General Travel News

Saudi Arabia Withdraws Security Advisory For Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia has cancelled its ban on citizens traveling to Sri Lanka following the defeat of the island’s     Tamil Tiger rebels last year.   The travel ban was issued in 2008 when fighting between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels reached new and more dangerous levels.  Riyad Al-Kheneini, deputy chief of mission at the Saudi embassy in Colombo, said “We withdrew the travel advisory as the security situation in Sri Lanka has improved a great deal.”  

The ban was removed after a meeting between the Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, and Sri Lankan ambassador Ahmed A. Jawad. The Tamil Tigers, which began an armed struggle in 1983 to create an independent Tamil homeland, is banned as a terrorist organization in the European Union.   Sri Lanka has been increasing its efforts to promote itself as a short-haul destination since the Tigers were defeated last year.  About 5,400 Saudi tourists visited Sri Lanka in the second half of 2009.

 

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
Khan Asad Pasha

Khan Asad Pasha

Damascus, Syria

Commissioned by Asad Pasha in the 1750s, this cathedral is a truly magnificent piece of architecture. It comprises of eight domes and a round aperture with gigantic piers and arches. This spacious area is also well illuminated with natural light. Timings: Saturday- Thursday 8 A.M- 2 P.M Admission: Free Address: South of Ummayad Mosque Tel: None  ...

Armémuseum

Armémuseum

Stockholm, Sweden

What one often does not realize is that war has very real civilian consequences. This is one of the things this museum attempts to show through the medium of art: how war affects normal people. This museum highlights the dark side of human nature through art, weaponry and war scene reconstructions. A major attraction at the museum is the replica ‘sawhorse’, a medieval weapon of torture. Each floor...

Vystaviste

Vystaviste

Prague, Czech Republic

Erected for the 1891 Jubilee Exhibition this wrought iron building which has a kitsch musical dancing fountain, the Krizikova Fountain (price is 200 Kč performances are hourly from 8-11pm in March through to October). The nearby Lapidarium stands 10 of the Charles Bridges original statues (adult/child 20/10 Kč noon – 6pm Tue to Fri, 10am to 6pm Sat & Sun). In February through to Easter the park be...

Galeri­a Moriarty

Galeri­a Moriarty

Madrid, Spain

Another iconic gallery with a variety of artistic work on display. Ideal for art fans in particular and general visitors alike. It provides a glimpse into today's most modern and contemporary art pieces from the local and international market. Calle de la Libertad 22, Chueca Tel: +34 91 531 4365 Timings: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 20:30, Mon & Sat 11:00 - 14:00  ...