General Travel News

Taif expects over 1m visitors this summer

July 7 - The Taif Summer Festival, which opens today with a variety of cultural, educational and sports programs, is expected to attract more than a million holidaymakers and tourists from within the Kingdom and neighboring GCC states.


Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal is scheduled to inaugurate the festivities during a colorful ceremony at King Fahd Sports City in Hawiya.

Organisers said they have prepared well in advance to make the annual event a resounding success. The mountain city of Taif, located 5,600 feet above sea level, is known for its salubrious climate and enchanting natural beauty. It draws more than two million tourists and holidaymakers every year.

Speaking on the occasion, Taif Governor Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Muammar, who is also chairman of the Tourism Development Council, commended Prince Khaled's support to boost Taif tourism.

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
Kensington Market

Kensington Market

Toronto, Canada

This vivacious district should not be missed. The market sells squid and crabs in pails; chickens, pigeons, bread, cheese, and mangoes from the West Indies; salted fish from Portugal, lace, fabrics, and everything you can think of. Kensinton Avenue is a gem of a place too with a wealth of vintage clothing stores, shops selling knickknacks and a delicious global cheese shop. Timings: Mon-Sat...

Group of Five Columns

Group of Five Columns

Beirut, Lebanon

The group of five columns located to the left of the St. George Maronite Cathedral, were once part of a grand colonnade of Roman Berytus. They were found in 1963. ...

Casa dos Bicos (House of Points)

Casa dos Bicos (House of Points)

Lisbon, Portugal

It’s not called House of Points for nothing; some 1125 pyramid shaped stones punctuate the sky. The former 16th century home of the viceroy to India, it now houses a private organisation but if the lobby is open pop in to see remnants of the old Moorish city wall. Tel: +218 810 900 Address: Rua dos Bacalhoeiros 10   ...

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

Shanghai, China

This fantastic aquarium showcases underwater creatures from around the globe- sharks, jelly fish, sea lions, dolphins, otters and different varieties of fish are all on exhibit here. The observation tunnel is brilliant and all that separates the visitor from these fantastic sea creatures is glass.   Timings: Daily 9 A.M- 6 P.M Admission: Y 110 [Adults]; lower rates for children depe...