General Travel News

Prince Naif Urges Precautionary Measures For Haj

Prince Naif urged countries that send Umrah and Haj pilgrims to adopt precautionary measures against the disease and to provde required vaccinations to meet recommended health conditions.  The Prince presided over a meeting held by the Supreme Haj Committee on Sunday to review precautionary measures needed to prevent an outbreak of swine flu. 

Prince Naif, who is Second Deputy Prime Minister of Interior, said related departments should work together to ensure the safety of guests of God who come for Haj and Umrah.  He said “Countries should conduct necessary programs to enhance Haj awareness of their pilgrims before their arrival in the Kingdom in order to help them perform their religious rituals in the right manner with safety and tranquility."  The annual pilgrimage is the biggest gathering of Muslims in the world.
 

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
Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art

Museum of Cycladic and Ancient Greek Art

Athens, Greece

This too is a private collection consisting of art dating from the Cycladic Era to the Roman times. The emphasis is on the time period of 3000B.C to 2000 B.C. There are over 200 exhibits ranging from marble statues to marble figurines to pottery.   Timings: Daily [except Tuesday and Sunday] Address: Neofytou Douka 4 Admission Tel: 210-722-8321 Website: www.cycladic.gr  ...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg is a great place for kids! The Joburg Zoo is sure to make them gape in wonder at the hordes of animals there, or perhaps the Zoo Lake would be more to their liking. The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens are a great place to have fun while learning about the various forms of plant life found there. The Montecasino Bird Gardens are also great to tell kids about the hundreds of sp...

Parc du Mont Royal

Parc du Mont Royal

Montreal, Canada

Central Park, Hyde Park, Jardin d’Luxembourg, Chapultapec – Parc du Mont Real stands alongside any of the world’s great parks.  Mont Real (or Mount Royal) is one of the city’s great icons.  Jacques Cartier scaled the peak when he arrived in 1535, naming it for the king of France.  The hill has served as a beacon for the city ever since.  It stands 233m at its peak, a height tha...

el-Muallaqa Church "the Hanging Church"

el-Muallaqa Church "the Hanging Church"

Cairo, Egypt

El Muallaqa is the oldest Christian church in Cairo and built anywhere between the fourth and seventh century. Its name is derived from its location atop a gate tower in Old Cairo.   The beauty of this church is revealed through its three barrel-vaulted aisles, altar screens made of inlaid ivory and bone, and a carved marble pulpit supported by 13 pillars representing Christ and his disc...