General Travel News

Creative Thai activities throughout the year at Dusit Princess City Centre Dubai

Dubai, September 2011 – Dusit Princess City Centre Dubai introduced a series of workshops initially designed to keep residents entertained throughout the months of July andAugust during the heat of the summer, but they have been met with so much enthusiasm that these classes will continue throughout the year.

Phuang Malai is the art of garland making, offered every Monday at 3 pm. The price of Dhs 49 includes a herbal refreshment beverage, and participants get to take their own garland home.  The art of Phuang Malai was originally a craft practised by women in the Royal Palace, and now forms part of everyday life in Thailand.  They are used in offerings to Buddha images, worn by the bride and groom at a wedding, or simply given as a gesture of welcome and good luck.

The hotel will also be continuing classes in the art of Kaesa-lak or vegetable and fruit carving. Fruit and vegetable carving is considered one of the ten traditional Thai crafts which was once the preserve of chefs preparing banquets for royalty but now practised in many kitchens across Thailand. Classes take place every Wednesday at a cost of Dhs 49 and participants get to take their carving home.

And for food lovers the Withitum Aharn Thai  or Thai cooking classes will take place on Fridays at 3 pm. These classes include a recipe sheet, herbal refreshment and participants get to enjoy their own Thai meal for just Dhs 79.

Advance reservations are necessary, and classes are for up to 6 students.  For further details and reservations, contact Dusit Princess City Centre on +971 4 209 5000

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
Oslo’s City Hall (Radhuset)

Oslo’s City Hall (Radhuset)

Oslo, Norway

Oslo’s City Hall (Radhuset) was inaugurated in 1950. Its quality as a building has been hotly debated, but all have come together to watch the annual Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, which takes place within its walls. Inside, one will find stunning murals and frescoes. The building has two red-brick towers, one of which hosts a carillon that plays every hour. Guided tours of the building take pl...

Roman Baths

Roman Baths

Beirut, Lebanon

The Roman Baths were lost to the city for several years and were discovered in 1968-69. It wasn’t until the 1995-97 period of reconstruction that they were fully discovered. Situated behind Bank Street, the site is surrounded by a garden which attempts to recreate the atmosphere of ancient Roman gardens. In addition, there is a small amphitheater for open-air concerts. Rue Riad El Solh, Beirut...

Panfilov Park

Panfilov Park

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: between Gogol Street and Qazybek Bi Street, downtown Almaty. Take bus # 63 & 94, tram # 4 & 6, and trolleybus # 1, 11, & 12. A large rectangular park named in honor of the 28th Panfilov Battalion, a regiment of 28 brave troops from Kazakhstan, under their leader General Panfilov, who valiantly guarded Moscow during the Second World War. It contains a large memorial sculpture to pay h...

What to do with kids in tow

What to do with kids in tow

Beijing, China

Beijing Aquarium This is an inland aquarium which exhibits numerous species of under water creatures. Dolphin shows take place daily and are a highlight of this aquarium. A panda house is located nearby as well. Timings: Daily 9 A.M- 4 30 P.M Admission: Y 110 [Adults]; Y 60 [children]- includes admission fee for Beijing Zoo Address: Gaoliang Qiao Xiejie 18 B Tel: 010-6217-6655 &nbs...