General Travel News

Abu Dhabi Will Host International Triathlon In 2010

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority announced it will host a one day, $250,000 (Dh918,250) Abu Dhabi International Triathlon on March 13th next year.  The announcement comes just after the end of the Formula 1 Grand Prix event on Yas Island, which saw hotel occupancy reach 100 percent in the capital.  Between 60,000 and 70,000 people came to Yas Island for the Formula 1 race and concerts, and over 225,000 people came to Yasalam entertainment shows on the Corniche.
    
The Triathlon will cover 220 kilometers around the capital and nearby island, and will pass through important landmarks like the Marina F1 Circuit on Yas Island Sadiyat Island, Zayed  Grand Mosque, and Emirates Palace.  Nearly 1,000 athletes from around the world, including 900 amateur residents, will swim, cycle, and run short and long distances.
 

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
The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Rhino and Lion reserve is home to over 600 animals from 25 different species and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind.   Address: 7 kilometers from the  Kromdraai sign, right off the N14. Telephone: +27 (0)11 957 0106 Website: http://www.rhinolion.co.za/  ...

Ka'aba, Hajr-e-Aswad, Hatim and the Maqaam-e-Ibrahim

Ka'aba, Hajr-e-Aswad, Hatim and the Maqaam-e-Ibrahim

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Thought to be initially built by the angels, then by Adam (AS). Destroyed in the flood of Noah, it was rebuilt by Abraham (AS) on the orders of Allah. It became a symbol of power in the times before the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It was believed who so ever had control of the Ka'aba would have the right to rule over the other tribes in Makkah. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) solved this by having the vari...

Market Theatre

Market Theatre

Johannesburg, South Africa

The first integrated theatre of the city, it played a crucial role in the efforts against apartheid and is home to an art gallery, three theaters and a very famous restaurant, the second Moyo.   Address: 121 Bree Street Telephone: +27 (0)11 832 1641 Website: http://www.markettheatre.co.za/ Opening hours: Varies, depending on production  ...

Acropolis

Acropolis

Athens, Greece

This is the most well-known historical site in Athens, and maybe of the Western World. Pericles is the famous Greek responsible for the transformation of the Acropolis into a city of temples during the fifth century BCE. A stop here on your trip to Athens is a must, and the collection of temples and historical sites you will find here will surely not disappoint. As you enter, you will walk through...