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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
19th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises concludes
The 19th edition of Dubai's summer extravaganza came to an end on Saturday, August 21 2016 after 43 days of fun and fanfare. Clowns and jugglers entertained Dubai visitors and shoppers enjoyed the great bargains that were on offer. Several valuable prizes were also given away to lucky winners during Dubai Summer Surprises.
With the school year starting again and summer almost behind us, parents will now get back to the routine life until the winter when Dubai Shopping Festival will once again attract both locals and tourists with bargains.
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:00
Indonesia is visa free for nationals of 169 countries
The United Nations World Tourism Organization has praised the Indonesian governemnt for its open visa policy that enables tourists from 169 countries to get a visa on arrival. Nationals of all GCC countries, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Egypt are eligible for visa free entry for 30 days.
By allowing tourists to enter the country unfettered, the Indonesian government has become one of the most liberal proponents of the UNWTO charter to make travel easier between nations.
Before you set off for Indonesia make sure you have a return ticket and your passport is valid for at least six months after the date of your arrival in Indonesia.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 16:56
Thai Tourism attracting women tourists in August 2016
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has designated August 2016 as a 'month for woman travelers', in celebration of Queen Sirikit’s birthday, to encourage the growth of global and domestic female travel.
In order to promote this initiative and inspire female travelers to come to Thailand, the Thai Tourism Authority has come up with five different promotional concepts: Beautiful LOOK, Beautiful SHAPE, Beautiful RETREAT, Beautiful MIND, Beautiful EXPERIENCE, which are all designed to meet the varied needs of women travelers and to boost Thai tourism products and services that are geared towards female travelers.
Many women from the Middle East are now beginning to explore international destinations on their own or in groups. This initiative by Thai Tourism will certainly help in attracting more women from the Middle East to visit Thailand.
Last Updated on Sunday, 07 August 2016 23:55
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
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