General Travel News

Demand For Ramadan Tents Falls

Hotels and major companies are seeing a big fall in demand for Ramadan tents and due to the economic slowdown.   Many companies that previously sponsored large tents for community use are spending loss and others have reduced provision of Iftar for their staff.  Some hotels are setting up tents indoors to eliminate the cost of an air condition plant for outdoor tents.

The holy month  is expected to begin on 22 August, depending on when the moon can be viewed.  A traditional part of Arab-Islamic culture is breaking fast with Iftar meals in Ramadan tents at sunset.   This has evolved into social gatherings lasting well into the evenings with shisha being smoked in air conditioned comfort.  General Manager of Al Mumtaz Tents said a clear picture of demand will emerge later.  Shakhil Ahmed said “Last year we had to turn down many customers because all the available inventory was booked and our staff was fully occupied.”

More General Travel News
View Dubai’s Iconic Landmarks in a Helicopter
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 27 April 2019
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
Latest Travel News
Big jump in international passengers for...
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Featured Sights To See
Bagh-e-ibn-e-Qasim and Beach Park

Bagh-e-ibn-e-Qasim and Beach Park

Karachi, Pakistan

Constructed along 3.7 kilometers of coast, and spread over 80 acres of land, this park is reputed to be the largest park in Asia. Needless to say, it adds considerably to the beauty of the beach. Its attractions include unique rose bushes, lush green lawns, tall trees, beautifully crafted fountains, well placed wooden and stone benches, well maintained restrooms, clean paved pathways, children's p...

Jewish Museum and Old Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Museum and Old Jewish Cemetery

Prague, Czech Republic

The cemetery is like no other on earth: over 100,000 bodies are packed into this space the size of five suburban gardens with 12,000 gravestones crookedly lining the narrow paths. To enter you must buy a ticket to the museum which comprises of six establishments: the Pinkas, Maisel and Spanish Synagogues, the Klaus Synagogue and Ceremonial Hall and of course the cemetery.  Opening Times: ...

Rajabhai Tower

Rajabhai Tower

Mumbai, India

Rajabhai Tower is a clock tower located within the campus of Mumbai University next to the High Court. It was designed by an English architect, Sir Gilbert Scott, and was based on the tower in London housing the Big Ben. The tower which is 280 ft high took around 9 yrs to get constructed. Based on Gothic and Venetian styles of architecture, this tower is built of Kurla stone, a locally available b...

Grand Mosque

Grand Mosque

Kuwait, Kuwait

The largest mosque in Kuwait, and located in a prime location just opposite to the Seif Palace, the Grand Mosque is one of the most important sights in the country and covers an area of over 45,000 square feet. The extensive construction process started in 1979 and was finally completed in 1986, and cost about KD 14 million. This national treasure stands as an epitome of Arab and Muslim beliefs an...