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What To Do In Aqaba, Jordan?

What To Do In Aqaba, Jordan?

May 20, 2015

The vast majority head to Aqaba in Jordan to make a go at swooping and snorkeling in the Red Sea. Keeping in mind that is cool, I came here to relax, do a bit of online work and see the city itself. Here are 5 things you can do in Aqaba on the off chance that you would prefer not to set out for some swooping or snorkeling so I worked my route through them.(Image by Colin) Early Islamic Ayla (The Lost City) Right in the downtown area of Aqaba are the remnants of an old city. Known as Early Islamic Ayla, these remnants are simply a little indication of a city that was once here. While its only a little zone with a couple of block establishment remains, it will keep archeologists upbeat and as its allowed to see, hikers can tick off an alternate “lost city”. Nightfall At Red Sea I used two nights in Aqaba and we stayed at the Al Shula Hotel on Raghadan Street. We requested a twofold room with an overhang perspective and this was completely astonishing for viewing the nightfall over the Red Sea. We used one night viewing the nightfall on the inn gallery. Going by Al Hussein Bin Ali Mosque Being Jordan, and being the Middle East, Mosques are all over and in all honesty, you never get exhausted of them. They all appear to emerge and be central focuses in towns. I seen a heap of the Mosques in Aqaba however will say the Al Hussein Bin Ali Mosque, as it is by all accounts the greatest and most champion Mosque in the city. Aqaba Castle Yes, this old city which sits pleasantly on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba likewise has a stronghold! While its as of now being redesigned prepared for an opening to visitors, you can at present look into it from the outside and walk your path round. The stronghold goes again to the times of the Crusaders and the thirteenth Century. Lawrence of Arabia clearly rode from here to Egypt to publish triumph in a war in 1916 where the Turks were removed. Border of 5 nations...

Best Ski and Snow Centers

Best Ski and Snow Centers

Apr 28, 2015

During the winter seasons, most people around the world enjoy hitting the slopes around the snow covered areas. However, the snow is no longer available during the summer season. If you missed the winter season’s fun in the snow, there are various indoor destinations and snow centers where you can do your moves. Here are some of the most popular ski and snow centers around the world. SnowWorld in Landgraaf This is considered to be one of the largest Indoor ski resorts, not only in Netherlands but also on the planet. SnowWorld has over 5 slopes ranging from red, green as well as blue around its 35,000 square meters of pistes. For freestyle skiers and snowboarders, the Eiger slope is one of the best. There is also a children’s area as well as professional ski lifts to constantly manage the flow of skiers. The complex also has two restaurants that offer food, drinks and even barbeques.(Image by Edgar Vonk) Snow Funpark in Wittenberg The Snow Funpark is over 30,000 square meters and was opened in 2006. It is the Europe’s largest snow park that use state of the art snow machines giving the best experiences on the slopes. The parks best feature is the indoor half pipe that is installed for professionals. This is the only indoor half pipe around the world. The park is designed to host international events as well as professional competitions. The park also offers quad biking, water skiing, tubing as well as a high wire garden. It also has a sports shop center. Ski Dubai This is a luxury indoor snow resort that was opened in 2005. The 22,500 square meters of slope is located in Dubai, the last place you expect to find snow. The park has more than five slopes which are designed for different levels of difficulty, gradients and heights. You can also enjoy zorbing down the big ball run. The park also offers retail shopping, a freestyle zone, fancy cafes, private children parties as well as themed restaurants. SnowZone in England This is one of the award winning entertainment centers in Europe that sits inside the Xscape located in England. This is one of the...

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Jan 9, 2015

Whether you are visiting Qatar for the first time, working or even living there, there are various outdoor activities that you can enjoy. These activities range from sailing and desert trips and camping to swimming and diving on the warm beaches of the Qatar coastline. Some of the top activities that are full of fun as well as adventurous places include: Parks There are numerous well maintained parks in Qatar that are great spots for having family picnics, family gathering as well as strolling and running. Some of the most popular parks include Sheraton park, Museum of Islamic Art Park, Aspire Park, Al Rumaila Park and Dahl Al Hammam Park. Most of these parks targets families, offering great relaxation experience to both kids and adults.(Image by Osarieme Eweka) Kayaking This is a popular activity organized in Qatar especially common in Al Thakhira through the mangrove plantations. Visitors get to enjoy paddling through the mangroves in full moon or even explore in a dhow ride as they learn more of the pearling and fishing cultures of Qatar. Another interesting activity common in Qatar is snorkeling which is mainly done in Fuwairit. Desert trips and camping For those after more adventure in a more challenging terrain in Qatar, the desert is the top place to visit. There are numerous activities that can be enjoyed while in the deserts. One of them includes a popular sport especially with the Qataris and the expatriate known as dune bashing. For the sport, visitors usually use SUVs or even Toyota Land Cruiser. Another desert activity is renting a dune buggy especially in Sealine Beach resort. Beaches Qatar is surrounded by water on all its sides. This has given the country many beautiful beaches stretching along its coastline. They offer a variety of lovely places that attracts many tourists from all over the world. Some of the most popular beaches include Fuwairit Beach, Zekreet Beach, Al Ghariya Beach, Mesaieed Beach located near the Sealine Beach resort and even Dukhan Beach. Cruises and boat/dhow riding The dhow is very familiar with people living and working in Qatar. The dhow was used traditionally in fishing and is currently a popular activity with many...

