General Travel News

Desert fish farm attracts scores of tourists

May 9 - Tourists are flocking to Gharbia to see a nilotic fish farm developed by Bakhit bin Suqan Al Mansouri.  The ‘nilotic’ fish farm, which has freshwater fish like Tilapia and Catfish, made headlines after major websites like Google Earth featured it. Al Mansouri is the first UAE citizen to establish a farm for Nilotic fishes in Liwa.  He said the idea occurred to him one day in 1995 as he was going about his daily routine of taking care of his farm in Liwa.  He noticed the large quantities of water used for irrigation every day and wanted to make better use of the water. “I knew that Egyptian farmers utilized water in rice irrigation to raise fish.  I then decided to use water in basins of my farm to raise fish” he explained.  His goal was to make optimum use of the water in his fish farm to raise fish for commercial purposes.

Al Mansouri was surprised to see the small shoal of fish he started with propogated in a amazing way and then decided to start a large investment venture.  His venture received a huge boost after Google Earth featured information about his fish farm on its website, attracting many tourists. Some told him they had come a long way to see how fish could be raised in the desert.  He has been so encouraged by his success he is now considering setting up large fisheries in the heart of the desert to produce large sized fish.
 

More General Travel News
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar perform at the Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Karachi
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Early Christian Carthage

Early Christian Carthage

Tunis, Tunisia

Much like the Carthage Museum, this museum is also a display of the ruins of the site which have been collected and preserved under the UNESCO guidelines. Apart from artifacts and objects, the exhibitions also include selected pieces of readings that give the tourists an idea of how majestic life was in the days of the Carthage. Admission: 9TD Location: 20 rue 8010 Montplaisir - B.P. 345 ...

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace

Vienna, Austria

Recognised as one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria, and also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this palace was the  Habsburgs' summer escape and was  built in characteristic Habsburg architecture, containing lavish gardens which are the major tourist attraction. The palace also boasts a zoo and greenhouse....

Heritage/Bedouin Village

Heritage/Bedouin Village

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This Village in Abu Dhabi convincingly portrays the itinerant Bedouin lifestyle. The innovative dwellers of Abu Dhabi not only lived a Bedouin existence but also had sundry professions. Heritage Village is an artificially made development that reflects and showcases the country’s traditional past prior to the discovery of oil and the developments that came about with it. It depicts a typical Bedou...

The Health Museum

The Health Museum

Houston, United States

This museum showcases huge sculptures of human organs at the Jim Hickox Amazing Body Pavilion. Exciting exhibits include a seven metre long backbone and a three metre tall brain. Another interesting feature is the 'walk-in eyeball' where visitors can learn how the eye functions as an organ. These are just some of the many exhibits that are present, each of which demonstrates how that particular or...