General Travel News

Travel warning to Thailand

If you're making Eid plans to travel to Thailand, we suggest you take a rain check (no pun intended.)

Rising floodwaters reached Bangkok’s domestic Don Muang airport on Tuesday, forcing airport closure and airlines to suspended their operations in the city.

According to the BBC, the Bangkok floods 'could get worse.'

Governments from around the world, including the UAE, are issuing travel warnings to Thailand, and advising travellers to stall any plans they may have of visiting the region.

Here are a few health related facts pertaining to the floods, that should deter you from visiting right now:

- Public health officials say so far some 750,000 people have been affected by water-borne skin infections.

- Across Southeast Asia, the monsoon season has led to almost 800 deaths, especially in Cambodia and Thailand, but also in Burma, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines.

- The United Nations says aid workers are struggling to help more than 8 million people across the region, with thousands still receiving little or no assistance.

More General Travel News
Eid Mubarak 2018
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi to open on 25th July 2018
Texas Roadhouse opens its first beachfront restaurant at La Mer, Dubai
Latest Travel News
Emirates launches service to London Stan...
Turkish Airlines launches "Year of Troy ...
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi to open on...
Featured Sights To See
Bell Centre

Bell Centre

Montreal, Canada

Nothing says Canada like hockey, the country’s national sport.  If you are in town during the NHL (National Hockey League) season, which runs from October through April you’d be remiss not to watch a game.  The Montreal Canadiens are one of the league’s six charter members.  It may be difficult to get a ticket, but there’s nothing like the atmosphere and intensity of a playoff hocke...

Frauenkirche- Cathedral Church of our Lady

Frauenkirche- Cathedral Church of our Lady

Munich, Germany

This church is one of the landmarks of Munich. It has a late Gothic nave from the 15th century and its interior is decorated with works of art spanning over five centuries. Frauenplatz 1 Tel: (089) 290 0820 ...

The oldest Hindu temple in Colombo

The oldest Hindu temple in Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Kailasanathar Swami Devasthanam with shrines dedicated to Shiva and Ganesh, is the oldest Hindu temple in Colombo. Located behind the Fort Railway Station, this Kovil (Hindu Temple) is devoted to the war god Skanda. It is the starting point for the annual Hindu Vel Festival. Vel is a procession where Vel (trident) chariot is dragged by devotees to the kovils on Galle Rd in Bambalapitiya. ...

Hammam

Hammam

Sanaa, Yemen

Bathhouses that are remnants of Turkish Ottoman legacy. Old Sana'a contains more than a dozen hammams, of which the Hammam al Maidan is the most popular among locals.  It is open till late hours of the night, and contains separate bathing facilities for men and women.  ...