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
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Covent Garden

Covent Garden

London, United Kingdom

This small district, straddling the border of Westminster and Camden, was originally a large open field owned by Westminster Abbey.  In the seventeenth century, the area began to be developed.  The fashionable new neighborhood was centered on a fruit and vegetable market.  In the eighteenth century, vagrants and prostitutes moved in, and the area became a notorious red-light distr...

Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo

Houston, United States

The Houston Zoo is a 55 acre zoo located within Herrmann Park.  It houses 4,500 animals of over 900 species and is the seventh most visited zoo in the nation.  The zoo includes a reptile and amphibian building, a Texas wetlands exhibit, natural encounters exhibit, 23 species of birds, a tropical bird house, an open-air pheasant run and over a thousand fish and marine animals from around ...

Epigraphical Museum

Epigraphical Museum

Athens, Greece

This is an extremely interesting museum that will transport the visitors back into time. The highlights are inscriptions in marble stone dating as far back as 480 B.C pertaining to laws regarding worship in the Acropolis, inscriptions regarding homicide and orders instructing Athenians to flee the city and escape invasion by the Persians. One of the most interesting artifacts is a voting box datin...

Islamic Cairo

Islamic Cairo

Cairo, Egypt

If you want to take a trip to the ancient past, then simply stroll down Islamic Cairo and you will soon find yourself surrounded by remnant buildings of medieval Cairo. Tourists are mainly attracted to this area because it is rich in historically Islamic monuments such as ancient mosques, 1,500-year-old markets, and medieval forts....