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UAE Firms Win Top Awards At WTA

UAE hospitality firms bagged to awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony held in Dubai Tuesday night.  Abu Dhabi won ten awards, the highest number of awards won by a new travel and tourism destination. Rotana, Etihad Airways, DTCM, Jumeirah, and Al Futtaim Group Real Estate were among the many other firms recognized with awards at the ceremony.  WTA founder said he was excited to see the tourism offering in the Middle East quickly diversifying.

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Jeddah Al Khozam Museum

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Pura Tana Lot:

Bali, Indonesia

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Madam Tussauds

Madam Tussauds

London, United Kingdom

The eponymous Madam Tussaud was a French woman, born in 1761 in Strasbourg.  She created her first wax sculpture in 1777; her model was Voltaire.  Soon after she began touring Europe with her husband, François Tussaud, and her ever-growing collection of wax sculptures.  War prevented her from returning from England in 1802, so she stayed there.  In 1835 she opened up a museum...