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Le Jumeyrah Halal restaurant in Paris
French rapper Mister You (Younes Latifi) likes the food there. The French Algerian singer Khaled whose famous song Didi was performed during the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is also a regular customer. Arsenal and France football player Abou Diaby eats there, too. So what is Le Jumeyrah?
This is a Parisian restaurant where you can enjoy French cuisine in the comfort of knowing that it is Halal. A fixed price menu of 27,90€ entitles you to a main dish and a dessert. It will take you about 30 minutes by Metro to get to the restaurant from the Louvre but this is the place for Halal French cuisine.
101 rue saint maur
Metro: m°3 station "rue saint maur"
Last Updated on Sunday, 25 January 2015 20:26
Visit the Great Wall of China in winter
While it may get cold in winter, this is the best time for people from the Middle East to visit Beijing and see the Great Wall of China. Summer temperatures are generally hot and the crowds are at times unbearable. In winter there is hardly any tourist to see this marvel of human construction and you are less likely to be hassled by pesky souvenir sellers.
It is a commonly held belief that the Great Wall of China can be seen from the moon - it cannot be seen as it is too small.
While in Beijing be sure to visit the Niujie Mosque which is the oldest mosque in China and was built in 996 - over 1,000 years ago.
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 January 2015 01:14
Dubai Shopping Festival's 20th anniversary attracting visitors
It has been 20 years since Dubai created a shopping extravaganza that has been copied around the region but remains a major source of atttracting tourists to the city. In the early days it was just retail attractions and raffle tickets which brought people to Dubai.
Today, 20 years on, Dubai still offers luxury cars and gold jewelry raffles but the Dubai Shopping Festival also brings with it several pop music concerts and the Broadway musical Mama Mia along with a 24-hour motorsport endurance race, an Abaya fashion show and a Smurf parade.
DSF started on January 1 and will continue until February 1 2015. And remember, the spectacular DSF fireworks can be seen every night at The Beach at JBR.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 14:56
Pilsen is the European Capital of Culture 2015
It is not surprising if you have never heard of Pilsen. It is not a new city. It has been around since 1295. Located in Western Bohemia in the Czech Republic, it is about 100km southwest of the capital Prague.
Major tourist attractions of the city are the Republic Square with museums and galleries nearby, the St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, the Great Synagogue and Adolf Loos interiors. Loos was a famous architect and his collection of eight apartment interiors which are open for visitors is a major attraction of Pilsen. If you are traveling with children be sure to visit the zoo and Dino park which has moving models of prehistoric reptiles complete with sound effects located in a natural forest environment.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 January 2015 17:47
Yas Mall the most happening place in Abu Dhabi
In November 2014, just in time for the Formula 1 Grand Prix a new retail destination opened its doors in Abu Dhabi - the spanking new Yas Mall. It has very quickly become the most happening place in Abu Dhabi.
Yas Mall has 370 retail, food and entertainment outlets including a 20-screen Vox cinema with the largest IMAX screen in Abu Dhabi. It is directly connected to Ferrari World and is near Yas Waterworld and the Yas Marina Circuit. Seven luxury hotels are in close proximity and the Abu Dhabi International Airport is just a 15 minutes drive away.
Yas Mall has the only Lego store in the UAE and also has Abu Dhabi's first Cheesecake Factory and P F Chang's. Since the mall is only 45 minutes away from Dubai, it is likely to quickly achieve its first year target of attracting 20 million visitors.
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015 04:10
Visit Africa in Dubai
If you wanted to visit Africa and admire its charm but did not want to step into the "dark continent" now you can experience the lively culture, art and vibrancy of Africa in Dubai. This year's annual Global Village in Dubai features an Africa Pavilion which will make you want to visit Africa.
Complete with colorful paintings, delicately carved wooden statues and hand dyed fabric along with masks, drums and woven baskets, the Africa Pavilion is a great place to immerse yourself in the rhythm of Africa. 23 countries from Africa have come together at the Africa Pavilion to inspire you to travel to the African continent. But before you actually travel there, you can buy your souvenirs at the Africa Pavilion in Global Village, Dubai.
Global Village is an annual carnival of fun, entertainment, food and shopping which runs in Dubai from November to early April. It has now become a regular feature in Dubai's entertainment and shopping calendar for both tourists and local residents.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 12:15
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