General Travel News

Jeddah Ghair Summer Festival Turnout Low

The number of visitors attending the Jeddah Ghair summer festival this year was disappointingly low.   The city’s director of cultural affairs attributed the low turnout to insufficient funds and not enough businesses sponsoring activities at the festival.  Samijr Nawar said Jeddah Mayor has been advised about how to find sufficient financing for the festival next summer.

Mr. Nawar said in northern Obhur festivals took place at locations appropriate for the residents at a reasonable cost and Jeddah has tried to find similar locations.  He said show locations were set up at the traditional area in Jeddah and mobile artistic and folklore groups participated in it. Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry deputy chairman said this year’s festival met its objectives regarding number of visitors and financial returns.  The festival lasted for 37 days conducting over 250 programs at the Corniche markets. 
 

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
What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kids have many things to see and do when in Amsterdam: ARTIS ZOO Founded in 1838, the Artis Zoo is one of the largest in Europe. It is home to 700 animal species and 200 tree varieties, many on the verge of extinction. Artis is also one of the   fewest zoos in Europe that has famous historical buildings [the Large Museum (1855), the unique Library building (1867) and the Aquari...

Olympic Park

Olympic Park

Beijing, China

The 2008 Summer Olympics signified China’s return as a global economic power.  It’s hard to forget the spectacular opening ceremony.  Three years on, the Olympic Park is still there and open to the public.  The centerpiece of the park is the Beijing National Stadium, better known as the Bird’s Nest.  Its edifice is unmistakable.  Though no teams call the Bird’s Nest home, ...

Wiener Prater

Wiener Prater

Vienna, Austria

Former imperial hunting grounds for the royal family. Contains a large amusement park, known as the Volksprater ("People's Prater"), believed to be the oldest "modern" amusement park in the world, which has the much famed giant Ferris wheel ('Riesenrad'). Public entry into the Prater is free of cost while the costs of individual attractions vary from 1 euro to 10 euro. Lar...

Early Christian Carthage

Early Christian Carthage

Tunis, Tunisia

Much like the Carthage Museum, this museum is also a display of the ruins of the site which have been collected and preserved under the UNESCO guidelines. Apart from artifacts and objects, the exhibitions also include selected pieces of readings that give the tourists an idea of how majestic life was in the days of the Carthage. Admission: 9TD Location: 20 rue 8010 Montplaisir - B.P. 345 ...