General Travel News

Morgan Freeman To Fly Into UAE On His New SJ30

American actor Morgan Freeman will fly his new SJ30 private jet from Los Angeles to the UAE, touching down in Dubai. The award winning actor, who has a private pilot’s license, purchased the jet from the Emirates Investment and Development Company (Emivest), a private investment company in the UAE.  Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation (SSAC), a US based manufacturer and subsidiary of Emivest, produces the jet.  The SJ30 is knows as the world’s fastest, longest, and highest flying light jet – it has a top cruising altitude of 49,000 feet and can maintain sea level cabin pressure at 41,000 feet. 

Mr. Freeman reportedly purchased the plane for $7 million (Dh25.7 million).  The SJ30 flew from San Antonio, Texas, to Dubai for the Dubai Airshow in 2007.   Morgan Freeman and Al Gandi will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce the sale of the SJ30 to Freeman. Mr. Freeman will be traveling with his niece, and stay in the UAE until December 27th.
 

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
Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden

Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden

Beirut, Lebanon

Named after the renowned Lebanese-American writer and artist, this garden is a vast verdant expanse in the center of Beirut. There are two circular lawns with trees around a water fountain. A platform looks out onto the garden. Six obelisks are part of the formal landscaping. A bust of Gibran and abstract sculptures by contemporary Lebanese artists also adorn the square. This garden is popular...

Colombo Zoological Gardens

Colombo Zoological Gardens

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Visitors get to see a variety of animals, including a large collection of birds, reptile and fish. The highlight of most people’s trip to the zoo is quite possibly the elephant show, which is held daily at 5:15PM.  Elephant and pony rides are available too! ...

The Custom House

The Custom House

Dublin, Ireland

The Custom House was built between 1781 and 1791 by James Gandon.  As its name would imply, it served as the Customs House for the port of Dublin.  The Neoclassical facade and its signature dome became a symbol of Dublin, even after the port moved downstream.  It became the center of the city's local government (and a symbol of the English occupation) until 1922, when the interior w...

Quran Museum

Quran Museum

Isfahan, Iran

Address: inside the Abbasi Hotel, Chahar Bagh Avenue Timings: 9am to 5pm The Abbasi Hotel houses a splendid museum that displays some of the most beautifully restored specimens of the Holy Quran. The samples are done in a variety of calligraphic styles, including the popular Nakshi, Kufic, and Mohaqqiq, and exhibit the changes that occurred in the fonts as time passed. A Special section ...