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Dubai International Airport Departure Fees Raised To Dh75

Departure fees from Dubai International Airport have been raised to Dh75 from 1 May 2009.  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued the relevant amendment to Law No3 of 2004 governing departure fees from the airport.   His Highness is Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and issued the ruling in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai. 

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

London, United Kingdom

 Yet another of London’s iconic landmarks, Trafalgar Square is situated at Charing Cross, London’s most important intersection.  The square gets its name from the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.  For the British, the victory over Napoleon’s forces was simultaneously flawless and Pyrrhic.  Not a single British ship was lost, compared to 22 French/Spanish vessels.  The b...

Chubi Bridge

Chubi Bridge

Isfahan, Iran

Address: between the Si-o-She and Khaju Bridge. A smaller, less grand bridge, 150 meters long and containing 21 arches, the Chubi was built by Shah Abbas II to serve as royal parlors, for being served pleasant evening meals and as entertainment rooms for the ladies of the court. Today the bridge contains two charming little teahouses.          &n...

The Sao Paulo Zoo

The Sao Paulo Zoo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

A place worth visiting, the Sao Paolo Zoo has over 3,000 different kinds of animals, including several endangered species. The zoo has a lake in its center containing the monkey islands, which must not be missed. Address: Av. Miguel Stéfano 4241, Água Funda, Parque do Estado Tel: 011-5073-0811 Timings: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm Entry fee: R$10  ...

South Kensington Museums

South Kensington Museums

London, United Kingdom

The Science Museum was founded along with the Victoria and Albert Museum in the wake of the Great Exhibition and is part of Great Britain’s National Museum of Science and Insustry.  It did not become an independent entity until 1909.  The current building, known as the East Block was constructed between 1913 and 1928. The museum has a collection of more than 300,000 objects, which depict the...