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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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Madinah Dates Company/Dates Market

Madinah Dates Company/Dates Market

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

The Madinah Dates Company and the Dates Market offer varieties of dates from chocolate flavored and almond filled to the traditional khajji. These dates are a major attraction for foreign nationals since dates of Madinah are famous worldwide for their supreme taste and quality. The Dates Company has an on-premise factory and offers more expensive dates than the ones offered by the Dates Market. ...

Saint James's Park

Saint James's Park

London, United Kingdom

St. James’s Park used to be a swamp.  The land was purchased by Henry VIII in 1532.  His successor, James I, drained the swamp, landscaped the gardens, and introduced exotic birds and animals.  Charles II, inspired by the French royal gardens he saw while in exile, redecorated the park and opened it to the public.  The park we see today is the product of a remodeling effort u...

Sainte-Chapelle

Sainte-Chapelle

Paris, France

Located in the heart of Paris along the Ile de la Cite, the Sainte-Chapelle is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture.  Construction started sometime between 1239 and 1243, and it was consecrated on April 26th, 1248.  Sainte-Chapelle was connected to the royal palace and housed the relic collection (including Jesus’ crown of thorns) of French King Louis IX, later beatified Saint Louis. ...

The Nobel Peace Center

The Nobel Peace Center

Oslo, Norway

The Nobel Peace Center is one of Oslo’s most modern museums and was completed in 2005. Inside, you will find a history of the award’s namesake, Alfred Nobel, along with profiles of each of the winners of the award. Informative movies and recordings of past ceremonies are also included in the museum. Sometimes, former winners come to give lectures within the museum’s confines. The museum is located...