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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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Dharavi

Dharavi

Mumbai, India

Dharavi, slated to be Asia’s biggest slum, lies on prime property right in the middle of Mumbai. Some travel operators offer guided tours through Dharavi showing the residential as well as the industrial parts. This area is home to a number of small scale industries and it is interesting to see how they operate from here.  Some of these industries produce embroidered garments, export quality ...

National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland was founded in the 1860s after a successful exhibition at the Great Industrial Exhibition in 1853.  The current building was completed in 1864.  Initially the Gallery was without a collection, but thanks to an annual allowance it quickly grew.  By the start of the 20th century, the museum was out of space.  It has been expanded several times sinc...

Alhamra Arts Council

Alhamra Arts Council

Lahore, Pakistan

‘Alhamra’ literally means a woman in red clothes. This building is made up of red bricks, earning the same impression. The architect was Nayyar Ali Dada and this complex has been admired for its superb architecture, even receiving an award for it.  It is a venue for many art exhibitions, theatrical shows and musical concerts. It also acts as a training centre offering courses in various arts ...

Zizkov Tower

Zizkov Tower

Prague, Czech Republic

Opinions are divided over whether this tower is hideous or futuristic, especially with the babies crawling up the city’s tallest landmark. The lifts go up to a 93m observation deck and there is a restaurant on the 66 floor but it is overpriced. About the babies, originally designed by Prague’s artist of choice David Cerny during Prague’s reign the European City of Culture, the babies served as an ...