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Budget Travel Tips in Dubai

Budget Travel Tips in Dubai

Any seasoned traveler will tell you, “A cheap airplane ticket is one thing, but trying to budget in another country is another.” You want to make the most out of your vacation, but finding affordable places to eat, stay, and spend can be tough, especially in a city known for its excesses. People may say […]

The Tiger Woods Dubai

The Tiger Woods Dubai

Tiger Woods is already one of the most successful golfers of all time. With 14 professional major golf championships and 65 PGA Tour events under his belt (or club), he is currently the World No. 1 and one of the highest-paid professional athletes in the world.And if all goes as planned, Woods will soon be having the biggest trophy of his career yet: a luxury golf course in the middle of the Arabian desert. The mega-project, known as The Tiger Woods Dubai, is the first golf course in the world d…

Family Vacation in Morocco

Family Vacation in Morocco

A Moroccan holiday is all you’ve been dreaming of. But you have kids. So what? Having kids shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your dream vacation. Why not bring the whole family to Morocco? Morocco is one of the top destinations for a family vacation. It’s genuinely friendly, safe, and has a magical feel that will enchant everyone. A deal breaker: It’s inexpensive and the country is a short flight away from many attractions in Europe. The souks (commercial quarters), hammams (public bath houses), …

Plan a Trip to Cairo

Plan a Trip to Cairo

Cairo is one of the most interesting places in the world. It is Egypt’s largest city and Africa’s most populous. There are a number of places to see, to shop and just simply enjoy. Best time to visit CairoThe temperature in Cairo can be extremely warm – hot even, especially if you are used to cold weather. The best time to visit Cairo is from November to March when the temperature is a lot cooler, ranging from (low temperatures) 9 – 23 (high temperatures) C.Sites To SeeCairo is one of those plac…

Activities to Do in Riyadh

Activities to Do in Riyadh

Being in a city that prohibits any form of entertainment may sound a bit boring, but there are some things you can do when you go to Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.  City MuseumsFor one, you can visit any of the city’s three museums starting with the Masmak Fortress, which was stormed by King Abdul Aziz and his warriors in their daring re-conquest of the city in 1902.  This mud brick structure has been recently innovated into such that it looks like it was built yesterday, but the good…

The Quirkiness that is Dubai

The Quirkiness that is Dubai

If someone tells you 10 years ago that a city in the Middle East can be a hot tourist destination, you would probably shake your head in disbelief. That is not the case, as many cities along the Gulf have been gathering travelers not only from within the Arab countries, but also from Europe and even the United States. Topping that list is Dubai in United Arab Emirates, known as the location of Burj Al Arab, currently the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel.The city is also known for its…

Things to Do in Dubai

Things to Do in Dubai

Dubai is fast becoming a must-see among tourists who want to be amazed at the pace of progress this Middle Eastern city is going through. Here are what you should know about what the city can offer to tourists.See the Old Dubai The Bastakiya District is the city’s historic home to many reconstructed traditional buildings. While information on the structures is slim, the atmosphere is very evocative.Take a tour around “the 7-star hotel” Burj al-Arab Hotel proclaims itself as the world’s only 7-st…

The Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza

“The greatest achievements of the pyramid builders were the Pyramids of Giza, built near the capital city of Memphis for the fourth dynasty kings Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure who ruled through 2589-2504 BCE. But pyramid building soon waned as the power and prosperity of the kings of Egypt weakened with the end of the Old Kingdom.”These magnificent monuments stood grand in the vast dessert of Egypt oblivious not of time, but the emptiness of the land. But then again, it stood proud bear…