General Travel News

Foreign diplomats visit Taif tourist attractions

April 4- About 60 foreign diplomats recently visited tourist attractions in the summer resort of Taif, including the historical Shabra Palace. The diplomats expressed appreciation for the tourist facilities.  Muhammad bin Ahmed Tayeb, director general of the Foreign Ministry’s office, welcomed the delegation of consuls general. “We organized this visit in order to help our diplomat guests enjoy their stay in the Kingdom and establish friendly relations with Saudi society,” he stated.  

The consuls visited a number of tourist and historical attractions in Taif and participated in cultural activities. The tour covered Shafa, Hada, Radf, King Fahd Garden, and the ropeway in Al-Karr.  Director of the Shabra Palace, Abdul Aziz Al-Amri, briefed the delegation about the palace’s architectural features and historical importance.  The five storey palace was built based on Roman, Islamic, and Hejazi architectural designs.
 

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
The Jet d'eau

The Jet d'eau

Geneva, Switzerland

The Jet d'eau in Lake Geneva spouting 140 meters into the air is regarded as the world's tallest water fountain, symbolizing Geneva's position as a leader in harnessing hydraulic power.   ...

New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

New York, United States

The New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx, just across Route 1 from the Bronx Zoo.  It sits on 250 acres land once owned by tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard and opened in 1891.  In addition to hosting thousands of species, the New York Botanical Garden is one of the world’s premier research centers into botany and plant genetics.   There’s a lot to see while you’re here.  ...

Hulhumale

Hulhumale

Maldives, Maldives

Hulhumale is an artificial island located in the south of North Male Atoll. The island was restored to create more room to meet the existing and future housing, industrial and commercial development needs of the Male region. The official settlement was inaugurated by President Gayoom on May 12, 2004 and the development and management of the island is being undertaken by a Government owned corporat...

Open Air Folk House Museum

Open Air Folk House Museum

Tokyo, Japan

This museum, located only half an hour away from Tokyo, is delightful. It showcases the architecture of the past rural Japan. The setting is beautiful; historic/traditional houses are perched amidst or atop of wooded hilly areas. The houses are simple and often comprise of thatched roofs. Interesting features of this museum include a gate to the home of a Samurai, a Kabuki stage and a water wheel ...