General Travel News

Burj Khalifa Observatory Open To Public

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, opened its observatory to the public today at 3 pm (Tuesday, January 5).  Yesterday thousands of people gathered at the Burj area promenade to watch the opening, which coincided with the celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Accession of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE.

Beginning on Wednesday, members of the public will be permitted to go to the 124th floor between 10 am and 10 pm on Sunday through Wednesday and between 10 am and 10 pm Thursday through Sunday.  Online and telephone booking services are not yet available, so tickets can only be purchased from the ‘At the Top’ kiosk in Dubai Mall.  Ticket prices are as follows:

Dated & Timed Adult (12 years +) Dh100
Dated & Timed Child (3- 12 years) Dh 75
Immediate Entry Adult/Child Dh210
Infants (0-3) Free of Charge
 

More General Travel News
Texas Roadhouse opens its first beachfront restaurant at La Mer, Dubai
First floating drive-through debuts in Dubai
World’s longest urban zipline launches in Dubai
Latest Travel News
Skytrax announces list of best airports ...
Turkish Airlines launches flights to Sam...
Texas Roadhouse opens its first beachfro...
Featured Sights To See
Rainbow's End Theme Park

Rainbow's End Theme Park

Auckland, New Zealand

Hours: Feb-Dec daily 10am-5pm; Jan daily 10am-10pm   Location: Great South and Wiri Station rds., Manukau City   Transportation: Take the Manukau motorway exit 15 min. south of Auckland and drive 400m (1,312 ft.) to the end of the Rainbow Phone: 0800/438-672 in NZ, 09/262-2030   Fax: 09/262-1958           ...

Aladdin’s Kingdom

Aladdin’s Kingdom

Doha, Qatar

This outdoor theme park is a treat for children and adults alike. It was opened in 1994. A number of wonderful and adventurous rides can be opted for here. These include rollercoaster rides, go karts, bumper cars, trampolines and carousels. Also included is a video games arcade. Over twenty different rides are available here. Most visitors throng to the thunderbolt rollercoaster which zooms forth ...

Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat

New Delhi, India

If you only have time to visit one shopping area in Delhi, then the Dilli Haat must be the shopping locale of choice. This bazaar hosts several craft stalls, with most of them rotating every two weeks. The best part of Dili Haat, however, is that you can buy goods directly from the craftspeople themselves, rather than buying these items at an inflated price from brand name stores. Aurobindo Mar...

The Big Bell Temple

The Big Bell Temple

Beijing, China

Dating back to the 1700s this temple was used by Buddhists to pray for rain. It now houses the biggest bell [over 20 feet wide] built by any Chinese emperor as well as other bells dating back to the Yuan and Ming dynasties. Timings: Daily 8 30 A.M- 4 30 P.M Admission: Y 10 Address: 1 A Beisanhuanxi Lu Tel: 010-6255-0843  ...