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Dubai Tourism Flourishes

Dubai reaffirms its position as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations as the number of visitors to Dubai reached an all time high in 2008 of 6,996,449.  Dubai tourism growth continues despite the economic slowdown, although at a somewhat slower pace.   It is one of the few international destinations to have an increase in the number of visitors over last year.


Dubai’s highly diversified premium tourism product, groundbreaking attractions, and world class hospitality help drive the consistent tourism growth.  As a result, hotel revenues increased an impressive 15 per cent to Dh 13.4 billion in 2008.  

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Parc LaFontaine

Montreal, Canada

Located a few kilometers north of Mount Royal and stretching over 36 hectares, this park contains beautiful artificial lakes connected by waterfalls, decorative fountains, large playing fields, swimming pools, bike trails, an ice skating area in winters, and the newest addition, an open-air theatre. This is a good place to hit on your last day in the city, if you want to relax and collect everlast...

A'Ali Potteries

A'Ali Potteries

Bahrain, Bahrain

These kilns have been made on an ancient burial mound. After observing the potter working on the wheel you can take a turn yourself.  The shop owner himself is also on hand to give a tour of the kilns and the pottery making process from production to glazing and firing. There are also finished glazed and unglazed products available for purchase at reasonable prices Address: A'Ali Village ...

Lahore Fort

Lahore Fort

Lahore, Pakistan

This fort is a magnificent structure and was crucial to the military strength of the Mughals who used it as their military headquarters. The Sikhs too, who ruled Lahore briefly, used the fort as part of their defense strategy. Inside the fort is a small museum showcasing the Mughal rule of Lahore with artifacts dating back to the era. Another gallery is dedicated to the Sikh rule of Lahore. There ...

The October War Panorama

The October War Panorama

Damascus, Syria

This is an interesting museum showcasing pieces from the 1973 “October” war with Israel. The fighting was concentrated in the town of Quneitra and ensued over the Golan Heights. This museum contains portraits of the then president, Hafez-al- Assad along with many photographs of the war. It was built by the help of the North Koreans and is a tribute to the lives lost and properties damaged.  ...