General Travel News

Palestinian Christians Celebrate Christmas In Bethlehem

Israel on Thursday granted permission to several hundred Palestinians to leave the isolated Hamas-run Gaza strip to celebrate Christmas in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.  The Israeli military gave 300 people over the age of 35 24 hour, allowing them to travel to Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity for the midnight mass, celebrating Jesus’ birth. 

Many Gaza Christians decided to stay in Gaza this year because they could not get permits for younger family members. Some people were not given permits even though they have reached the required age.  Hana Mikhael, 38, said “I did not get a permit even though I am over 35, and many of my friends decided not to travel because even though they got permits their wives did not, or visa versa.”

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
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

If you’ve ever wanted to anything and everything about Islam then this museum is the place to go. A new establishment in a converted souq on the waterfront, the ground floor galleries shows different aspects of Islamic faith such as the Five Pillars of Islam and the rituals of hajj. Other parts of floor plan show the scientific achievements in the Arab world, especially in the areas of mathematics...

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Jakarta, Indonesia

The name means Beautiful Indonesia in Little Park and the entire Indonesian Culture from here. It offers an exciting tour of 30 provinces of Indonesia with samplings of the country's cuisines from more than 250 cultures. Highlight features are the Museum Indonesia and the Keong Emas IMAX Theater. Address: Jl Taman Mini I Jakarta, Java Indonesia Tel: 62 21 840 1687 Fax: 62 21 841 1464 ...

Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi, Vietnam

The Hanoi Opera House, also called Nha Hat Lon Ha Noi or Hanoi Municipal Theatre, is a landmark of the French Quarter of Hanoi. Unfortunately, to get inside, visitors have to attend a performance, which are usually enjoyable but few and far between. Address: 1 Trang Tien St, Hanoi ...

Palacio da Assembleia da Republica (Assembly of the Republic)

Palacio da Assembleia da Republica (Assembly of the Republic)

Lisbon, Portugal

Almost a temple, with its columns and statues symbolising justice and fortitude, this is where Portuguese parliament convene. While you can’t go in, it’s worth just to see the outside decor. Address: Rua de Sao Bento Opening Times: closed to the public ...