivering a destination which exceeds international standards on every level – from guest experience to state-of-the-art rides and attractions and the highest of safety standards – and we want to make sure we take the time to get everything just right and launch a destination the UAE and our shareholders can be truly proud of. We cannot wait to show our guests everything Dubai Parks and Resorts has to offer from 31st October this year.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2016 12:33
New Transit Visa rules at Doha’s Hamad International Airport
Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior have just announced a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha in a move to promote Qatar as a stopover destination.
The new transit visa structure now allows passengers with a minimum transit time of five hours in Hamad International Airport, to stay in Qatar for up to 96 hours (four days), without the requirement to apply ahead of time for an entry visa.
The Qatar transit visa is free of charge and available on arrival at Hamad International Airport to passengers of all nationalities, upon confirmation of onward journey and completion of passport control procedures. All visas are approved and issued at the sole discretion of the Ministry of Interior.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 14:35
Ireland trying to attract more UAE visitors
The CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons made a special visit to Dubai with nine Irish hospitality industry professionals as part of a sales mission to promote tourism from the UAE to Ireland.
The sales mission showcased Ireland’s filming locations of hit TV series Game of Thrones and blockbuster movie, Star Wars.
Speaking at the event, Niall Gibbons said: “The Sales Mission comes at a time when visitor numbers to the island of Ireland from the UAE are increasing significantly. Tourism Ireland estimates that 65,000 visitors traveled to the island of Ireland in 2015, representing an 18 per cent growth in visitor numbers from the previous year. We have every indication that we will continue this success in 2016.”
Dublin is one of the top 25 destinations on Irhal.com and promotional efforts by Ireland will certainly help in attracting more tourists from this region.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2016 12:40
Eid al Adha 2016 Mubarak
We wish you a happy and joy filled Eid! Eid Mubarak!
Last Updated on Monday, 12 September 2016 00:04
Halal Food Festival held in London
With a large Muslim population, London is a great city for a Halal Food Festival and the gastronomic delights of London's balti loving community was piqued by an array of delicious Halal treats at Tobacco Dock which was the venue of the London Halal Food Festival from August 20-21 2016.
From chicken wings eating competitions to admiring the upmarket steaks sold by HS&Co, Muslim tourists and local Londoners were exposed to the vast culinary range of Halal food that is available in the UK.
As a media partner of the London Halal Food Festival, we hope we managed to send some of our users to the event. But even after the event is over, we will add some of the fine Halal dining restaurants that exhibited at the show to the Irhal London city guide so that our users can savour the delicacies that they offer. And hopefully send us reviews so that we can add their comments on Irhal.
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:18
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