Get into the spirit of Diwali with a special celebration at the Zabeel Park Amphitheatre on 18 October. Come along with family and friends as you dress in your festive best to be in the running to win the Best Dressed competition. The main highlights at Diwali Night include... Read more
Chinese businessman John Li’s parents fought against invading Japanese troops during World War II and have never set foot in Japan. But Mr Li fell in love with Japan after visiting it and cannot stop going back. Many elderly Chinese still have vivid memories of Japan’s wartime atrocities and... Read more
The United Arab Emirates has lifted a ban for its citizens to travel to Lebanon, according to the state-run news agency WAM. The announcement coincided with a visit to Abu Dhabi by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Harari, who has been touring Gulf states in an effort to shore up... Read more
In a move seen as an attempt to further promote tourism to Saudi Arabia, authorities will now allow unmarried tourist couples to stay in the same hotel room. Previously, visitors to the ultraconservative Sunni Muslim kingdom had to provide proof of marriage; now, they will only have to provide... Read more
Improved security control in face of terrorism allows focus on country’s stunning beauty, cultural diversity    – In March 2019, Pakistan introduced an e-visa policy. “Pakistan opening its doors to the world is the manifestation of the new confidence that the security situation has significantly changed and Pakistan is now... Read more
A handful of popular Instagram influencers are facing backlash online after taking part in a sponsored ad campaign for Saudi Arabia. The kingdom’s tourism board and a program called Gateway KSA have given supervised trips to popular travel bloggers as the country prepares to expand its visa program. Saudi... Read more
So, who wants to go to Saudi Arabia? The government is about to find out. The country said on Friday that it would open up the country to international tourists, announcing a new visa program for citizens of 49 countries that is intended to diversify the economy and reduce... Read more
LONDON — The tour operator and airline Thomas Cook said on Monday that it had collapsed, leaving hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded and scrambling to find a way home, after last-minute negotiations to obtain necessary financing for the debt-ridden company fell apart. “We are sorry to announce that... Read more

House Hunting in Iceland

Travel 18 September 2019 0

A House on 17 Pristine Acres in Iceland $1 MILLION (125 MILLION ICELANDIC KRONUR) This three-story farmhouse is outside Reykholt, a small village in the Haukadalur geothermal valley of southwest Iceland, about 70 miles east of Reykjavik. Built in 1958 to house two families, the property is perched on... Read more
ImageThe hotel Le Sirenuse on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Its fashion label, Le Sirenuse Positano, was introduced in 2013. CreditSusan Wright for The New York Times MILAN — For decades the stylish hordes were known to arrive for fashion week, drop their bags at the Principe di Savoia, Four... Read more