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RAK Economic Department Begins First Tourist Guide

The Ras Al Khaimah Economic Department began work on its first tourist guide of the emirate.   Mohammad Lojab, head of the tourism promotion section, said the guide is an active and attractive means of promoting tourism.  It will include complete information about hotels, tourism agencies, travel, shopping centers, parks, museums, and other commercial activities.  Important sites like hospitals, museums, and sports centers are also featured in the guide.

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Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Thought to be initially built by the angels, then by Adam (AS). Destroyed in the flood of Noah, it was rebuilt by Abraham (AS) on the orders of Allah. It became a symbol of power in the times before the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It was believed who so ever had control of the Ka'aba would have the right to rule over the other tribes in Makkah. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) solved this by having the vari...

Al Mirani Fort

Al Mirani Fort

Muscat, Oman

This fort, like its twin, the Al-Jalali Fort, was also built in the late 1500s during the Portuguese rule of Muscat. The fort tops the Western rocks of Muscat Bay and flanks Al-Alam Palace. Inside, you will find a complex and confusing maze of hallways, topped off by a nearly 30 meter oval-shaped artillery tower. Turquoise blue waters that lap the shore at the foot of the fort make this an enchant...

Aquaventure Water Park

Aquaventure Water Park

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Located in the Atlantis Resort at the crown of the Palm Jumeirah, the Aquaventure water park is a great family entertainment venue.  There are many water slides to enjoy.  Most notable is the Leap of Faith, a 27.5m tall and 61m long slide from the top of a ziggurat down through a shark tank.  There are also several longer river rides, plus all the usual trappings of a water park.&nb...

Den Ngoc Son

Den Ngoc Son

Hanoi, Vietnam

Also known as the Temple of the Jade Mound; Den Ngoc Son is a small temple on an islet in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. The temple is open daily from 8am to 6pm, and there is an admission charge. The patron of Den Ngoc Son is believed to be Tran Hung Dao, a legendary general. Within the temple is a sculpture of a fabled tortoise from the legend of the lake. The temple grounds offer great views of ...