General Travel News

Abu Dhabi UPC Announces Beach Projects

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced details of new world class facilities and recreational amenities being developed on Abu Dhabi’s corniche.  The UPC said the Office of the Brand of Abu Dhabi has developed a new identity for Abu Dhabi beaches.   The enhancement program began more than a year ago and is being carried out by the UPC,  Executive Affairs Authority, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Department of Transport, and Abu Dhabi Police.

New amenities and facilities include a new beach boardwalk, better lighting and shading, improved biking facilities, and facilities for skateboarding, rollerblading, football, and beach volleyball.  Access to the beach will be improved and there will be 26 retail, food, and beverage outlets, and various cultural and environmental activities.  UPC General Manager said “The authorities in Abu Dhabi recognize the importance of the corniche area as a focal point of leisure activities for residents as well as tourists visiting the UAE’s capital.”
 

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
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
Sultan’s Palace

Sultan’s Palace

Muscat, Oman

The Sultan’s Palace is one of the more prominent features in the city, specifically within the Old Muscat region. The blue and gold mushroom pillars are among the more distinctive features of the palace. There are several locations in the nearby area where you can get a good view of the palace, most notably the roundabout on the inland side. The palace is undergoing some rennovations to increase i...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is one of the most kid-friendly places around! Take the kids to Junibacken, Galärparken for a ride on the story train and be sure to check out the bookshop there! Most museums arrange special attractions and activities for kids and the Observatory Museum lets kids watch the stars through a telescope! The Aquaria Water Museum and the Skansen Open Air Museum are also great to keep kids bus...

Nobelmuseet

Nobelmuseet

Stockholm, Sweden

Learn about Alfred Nobel, the laureates and their ground-breaking discoveries and ideas at the Nobelmuseet. The audio archive has a collection of acceptance speeches and interviews with the prize winners. Readings from laureates like Martin Luther King and Ernest Hemingway also form part of the treasured collection. Don’t be surprised if you find visitors turning over the café chairs; they’ll be d...

Khan Asad Pasha

Khan Asad Pasha

Damascus, Syria

Commissioned by Asad Pasha in the 1750s, this cathedral is a truly magnificent piece of architecture. It comprises of eight domes and a round aperture with gigantic piers and arches. This spacious area is also well illuminated with natural light. Timings: Saturday- Thursday 8 A.M- 2 P.M Admission: Free Address: South of Ummayad Mosque Tel: None  ...