TOURISM

Seventh Karama Human Rights Film Festival opens todayDecember 5, 2016

The seventh Karama Human Rights Film Festival opens today in Amman, under the theme “Are you a human being?”, celebrating art as a means to seek one’s identity, the organisers said in a statement released on Monday.

Through this year’s theme; Karama invites audiences and participants “to contemplate the chaotic status quo of human rights, where murders are normalised, [and] where the killings of dozens are regarded as usual and ordinary news”.

“Over"...

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Expanding land for under-construction Coptic church at Baptism Site expected to encourage more Copt visitorsDecember 3, 2016

Expanding the land allocated for the Coptic Church in Jordan’s Baptism Site to 10 dunums will encourage Coptic visitors and pilgrims to visit the site and other religious sites in the country, an official said Thursday.

Baptism Site Commission Director Suleiman Farajat highlighted the site as one of Jordan’s most important religious places for Copts, adding that the Kingdom’s decision to double the land allotted for"...

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Hilton’s Curio Collection Premieres in New York City with Art-Deco Renwick HotelDecember 2, 2016

Once home to John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and other celebrated writers and artists, The Renwick Hotel, a historic property in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is now open as part of Curio – A Collection by HiltonTM. As the first New York City hotel to join Curio’s global set of remarkable upscale properties, The Renwick facilitates travelers’ desire for unique discovery and authentic experiences.


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Middle East's Largest China Trade Show, China Home Life Expo, in Dubai for the 7th Time with China's Finest ManufacturesDecember 2, 2016

China HomeLife will be head in the Dubai World Trade this December 05,06 & 07, for the successful 7th time. The trade show will feature more than 1500 china’s leading manufacturers and suppliers. Parallel to the China Home Life, The China Furniture Design & Manufacturing Expo will take place with over 300 premium Chinese"...

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Heart of BrooklynDecember 2, 2016

Hilton Hotels & Resorts today celebrates its arrival in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill with the landmark opening of Hilton Brooklyn New York. Presiding over the corner of Smith and Schermerhorn Streets, a tree-lined enclave of chic shops, trend-setting restaurants and a lively night scene, Hilton Brooklyn New York sets a new standard of hospitality in Brooklyn. The 19-story mixed-use commercial, retail and condominium development offers 196 spacious guest rooms and suites"......

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AURAK Awarded for Best Green Campus in UAENovember 30, 2016

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah has been presented with the Best Green Campus award for 2016, receiving the prestigious accolade at an exclusive ceremony in Abu Dhabi.

AURAK competed against 14 other major universities, all based in the UAE, for the award which was organized as part of the Sustainable Campus Initiative. The initiative was jointly launched by the Emirates Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Borouge in 2014 with the"...

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Spain Your Life!November 30, 2016

A Little piece of Spain is a dream that Simona Bravo had, to place parts of an amazing country full of treasures, Spain, closer to the Middle East.


The brand has a passion for quality, uniqueness, style and work well done. They strive for the love of Spain with its heritage, its people, its culture, its art, and most of all its zest for life.


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Jordan, Egypt to boost tourism cooperationNovember 29, 2016

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Ennab highlighted the importance of peace making, and its direct impact on the tourism sector.

In a press statement on Monday, she said that during her recent visit to Egypt and her meeting with Pope Tawadros II, she conveyed the greetings of His Royal Highness Prince Ghazi Bin Mohammad, chairperson of the Baptism Site, to Pope Tawadros.

She also informed him of the decision taken by the"...

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Jordan is spectacular, safe and friendly – so where are the tourists?November 27, 2016

“You are safe and sound here,” the gift shop owner said, as he handed over some change. At breakfast, the waiter had been similarly reassuring. “I always tell my guests they are in a very safe place. There might be issues around the corner,” he said, pouring out tea. “But here you are perfectly safe.”

After a while these repeated soothing asides became"...

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Iran and Jordan on Cox & Kings''hot list' for 2017November 22, 2016

Established in 1758, Cox & Kings has been making predictions about travel for centuries.


The operator has made its predictions for “on trend” destinations next year, based on political changes in the world and major events and anniversaries.


Chile


British Airways introduced direct flights from London to Peru and Costa Rica earlier this year and Chile is set to follow in January.
A flying time of 14 hours 40 minutes will make it the airline’s longest direct flight.


India


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