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UAE Firms Win Top Awards At WTA

UAE hospitality firms bagged to awards at the World Travel Awards (WTA) ceremony held in Dubai Tuesday night.  Abu Dhabi won ten awards, the highest number of awards won by a new travel and tourism destination. Rotana, Etihad Airways, DTCM, Jumeirah, and Al Futtaim Group Real Estate were among the many other firms recognized with awards at the ceremony.  WTA founder said he was excited to see the tourism offering in the Middle East quickly diversifying.

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Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum

Athens, Greece

This is a fantastic museum showcasing intricate jewelry designs through the Cycladic, Byzantine and other eras of Greek history. Over 3000 jewelry pieces are on display and visitors can also place orders to have identical pieces made by the Museum workshop personnel. The most interesting are those jewels in the form of insects.   Timings: Daily [except Tuesday] Address: 12 Kalisperi ...

Ponte 25 de Abril

Ponte 25 de Abril

Lisbon, Portugal

You would swear this bridge is almost a dead ringer for San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge – in fact it was constructed by the same company in 1966 and is almost as long, stretching at 2.27km. Concerning the unusual name, the bridge was called Salazar after the dictator until the 1974 Revolution of Carnations when a demonstrator separated the ‘Salazar’ and wrote ‘’25 de Abril’ – the new name was a...

Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field

Chicago, United States

Nothing's more American than baseball, and Wrigley Field, named for the chewing gum company, is one of the sport's holiest sites.  Built in just six weeks back in 1914, the park is a throwback to baseball's past.  The field fits snugly in Chicago's street grid.  Lights for night games were not installed until 1988.  The signature features are the ivy covering the outfield fence...

Al Shaqab Stud Farm

Al Shaqab Stud Farm

Doha, Qatar

For horse lovers this is the place to go. This four hundred acre farm houses the Emir’s mares and stallions. These beautiful animals are worth looking at. Tourists will be dazzled by the grooming and dressage of these horses, and have the opportunity to take jumping lessons as well. Timings: Daily Admission: Free Address: Al Shaqab Stud Farm, P.O. Box 90055, 15 kilometers from Doha ...