General Travel News

Pope Begins Pilgrimage To Holy Land

Pope Benedict XVI, who is German born and 82 years old, began an eight day pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  The Pope, who is leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics, said he will be a “pilgrim of peace”.  He departed from Rome on a special flight to Amman and will then begin his trip to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.  He will face a variety of difficult religious and political challenges during his trip. 

The Pope will first meet King Abdullah, then visit a center for the handicapped.  He is expected to discuss the issue of Iraq’s Christian minority during his trip.  Pope Benedict will also speak to Palestinians at a refugee camp in Bethlehem and visit Mount Nebor, where the Bible says God showed Moses the Promised Land.  

More General Travel News
Saudi Arabian Airlines wins best stand design award at Arabian Travel Market 2022
flydubai to operate some flights from Dubai World Central during runway refurbishment project at Dubai International
South Korea Pavilion among top five at Expo 2020 Dubai
Latest Travel News
flydubai to operate some flights from Du...
South Korea Pavilion among top five at E...
Collect souvenirs from the first Emirate...
Featured Sights To See
Dar Lasram

Dar Lasram

Tunis, Tunisia

With the job of overseeing the Medina, Dar Lasram is an 18th century mansion which manages all conversations in and out of the Medina. Home to the Association of Preservation of Medina, the historic palace is in possession of all plans, scribes, photographs and maps of this historic area. For all its worth, the mansion is definitely worth a visit for its beautiful courtyard, vaulted ceilings and b...

Ca' Pesaro

Ca' Pesaro

Venice, Italy

Located on the Grand Canal and housed in a late Renaissance palace, these two museums have an impressive collection of art. The first collection is the Museo d'Arte Moderna or the Museum of Modern Art. Here numerous works of art are displayed, most of which have been bought during Venice's own Biennale over the years. The artists displayed include Chagall, Kandinsky, Klimt, Miró, Henry Moore, Umbe...

Amed

Amed

Bali, Indonesia

A small town, Amed is the perfect place if you’re looking to get away from the crowds. You can either shop of relax at one of the beachfront restaurants watch the dolphins or snorkel. There is also a small dive centre in the town if you’re interested in going deep sea diving. Amed Karangasem Indonesia Phone: +62 361 23 5600(Tourist Information  ...

Old Cairo (Masr al- Qadima)

Old Cairo (Masr al- Qadima)

Cairo, Egypt

Formerly known as Babylon by the Romans, Old Cairo is located on the southern tip and is considered the oldest part of the city. Old Cairo is also often referred to as “Coptic Cairo because the area reflects Cairo's Christian past. Old Cairo is a must see on anyone's itinerary....