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New Railway System Will Link GCC States

Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council States (GCC) gave preliminary approval for development of a new railway system linking GCC states Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said the final approval will depend upon on its feasibility. After announcing plans for the new railway system, Minister Al-Assaf signed contracts worth SR 2.39 billion for implementation of remaining phases of the North-South Railway project.

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Grand Serail Hill

Grand Serail Hill

Beirut, Lebanon

Serail Hill is Beirut’s main government center, overlooking the city center.  There are three important monuments on the hill.  The Grand Serail is the most impressive.  It was originally a garrison for the Ottoman army.  Construction began in 1853, shortly after the Ottoman’s regained control of the region from Egypt.  It was soon repurposed into a headquarters for governors both Ottoman and late...

Casa Loma

Casa Loma

Toronto, Canada

A majestic castle dating back to 1911 complete with extravagant suites, secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel, stables and stunning 5-acre gardens. Timings: Daily 9:30 AM-5 PM Admission: C$ 12 [Adults] C$ 6.75 [Children] Address: 1 Austin Terrace Tel: 416/923-1171 Website: www.casaloma.org ...

The Cedars

The Cedars

Beirut, Lebanon

The Cedars are among the last survivors of the immense forest that once covered Mount Lebanon. Though modest in number (about 400), each cedar is a dignified survivor of ancient times when cedar wood played a major role in the earliest history of Byblos, Sidon and Tyre.  It was used by Egyptians to build temples and ships and also in building the Phoenician fleet. Some of the trees are betwee...

Bomas of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

This has become a regular feature of every Nairobi tour. It is a village cum cultural centre where traditional African Music and dance performances are held to specially attract the tourist to African life. Traditional African homes have been modeled and visitors get a feel of life in Africa before modernization. ...