General Travel News

UAE Establishes Union Railway Company

The Union Railway Company was established by the federal government yesterday. The state news agency reported the President of the UAE, Shiekh Khalifa bin Zayed, established the new railway company to develop a passenger and freight system in the seven emirates.  The Union Railway Company has a capitalization of Dh1 billion (US 272m) and will oversee the planned national railway system.

The railway will run on a two track line between the Ruwais oil and chemical centers in Al Gharbia and the Northern emirate of Sharjah.  National Transportation Authority members, Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation, and delegates from each emirate comprise a rail committee which are planning the networks alignment.  Dubai will begin the Metro system in September while Abu Dhabi are planning trams and metro systems by the beginning of the next decade.
 

More General Travel News
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed on 47th National Day
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - gold embroidered Arab cloak
Latest Travel News
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the...
New Istanbul airport starts operations...
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Featured Sights To See
Günthersburgpark

Günthersburgpark

Frankfurt, Germany

One of the largest parks in Frankfurt, Guntherburgpark is filled with summer activities like swimming, roller skating, children parties and water games. This scenic park is an exciting place to bring your children for a family outing. Address: Hartmann-Ibach-Straße       Frankfurt HE 60389, Germany ...

Museu do Chiado

Museu do Chiado

Lisbon, Portugal

This gallery has a permanent art collection of 19th-20th century pieces from Rodin, Jorge Vieira and Jose de Almada Negreiros. Check the website for upcoming exhibitions. Tel: +213 432 148 Website: www.museudochiado-ipmuseus.pt Address: Rua Serpa Pinto 4 Opening Times: 10am-6pm Tue-Sun Admission Prices: adult/under 14yr/concession €4/free/2.50, admission free 10am-2pm on Sundays ...

Templo Mayor

Templo Mayor

Mexico City, Mexico

The site for an ancient temple built by the Aztecs at Tenochtitlan, and destroyed subsequently by the invading Spanish armies, who then built a cathedral at the site. The buried temple chambers were discovered by accident in 1978, and the site was soon reclaimed as a heritage site. Now you can actually see the layers of Aztec construction as you walk down the excavated site. A modern museum, the M...

Jame' Asri Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Jame' Asri Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

Location: Kampong Kiarong This is another picturesque mosque that was built to commemorate the silver anniversary of the current sultan and celebrates the royal dynasty.  ...