General Travel News

Beaches in UAE may have blue flags in 2011

April 7- Beaches in the UAE may contain blue flags, a symbol of clean beaches, in 2011 if they are able to meet the international criteria for the same, it was learnt on Tuesday. The blue flag is given to those beaches and marinas that have passed the criteria for water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and other services. Run by the Foundation of Environmental Education (FEE), a Denmark-based non-profit organisation, the blue flag has been awarded to 3,450 beaches and marinas in 41 countries.
"In April 2011 the first blue flag will be awarded to UAE beaches," said Lisa Perry, Conservation Programme Director at Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) — WWF. "The water quality at our beaches is a concern for many residents and tourists. With the blue flag people can be more confident that the water is safe for them and their children to swim in,” she added.
Last year that EWS-WWF was accepted by FEE as its national coordinator for the Blue Flag Programme in the UAE. The initiative will make UAE beaches litter free and provide high recreational water quality, in addition to adequate beach users' safety services.
Meanwhile, the award is just given for one season. If the same criteria are not me in the next season, the award will be withdrawn.
 

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
Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts

Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts

Sanaa, Yemen

Address: north corner of al-Tahreer Square Timings: 8am to 5pm Located near al-Mutawakkil Mosque, inside the former abode of a revered religious scholar, this museum focuses more on the culture rather than the history of the region. You will find costumes, accessories, domestic décor, jewelry, items of everyday use, and quite a number of other displays that provide a delightful insight int...

Phnom Tamao Zoo

Phnom Tamao Zoo

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This is the best place to visit with kids. Though it’s located on a 30 kilometers distance from the main city, but your kids will have a great time there while observing the rehabilitation and conservation of animals. Feeding the dear, ducks and fishes would be delight for thrm. Whereas seeing monkeys jump and roll would surely give them a fir of laughter.                    {loadposition ...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Barcelona, Spain

Tibidabo Funfair "The Magic Mountain" A superb funfair with several rides, it is an absolute gem for kids and is a great place to have some quality family time. Address: On Tibidabo Mountain Admission: Adults 15Euro, children under 110cms in height, 4Euro. Prices allow unlimited use of the attractions and rides. Open: weekends and fiestas only until June, then daily in July and August....

Albert Cyup Market

Albert Cyup Market

Amsterdam, Netherlands

This street market is one of the most popular in the whole of Holland. Started in 1903, this market now has over 300 stalls on both sides of the street. These stalls sell everything from clothes, cosmetics and chocolates to fruit, fish and vegetables. The market is a good place to test your bargaining skills. The market is open from 9.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday. Due to bad weather during wi...