General Travel News

RAK Economic Department Begins First Tourist Guide

The Ras Al Khaimah Economic Department began work on its first tourist guide of the emirate.   Mohammad Lojab, head of the tourism promotion section, said the guide is an active and attractive means of promoting tourism.  It will include complete information about hotels, tourism agencies, travel, shopping centers, parks, museums, and other commercial activities.  Important sites like hospitals, museums, and sports centers are also featured in the guide.

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Paris, France

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Rainbow Street

Amman, Jordan

Rainbow Street was transformed in 2007 to make it a heritage attraction point.  It's a great place to get a feel for the culture of modern Amman.  The street is named for the old Rainbow Cinema (which is no longer open).  It was repaved in cobblestone to slow traffic, making it safer for pedestrians and enhancing the atmosphere. Rainbow Street is lined with boutiques, art galle...

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Constitution Hill Museum

Johannesburg, South Africa

The newest museum to open in Jo'burg, the Constitution Hill Museum, is on the site of an infamous old prison complex known as Number Four. Closed off in 1983, it was home to some 2000 or 3000 black prisoners, most of which were arrested because they did not carry their pass books with them, and were kept in appalling conditions. Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi have also spent some time in this ...