World’s Best Places to Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

World’s Best Places to Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Feb 11, 2014

Soaring over the earth in a hot air balloon is one of the most breathtaking experiences that you would ever have in your life time. As the baskets fills and lifts off the ground one barely notices only later to discover you are cruising over vast tracks of lands at nice speeds gliding like a bird with 360 degree view. Despite the fact that hot air ballooning is a great thrill, it still remains a fact that some places are more fascinating than others. Here are some of the world’s best places to visit as you enjoy the ride. California, Napa Valley Napa is allocated in San Pablo bay and has a generally warmer climate than most other towns. Most renowned for its vineyards Napa is a top tourist destination, it boasts of prestigious hotels, hospitable people and the famous hot air balloon rides. The balloons have designated pilots who will sail you as you enjoy the panoramic view of Napa valley. The feeling of being in safe hands gives you a calm spirit as you enjoy your vacation. Take your family on a ride and they will never forget, you can also celebrate other life occasions like birthdays or even propose for marriage on air. This romantic feeling places Napa in the hearts of many and is the same reason it should be your next destination. Kenya, Maasai Mara Maasai Mara is a national reserve in Kenya that boasts of hosting the eighth wonder of the world. The great wildebeest migration that happens between July to October. You will enjoy watching the migration of zebras, gazelles and wild beasts as they cross the crocodile full Mara River. You will enjoy this spectacular experience on air and the balloon safari rides do extent to the neighboring Serengeti National park in Tanzania. You will enjoy seeing the big five and the breath taking landscape of East Africa. Burma Myanmar, Bagan Having a ride on a hot air balloon over the rich history inclined Bagan is a perfect way to spend your vacation. Bagan is considered to be the capital city of many ancient kingdoms and this is evidenced by seeing the over 5000 pagodas which...

6 Great Attractions To Visit In Jordan

6 Great Attractions To Visit In Jordan

Jan 26, 2014

Jordan sits on the East bank of the famous Jordan River. Surrounded by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Israel, It is regarded as one of the nations with a rich history. Treasury, one of its best sites, ranks among the Seven Wonders of the World. It has beautiful cities like the Roman city of Jeresah, Amman among others. River Jordan has a rich biblical history and you will definitely love to be there. Visiting Jordan for the first time will give you a reason to be there once again. The Treasury at Petra. This is one of the magnificent sites of Jordan. It is a monument erected at the ancient Petra. It was ranked among the Seven Wonders of the World. The carving was in honor of Nabataean King during the first century. The artistic designs full of scale and grandeur will remind you of the historical Alexandria. You will love the sight of amazingly colored rocks, the breathtaking tombs and carved facades.(image by NakedTim). Red desert of Wadi Rum This wonderful desert valley will offer you the amazing sights of Arabia. The amazingly shaped mountains that elegantly emanates from the red desert are responsible for its beauty. You will be reminded of the ancient merchant caravans as you enter the valley on a camel back. The rum valley used to be travel route of the merchants as they traded between the Indies and the Mediterranean. The red Desert of Wadi rum is one place you will love to visit. Roman City of Jerash This is one of the well-maintained ancient cities of Jerash. Its fame dates back to Hellenistic times coupled with her golden age in the second and third centuries. Emperor Hadrin visited the city during his times. As a modern visitor, you will love the well-fashioned theaters, an amazing Triumphal Arch, Gladiatorial, a hippodrome and breathtaking ancient streets. You will enjoy the lively horse racing. The Dead Sea As eluded by the name, the Dead Sea contains salt ten times more than the Mediterranean. You can hardly sink deep into the water due to the heaviness. It is ranked among the oldest spas in the world. Queen Cleopatra visited it during...

The Five Best Family Holiday Destinations in June

The Five Best Family Holiday Destinations in June

Jan 18, 2014

June is an important month when it comes to holiday destinations. Because the weather is typically fantastic, it is the perfect time for family holidays and relaxations and is the ideal way of welcoming the summer months. You surely want to find the best place to suit your family’s needs and wishes. If you book your holiday early, you can save lots of money and avoid the last minute summertime rush. There are so many great family vacation deals to consider when planning your next summer family holiday. As it may be too daunting to decide where to go in June, we have provided five of the best holiday destinations for families and some information about each’s magic. We’re pretty confidentthat between Florida in the United States of America, Crete in Greece, Jerusalem in Israel, Petra in Jordan and Istanbul in Turkey you will find the summer vacation of a lifetime. 1- Enjoy the Magic of Florida, USA A visit to Florida leaves many families longing to forever relocate their residence to this archipelago of sorts. Florida family vacations in June become even more meaningful due to the tropical climatic conditions there. While many other locations in the world don’t have the sunny Florida weather, Florida calls family to its coral reefs and sandy beaches. Families can enjoy outdoor activities together, such as snorkeling, diving, swimming with dolphins and sunbathing. And of course, Florida offers the entire Disney experience which creates family memories of a lifetime.(Image by Luis E. Rodriguez) 2- Experience the Richness of Jerusalem and Israel Jerusalem has a religious connection that draws people of all the major religions of the world to it. You can visit places where Jesus and his disciples went, marvel at Muslim holy sites and pray at holy Jewish centers. Together with your family, Jerusalem becomes a haven for religious tolerance and appreciation. A view of the Mediterranean coast line and the green lush Galilee leads you to a heaven for nature exploration and fun family activities. You can experience everything from the famous Sea of Galilee, the historic Masada, beautiful Eilat, and the lowest place on the globe at the Dead Sea. Israel is a haven...