General Travel News

No Concerts At Abha Tourism Festival

Asir Governor Prince Faisal ibn Khaled announced that starting this year, there will no longer be musical concerts at the Abha Tourism Festival.   Prince Khaled, who is chairman of the Tourism Development Council, told a news conference the concerts are not an important part of the festival. However, an Operetta consisting of national songs and traditional dance will be held.  The festival attracts large numbers of tourists from various parts of the Kingdom and neighboring Gulf countries.

Extremists have previously voiced strong opposition to the musical portion of the festival.  Famous Saudi and Gulf singers like Muhammad Abdu, Khaled Abdul Rahman and Rashid Al-Majed have participated in the concert in the past, attracting large numbers of people.  The festival will begin 8 July and end on 21 August.
 

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
Mehr Park

Mehr Park

Isfahan, Iran

Address: opposite Atashkadeh. A recent addition to the city, this large park adapts the popular Japanese garden concept to the local context to create a soothing, mesmerizing experience for the visitors. Sprawling lawns, water bodies with wooden bridges, dry gardens, and a delightful collection of birds await you as you venture into the Mehr Park. A great place to bring children and familie...

Buu Dien Truong Tam (Post Office)

Buu Dien Truong Tam (Post Office)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This is the historic post office was built in the 19th century European style and features an enormous portrait of the former president Ho Chi Minh. The crowds inside consist of mostly visitors rather than actual customers. Location: 2 Cong Xa Paris, District 1 Tel: (08) 824 4244.                     ...

Alhamra Arts Council

Alhamra Arts Council

Lahore, Pakistan

‘Alhamra’ literally means a woman in red clothes. This building is made up of red bricks, earning the same impression. The architect was Nayyar Ali Dada and this complex has been admired for its superb architecture, even receiving an award for it.  It is a venue for many art exhibitions, theatrical shows and musical concerts. It also acts as a training centre offering courses in various arts ...

German Museum of Architecture

German Museum of Architecture

Frankfurt, Germany

One of the foremost European museums of architecture, this Frankfurt museum presents a huge scope of architectural work for visitors to view. 24 large models are part of the “From the Prehistoric Hut to the Skyscraper,” which show just about the entire range of human settlement.  The place holds about 200,000 plans and 600 models which includes works of the like of Giambattista Piranesi, Frank Geh...