General Travel News

Mideast airport capacity will reach 400 million

June 27 - The Middle East’s central location makes it a gateway for Europe, Asia, and Australia, and this connectivity is why the region will remain a major aviation hub, with airport capacity expected to reach 400 million over the next several years.  Dubai was the pioneer in connecting traffic flows between regions, with the home base for Emirates Airline benefiting the region as it expects to attract 400 million passengers over the next few years. 

“The Middle East is forging ahead, and within the next few years the collective capacity of airports in the region will reach 400 million passengers, with Dubai constituting 50 percent of the total “ said CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffith.  Aviation growth worldwide has slowed to less than 2 percent but in the Middle East the aviation industry is growing seven percent Griffiths said.  The pace of growth has been frenetic, he said because of rapid increases in capacity.

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
Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum)

Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum)

Lisbon, Portugal

This magical museum is housed in the 17th century Convento das Bernadas and showcase all sorts of puppets the world over. There are familiar favourites like Punch and Petrushka but there are also Vietnamese water puppets, Sicilian opera marionettes and Burmese shadow puppets. The museum also offers workshops where children can try their hand at puppetry. Address: Rua da Esperanca 146 Tel: +21...

Red Staircase

Red Staircase

Moscow, Russia

This is located right next to the Cathedral of the Annunciation. It is famous for being climbed up by czars newly coroneted. Historically this staircase is also important since it was from these that Peter the Great witnessed his relatives being impaled during an uprising.   ...

Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz

Berlin, Germany

the largest, and arguably one of the most famous squares in Berlin. It historically had markets so was an important square for many centuries. In World War II, almost all of the area was bombed but it has been beautifully restored. All public transport lines now have stops here and the TV tower rises up from the center. The Fernsehturm (or TV asparagus, as the Berliners call it) is 368m tall and h...

Muzium Negara

Muzium Negara

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you want to know more about Malaysian history, then this is the place for you. The Muzium Negara (National Museum) was opened in 1963 to introduce visitors to Malaysian's rich history. Various exhibitions, the building's architectural style, and a number of craftworks are some of the things to expect when in the museum.   Jalan Damansara Tel: (03) 2282 6255. Opening hours: D...