General Travel News

Malaysia continues to attract tourists

June 28 - or the fifth year in a row, Malaysia continues to attract a large number of Saudi tourists, a senior tours and sales executive has said.

"For five years in a row Malaysia has topped the countries attracting Saudi summer vacationers. Egypt and the UAE are usually next in popularity," said Mahmud Hamid, a tours and sales executive. According to tour and travel experts, people choose their destinations depending on the areas they live in.
For example, Hamid said, people traveling to Europe are usually from Riyadh and cities in the Eastern Province. "Fifty per cent of Saudis from Riyadh prefer to spend their summer vacations in Europe with France being the country they most prefer to visit," Hamid said.

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
Hietaniemi cemetery

Hietaniemi cemetery

Helsinki, Finland

This is the biggest cemetery located in Helsinki and is quoted very often in texts and speeches because it holds the graves of most of the soldiers who fought during the Finnish War. Within the Hietaniemi parameters are smaller cemeteries such as the Helsinki Ismaic Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery.                     ...

Neue Pinakotheken

Neue Pinakotheken

Munich, Germany

This gallery holds a collection of 19th century art. Here you can find paintings and sculptures from the Neoclassical and Romantic periods, as well as from the Impressionist movements. The museum was commissioned by King Ludwig I in 1853 as the first museum for contemporary art. Timings: Daily except Tuesday 10.00 – 17.00, Wednesday 10.00 – 20.00 Admission: €5 adults €3.50 st...

Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi, Vietnam

The Hanoi Opera House, also called Nha Hat Lon Ha Noi or Hanoi Municipal Theatre, is a landmark of the French Quarter of Hanoi. Unfortunately, to get inside, visitors have to attend a performance, which are usually enjoyable but few and far between. Address: 1 Trang Tien St, Hanoi ...

Gold Reef City Theme Park and Casino

Gold Reef City Theme Park and Casino

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Gold Reef City Theme Park is a great place to have some fun. From roller coasters to a giant Ferris wheel, it has everything and is a real treat for kids!   Address: Gold Reef City, Ormonde, 8km (5 miles) from city centre Telephone: +27 (0)11 248 6800 Website: http://www.goldreefcity.co.za/ Opening hours: Tues-Sun 0930-1700    ...