General Travel News

Janadriya Festival Begins

March 17- A two week cultural extravaganza at Janadriya village was inaugurated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Tuesday. Janadriya village is 45 km north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  A variety of cultural dances, a huge open-air operetta entitled “The Unity of a Nation” and a spectacular camel race are expected to attract hundreds of thousands of Saudi and expatriate visitors. About 1,000 camels and jockeys will participate in the camel race. 

Abdul Mohsin Al-Tuwaijri said “The focus will also be the presence of about 400 scholars, writers and men of letters, including litterateurs and artists, who will start performing from Wednesday and carry on until March 30.”   Al-Tuwaijri, who is assistant deputy commander of the National Guard, spoke about the festival at the opening of the 25th National Culture and Heritage Festival at Saudi Arabia.  He said several guests including King Hamad bin lsa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain will arrive in the Kingdom on Wednesday to attend the opening of the festival.
 

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Bolshoi Theatre

Bolshoi Theatre

Moscow, Russia

Bolshoi means'grand' and this theatre is so because of its brilliant ballet and opera performances. It was built in 1825 to replace the Petrovka theatre which had been destroyed in a fire. Later on it had to be re-built following another fire in 1853. The theatre was intended to cater to the whims of the royal family and other nobles and was a status symbol. Performances include Swan Lake, Sleepin...

Le Corbusier Center

Le Corbusier Center

Zurich, Switzerland

 The Le Corbusier Center, home to the Heidi Weber Museum, was the final building designed by Le Corbusier, one of the seminal architects of the twentieth century.  He was born Charles-Edouart Jeanneret in a small city in eastern Switzerland in 1887.  He would shape the Modernist movement in architecture with his International Style, and his influence can be seen in cities throughout...

Historical University Building

Historical University Building

Frankfurt, Germany

This stone building was constructed as the Academy of Trade and Social Sciences in 1906. After the Frankfurt University was founded, this complex was made its headquarters and the building has been remodeled for modern times as well. If you want to explore the education and research side of Frankfurt, this would be the best place to start. Address: Historical University Building  &nbs...

Heureka Science Centre

Heureka Science Centre

Helsinki, Finland

This science center shows live laboratory displays and experiments. There are hands on exhibitions of scientific apparatus and a shop to buy things related to science. Basically, a very interactive place to take your children to!                    ...