International

Six most restricted countries you might be traveling next

According to the pro-democracy think tank Freedom House, internet freedom is declining all around the world. Censorship is being ramped up on everything from social media or e-commerce websites to search engines. Interestingly, many of the countries with the strictest rules and highest censorship are also popular tourist destinations.  “With this in mind, it’s wise to check if your next travel destination has any internet restrictions. Especially if you are planning to do some work there,” says Daniel Markuson, digital privacy expert at NordVPN. “One of the most powerful tools to avoid such internet censorship is a virtual private network. Both travelers and locals use VPNs to access the internet with no limitations.” Antalaya, Turkey Tourist destinations with mo...

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Water and Fire at the greatest fountain show!

It is indeed one of the most amazing man-made visual spectacles on this planet and certainly the most fantastic fountain show in the world. Its a dancing fountain at Dubai in the Burj Lake right in front of Burj Khalifa- world's highest building, what forms a stunning backdrop. Spread over 900 feet this fountain shoots water through jets up to 500 feet in air, as high as a 45 storey building. Amazing! This captivating water, music and light spectacle is one of Dubai’s most favourite tourist attractions. Daily thousands of tourists visit this every day. Located in the 30-acre Burj Lake Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain. Its length is equivalent to over two football pitches. The fountain has a unique design comprising five circles of varying sizes and two arcs,

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Bali is the top destination in the World

Bali in Indonesia is the top destination in world favoured by the travellers. This is what TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for the year 2017 show. Surprisingly (or not) there is no Indian destination in this top 25 list. List has some notable evergreen gems and some equally notable misses. There is no destination in the list from China or Australia or Japan or South & Central Africa, not even Mauritius or Reunion islands. Besides India, Asia also has notable misses like Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao or even Maldives. Probably, travellers always search for newer shores. But what can be said for sure is that more and more people are now travelling to beach destinations. This list of 25 destinations is actually beach heavy with only seven destinations have no access to sea, or are n...

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Ras Al Khaimah – A paradise in Emirates

Ras Al Khaimah is one of seven emirates which together comprise the federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was the last one to join and is claimed to be on top as emerging tourist destination in the GULF. It is the strongest emerging tourism spots in UAE with its natural beauty and stunning scenery. It has a 64 km shoreline of superb sandy beaches and clear crystal blue waters. Ras Al Khaimah features a wealth of landscapes from rugged mountain peaks to coastal areas and deserts. Tourists have options of host of outdoor activities from swimming, fishing and golfing to desert safari, diving, paragliding, parasailing, Bedouin desert camp, Iceland water park and above all a microlight flight. Ras Al Khaimah is just a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and is the...

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Taj Mahal is 3rd among top 25 landmarks

Simply the greatest architectural achievement on earth, not to mention a testament to love- Taj Mahal is among the Travellers' Choice Top 25 Landmarks in the World for 2015, selected by TripAdvisor users around the globe. For its sheer beauty made out of white marble, Taj Mahal has always been considered as one of the wonders of the world. It is indeed among the most recognisable buildings on this globe. Not surprisingly though, the top place in the list goes to Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia's Siem Reap. Another of man-made wonders Machu-Picchu in South American country of Peru is at 2nd position. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre at Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates is at 4th position and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Spanish city of Barcelona completes the top five landmarks....

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Dubai gets World’s largest cruise terminal at Mina Rashid

DP World’s third cruise terminal in Dubai has been inaugurated by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal is set to be the world’s largest covered cruise facility capable of welcoming 14,000 cruise passengers a day. DP World welcomed 4,000 passengers at the new terminal on last week from the Costa Cruise and Aida Cruise ships, part of Arabian Gulf tours. Incidentally Mina Rashid was for the seventh consecutive year was voted as world's leading cruise port in the World Travel Awards just a few days ago. The Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal covers 28,000 square metres and is the latest addition to The Dubai Cruise Terminal facility at Mina Rashid. Dubai’s vision is to attract 20 million tourists a year by 2020, with

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Enjoy free night at the Avari Dubai Hotel

This season, witness the essence of Dubai hospitality at The Avari Dubai Hotel with its special Summer Stay Free Package. Pay for 2 nights and enjoy the 3rd night free OR you can also pay for 5 nights and enjoy the 6th & 7th night free - Rate @ INR 5,850/-onwards per night. The package provides you with an opportunity to experience the real grandeur and beauty of Dubai with an atmosphere that’s just perfect to unwind and relax. Not forgetting the incredible entertainment, mouth watering food and a spectacular location, The Avari Dubai Hotel promises not only value for money but also the experience of a lifetime! So avail of this exciting Summer Package that includes, welcome drinks on arrival, a sumptuous complimentary buffet breakfast as well as Interactive TV (Free internet servic

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