General Travel News

Jeddah Apartment Blocks Ordered Closed

Official have ordered forty furnished apartment blocks closed after inspectors discovered more than 40 safety code violations.  The Commission for Tourism and Antiquities will issue fines for the violations, which consist of failure to obtain construction safety licenses from the Jeddah Mayor’s office, building safety licenses from Civil Defence, and insufficient standard safety facilities. 

Mohammed Al-Amri said “All the locations have been informed, in accordance with the official inspection form of which they have been provided with a copy, that they are to cease admitting guests with immediate effect out of safety concerns.”  There are about 800 furnished apartment buildings in Jeddah.
 

More General Travel News
Eid Mubarak to all Irhal visitors
Experience the peaks near Lausanne Switzerland
Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi launches summer camp for children
Latest Travel News
Emirates voted ‘Best Business Airline’ a...
Tourism to contribute SR118 billion to S...
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi to celebrate M...
Featured Sights To See
Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Helsinki, Finland

These gardens are located in the old downtown area of the city, a few minutes’ walk from the central station. The Gardens include extensive acres of land dedicated to growing special wildlife flowers, shrubs and herbs. They represent the contributions that Finland makes in conservation of nature. A number of greenhouses are also constructed within the premises where new plants are grown and nurtur...

National Theater

National Theater

Munich, Germany

Munich's opera history began in 1651 and since then has seen performances, including thoseof Verdi, Cavalli, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner and Strauss. These composers make up a great share of today's programs. The Bavarian State Opera presents over 350 performances a year. Timings: Mon-Fri 10.00 -18.00, Sat 10.00 -13.00 Advance sale commences one month before the performance Tel: ...

Walking Man

Walking Man

Munich, Germany

The Walking Man is a 17 metre high sculpture by the American artist Jonathan Borofsky, which stands on the street called Leopoldstrasse, in front of the Munich Re Group Building. The figure is seen taking an energetic step forward. Since its establishment in 1995, the Walking Man, a steel structure with fiber glass mats, has become an outstanding landmark of the city.  ...

Fushifaru Thila

Fushifaru Thila

Maldives, Maldives

Fushifaru Thila, one of the many sites of the Fushifaru region, is a picturesque diving site. The sea here is calm but there’s a lot of movement happening underneath with fabulous coral and fish species. The thila is nearly 250 m long and 30 m wide, with the reef sides sloping gently from the reef-top at 10 to 15 m to the atoll bed at 30 m, the top of the thila is the best part of the site with ex...