General Travel News

Al Ain Flight Academy Will Offer Undergraduate Degrees

Horizon International Flight Academy in Al Ain will offer undergraduate degrees and become a full fledged university.  Horizon’s general manager Mohammed al Zaabi said  “By 2016, we expect Horizon will be an aviation university.” The flight academy is now planning to offer a new “higher diploma” in aviation business this fall.  Governments and militaries in the UAE and region sponsor many students attending the Horizon International Flight Academy.  

The academy was created after the September 11 crisis, because this slowed the flow of Middle East students studying in US flight schools.  Mr. al Zaabi said there are only a few private schools in Saudi Arabia and Qatar providing flight training, so Horizon has developed a niche.
 

More General Travel News
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - falconry
Summer in Turkey
Latest Travel News
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Summer in Turkey...
Taif Season attracts more than 750,000 v...
Featured Sights To See
Mutrah Souk

Mutrah Souk

Muscat, Oman

This market is a must stop for any tourist visiting Muscat, and is perhaps the biggest attraction within the city. It is located next to the Mutrah Corniche and is a perfect blend of Oman’s ancient culture and its modern transformation. The stalls are housed in a modern building but still maintain the hustle and bustle of a traditional Arab Market. There are a number of gold shops; others sell han...

Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Similar in feel to the London docklands, Puerto Madero has a ghostly beauty to it. The antique port of Buenos Aires has been renewed however and now represents the latest architectural and entertainment trends of the city. The old red-brick warehouses now contain galleries, bars and restaurants (ranging from high end eateries to Franchises such as Hooters and TGIF). Old docking cranes and ships si...

Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier

Paris, France

The Palais Garnier, also known as the Paris Opéra, was the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera.  When you’re inside, it’s not hard to see how one could be inspired.  Construction on the Palais Ganier, named for its famed architect, Charles Garnier, began in 1862.  It was one of the many civic projects instituted by Napoleon III.  Because of political strife and constructio...

Chimbulak/Shymbulak Ski Resort

Chimbulak/Shymbulak Ski Resort

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: past the Medeu Ice Skating Rink and Medeu Dam, up the same trail Reception: +7 (3272) 58 19 99 Fax: +7 (3272) 58 20 30 Timings: open November to April/May Located at 2300 meters above sea level, this is a romantic little resort and hotel complex that perfectly terminates your breathtaking journey up the mountainside. From here you can go off on hike trails in different direc...