General Travel News

Leaning Tower of Pisa and Burj al Arab turn green

Burj al Arab and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are not turning green with envy - they are celebrating St. Patrick's Day on March 17 2012 - and Tourism Ireland is making sure everyone around the world notices.

By creating a worldwide phenomenon, the Irish tourism organization is generating a lot of interest in Ireland. The Sydney Opera House, the Manneken Pis in Brussels - which recently had its water shut off due to the freezing temperatuers in Brussels - the Niagara Falls, the London Eye and Table Mountain in South Africa, are among some of the well-known sites that will be lit up on March 17, along with Burj Al Arab in the UAE. The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Selfridges - the iconic Oxford Street store in London - will be added to the list of green monuments this year.

St. Patrick's Day is a religious and cultural holiday in Ireland in celebration of Ireland's patron saint and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It has now become a big cultural event which is celebrated all over the world. In the US East coast - particularly in Boston which was home to the most illustrious Irish family - the Kennedy family - St Patrick's Day is celebrated with great fervour. More than 20 US Presidents can trace their origin to Irieland. In fact both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have some Irish ancestry.

More General Travel News
View Dubai’s Iconic Landmarks in a Helicopter
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 27 April 2019
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
Latest Travel News
Big jump in international passengers for...
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Featured Sights To See
Vondelpark

Vondelpark

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Located near the Museum Quarter, Vondelpark is one of the largest parks in Amsterdam, very popular with locals and tourists alike. The open air theatre at the park has theatrical performances five days week. During June, July and August, one can enjoy concerts and musical performances at the open air theatre....

Old Bazaar

Old Bazaar

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

The Old Bazaar offers a very wide variety of extremely cheap items including garments, wrist-watches, perfumes, prayer caps, kitchen wear, etc. Most items usually cost around SAR 10 and naturally it is a risky bargain so be careful of what you buy.  ...

National Planetarium

National Planetarium

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Space always holds a fascination for kids and they are sure to love this Planetarium where they can peer through a 14 inch telescope which gives them a stunning view of the sky. A space-themed park has replicas of ancient observatories. An overhead pedestrian bridge connects the Planetarium with the National Museum.  With an impressive blue-domed structure, the Planetarium signifies Malays...

Masjid-e-Jinn

Masjid-e-Jinn

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

According to tradition, this is a Mosque situated on the Al Haram street, where once the Holy Prophet (SAW) was reciting the Holy Qura'an. A group of Jinn passing by heard the recitation and stopped to hear more. Opens only at prayer times. ...