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Dubai Summer Surprises Starts

Dubai Summer Surprises, which hosted 2.1 million visitors last year, will start on 11 June and run for 65 days, until 14 August 2009.  The festival features mainly family entertainment with special promotions for children and young people. 

CEO of the Dubai Shopping Festival said the signs of an economic recovery are encouraging different stakeholders in DSF. She said the government is cooperating with various private sector representatives “to create an environment for visitors and residents to make the most of what Dubai offers.”  She said so far more than 1,000 retail outlets have registered for the four month long DSF, which includes DSS.
 

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Madinah, Saudi Arabia

The Madinah Dates Company and the Dates Market offer varieties of dates from chocolate flavored and almond filled to the traditional khajji. These dates are a major attraction for foreign nationals since dates of Madinah are famous worldwide for their supreme taste and quality. The Dates Company has an on-premise factory and offers more expensive dates than the ones offered by the Dates Market. ...

Oak Park

Oak Park

Chicago, United States

Oak Park is a suburb just to the northwest of Chicago.  After the Great Chicago Fire the area grew rapidly because of its location along the railroad.  In 1902 it was incorporated, becoming independent from the town of Cicero.  Today it is one of Chicago's nicest suburbs, with broad tree lined streets and large older homes. There is quite a bit to see here.  Oak Park was h...

Purana Qila

Purana Qila

New Delhi, India

Humayun's 16th-century Delhi had at its centre the fortress of Purana Qila, which reputedly stands on the site of Indraprastha, the city of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata. Of the buildings that survive today, the Qila-i-Kuhna Masjid, a successful fusion of the Islamic and Hindu styles, was constructed by Sher Shah in 1541. The Sher Mandal is an octagonal observatory and library. The north gat...

Number 29 Georgian House Museum

Number 29 Georgian House Museum

Dublin, Ireland

The Georgian House Museum is located at 29 Fitzwilliam Street, hence the name.  The stately Georgian townhouse was built towards the end of the nineteenth century.  Its first occupant was one Mrs. Olivia Beatty, the focus of the museum.  She was a young widow, able to afford the mansion thanks to the estate of her deceased husband.  The house was eventually sold and changed ha...