General Travel News

New opening hours for Al Ain Zoo from October

As the weather cools, Al Ain Zoo will be shifting its opening hours from 9am to 8pm daily, giving families the opportunity to maximise their experience and time with the animals in the cooler season. The new opening hours commence on Saturday, October 1, and will continue until the Eid Al Adha holiday, during which the zoo will open at 10am and close at 10pm to allow celebrations into the evening. Regular hours (from 9am to 8pm) will resume after the holiday.

The zoo is packed full of new features to ensure every visit reveals something new, with the recently launched new animal encounters including the Giraffe Feeding experience, which takes place five times daily in a specially designed area next to the Reptile House. Another new experience is 'Elezba', a petting zoo designed in the style of a local farm where families and children are invite to get up close to domesticated furry and feathered animals such as sheep, goats, camels, llamas, chicken and ducks. Those who are looking for some excitement will enjoy the Camel ride which is available in the green area next to the train stop. The new Zoo Shuttle Service, which can be booked at the main entrance, takes visitors on a tour around the zoo with stops to hop on and off at main exhibits.

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
Old City Wall

Old City Wall

Shanghai, China

This is a significant archaeological site since the remnants of the old city wall which stretches for about 40 meters dates back to a time when the Chinese people of Shanghai sought to protect themselves from Japanese attacks around the mid- 16th century. Located nearby is a small museum showcasing life in the old city of Shanghai and giving a glimpse of the history of this city.  Tim...

Museum of the Romanian Peasant

Museum of the Romanian Peasant

Bucharest, Romania

Another one of Bucharest’s historical depictions, Romanian Peasant museum holds traditional and folk festivals to exhibit Romanian culture and to preserve the way of life that prevailed for hundreds of years in the country. The museum has various rooms dedicated to a different facet of history such as decorations, tools, artifacts and clothing. Ticket: 6 RON for adults and 3 Ron for students. ...

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...

Storkyrkan, The Cathedral

Storkyrkan, The Cathedral

Stockholm, Sweden

What was once a Lutheran Protestant Church (1527) is now the Cathedral of Stockholm. At one time, Royal weddings and coronations took place here. The elaborate Baroque and Gothic architecture makes this building stand out distinctly in the city. The famous statue of St George and the Dragon made in wood by Brent Notke in 1489, is perhaps the most famous among the many unique artifacts housed withi...