General Travel News

Oman To Launch Cycling Tour Next Month

Oman will launch its version of the Tour de France next month when it starts its first national cycling tour. There will be more than 128 riders on 16 teams taking part in the race, which will cover 687 km over a period of six days in Oman’s famed mountain ranges.  The country’s highest peak, Jebel Akhdar, is nearly 3,000 meters high, and may be part of the race route.  The tour will take place from February 14th to February 19th and award $161,880 in prize money. The winner will receive €9,200 or $13,227. 

Director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme called the new Oman tour “A magnificent new destination.” He said the Middle East is an ideal location for the start of the cycling season because its climate and geography are ideally suited for competitors’ requirements this time of year.  
 

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
Affoltern, Oerlikon & Seebach

Affoltern, Oerlikon & Seebach

Zurich, Switzerland

This district is famous for its Christmas Collectors Fair that takes place every year. ...

Acropolium

Acropolium

Tunis, Tunisia

Built anew from the ruins of the Cathedral of Saint Louis, the Acropolium stands as a state of the art site for cultural shows and exhibitions. The cathedral was built by the French in 1956 and was later renovated in 1995. The Acropolium is host to many musical festivals in Tunis together with concerts of various genres. If you do not come across any festival or cultural event during your stay...

The Capitoline Hill

The Capitoline Hill

Rome, Italy

Above the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill was Rome’s symbolic centre and held the temple of Jupiter. It is one of the most famous and highest hills of Rome. It was a seat of power in ancient Rome and remains a centre of municipal government even today. There are two museums, the oldest public museums in the world, the Palazzo Nuova, with Greek and Roman sculptures, and the Palazzo dei Conservat...

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Prague, Czech Republic

A prominent sculpture that has male figures at various stages of aridness descending a staircase; a line runs down the centre counts the victims of torture, exile and death which is quite sobering. Address: foot of Petrin Hill                      ...