Dubai opens world’s tallest hotel, again

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Gulf metropolis Dubai, on its never-ending quest to break records, announced the opening of the “world’s new tallest hotel” Sunday, pipping another towering landmark in the city for the title. The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel stands 356 meters, or nearly a quarter of a mile, tall. The new record-holder is within view of its predecessor, Dubai’s JW Mariott Marquis — just one meter shorter. The Gevora’s first guests […]

Dubai airport retains top international spot in 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — Dubai airport was the world’s busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 milion travellers, the United Arab Emirates’ state news agency WAM said Monday. International traffic at the UAE airport increased by 4.6 million passengers compared to the previous year, WAM said, despite a laptop ban temporarily imposed on its long-haul flights to the United States. A major transit hub situated on transcontinental air routes, […]

A visit to Heidelberg Castle in Germany

The Heidelberg Castle is said to be the top attraction of the romantic Old Town of Heidelberg, Germany. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century. With the passing of time, the castle expanded. The architecture shows the development from Gothic to Renaissance eras. The Heidelberg Castle became the prince elector’s residence. However, lightning, fires and wars destroyed parts of the castle. But even then, it has remained to this time […]