General Travel News

Dubai Cruise Terminal Opens

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince, opened the new Dubai Cruise Terminal yesterday.  The new terminal was developed and will be operated by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, (DTCM).  The naming ceremony for the new cruise ship Costa Deliziosa was a highlight of the opening of the new terminal in Port Rashid. 

Four ships can be accommodated at once at the new terminal which has a money exchange, ATM’s, post office, duty free shop, souvenir shops, business center with free internet access, WiFi, and VIP majilis. The new terminal also houses offices for representatives of government bodies like customs, immigration, and police.  DTCM Director-General Khalid Al bin Sulayem said “The opening of this state-of-the-art facility is a major milestone in our tourism journey. Cruise tourism plays a crucial role in the overall growth and development of the tourism industry in the emirate.”
 

More General Travel News
Emirates Touches down in Mexico City
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Africa’s Best Low-Cost Airline
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar perform at the Diriyah Music Festival
Latest Travel News
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar...
Emirates celebrates Guinness World Recor...
Featured Sights To See
The Kon-Tiki Museum

The Kon-Tiki Museum

Oslo, Norway

This museum houses a number of materials and the original boats from Thor Heyerdahl’s famous expedition, which attempted to prove that South Americans could have inhabited the Polynesian Islands by raft thousands of years ago. The museum has several interesting features, among them a cave tour and a water exhibit with a ten meter shark. Open year round, this museum is worth a visit. Address: B...

Dolmabahçe Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace

Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahçe Palace served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1887, and again from 1909 until the end of the caliphate in 1924.  It was constructed on landfill (the name means ‘filled-up garden’) and took thirteen years to complete.  In the early years of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk used the palace as his summer residence.  He died here in 1938.&n...

Oak Park

Oak Park

Chicago, United States

Oak Park is a suburb just to the northwest of Chicago.  After the Great Chicago Fire the area grew rapidly because of its location along the railroad.  In 1902 it was incorporated, becoming independent from the town of Cicero.  Today it is one of Chicago's nicest suburbs, with broad tree lined streets and large older homes. There is quite a bit to see here.  Oak Park was h...

Parque da Cidade & Museu Historico da Cidade

Parque da Cidade & Museu Historico da Cidade

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Opening Time: 7am-6pm Admission: Free City History Museum Location: Estrada da Santa Marinha 505, Gavea Tel: 2512 2353 Opening Times: 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Sunday Admission: US$2 Found within Parque da Cicade, this former 19th century mansion now houses a museum which had exhibits of Rio from founding in 1565 up to the mid-20th century. Displays of furniture, photographs an...