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
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for Saudi Arabia’s National Day
Eid Mubarak to all Irhal visitors
Experience the peaks near Lausanne Switzerland
Latest Travel News
Turkish Airlines launches new cabin crew...
Emirates voted ‘Best Business Airline’ a...
Tourism to contribute SR118 billion to S...
Featured Sights To See
Dharavi

Dharavi

Mumbai, India

Dharavi, slated to be Asia’s biggest slum, lies on prime property right in the middle of Mumbai. Some travel operators offer guided tours through Dharavi showing the residential as well as the industrial parts. This area is home to a number of small scale industries and it is interesting to see how they operate from here.  Some of these industries produce embroidered garments, export quality ...

Zurich Toy Museum

Zurich Toy Museum

Zurich, Switzerland

The Zurich Toy Museum, or Zurcher Spilzeugmuseum, is one of the city's most unique attractions.  More than 1,200 antique toys are in the collection, dating from the eighteenth century through the start of the twentieth century. The toys are all representative of their times.  There are toy locomotives from the 1800s, and early automobiles from the start of the 1900s.  The large...

Madinah Dates Company/Dates Market

Madinah Dates Company/Dates Market

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

The Madinah Dates Company and the Dates Market offer varieties of dates from chocolate flavored and almond filled to the traditional khajji. These dates are a major attraction for foreign nationals since dates of Madinah are famous worldwide for their supreme taste and quality. The Dates Company has an on-premise factory and offers more expensive dates than the ones offered by the Dates Market. ...

Saint-Ouen Flea Market

Saint-Ouen Flea Market

Paris, France

Located 6.6km outside Paris, the commune of Saint-Ouen is home to the one of the world’s best flea markets.  In the nineteenth century, beggars would scavenge through people’s garbage to find things they could resell at the market.   They were eventually expelled from Paris and relegated to the outskirts, where they continued and expanded their trade.  In 1885, local authorities in Saint-Ouen ...