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New Hospitality Degree Offered at Emirates Academy

A new Master of Science degree in International Hospitality Management will be offered at Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.   This degree is the first of its kind in the UAE.  The new program begins in October 2009 and is focused on hospitality leaders of the future.  It will emphasize managerial competence, building on the foundations of undergraduate studies.  Students of the academy wishing to continue their studies are eligible, and external applicants wishing to advance their careers in the industry are also welcome.

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Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Despite being one of the oldest pagodas in the city, Giac Lam Pagoda, which has been remodeled a couple of times, is very well-maintained. The temple’s elaborate decorations reflect a combination of Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist influences and its centerpiece is a statue of Amitabha Buddha. With its gardens and tall bodhi tree, the peaceful Giac Lam Pagoda is a wonderful place for relaxation and ...

Nucleo Arqueologico

Nucleo Arqueologico

Lisbon, Portugal

A network of tunnels underneath the Banco Comercial Portuguesa, they are believed to be the remnants of a Roman spa circa 1st century AD. Guided tours are offered by the Museu da Cidade; phone ahead of your intended visit to book.   Tel: +213 211 700 Address: Rua dos Correeiros 9 Opening Times: 10am-noon and 3-5pm Wed and Sat Admission: tours free {loadposition up...

Sultan’s Palace

Sultan’s Palace

Muscat, Oman

The Sultan’s Palace is one of the more prominent features in the city, specifically within the Old Muscat region. The blue and gold mushroom pillars are among the more distinctive features of the palace. There are several locations in the nearby area where you can get a good view of the palace, most notably the roundabout on the inland side. The palace is undergoing some rennovations to increase i...

Al Omari Mosque

Al Omari Mosque

Beirut, Lebanon

The Omari Mosque is one of the oldest buildings in Beirut.  The city’s original mosque was built on the site in the seventh century, after the Muslim conquest.  Before that, archaeological evidence shows the presence of a Roman temple.  In the twelfth century, it was converted into a church dedicated to John the Baptist by crusaders.  After the Crusaders were finally expelled in 1291, the building...