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UAE National reaches the North Pole

April 24 - Elham Al-Qasimi reached the North Pole, arriving 90 degrees latitude on April 23, 2010 at 13:15. Elham is the first Arab woman to set foot at the northernmost tip of the world, making the trek ski-assisted and unsupported.


She arrived in Longyearbyen, the northernmost inhabited area in the world, last week and from there continued her journey Northwards via Russian plane, sleds and skis. An article on Longyearbyen was published on Irhal.com in February

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Masjid Juma

Masjid Juma

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Masjid Juma was constructed on the place where the first Juma was performed by the Muslims in congregation. It remains closed for the entire week except for Fridays. So if your stay in Madinah extends to a Friday then definitely go out there and make your own luck.  ...

Quran Museum

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Isfahan, Iran

Address: inside the Abbasi Hotel, Chahar Bagh Avenue Timings: 9am to 5pm The Abbasi Hotel houses a splendid museum that displays some of the most beautifully restored specimens of the Holy Quran. The samples are done in a variety of calligraphic styles, including the popular Nakshi, Kufic, and Mohaqqiq, and exhibit the changes that occurred in the fonts as time passed. A Special section ...

Kasthamandap (Pavilion of the Wood)

Kasthamandap (Pavilion of the Wood)

Kathmandu, Nepal

A three-roof building that according to local lore was constructed in the 12th century from the wood of a single sal tree. It was first used as a community centre for the congregation of the people before major events. It was later converted into a temple dedicated to Gorakhnath a 13th century abstinent who was linked to the royal family. Currently the building houses an image of a god which is in...

Horsh Beirut

Horsh Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

This urban park in Beirut is also known as Horsh Al-Sanawbar or Bois De Pins (in Arabic and French). It is a lush green area of 40,000 sq-meter pine forest. There is a playground for children where they can enjoy being outdoors and take in the freshness of the air amidst beautiful natural surroundings. Location: Omar Beyhum Street, Southern Beirut ...